Ok! So How to get your Red Carpet Glow All Year Round…
So let’s talk about how to manage your skin and have it glowing all year round!
The flawless, blemish and acne-free skin that you’ve always desired is no more a dream, but a reality. Here are some brilliant face care tips to get that glow you’ve always wanted.
Excited, happy or stressed, it’s your face that gives you away. So we’ve rounded up expert tips on daily skin care, keeping blemishes at bay and enhancing your natural beauty. Beautiful skin requires commitment and consistency not a miracle.
The Golden Rule–
Going out more than often during the festive period or in our daily mundane lives is inevitable and application of makeup on the skin will be more frequent than you would like to.
Do: Make sure you use mineral makeup 80% of the time. You always (and we mean always) remove your makeup before hitting the sheets. The skin needs to breathe overnight and makeup prevents that, as leaving it on overnight clogs the pores which may cause blemishes and/or blackheads. Don’t possess a makeup remover? Come and check out our Micellar Mousse to remove makeup easily and also our pore refining toner to keep your pores clean and in balance.
Don’t: Forget that exfoliation is indispensable. At least once or twice a week, exfoliate your skin to remove the layers of dead skin, will assure a more healthy glow and brighter skin.
Do: Use a detoxifying face, hands and decollatage mask once a week! Don’t have time for it? Why not apply it and leave it on whilst getting your ironing or next day routine setup done. Check out or activated charcoal or clay mask for that perfect detoxifaction.
Don’t: Forget that in-home treatments keep things in check but professional Medspa facials and Microdermabrasions once a month are invaluable. Remember no one woke up looking like that and commitment and consistency brings beautiful results home!
Do: Apply sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 that blocks both UVA and UVB rays (physical sunscreen instead of chemical sunscreen). Did you know that a lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problem so you should be protecting your skin from the sun or welcome wrinkles and ageing home.
Don’t: Skip the sunscreen, whether it’s cloudy or cold outside (no excuses). If you’re heading to a beach or around reflective surfaces like car windows, snow or water, lather your skin up with some more sunscreen with SPF of at least 30.
You Are What You Eat-
Do: Keep a note of what you put on your plate. Eat fresh fruits, greens, sufficient protein and vitamins. A diet rich in vitamin C and low in fats and sugar promotes radiant skin. Consider a low-sugar diet, which can keep insulin levels down, allowing cells to maintain a healthy balance.
Don’t: Forget to drink at least 1 litre of water per 30kgs of body weight! So if you weigh 60kgs- you should be drinking minimum of 2 litres of water per day.
Sweat It Out-
Do: Exercise regularly. Running, jogging and yoga will give your body the necessary blood circulation, and also accelerate the cleansing process of your entire body. You will notice a glow on your face after working out. Racing against time? Just take a brisk walk around the block.
Don’t: Skin skincare before and after a workout. Apply our pore refining toner to help minimise oil production before heading out. Exfoliate after with the pore refining scrub and then apply pore/advance night moisturiser to add the love back to the skin. Check out our pore refining toner, pore refining scrub and pore/advanced night moisturiser!
Beauty Sleep- Yes It Counts!
Do: Try to sleep at least 8 hours every night. If you don’t get enough shut eye, your skin gets tired just like you – it sags and you get bags. So don’t risk it. You can also apply honey or pure aloe vera on your face twice or thrice a week to naturally soothe and heal your skin.
Don’t: Forget to wash and moisturise your face before going to bed. For dry skin, use milder cleansers that are free from alcohol. Apply moisturiser, and avoid hot water as it dries out the skin excessively.”
H2O To The Rescue-
Do: Hydrate yourself. Drink lots of water daily, at least 8 glasses if not more. Also, eats fruits and vegetables that have a high water content such as watermelon, cucumber, orange, strawberry, grapefruit and cantaloupe. Ayurvedic physician, Vasant Lad recommends to “drink water from a blue coloured bottle”, since it has a cooling effect.
Don’t: Ignore cleansing your skin twice a day and at least once with our gentle cleanser which contains natural glycerin and rosemary oil- It helps prevent and reduce eye puffiness in the morning, maintains pH balance and naturally hydrates your skin if you spritz it on during the day.
Say No To Acne-
Do: Wash your face with warm water, three times a day, and gently massage your face in circular motions with our clarifying foam cleanser. Our clay mask which contains kiwi and cranberry work really well too. After cleansing, pat dry with Medik8’s blemish control pads and apply Breakout Defence & Age Repair serum which helps control acne due to its antibacterial properties.
Don’t: Pop pimples because it can lead to more swelling, redness, and even scarring. Feel a pimple is on its way? Just clean the area with rose water, and place a chilled green tea bag for 10 minutes. Also, if you wear glasses or sunglasses, make sure you clean them frequently to keep oil from clogging the pores around your eyes and nose.
Do: Take out time for yourself, and try to avoid stress as much as possible. Have you ever noticed that when you are stressed, you tend to break out more? This is because stress causes your body to produce cortisol and other hormones, making the skin more oily. Practice stress management techniques like breathing exercises, yoga and meditation. The more you meditate, the better you radiate.
Don’t: Neglect your jawline and facial muscles. For just 5 minutes a day, perform a few facial exercises. You can jut out your lower lip in such a way that wrinkles are created on the chin, then lower your chin to your chest. Another exercise that works wonders is to look up towards the ceiling and pout. It stretches out the muscles making the skin more firm. “18 till I die”, why not?
You’re dressed to perfection, yet you need something to complete the look. Your smile! While we spend so much time and energy on honing our bodies and looks, we forget to express our inner joy and happiness. “Keeping a smile on your face will help maintain the tone of your facial muscles and skin.
So let’s enjoy this festive period with inner joy and happiness and keeping stress at bay.
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We wish everyone a safe and happy holidays from the Team at Feel Good Laser & Skin Clinic in Richmond?