With over 20 years in the skincare and beauty business I’ve learnt a thing or two about achieving and maintaining a healthy complexion and I want to share some advice on how to maintain your skin’s glow at home during this time.
It’s really important to maintain a good health, but this has become even more relevant during longer periods at home when normal routines are turned upside down and the home becomes a space required to accommodate many more needs. No longer just a place of sanctuary our homes are now spaces to work, teach and self-care all at the same time, unless you live on your own every household member will have different requirements. One thing’s for sure keeping up normal routines where possible is a real positive, both from a physical and mental wellbeing perspective.
First, drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated throughout the day - around 2 litres is perfect. Then feed your body both from the inside and out with good nutrition from your diet, supplementation and topical skincare as part of an overall preventative care approach to your wellness. Finally, take regular exercise which will boost circulation, improve blood flow and bring oxygen to the skin.
Cleansing is key to healthy ageing
A good cleansing routine is vital for keeping your skin glowing and healthy. One of the main functions of the skin is to act as a barrier to the elements. The skins barrier function can easily become impaired by environmental pollutants and progressive sun damage. Cleansing not only removes the daily dirt and grime we come into contact with through our lives, but also bad bacteria which can cause inflammatory responses resulting in problematic skin conditions.
Give yourself time in the evening to ensure you remove all of the days build up including makeup. An oil-based concentrated bioactive cleanser that removes makeup and pollutants will help to draw out impurities and nourish the skin, follow this with a gentle wash to purify and deep clean leaving skin more soft, supple and refreshed.
Products containing gentle acids will remove tired skin cells and accelerate healthy proliferation. The result is a radiant, more even complexion.
For topical skincare use products that are formulated to help brighten skin immediately and over time. A high-quality Vitamin C is a great ingredient for increasing cell turnover and brightening up pigmentation and age spots for a healthy, visibly brighter complexion.
Lastly hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Hydrate the skin with products to achieve that glow. Lack of hydration will make your complexion dull and even accentuates wrinkles. It is important the last step of your skincare routine contains a product to lock in the moisture and replenish hydration to the skin.
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