We're introducing a new feature on the blog called "TOP 5" which we'll be posting on once a week. It'll encompass the top 5 overlying tips in relation to a particular topic. This week we're focusing on fresh, healthy skin.
Good skin can make or break your look. We all know that one girl who's average but looks gorgeous just because of fantastic skin and conversely, that one girl who could be stunning but looks like a Plain Jane because of unfortunate skin. Everybody wants perfect skin - it makes you look youthful and vibrant. Here are some of our go to's to take care of that precious commodity:
1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. This cannot be stressed enough. Use a moisturizer depending on your skin type and stick to your routine of twice/day application religously. Application with 2 fingers in a circular motion is usually best. Drinking copious amounts of water is definitely undervalued. Just because its trite, doesn't mean it isn't true!
2. Use a mix of lemon and rosewater to give your skin a taut, even look. Lemon is a natural astringent and tightens skin effectively while also evening out skin tone by removing blemishes. Its one of our favorite home therapies!
3. You may really want that tan but cancer just isn't worth it. Slather on some sun screen and use a good bronzer for a sun burnt glow. Mix it with your tinted moisturizer for smooth and cleanly even application.
4. Routine is imperative. Pick a simple, cleanser, toner, moisturizer, face wash, exfoliator, makeup remover routine (not in that order) depending on your skin type, lifestyle choices, where you live and such. I'd suggest using a simple clarifying facewash for everyday use and using a cleanser after removing heavy makeup.
Use a toner from a reputed brand - we love Clarins and Lancome, you don't want something second grade on your skin.
Once you find the right brand and make, stick to it. Changing products over and over is only doing your skin a disservice.
5. Exfoliating twice a week is extremely crucial to rid your skin of dead skin cells and look rejuvenated and dewy. Try not to use it on a daily basis unless you have oily skin because excessive use can have a dying effect. Additionally, stick to exfoliating scrubs that have smaller, finer granules. Tip: If you're making your own, you can use olive oil and mix it with sugar. Try and rub on your lips to exfoliate and get them looking extra full and pink!
Hope you liked our tops!
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