I’m sharing with you four little things I do which can help get you one step closer to your best and healthiest skin. As there is a wealth of knowledge out there already on the internet, I thought I’d narrow it down to what I notice the difference with.
Some of these you might already know, but some you might have never thought of. If nothing else, this might be the latest little push you need to get out of a few lazy habits and back on board with looking after and nourishing your skin.
1. Take your makeup off as soon as you get home.
If you’re anything like me, when you get home from a day of work or class, the first thing you want to do is flop on the couch and turn the telly on. This usually ends in me settling in for the night and, more or less, still having makeup on when I go to bed. The hassle of washing your face when you’re ready to snuggle in for the night is too much! Lately I’ve been breaking this habit by heading to the bathroom the moment I put my bag down and removing all my makeup then and there. The less time that makeup sits on your face, the sooner your skin can breathe and rejuvenate. Do it before you sit down each night, and your skin will thank you for it!
2. Raid your kitchen.
There are so many things that are hiding in your pantry and fridge that do wonders for your skin! Everyone knows the amazing benefits of coconut oil. But have you tried a honey face mask? What about lemon to exfoliate? Delve into your kitchen shelves and be amazed at what you can find; for gorgeous DIY skincare recipes, can all do for you skin, check out Layla’s post on Beautiful Skin on a Budget: Easy DIY scrubs that’ll make life easier!
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Your body requires time to concentrate on regenerating itself without distractions. When you don’t have the opportunity to get a decent rest, you’ll see it everywhere, even in your skin. A lot of the time, dull and tired looking skin are a reflection of how the rest of your body feels. Give yourself a bedtime (I’m not saying 6:30pm!) and make sure you stick to it. You’ll feel better for it!
I’m a student. I don’t have a lot of disposable income. But I do strongly believe that if you invest in your skin now, it won’t cost as much later on. I’m not saying go out and spend an exorbitant amount of money on a whole new skincare regime. But I do recommend that you do some research into what products would be beneficial to your skin and then invest in one or two good quality products. It might be a moisturiser and a face mask to use occasionally. It might be a cleanser and a serum. You choose to start with one product that you know is going to make a difference. So often in skincare, you get what you pay for!
Are there any tips or tricks you’ve noticed on your quest for healthy glowing skin? Share them below!