I get asked a lorra lorra, what is the best way to nourish my skin over the Winter so it is as smooth and radiant as it can be. Here are just a few pointers to consider:
1. Back to basics: A good skincare routine like cleansing twice daily (esp. now the skin is a lot dryer during the colder months) Use a cream cleanser more so if your skin is on the dryer side. Bioderma do a lovely one called Hydrabio Lait - http://www.bioderma.com/en/our-products/hydrabio/lait You can then add a serum or facial water after cleansing. And top with your favourite moist! And don’t forget to exfoliate weekly if poss. These basic steps may seem obvious but sometimes we lose tract or don’t have the time but our skin really benefits from these simple steps. See in my stories @velvet.muse to see other brands I’m using.
2. Clean eating: I can’t emphasis this enough!!! I have a serious addiction to sugar, I have at least one bar of chocolate a day FOR REAL (and I wonder why I still get spots in my 40’s) So for the month of November I gave up sugar, no sweet stuff, no chocolate, nada! It was hellish but on the plus side I had a lot more energy and I really noticed the difference in the texture of my skin. It definitely makes a difference! SO… in the run up to a big event, consider keeping your diet super healthy, cut out the processed stuff, reduce the sugar and make the Nurti Bullet your bestie!
3. Facial massage!!!!! Again its quite basic but when I’m prepping a model or a client’s skin the first step is some facial massage. It’s super easy, just a gentle massage of the facial muscles in an upward motion using a cream cleanser on the face and neck. It gets rid of any tension you might have in the muscles and also stimulates circulation to relieve healthy radiant skin.
4. Add a moist that contains retinol to your skincare regime. Retinol simple put is vitamin A. It is known for how it improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Best to start using this time of year before your skin gets to dry. As with any new skincare product it is trial and error. Getting the right product for your skin, isn’t a case of what works for one will work for us all so bear this in mine when trying new stuff. Happy hunting!
Lots of love xx