Get the Glow

Glow for It, Beautiful
Here at MyChelle, the skin care passion is plentiful and the complexions are always glowing. Our expert estheticians live for helping you discover your beauty inside and out, so here are some of our all-time favorite tips for achieving fresh, vibrant skin.

MyChelle’s Top MyBeauty Secrets: From Us, To You

1. Stick it to the sun.Your number one line of defense against aging is sun protection. You must protect, protect, protect and then protect even more. When UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermal layer of the skin, they cause all kinds of aging issues, including destroyed collagen and elastin, hyperpigmentation and damaged DNA. Our Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 30 repairs and averts sun damage while also maintaining protective moisture. Active ingredient ZinClear™ provides natural protection against both UVA and UVB rays, all without harsh chemicals. Plus, a blend of Kukui and Macadamia Oils combine with Red Algae help reduce the look of lines and wrinkles brought on by environmental stress.

2. Just a few minutes…To get the most out of your MyChelle cleansers, apply to damp skin and rub in a circular motion for 60–90 seconds. We know it sounds like a long time, but it’s just a minute and a half. And our cleansers smell so good, you’ll probably want to make it even longer anyhow. These extra sudsy seconds let the power-packed enzymes gently exfoliate the skin, leaving your face revitalized, rejuvenated and ready for your next MyChelle step.

3. Don’t neglect your neck and décolleté.The décolleté (English translation: your neck and chest area) is typically the second place to show signs of aging, the first being the eye area. Good thing you can prevent age spots and elastin degradation with our trusty Apple Brightening System and Age Defense products. Remember, sun damage and wrinkles don’t just happen on your pretty face, so make sure to give the rest of your body a little MyChelle love too.

4. Give your skin an A.Vitamin A can help address all types of different skin concerns. It’s a stellar assistant in treating acne because it retexturises and removes dead skin cells. Plus, it’s great for building up collagen and elastin, which is why you should get your hands (and face) on our potent Vitamin A Plus Serum. In no time, this product will accelerate cellular turnover giving you a clear, youthful, even-toned complexion.

5. Exfoliate like a man.Ever wonder why men age so gracefully? Lucky ducks. Well, it’s partially because shaving is actually a very effective way to exfoliate your skin. So to recreate these anti-aging results without the razor, create your own deep cleansing daily exfoliant. Just mix together our Fruit Enzyme Cleanser and Fruit Enzyme Scrub and apply during your morning shower for a luminous glow that lasts all day long.

6. Bring on the balance.When your skin is stripped of oil, it causes a rather inconvenient imbalance. You see, dry surface skin causes your body’s protection mechanism to kick in and produce additional oil to compensate for the lack of moisture. So then you end up all shiny and greasy. Talk about a catch-22. To control and monitor your skin’s oil production, use our Clear Skin Cleanser, Fruit Enzyme Mist and Oil Free Grapefruit Cream: the trifecta of beautiful balance.

7. Get defensive.Did you know that the natural oil secretions and ceramides (fat molecules) in skin create a natural barrier that protects against environmental damage and aging? Unfortunately though, if you have dry skin, you likely lack this important protection. Use our Hydrating Cactus Mask, Fruit Enzyme Mist, Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum and Deep Repair Cream and to keep your skin hydrated and repair your epidermal barrier.

8. Get your dose of Vitamin C.As humans, we don’t produce Vitamin C on our own, so we have to ingest it (orange juice, anyone?) and incorporate it into our skin care rituals. Vitamin C will lighten, brighten and tighten skin by addressing hyperpigmentation spots and improving overall skin luminosity. It is a powerful ingredient for anyone, of any age, and of any skin tone, and it can be found in our high-powered, highly concentrated Perfect C Serum.

9. Prime your pillows.This is totally going to gross you out, but did you know that your pillowcase can actually cause acne? It’s a fact, albeit a nasty one. Night after night, your pillowcase accumulates acne-causing, pore-clogging bacteria, oil and dead skin cells while you sleep, which is why it’s so important to wash your linens regularly (that means weekly, all you laundry-phobes).

10. Don’t be afraid of fat.Omega S fatty acids and great skin go hand-in-hand. Fatty acids help keep skin cells healthy by helping their membranes hold water in and move waste out. So when you enjoy foods like salmon and walnuts that are rich in fatty acids, you’re also giving your skin the nourishment it needs to combat wrinkles and prevent acne. Talk about a tasty tip!

11. Go green when you drink up.Green tea is one of your skin’s best friends, which is why we advise arranging a play date between the two at least once a day. A daily cup of green tea is bursting with antioxidants, including Catechins, which help fight inflammation and damaging free radicals. And as an added bonus, green tea also supplies your skin with important phytonutrients. Cheers to that!

12. Cool off a bit.Your may want to skip that scorching hot shower in favour of a slightly cooler approach, and here’s why. Steaming hot, sudsy showers are double trouble: 1) hot water can soften the natural oil balance on the skin, and 2) soaps strip away oil causing further dehydration, which can leave your skin dull, dry and flaking. So what’s the solve? Fruit, that’s what. Our smells-good-enough-to-eat Fruit Enzyme Cleanser makes a great face and body wash for the shower. This specialised formula removes dirt and debris without stripping the skin of its natural moisture barriers.

13. Listen to your mother.Mum said it over and over again: “Never go to bed without washing your face.” Unless you want to tuck yourself in with clogged pores and wrinkles, use one of our amazing cleansers to wash away the day (and all your makeup) before you catch some zzzzs.

14. Keep your hands to yourself.Stop picking. No really, stop picking at your face. All that fingernail-to-face contact is just embedding your skin with dirt, debris and other foul stuff you don’t even want to know about. Not to mention the nice red blotches left behind after you’ve done your damage. So next time, instead of manhandling your pimples, use our Clear Skin Spot Treatment to clear things up without all the violence.

15. Defy genetics.Believe it or not, pore size is actually genetic and cannot be altered. But the good news is you can minimise the appearance of large pores by exfoliating weekly to remove pore-clogging debris. And don’t forget to moisturise because the right hydration can also work wonders in refining the appearance of your skin. Try our Tropical Skin Smoother or Fruit Enzyme Scrub, followed by the Pumpkin Renew Cream.