We all want beautiful, glowing skin. When our skin looks its best, it gives us a boost of confidence, our self-esteem goes up and it just makes us feel good.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and just like our other organs, our skin needs adequate care and most importantly hydration to look and feel its best.
Our body loses water continuously throughout the day, which is why it is so important that we replace these lost fluids by drinking plenty of water. A balanced diet full of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants are also essential in keeping our skin looking healthy and fresh.
Getting plenty of sleep is crucial as this is when our cells renew and repair and our skin recovers moisture. It is also when our skin produces collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. These three molecules are responsible for our skin’s plumpness and elasticity, helping to reduce wrinkles and keep the skin firm.
Protecting our skin from the harsh sun is becoming increasingly important, as the ultraviolet rays from the sun damage our skin cells and the elastin in our skin. This can lead to premature ageing, sun spots and skin cancer. Protecting your skin from harsh UV rays with hats, clothing and natural sun cream is essential for youthful looking, healthy skin.
We also need to care for our skin from the outside, making sure we only put high-quality ingredients onto our skin, that are nourishing and toxin free. Having a regular skincare routine is key for beautiful, youthful looking skin. Follow these simple steps for the ultimate skincare regime:
Having a gentle but effective cleanser that removes dirt and impurities without stripping your skin of moisture is essential. Always use your cleanser morning and night, using warm water to rinse. Make sure you never use hot water, as the heat can strip the natural oils from your skin.
A few times per week after cleansing, exfoliate your skin using a gentle facial scrub. This helps to remove dead skin cells and clear the pores of dirt and impurities. Applying a facial mask rich with minerals will instantly hydrate, nourish and regenerate the skin. A mask containing Bentonite and Aussie White Clay will also detoxify the skin, drawing out impurities and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Applying a mask is a great relaxing way to end your day, taking 10 minutes of time out, just for yourself.
Using a mist after cleansing is a great way to balance the skins pH levels, clean and tighten pores and also calm the skin. Using a mist that contains hyaluronic acid is the perfect way to help lock in moisture, as this powerful moisture-binding ingredient keeps skin plump and hydrated. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our bodies, 50% of it in our skin. The hyaluronic acid molecule can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water making it the clever addition to our skincare routine.
Many of us have heard about serums, but what do they actually do? Using a serum under your moisturiser is the perfect way to deliver powerful ingredients directly into the skin. Different to a moisturiser, the smaller molecules found in a serum can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. A serum does not replace your moisturiser but can boost the hydrating effects that the moisturiser has on your skin.
Finishing your routine with a rich and luxurious moisturiser not only protects your skin by creating a barrier, but helps to keep the skins natural moisture levels balanced. When skin becomes too oily or dry we begin to experience a variety of skin problems, such as flaking, dry itchy skin, breakouts and excess oil production. Moisturiser not only leaves us with beautiful smelling, soft, silky skin, but can deliver powerful anti-ageing ingredients. These ingredients help to reduce wrinkles, smooth fine lines, reduce redness and puffiness and improve the texture of the skin.
Everything you do today, your skin will thank you for tomorrow…💚