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Skin deep

Skin deep

Q. My hubby-to-be and I want to start an at-home beauty and grooming regime ahead of our wedding later this year. Can you help?

A. Paula Pokora says: Meet the expert: Paula Pokora is the managing director of Nanshy, a leading Cheltenham-based cruelty-free and vegan skincare brand that's expanding its range of products to bring salon-quality treatments to the home.

Paula says: The team at Nanshy, which is known for its exquisite selection of make-up brushes, bags, sponges, and brush care items is launching a new line of skincare tools for both women and men that are easy to use in the comfort of your own home, to look after your skin with no salon visit required. Because the past year has seen us all resort to at-home beauty treatments, the demand for at-home skincare is growing at a rapid pace. These new skincare tools address underlying problems to create smooth, healthy, and radiant-looking skin while maximising the impact of day-to-day self-care routines, something that couples can enjoy together. The new line is being launched with two introductory products that can produce professional, salon-quality results without needles or chemicals, perfect for a pre-wedding pick-me-up after lockdown.

The first product launched in the new collection is the face roller, a metal device that's rolled across the skin to strengthen underlying tissue and muscles, working to sculpt the cheekbones, jawline, and brows. It also promotes oxygen distribution to help brighten the skin and stimulates drainage to minimise puffiness.

The second exciting new product is the 'gua sha' inspired by ancient Chinese massage therapy tools. Helping to relieve tension in the face, improve blood circulation, and promote drainage, it can soften fine lines and wrinkles to minimise early signs of ageing.

Mandatory mask-wearing is also sparking new interest in skincare. Long-term mask usage is believed to be closely connected to spots around the mouth and nose caused by contact dermatitis and wearers are naturally seeking effective solutions to improve the appearance of their skin. Recent research shows that, during the pandemic, make-up sales have dropped by around 55% while skincare sales have risen 300% year on year.

Paula Pokora, Nanshy