We’re all guilty of spending silly money on lotions and potions for our skin. But sometimes it’s the simple things that can really make a difference when it comes to skincare. Try our tips below to help get clear, radiant, glowing skin.
Nuts are full of high quality oils and fatty acids that aid in skin repair and rejuvenation. Aim for a handful of mixed nuts daily such as walnuts, brazil nuts, and macadamias.
Start exfoliating regularly with daily applications of salicylic and glycolic acid. Then add a cleanser to soften and smooth your skin and clear the dead surface cells. To keep pores from getting even bigger as you age make sure you look after your skin in the sun. Which leads us to…
Slap on the Sun Cream
Wearing sunscreen is the single easiest way to look after your skin. Don’t slack during winter months either because rays can be just as strong and can reflect off of buildings and sidewalks. Look for a formula that offers broad-spectrum protection to guard against UVA rays.
Wash Your Makeup Off Before Bed
Leaving makeup on skin doesn’t just clog pores; it can cause excessive dryness and other skin problems. Ever noticed those pesky little white bumps… If you have then you need to revisit your cleansing routine and fix it!
Clean Your Makeup Tools
Your brushes and sponges collect dirt and bacteria; you don’t want to be spreading that all over your face because it will just lead to breakouts. You should wash your makeup applicators at least once every 2 weeks.
Avoid Hot Water
A steamy shower may feel fabulous but it’s one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Not only does the heat strip essential oils, but it creates a mild burn. Blood vessels respond by dilating in an effort to cool the skin, causing flushing and redness. Not a good look girlfriend and not good for your skin. Stick to lukewarm.
Mmm Berry Tasty
Raspberries don’t just taste good they also work pretty good as a face mask. They’re loaded with an antioxidant that research shows can prevent wrinkles when applied to the skin. Add in some honey to a handful of mashed raspberries, apply to your face and leave for 20 minutes, rinse off and dry = hello sexaaay smooth skin.