When we think of healthy skin, we often use terms like ‘glowing, clear, dewy, supple’.
But how do we achieve the ultimate skin radiance?
Not with twenty expensive night creams & ointments, but rather a more natural & simple approach.
We’ve picked our top 10 skincare ‘musts’ in order to keep your face & body looking fab!
1 ) Have a skincare routine! (And change it to suit the climate/ season) Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise. For many women there are so many different products out there & so many different approaches to what we should be doing.
But like fitness, clothes & diet, there isn’t a one size fits all approach to skincare either. Depending on your Skin Type, your day + nightly beauty routine will vary. During winter, we often need an extra moisture barrier to keep our skin from drying out.
That Time Of The Month can play a part in your skin health. Your age factors in also. We highly recommend seeing a Certified Dermatologist to assess your skin to help you find the perfect combo of products for your needs.
2 ) Find a good cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oil barrier. The more alcohols, soaps & hard to pronounce ingredients involved, the more likely your skin is going to break out by counter producing extra oils it’s stripped of.
3 ) Be sun smart. Use SPF 30+ sunscreen. Enjoy some sun exposure daily to get your dose of vitamin D. Be sure to avoid full exposure between 10am-3pm as this is when your skin is most likely to burn.
4 ) Moisturise! If you are a sucker for a good moisturiser like we are, you want it to do three things-
Deeply hydrate, replenish your cells & have a light weight & non greasy formula. We suggest a Light SPF Moisturiser for day wear, a Vitamin B + Vitamin C Serum for night time to brighten & replenish. An oil for your delicate eye area + neck & décolletage.
Lastly, this Beauty- Hyaluronic Acid Serum. The holy grail for moisture retention, fine lines & dry skin. Apply a little of this under your moisturiser for game changing benefits. We also found using a good makeup primer with Hyaluronic Acid improved the wear of makeup & required less touch ups.
5 ) Hydrate. Your body is up to 80% fluid, so it’s a must to properly hydrate. 2-3L of water a day helps your body process & eliminate waste efficiently & it hydrates your skin cells also. Dehydration can cause your skin to look tired, dry & make any fine lines appear more prominent. Drink up on H2O for plump, dewy skin all day.
6 ) Your Diet. There is the age old saying, “you are what you eat”. Which is very true for not only your internal health, but your external also. Your skin loves a diet rich in vitamins & minerals that come from fresh fruit & vegetables.
As well as beauty food sources of zinc, antioxidants & healthy fats from nuts, seeds, fish & avocado. Excess refined sugar, salt & too much processed food can cause breakouts & dull skin. Eat well & Glow.
7 ) Don’t sleep with your makeup on! We have all done it, but as you know the next day your face needs a double cleanse & some extra love. You see at night, your body has a chance to repair & restore during your sleep cycle. Your skin likes to breathe & any makeup left on will promote breakouts as your pores become clogged. It is totally worth the extra five minutes to take off your makeup. A clean face with a gentle moisturiser + your night serum is all you need.
8 ) Exercise for youthful skin. Exercise has many benefits, even for your complexion. Getting your daily sweat on increases blood flow around the body, improving the circulation of your lymphatic system. That’s why we get those bright red rosy cheeks after a gym session or a run. We sweat out toxins & it can improve the appearance of cellulite on the body over time.
9 ) Exfoliate. At least twice a week it is ideal to Give your face & body a deep cleanse & gentle scrub to remove dead skin cell buildup. We love coffee scrubs, dry body brushing (body only) & an electronic beauty brush for our face! Exfoliation improves skin texture & tone as it renews the skins surface, leaving you feeling soft and supple.
10 ) Change & Wash your pillowcase + sheets regularly. 1-2 times a week depending on how oily your skin gets. When you think about it, we spend a lot of time sleeping. We lose fluids through perspiration, we shed skin cells & we leave oil & skincare residue on our pillowcases.
Swapping your linen for fresh ones regularly can help battle against breakouts on your cheeks. If you have sensitive skin or are prone to acne, you could try a silk pillow slip as it is a bit more gentle on your face. And it feels extra luxurious too!
We hope you love our skin care tips.