What better excuse than Valentine's to give your precious skin the love and attention it deserves! After all, if you look after your complexion – both inside and out – you’ll be rewarded with radiant, healthier-looking skin with very little effort. Hurragh!
Read on for eight of the best ways to love the skin you're in ...
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1. Cleanse Like The Pros
Bad cleansing is an easy and common mistake. And ‘bad’ means three things: being too vigorous, using chemical-packed formulations and rinsing in super hot water.
Gentle cleansing in lukewarm water is far better for your complexion because it protects your skin’s important barrier, helping it retain moisture and reduce unwanted sensitivities. Use our Crystal Cleanser morning and night to give your skin the best start (and end) to the day.
2. Introduce A Serum Into Your Routine
If you’re serious about addressing ageing concerns like lines, wrinkles, dark spots and sagging skin while protecting your skin from environmental damage, an antioxidant-packed serum is everything. You see, serums are specifically formulated to penetrate your skin quicker and deeper than moisturisers, meaning they work harder at a cellular level. Try Pre-Eminent Beauty Serum which is brimming with skin-loving ingredients like marine collagen and green tea plus soothing vitamin E and brightening vitamin C.
3. Indulge In A Nightly Facial Massage
A pre-bed massage might sound like something you have zero time for, but a quick five minute massage with Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil is really all that’s needed to boost circulation and give your skin a gorgeous glow.
Cleanse your hands and face first, then warm up a few drops of oil between your hands before working it in circular motions all over your face and neck.
4. Sit Back With A Face Mask
This golden oldie is still up there with the very best skincare steps, having stood the test of time for very good reason. And our NEW Natural Element Face Mask is packed with skin-enhancing benefits. Removing impurities, important exfoliation, deeply cleansing and intensely nourishing.
Getting into the habit of using this invigorating face mask once a week for ten minutes will certainly help take your skin to the next level. Not to mention indulging in some precious me-time.
5. Wear Sunscreen Every Day
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the sun is the number one cause of premature skin ageing. So, apply sun protection to all exposed areas of your skin. Every. Single. Day. The good news is this is an absolute cinch with our Organic Tinted Moisturiser With SPF 25 which also doubles as a lightweight, tinted moisturiser. And the good news ... It's IN STOCK in the SALE HERE!
6. Keep Your Hands Off
Are you guilty of touching your face all the time? This not only transfers dirt and bacteria from your hands to your face (no matter how often you wash your hands), but it also spreads oil around your skin, causing your sebaceous glands to go into overdrive. Try to kick this habit to help keep your skin clean and balanced.
7. Feed Your Skin
Make sure your diet is balanced with plenty of the good stuff… and not too much of the bad. This means being mindful about salt, sugar, fried food, processed carbs and red meat.
What your skin craves is antioxidant-rich fresh fruit and veg, grains, nuts and oily fish like salmon and mackerel which are packed with glow-getting omega-3 fatty acids.
Of course you breathe, but do you know how to breathe fully and wholly? Paying attention to your breath is a great way to flush out excess carbon dioxide while invigorating your cells with a rich supply of oxygen. It also helps reduce stress – and you know how bad stress can be for your complexion.
Take a few minutes every morning to practice some deep, slow breathing exercises, breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth.
And it goes without saying ... Try to get a solid eight hours of sleep every night which obviously isn’t always possible. Do your best – your skin will love you so much better for it.
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