No matter how tired you are or how late it is - cleansing your face before lights-out is a MUST. Even if you don't wear make-up.
You see, your skin attracts all sorts of unwanted visitors throughout the day. Plus the natural process of daily dead skin cells building up. And going to bed without taking them off will only push them further into your pores, causing clogging and dullness. Not to mention the impact on fines lines too! No thanks.
For a quick and effective cleanse, simply take a cotton pad with Crystal Cleanser and get to work. Gently wiping your face and neck. And don't forget about your décolletage if you have time! It's exposed to the elements too. Wipe over again with a clean, damp cotton pad or face cloth.
It's second in line for where you spend the most time. And during those important zzzz's, your pillowcase is busy collecting more dead skin cells that shed overnight, bacteria, saliva, hair product residue ... none of which you want sinking into your precious skin while you get your beauty sleep.
To stand the best chance of dodging these dirties, flip your pillow every few days and wash it weekly. Some say every two weeks ... I'm a weekly washer!
There are so many benefits from regular scrubbing and ladies with amazing skin know this.
Those dead skin cells sitting on top of your skin. BANISHED.
Rough texture, flaky skin. SMOOTHED.
Using a scrub reveals your glowing, soft skin that’s beneath.
So whilst we can’t stop ageing ... you can uncover your best skin through regular, gentle exfoliation. And the Natural Luminosity Scrub is perfect for this - you can even use it daily to give you the best base to soak up the next steps (I do!).
A serum is a must-have for rejuvenating your skin. One that contains important Vitamin C and E to plump and repair daily exposure to free radicals.
Pre-Eminent Beauty Serum also contains Marine collagen (seaweed), green tea, argan oil, arnica and so much more! Helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Deeply penetrating to help leave your skin plump and firm. And nutrient-dense for smoother, more even skin tone. It's what many HIGHBORNers swear by for reviving their complexion.
Your skin is constantly exposed to harmful UV rays. Damaging your precious skin cells and accelerating the signs of ageing. T
This simple step is what every woman with radiant skin will always stick to as part of their daily skincare. No matter the weather. So choose a high SPF, one that's suited to your skin type. Or for an instant glow, nourishment AND protection, our Organic Tinted Moisturiser with SPF 25is a great solution!
This is usually the first area on your face that starts to show signs of ageing. The skin here is more delicate and thin. It requires extra care. Of course, sunglasses when outside and gentle cleansing and removal of eye make up.
But did you know you usually shouldn't use a regular moisturiser for this area?! A delicate, soothing eye cream or gel is what's needed. Like our best-selling Imperial Eye Gel. Its ingredients are carefully designed to leave your eyes looking awake, toned, smooth. Top tip - keep yours in the fridge for an ultimate refresh!
It's a breeding ground for nasties. And it's almost impossible not to put your phone against your face. So all those nasties are transferred to your beautiful skin ... and they multiply! An easy step to do every day is to wipe it over with an anti-bacterial wipe (because we all have a lot of those around at the moment!). So grab one throughout the day and say goodbye to the grime!
Your skin cells, like any other cell in the body are made up of water. And without sufficient water, they can't function properly. Leading to dry, tight and even flaky skin. So be sure to help your skin's natural processes by drinking around 2.5 litres a day. Not all from caffeine fixes though! That has the opposite effect sadly. Mix up your water intake and your skin will love you for it.
Don't panic. I'm not suggesting you take on a workout routine right now! Even a short stroll, a gentle jog or a simple stretching (pilates, yoga, both brilliant). All of which will get your blood pumping and increasing circulation nourishes your skin cells by carrying oxygen and nutrients directly to them. Helping to carry away toxins and free radicals so your skin cells can get to work! And, a little bit of exercise is proven to lower the stress hormone cortisol, which is linked not only to skin ageing but breakouts, clogged pores, dull skin ...
It's called that for a very scientific reason. You see, when you're sending up those important z's, the blood flow increases to your skin, helping it to rebuild collagen and repair daily damage. It goes into "restore" mode, replacing ageing cells with fresh, new ones! So yes, sleep really is a crucial part of looking (and feeling) AMAZING. Around 8 hours each night is ideal. But take whatever you can get right now.
"When the stern-faced consultant told me at just 34 I had breast cancer and would face months of chemotherapy, with no certainty I'd be OK I broke down and 'hit the floor'. How could this happen to me?!
I went from super-happy Mum of two young children who prided herself on looking her best to losing all my long blonde hair, my eyebrows, my tan. I looked pale and ill and nearly lost my life." Said Tracey.
There are few things if anything harder on your skin than the chemotherapy Tracey faced.
"Up until my breast cancer diagnosis I'd been really lucky with my skin but my treatment wreaked havoc! It really wanted to age me!" Said Tracey as she pinpointed the 7 top age revealing problems women are constantly nagged by:
Tracey tried pretty much everything in an attempt to regain her skin tone and self esteem. Dozens of different products and routines and yet none really made much difference. She was fed up, frustrated and struggling. She needed to find a solution.
And that's when it hit her ...
YES! If she was going to find something that worked ...she would have to do it herself!
Pre-Emiment Beauty Serum to naturally rejuvenate your youthful face. Imperial Eye Gel to help ease puffiness and dark circles around your eyes. Imperial Moisturiser to help lift and firm your face and neck and rebuild youthful appearance and Night Elixir for the ultimate overnight skin rejuvenation. Helping you look and feel young, happy and full of energy no matter what!
Only 18 months after being so thankfully cleared of breast cancer and judging by the photos and videos, Tracey is looking as good as ever. She's one of those lucky beauties with good features, luminous skin and now it's regrown, long blonde hair. Yet, she spends only a few minutes a day on her face before she's out the door.
As women age she says, looking fresh, rather than made up is the key.
Tracey lives with Henry and their two children Henry (junior, he's 10) and Matilda (she's 9) by the sea away from the hustle of her much loved London.
"Discovering I had breast cancer was both the worst and yet most inspiring time of my life. I'm so grateful to still be here that I will do everything I can to help as many women as I can look and feel fantastic and at the same time help end to breast cancer for good," says Tracey.
"I'd worked with some of the World's Top Skincare Brands run a chain of beauty salons, owned my own salon but never had the courage to really follow my passion and start my own skincare company. So I started with what I needed," she says. "Natural, nasty free skincare that really helped me look and feel better about myself and had people saying I looked great!"
So literally right after finishing her treatment for breast cancer she took her last few hundred pounds and she went into the skincare business herself. The response has been overwhelming with women all over the world ditching expensive high street products to switch to HighBorn and more positive feedback than Tracey had ever dare dream of.
No animal testing of either ingredients or products, we are CRUELTY-FREE, no parabens or sulphates.
HighBorn products are extremely gentle and we have tons of very happy sensitive skin customers. But anyone can have allergies. If you have discomfort or a rash develops, discontinue use and consult your doctor.