Let’s be honest, we all struggle to get that glow during these gloomy months! So if you are not lucky enough to be getting away to some winter sun here are INAA’s tips and tricks for that desired GLOWING skin.
The best time to apply lotion is s right after a shower or bath, when skin is still damp so get out of that shower or bath and get applying. Exfoliate with a body scrub once a week to slough off dead cells that make skin look dull. “Remove those plugs, and they seem to shrink.” When skin is freshly exfoliated, lotion and oil are better absorbed “Pores appear larger when they’re filled with dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and keratin, a protein that lives on the surface of skin’ Personally I use a scrub with a exfoliating mit to get that added fresh feeling from head to toe!
Let’s be honest beautiful skin really starts from within, even if you are using the most high-tech, expensive brands: if you diet is off it will show first up on your skin! So, Include lots of vegetables, fruit and water in your diet, We know this sounds like an obvious tip that everyone knows but put down those french fries, stock up on green veg especially broccoli and drink that extra glass of water every day! Nuts are also good for nibbling, Brazil nuts especially they are rich in selenium, which increases skin elasticity and may decrease skin cancer (according to recent studies) Throw in walnuts—which are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids—to lower inflammation and put the brakes on breakouts,Finally, add some macadamia. “They’re full of high quality oils and fatty acids that aid in skin repair and rejuvenation” Aim for a handful of each daily to reap their pore-perfecting benefits.
Another tip I think is KEY that not all women live by: CLEAN YOUR MAKE UP BRUSHES!!! I cannot stress this enough, a shocking fact is that A British study found that 72% of women never wash their brushes or sponges, even though they collect dirt and bacteria which can cause breakouts! Make it part of your beauty regime! Once a week, Mix a couple of drops of gentle facial cleanser or shampoo and lukewarm water in a cup, swish your brushes around, rinse with lukewarm water, pat dry, and lay flat to air dry over night!!
STOP TOUCHING YOUR FACE!!! Keep those paws off the money-maker!! Every time you press against a spot or what you think is going to be a spot, it causes inflammation and distress to the skin. At the same time, bacteria is pushed deep inside the pore, and the oil glands burst, causing even more trauma. The result? More acne, plus discoloration and scarring. NOT what we are aiming for ladies I think you will agree!!
AT HOME FACE MASK: WHIP UP A BERRY TASTY TREAT FOR YOUR SKIN
A powerful (cheap!) anti-aging potion is lurking right in your fridge. Raspberries are loaded with ellagic acid, an antioxidant that research shows can prevent wrinkles when applied to the skin. “It protects the collagen that keeps skin plump and beautiful from being worn down by the sun,” Add in honey, a natural humectant that holds water against the skin for maximum moisture, and you’ve got a recipe for gorgeous, dewy skin. Mash up a handful of raspberries with a spoonful of honey, and apply the mask to clean skin for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
Put these tips into action and thanks us later!