For those of you that tuned in for the joyous occasion of the royal wedding, no doubt you were in as much awe of Meghan Markle’s glowing complexion as the team at Brigstock Skin and Laser. This radiant royal looked every bit the beautiful bride to be… But how does Meghan Markle get that sparkle? This month’s newsletter explores some of Meghan’s methods and gives you some ideas to achieve that well-coveted glow that she is known for.
Magical method 1
As a natural beauty, Meghan doesn’t tend to go for a heavy or dramatic look with her make-up and instead picks a pop of blush and very muted tones that compliment her skin. With skin that healthy, she doesn’t need to cover it up and you too can achieve the same look with mineral make-up. Meghan is also reportedly a fan of a healthy vegan diet and against cruelty to animals. If this is important to you too you could consider Jane Iredale’s range of mineral make-up that is cruelty-free and also free of harsh synthetic chemicals. Megan’s largely vegan diet is high in antioxidants and even if you can match her dedication to such a healthy diet you could consider applying antioxidants and vitamins topically using the Obagi range of skin care products. The Obagi Vitamin C Serums and their range of retinol products are rich in natural antioxidants, just like Meghan’s diet. If you’d like to find out more call us on 020 8683 6730 for a free skin consultation or click here to book a consultation now. Also, if you fancy trying out some healthy recipes like Meghan, sign up to the Brigstock Skin and Laser newsletter where you’ll receive exclusive ‘healthy skin’ recipes and can download ‘Dr. Nilu’s Healthy Recipes for Beautiful Skin’.
Magical method 2
Meghan tends to have a very natural look and visibly smooth texture, which showcases her natural beauty even more. You can achieve a similar result by undertaking a course of Microdermabrasion, which will significantly improve the texture and appearance of the skin from the first treatment. Micro crystals are used to gently remove any build-up of dead skin cells to encourage better cellular renewal, whilst also stimulating your skin’s blood circulation. This, in turn, improves the elasticity of your skin, boosts collagen, reduces wrinkles and overall texture thus, giving your skin the same refreshing glow and plumpness as Meghan’s. Why not try your first session, with prices from £56 – but don’t forget as a new customer you can download an introductory £20 voucher to put towards a treatment… Go on, give that glow a go!
Magical method 3
As an avid fan of meditation, Meghan really seems to understand the importance of self-care and taking some time out for yourself. When life’s stresses get too much, meditation is a good tool to use to get rid of any anxiety and nervousness. Our skin is one of the first places our health can be reflected, so practising meditation a few times a week can do the world of good to how you’re feeling and ultimately your skin’s health. When we’re stressed out the hormone cortisol attacks the immune system and it is this immune response that can actually take a toll on your skin and the way you feel.
If you’ve never tried meditation before and would like to give it a whirl, here is a simple technique to try:
Try to find 15 minutes during the day – this could be either first thing in the morning, last thing at night or a quick spot in the afternoon. Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit and to close your eyes. Tilt your head down towards your heart and gently listen to your breathing, follow your breathing and try to visualise each breath out taking away all of your days’ stresses. Carry this on for about 10-15 minutes, or as long as you feel it necessary. When you’re finished tell yourself a positive affirmation and think of something that makes you smile.
Magical method 4
Meghan’s skin has an almost lit from within sparkle to it, her skin tone is even with no visible signs of sun damage and looks super fresh. One way of achieving this fresh look is to rejuvenate the skin with Intense Pulse Light Technology (IPL) – no need for injectables. This technology uses safe visible light and leaves your skin feeling smoother, younger and looking fresher. Most of our patients comment that it also becomes easier to apply make-up following the treatment. The machine targets age spots, freckles, broken capillaries, sun damage, rosacea (redness) and uneven pigmentation, eliminating any superficial signs of ageing. Pigmented areas absorb the light that is generated by the IPL machine, this light is then converted into heat which will cause the pigmentation to be broken down and any broken capillaries or spider veins to collapse. Call us on 020 8683 6730 to book your free no obligation consultation to invest in your skin or click here to book a consultation now – your skin will literally be lit from within.
Magical method 5
Facial exercise is another way that Meghan achieves a sculpted look, she has mentioned in many interviews that she is a huge fan of DIY facial exercises and credits her sculpted cheekbones and jawline to these techniques. By regularly working out your facial muscles you’ll stimulate collagen production, firm and lift your skin and so prevent sagging. When skin is slightly slack it looks more aged. As previously discussed, techniques like IPL skin rejuvenation and microdermabrasion increase blood flow and circulation to these areas of the face and help the skin look more naturally youthful by boosting collagen and hyaluronic acid production which occurs naturally in the skin, but depletes with age. An alternative yet natural look you could try is fillers – as collagen and hyaluronic acid production depletes with age, dermal fillers contain these ingredients and so can be easily used to treat any wrinkles around your eyes, nose, mouth and forehead by plumping up the skin and making it firmer. Your procedure will be conducted by one of the Brigstock Skin and Laser dermatology doctors to ensure that you get the best results that look very natural. Book in for a no obligation consultation with one of our doctors to enable you to get the sculpted look that Meghan has.
OK, so none of us are Meghan, but hopefully you like some of the ideas presented here. If you’d like to find out more about how to achieve that Markle Sparkle using any of the aesthetic treatment techniques discussed in this article or any other treatments that you might have heard of, call us on 020 8683 6730 to book your free no obligation consultation to invest in your skin or click here to book a consultation now.