Skin Care Regime
When it comes to skin care it can really be like information overload, there are literally millions of products and services making it hard to choose or know which is best for your skin. Budget can also play a role as who really can spend the money to try out every new fad from vampire facials, botox and korean skincare.
We are taught the 3 steps from a young age, to cleanse, tone and moisturise.However many of us find that this is not enough to tackle some of the more complicated skincare issue we can face.
Whether your skin is oily, dry, combination or acne prone there are a few addition steps you can take that won’t break the bank but will leave you feeling more confident and leave your skin glowing.
Exfoliate – sometimes the dead skin needs a little help to get removed. Now we are not saying rub your skin raw, but gentle exfoliating will reveal a layer of new skin.
You make make DIY recipes using items found in your kitchen but be careful not to use ingredients you are sensitive too and also test it out on a small patch first.
Try to stay away from micro plastics, these are the little beads found in some products as they can be ineffective plus they are really harmful to the environment.
Instead opt for natural exfoliants such as sugar scrubs or even find a tool that can do the hard work for you.
Investing in a facial cleansing brush is the equivalent from switching from a manual to electronic toothbrush. As hard as you may try, your hands or washcloth can not give you as deep and thorough clean. Always go for the soft bristle as it more about the rotation than hardness.
Face masks have also been key in a crisis but they should be done at least once a week. It doesn’t have to gel super fancy or require time and effort. Just pop one on at the weekend and leave it on while you do your chores ( this is also a great time to deep condition your hair).
Natural clays such as bentonite and rhassoul make excellent face masks. They are able to draw toxins and impurities from deep in the skin without causing any damage.
It will balance out the skins pH and reduce any oiliness. So it is perfect for people who are prone to pimples and acne.
Clean bed linen, ok be honest when was the last time you changed your sheets? Can’t remember? Running on a hotel schedule will leave your water bill sky high but try to change pillow cases at least once a week. If you have spots around your cheeks and chest, dirty bed linen may be the number one reason. When you sleep you sweat and all of that is collected in you pillow so as you toss and turn, you are literally rubbing your face in dirt.
Hair can be another culprit that is sabotaging your skincare. If you wear your hair down or have a fringe, the products in your hair will be on your face as well. When possible keep hair tied up, especially during exercise and wash your face each evening before bed.
We hope you found these tips useful and if you have any others that you recently added to your skincare regime, let us know in the comments below.