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My beauty secrets: Dr Ellen Selkon

My beauty philosophy is…

Start young with a beauty regime that works for you. Don’t make it too involved otherwise you won’t follow it. Wear sunblock daily and always remove your make-up.

skincare products I can’t live without are…

SkinMedica AHA/BHA cream to keep my skin feeling fresh and smooth by removing the dead skin cells, Aspect Dr active C serum and retinol. I also use SkinMedica Tri-Retinol complex and CosMedix Reflect Sunscreen is amazing – you can spritz it on during the day over your make-up for a top up and it doesn’t feel greasy.

My haircare secret is…

Having a trim regularly and not using straighteners too often. I love L’Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Color shampoo and conditioner. Also their Mythic Oil is a must to avoid frizzy hair in the humid summer months.

The must-have products in my make-up bag are…

Lancôme Pencil Eyeliner which lasts all day and doesn’t smudge, Lancôme Hypnôse Drama mascara as it really defines and gives you amazingly long-looking lashes, Osmosis Mineral Makeup which is really easy to apply for a touch up when you have an evening function after work and Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Bone.

My favourite beauty treat is…

A multi-vitamin skin infusion facial which I have monthly. It leaves skin well hydrated and glowing. Also a bit of Botox to keep niggly frown lines at bay.

My biggest beauty sin is…

Loving the sun. Even though I wear sunblock, I can’t stay out of it.

The best thing my mother taught me about beauty…

Growing up in the harsh South African climate, to wear sunblock on my face. It’s a pity I didn’t apply it to my décolletage as well!

One Response to “My beauty secrets: Dr Ellen Selkon”

  1. maryod Jan 20 2014, 8:18am

    thanks for all the advice here. Its good to have some names of products we can go out and try. The multivitamin skin infusion facial sounds divine. Just wondering where you get them from. Also any ideas for crows feet without expensive Botox treatment?

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