Everyone likes to start a new year off with a fresh new outlook on life, there is no better way to feel refreshed than to have your skin look revitalized and radiant. Here is how to get glowing, refreshed skin in just one day. Step One – Steam your face
Steaming you face is the best way to thoroughly deep clean your pores. When steaming your face you widen any clogged pores and soften the skin in order to cleanse more easily the impurities, the traces of makeup, the dust, the sebaceous secretions as well as the dead skin cells.
Boil a pan of water with herbs (for oily skin you can use thyme, peppermint or lemon; for sensitive and dry skin use chamomile or lime; for normal skin can use rosemary or lavender) and steam your face for approximately 10/ 15 minutes.
Step Two –Exfoliate
Exfoliating your skin gently right after steaming your face is the best way to make your skin glowing again as you will be able to remove debris, makeup that might have been clogged into your pores and most importantly you will remove the dead skin cells that usually make a dull, patchy complexion. Use a mild exfoliator that suits your skin type and scrub with gentle circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Don’t exfoliate your skin for more than 2/ 3 minutes, otherwise you can irritate it. When you exfoliate your face you remove the dead surface skin cells and the oil that cause pores to clog and lead to problems like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and acne.
Step 3 – Apply a mask
The optimum time for applying a facial mask is after steaming your face, because the pores are open and the mask will be able to penetrate deeply into the skin. Choose a face mask that suits your skin type and apply it once or twice a week. There are great firming, nourishing, purifying and hydrating facial masks on the market specially designed for every skin type.
Step 4 – Nourish your skin
You cannot expect to have glowing skin if you don’t nourish it properly. Right before going to bed apply a thick layer of nourishing face cream. Look for a product that contains more natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera, honey, chamomile, almond oil, olive oil, vitamins (especially vitamin C), minerals and essential oils. In the morning cleanse your face with a mild facial cleanser and gently massage your face with light, circular motions to improve blood circulation and to make your skin glowing.
Look after your skin and stay glowing lovelies!
♡ In this week’s video, I filmed a GRWM with fabulous Fran Roberston as my guest, also known as Frantasyisland, Decorator of People and Things.
Fran and I have known each other for years and we had such a good laugh and fun time filming this. We chat about her reign as Miss Pin Up NZ 2016 and her entry into VivaLasVegas Pin up Contest 2018, beauty and makeup chat, icons and more.
Enjoy the video and be sure to check out Frans pages, links below.
Sporting Great Skin A cleansing routine for the active lifestyle We all love to exercise outdoors when the sun is shining. Exercise enhances oxygen flow to the skin, flushes out impurities from its surface, and promotes production of oil, your skin’s natural moisturizer. For good health we need natural sunlight to prevent depression in the winter and to activate vitamin D, which increases bone density. Some research even shows that sunlight has a protective effect against hypertension and some autoimmune diseases.
If you are a runner, cyclist, swimmer, triathlete or a health and fitness enthuasiast you will need to take good care of your skin. Use products that naturally cleanse and moisturizer your skin without the use of drying or harsh chemicals.
As a sports lover your skin is under more stress than normal. Sports players sweat more, spend more time in the sun, and shower more often. Perspiration, sun damage, and physical bruising are only some of the possible causes for your skin to be damaged while playing. You need products that restore essential nutrients and help prevent dry, cracked skin, acne breakouts, and even infections.
Remove your makeup at the end of each day by using a cleaner. Try cotton pads and a toner after cleansing off your makeup as this removes any residue left on your skin. Using cotton pads are a fantastic way to visually see the makeup and dirt being removed, and then you can also tell exactly when your skin is completely cleaned by the results on your cotton pads.
Re cleanse every morning to remove any grime and dirt you have collected during the night. Vigorously cleansing your skin will keep it in healthy tip-top condition.
Physical activity will dehydrate the body especially when playing sports. It is so important for active people to regularly hydrate themselves with fluids. This is not only good for the skin but for the body as a whole. It is important to take extra sensitive care by washing your skin using a body wash. A loofah is a luxurious way to use body scrubs in the bath or shower.
If you play a lot of outdoor sports, your skin is especially vulnerable to sun damage. Ultraviolet rays can penetrate and permanently damage your skin. If you play outdoor sports always apply sun block with a high SPF and use it regularly throughout the day.
Light lotion moisturisers will revive your skin and bring welcomed hydration. Choose one that won’t clog your pores and that feels light weight once on. Looks for products that are organic, that contain mineral oils and are fragrance free.
QUICK SKIN CARE TIPS: 1. Avoid sun burn Protect your skin by applying regular sunscreen, wear light weight clothing and if you can wear a wide brimmed hat. 1. Eat foods that are good and healthy for your skin Eat a varied and nutritious diet and it’s amazing what can happen to your skin – you will see the results.
3. Drink plenty of fluids Fluid intake is vital for good health and skin, keep your water intake up.
Take care of your skin sports lovers – Phoenix xxx