As owner and sole director of the Paddington Beauty Room, Anna Field has tended to some of Australia’s most elite and recognisable faces. Below, we asked her to share her most precious beauty intel, from the importance of gut health for beautiful skin, to why she likes to custom combine her face masks.
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“THE THREE SKINCARE PRODUCTS EVERY WOMEN SHOULD OWN ARE:
Nothing brightens and refreshes skin for everyday glow better. It helps makeup to sit better and last longer, and supports product penetration. The rice extract is gentle and non-abrasive, however still delivers a visible difference.
This has to be the ultimate investment piece for the healthiest skin. It’s like doing skin boot camp. The 30-day program increases skin functionality and performance delivering rested, healthy, energised skin. If this is your only investment you won’t be disappointed. I recommend doing twice a year or before important occasions.
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THE BEST WAY TO TRANSFORM YOUR SKIN FAST IS…
…getting advice from a skin therapist and using products that are tailored to your personal needs and concerns. Having the right products can be game changing.
TO GET RID OF A PIMPLE …
…don’t squeeze. Although I know you won’t listen, so this is how to do it properly. Clean your hands and your face. Wrap tissues around your fingers (preferably nails short). Apply pressure from the sides and underneath. Imagine you are trying to squeeze a cork out. Try to get behind and push forward. Then use a toner to sanitise afterwards. The mistake is people squeeze from the top and graze their skin. If you have a blind pimple, try using an anti-inflammatory gel to reduce swelling.
WHEN IT COMES TO SKIN, ANNA SURE KNOWS HER STUFF
WANT GORGEOUS, GLOWING SKIN? THE PADDINGTON BEAUTY ROOM MAY BE THE ANSWER TO YOUR SKIN PRAYERS
THE BIGGEST MISTAKE MOST WOMEN MAKE WITH THEIR SKIN IS…
…over exfoliating and being too rough with granular scrubs. Exfoliating is only one element of having a balanced skin treatment regime. For optimal skin health, the art is achieving the right balance between removal and replenishing. It’s about using a replenishing mask in proportion to your exfoliation.
THE PRODUCT I HAVE RECENTLY DISCOVERED THAT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT IS….
…Blinc Amplified Mascara – it’s a tubular mascara that thickens and lengthens lashes and stays put all day. They say it’s ‘life proof’. I sit behind a steamer all day long and it doesn’t budge, I’ve never had that before. Being tubular, the pigment doesn’t drop creating ‘black snow’ under the eyes. It comes off with water and pressure easily – however, pressure or water alone won’t move it.
FOR GREAT SKIN YOU SHOULD EAT MORE…
…probiotics, as a healthy gut is healthy skin. When the gut is unhappy and not functioning efficiently, you can see the result almost immediately on the skin with everything from acne to dermatitis.
ONE SKIN-REVITALISING TRICK YOU MAY NEVER HAVE HEARD IS….
I love blending masks or exfoliants to get more varied results. For example instead of just using a granular exfoliant I will mix it with an acid or enzyme based exfoliant to receive both actions on the skin. Or blend a vitamin mask with a firming/hydrating mask.”
Story by Stephanie Russo