The skin around our eyes needs exfoliation just like everywhere else. Yes, it may be thinner, more delicate skin – but a gentle granular exfoliant (never an enzyme-based exfoliant as this is way too harsh around the thin skin of … Continue reading
Before reaching for the tan bottle, there are a few things to take into consideration if you want your glow to be beach-brown rather than streaky orange this summer. Do I really need to scrub before a tan? Yes. … Continue reading
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We’ve talked about why we get winter skin, but how do we actually care for our skin in winter? I’m talking about the end of winter, our skin has that lovely build-up of dry, dead skin that just doesn’t seem … Continue reading
How to get glowing winter skin We’ve already talked about glow, but how do we glow when it’s cold? Wind, cold and general miserability (which I hear is quite common in the winter months…) don’t go hand-in-hand with skin care. … Continue reading
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Don’t underestimate the power you hold to change your own skin, right now, no further ingredients necessary.
It’s very possible. Not enough people treat themselves to facials. Me being one of them (before I owned my salons or worked in the industry I had never had a facial). But those that do, know the feeling, that plump, pleasant feeling on the skin. Most of the ingredients to do these treatments yourself at home are readily available. But most people that do their own facial routine at home notice that their skin never gets that glow that comes from a salon treatment. Yes, it is hard to replicate yourself and nothing will replace the result that having someone else touch your skin creates, but I’ll tell you what the big difference is
Massaging your skin. The cheapest, easiest way to change it. Rid pimples, prevent premature ageing, hydrate and balance oil…
It’s logical when you think about it. All the things that we love in life can have a negative effect on the skin. Drinking, smoking, partying until the wee hours of the morning… A lot of these things restrict blood flow to the surface of the skin, and weaken capillaries. Massage stimulates this blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to the surface of the skin, breathing new life into it. Fresh, healthy skin is balanced, doesn’t break out (unless there is another underlying issue) and maintains it’s hydration.
It is best to do this with an oil or serum. If you don’t have money to spend, try it with olive oil (cold pressed or organic is best). After freshly cleansed skin, pop on your serum or oil (or, 1 pump of serum with a light coating of oil over the top), and massage your skin for a couple of minutes. Morning and night. Use flat palms to create friction, and circular movements around your eyes with your fingers. You will notice a red flushed tone to your skin afterwards, this is good! It means you are bringing that blood flow up, exactly what we want.
Don’t be scared if you breakout when you first start trying this. Don’t give up, either. It’s just your skin getting rid of the underlying breakout that’s been building under the surface of your skin. You’ll notice as soon as it clears, your skin will be looking the best it ever has!
- Massage Your Skin Daily for Health Benefits (healthextremist.com)
- Surprising Info about Skin Oils that You Should Know (ediblefacial.com)
- The Best Facial Cleanser for Your Skin (clarinsusa.com)
Marinate for 1 minute… turn once, then shower.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of natural things working against our skin in winter. Beautiful hot showers being one of them. The pH in hot water doesn’t agree with your skin, too much can lead to dryness and irritation problems. But, knowing that this won’t stop anyone (me included), there are simple tricks to give your skin a hot water defence.
Massaging in an oil before showering is the easiest way to help protect your skin’s natural protective layer. Olive oil is fantastic, because along with creating a barrier of protection, it also has vitamin’s A and E, and anti-oxidants like Hydroxytyrosol (rare and powerful anti-oxidant widely found in olive oil), helping to fight free-radical damage to the skin. It’s also been noted to have anti-ageing and anti-acne effects.
A small amount before each shower will make noticeable difference in skin texture, try it for a week and you will see it, I promise!
- Is your olive oil the real deal? (renewnutritioncoaching.com)
- What Do Olive Oil & Sunscreen Have In Common? Read To Find Out! (smellyann.typepad.com)
- Olive oil is packed with healing potential. (zedie.wordpress.com)
Getting that small, rough congestion on the outside edges of your face? Don’t forget that your iPhone is taking samples of your skin all day long… including; make up, pollution and dirt. Wipe it regularly to keep it face-friendly. You can splash out on proper wipes, but I just use a light isopropyl alcohol wipe