During the summer months many of us opt for a more au natural look, choosing to let our complexions shine through our make-up rather than hiding behind thick foundation. For many of us, this means we need to do a little extra work to ensure we have glowing skin.
So what can we do if our complexion is looking dull, flaky and lifeless? The following tips have been recommended by Kerry Benjamin, skincare expert from LA.
1. Exfoliate at least once a week
Regular exfoliation is a must for radiant skin as it sloughs off dry, dead skin cells to reveal fresh, glowing skin. Aim to exfoliate around one to two times a week using a natural exfoliator – Kerry recommends one tablespoon of raw organic coconut oil mixed with one teaspoon of cane sugar. Apply to the face and neck in a circular motion and rinse with warm water.
2. Use an overnight mask
Our skin does most of its healing while we sleep, therefore it makes sense that this is the best time to give your skin a little extra help. Kerry advises her clients to apply a thin layer of their favourite hydrating mask to their face and neck before they hit the hay. This can be especially helpful when travelling as skin can get dry and irritated.
3. Eat antioxidant-rich food
Beauty starts from within, so don’t forget to watch what you eat. Foods rich in antioxidants (such as blueberries) and those that contain anti-inflammatory and healing nutrients will keep skin healthy from the inside out. Kerry recommends cutting down on sugar too, as this causes an inflammatory response in the body.
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