You are as good as the skin you’re in – well that’s how the quote goes! However you’ll find that a majority of adults, post adolescence seem to have an issue with their skin.
If it isn’t those ever so resistant black heads, it’s ingrown hairs or the amount of oils causing you to have a cluster of spots, let’s not forget the current climate and it’s ability to dry all glow out of your face.
It honestly takes time, experimenting and knowing the skin you wear to find effective and enriching ways to having better skin.
1 – Firstly, you need to know your skin type, just like the follicles on your scalp – we all have different skin; some products can work for your bestie but doesn’t work for you, don’t be discouraged, in time you’ll find what your skin adores and what it resents.
2 – There’s roughly five different skin types: Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin, Normal Skin, Dry Skin and Anti-Aging Skin.
3 – Find your skin type:
Oily Skin: Produces excess oil, occasional blemishes, may have acne breakouts.
Sensitive Skin: Tends to burn easily, constant redness, reactions to many skincare products.
Normal Skin: Common skin type, not too dry or oil, needs regular maintenance.
Dry Skin: Experiences dryness on regular basis, may have tightness and discomfort.
Anti-Ageing Skin: Needs intensive nutrients, may have sun damage, fine lines and/or wrinkles.
What type of skin do you have?
4 – Shopping: When creating your skincare regimen you’ll need to make different products or head down to your favourite beauty and cosmetic shop to bag yourself these six skincare must-haves.
Your must-haves should include: a cleanser, exfoliator, toner and treatment, moisturiser and masque.
5 – Decide whether you want a natural skincare journey or product based one. Different skin types react differently so don’t forget to experiment.
6 – Always read what’s in your skincare products: Avoid like the plague – Parabens, Synthetic Colours, Fragrance (sometimes fragrance can’t be avoided but for sensitive skin avoid, avoid, avoid), phthalates, sulphates (SLS or SLES / Sodium lauryl sulphate), formaldehyde or any sunscreen chemicals.
7 – Not only are you as good as the skin you’re in – you are what you eat and your skin and gut work side by side.
8 – Drink more than 1.5 litres of water per day – you need to hydrate your skin from within.
9 – Nelly Furtado sang that she was like a bird, well you’ll be swimming like a fish as the omega 3 stored in fish such as Salmon, Tuna and Sardines will help to restore your skins natural glow and overall smooth presence.
10 – Try water-based hair products, you’ll be surprised how much your hair affects your skin; conditioners, gels, waxes and creams all contain oils that clog pores – especially on the forehead.
11 – Rub your face, weekly! Yes give yourself a weekly facial massage, smooth away those lines and wrinkles; become your own spa-saviour.
12 – Make your own face masks; not only is this a fun option, with finding new ways to care for your skin you’ll naturally become an expert through research and experimenting.
13 – Surely recommendation without guidance is non affective – check out this cool face mask.
- The Berry –
Combine 1 Tablespoon crushed rip blueberries, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon cucumber juice (literally blend a cucumber, without skin) 2 tablespoons baking soda and 2 tablespoons water.
Let that sit on your face for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
14 – Always remember that your skin isn’t just your face – your entire body needs love and upkeep, check out this amazing body smoother.
- The Yen –
Mix 1/2 cup ground rice (grind in a blender/ Nutribullet), 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 & 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger – this should form a paste.
Use your hands to rub in a circular motion all over your body.
Scrub and rinse after five minutes.
15 – If you’ve got Honey, Almond, Butter, Shea butter, Turmeric, Rose water or Rolled oats in your house – you’re laughing and can definitely make a few cool facial masks.
16 – Cut out the white carbs and white sugars – for better skin, eat wholewheat and brown. Your skin is your bodies largest organ, rashes and reactions all come from within.
17 – Get those pears out – avocados are not only amazing to eat but also externally you can treat your skin and fulfil your appetite at the same time.
18 – Create a skincare regimen – organisation is a must in this day and age, you need a haircare regimen, workout plan, meal planner and now introducing the skincare regimen, if you pencil it in amongst all your other activities you’ll be laughing and glowing.
19 – Sleep, it’s difficult to get a full eight hours sleep but it’s important for your skin to get as much sleep as possible in one night – this allows for it to repair and replenish.
20 – Not everyday makeup, avoid foundations and concealers during the summer time, this blocks your pores but also suppresses your skin from sun exposure, which is both a blessing and a curse; who really want’s a tanned body and a white head forming, untanned face?
21 – Know your cleanser, you should go for a non soap cleanser as it helps to replace the moisture barrier in the skin – see it as prevention. The best cleansers are Sage & Grapefruit, Almond Milk and Cantaloupe Melon.
22 – Exfoliators, you should only need to exfoliate 2- 3 times per week; it’s best to use Oatmeal, Sea Salt, Brown Sugar, Honey and Natural Yogurt.
23 – Using a toner is most probably the most vital part of skincare, but most people don’t realise that cleaning and toning go hand int hand.
The best natural toners are found in your kitchen – if you can’t digest it you shouldn’t put it on your skin! Try these out:
Apple Cider Vinegar & Water
Mint Leaves & Boiling Water
Lemon Juice and Peppermint Tea
Aloe Vera Leaf and Cucumber
Apply to face using cotton wool.
24 – You should know your skin type at this point – do you moisturise? It’s very important for the hydration and elasticity of the skin, it’s always helpful to go for a water-based and natural oil moisturiser for your skin, especially your face.
25 – Get dirty – if only once in your life, immerse yourself in a mud and clay skin masque that will relax your pores, rehydrate you and literally kiss the life back into your skin.
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