The skin is the body’s largest organ and it is a pretty tough cookie – working hard on a 24-hour basis to keep us protected and healthy.
Not only does the skin prevent microbes, water and all kinds of dirt from entering our bodies, it helps to regulate body temperate and uses the sun to create the energy-boosting vitamin D.
Looking after your skin is therefore vital for making sure it keeps up the good work. Below we have the four simple steps to natural, glowing skin.
Are you guilty of skipping cleansing morning and night? If yes, do you realise you are increasing your chances of getting spots and blemishes? Everyday dirt, our make-up and lotions can clog pores but cleansing regulalrly helps to eliminate bacteria.
For a gentle cleansing lotion that suits all skin types, try the Body Shop’s Vitamin E Cream Cleanser.
So many people forget to do this, but exfoliating your body and face has numerous benefits for your skin. These include:
- Improved texture.
- Evened out skin tone.
- Helps to fight signs of ageing.
- Prevents breakouts.
- Makes it easier to shave and keeps your tan glowing.
Clinique’s famous Seven-day Scrub is designed for all skin types and leaves a soft base to apply make-up.
Oils and serums can do wonders for your skin – particularly dry complexions. Although people with oily skin tend to avoid greasy skincare products, oils and serums made from natural and organic extracts feed the fat layer of your skin without clogging pores.
It may be pricey, but Clinique’s Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum works wonders to reduce the appearance of spots while nourishing the skin.
Your skin is a window into your body’s health, so feeding it well will help keep it looking radiant. Lots of sugar is considered a culprit of bad skin, but as with anything – too much of one thing never does us any good. Aim for a balanced diet of protein (fish, nuts, meat) and lots of vegetables and fruit alongside complex carbohydrates. Drinking water rather than fizzy drinks will also help to flush out toxins.
For a fruity twist, try Vita Coco’s 100% Pure Coconut Water.
Booking yourself in for a facial is one of the best ways to achieve a glowing and radiant complexion – whatever your skin type! To find out more about facial treatments, please see our facials page.
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