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
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)
What concerns you about your skin? There aren’t too many of us that would answer with ‘nothing!’
One thing to keep in mind, is that the skin, being the biggest organ of the body, and it’s protector and regulator, is also the last place that toxins leave the body. So what you put in does count. If you are having skin issues it might be an idea to consider supplementing with fish oils. Omega 3 essential fatty acids regulate the skin’s oil production, therefore helping increase hydration, and reducing breakout. There are also loads of anti-ageing benefits.
Try it for a week or so, and check out the very noticeable difference in your cuticles