Want to know the secret to glowing, ageless skin? Don’t we all! While there isn’t one magic solution, there are many things you can do to improve the appearance of your skin. There are formulas that can address specific skincare concerns, but we also believe in the power of holistic skincare that comes from utilising simple ingredients along with a great diet and healthy lifestyle. Take a look at the following tips, which we’ve compiled to help you achieve your best skin.
If exfoliation isn’t already a part of your beauty routine, make sure that you start adding in this important step. You should try to exfoliate at least twice a week using AHAs or BHAs or another type of hydrating exfoliator. Goat milk, which has a high amount of lactic acid, is one of the most popular natural components used in products such as soaps and lotions. Lactic acid is a naturally occurring AHA that helps in the removal of dead skin cells, making pure goat milk soap a natural exfoliator. Oatmeal scrubs can also be a good exfoliation replacement for those leading a vegan lifestyle.
2. Eat Well
While it’s no secret, eating well can make dramatic improvements to your skin. Your diet should include lots of omega three fatty acids and vitamins, particularly A, D, C, and E. Eating lots of dairy can irritate the skin and contribute to acne, so keep that in mind if you experience acne. Be sure to get enough greens on a daily basis as they are filled with powerful antioxidants like beta-carotene as well as essential vitamins.
3. Wet Skin Absorbs Moisture Better
After you’ve washed your face, instead of patting it completely dry, leave it slightly damp. This is when you should apply your skin care. The dampness allows the product to absorb better than dry skin would. You can also repeat this after you get out of the shower with your body lotion.
4. Layer Your Skincare from Thin to Thick
Confused about which order to use your skin care? Always remember that the lightest, thinnest solution should go on first. Build from there, adding the next lightest layer until you finally get to your thickest formula, usually a moisturiser. Don’t forget to wait at least two minutes in between each layer to allow for absorption.
5. Invest in a Silk Pillowcase
Silk pillowcases are not only luxurious, they’re also great for your skin. Silk absorbs less of the dirt and skincare products on your skin than a cotton or synthetic pillowcase would. It also presents a smoother, less harsh surface that is ideal for anyone with sensitive skin.
6. Stimulate Blood Flow to Your Face
Throughout our lives, the amount of blood vessels in our faces decreases. This results in signs of ageing as less nutrients like oxygen are reaching our face. This tip sounds a little strange, but it really can help: spend two or three minutes per day upside down. Whether doing yoga poses or simply leaning over to touch your toes, allow your neck to relax and your skin to reap the benefits of boosted blood flow.
7. Elevate Your Head at Night
We’ve already suggested hanging your head upside down for circulation, but we’d also recommend elevating your head with an extra pillow at night to prevent blood from pooling while you sleep. This is particularly good if you notice that you always wake up with puffy under eyes.
8. Don’t Forget Sunscreen
We all know that wearing sunscreen outside is important in preventing skin cancer and hyperpigmentation, but did you know that even minimal sun exposure can cause fine lines and wrinkles? If you can’t remember to put on a separate sunscreen, try finding a moisturiser that has SPF 30 or higher and using that each day.
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