There is no better time than now to refresh your skin and get it looking gorgeous. I always think that mid-winter is when our skin looks its absolute worst, so lets have a look at 7 simple things you can do to help your skin look fabulous.
7 Simple things That Make Your Skin Look Fabulous.
Get More Sleep
I so envy JLo. Not for the career or the money or the clothes. I envy her because she gets 8 to 10 hours sleep per night.
How do you even do that?? As a single mom I get 5, which is really bad on so many levels.
One of the best things you can do for your skin is get ample sleep each night. Ample being a good 8 hours.
Additional sleep (like JLo apparently gets) makes your skin look even lovelier.
Drink More Water
We all already know about drinking more water, but plenty of us still don’t drink enough. You need to drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day just for good health. Doing just that will make a difference to your skin, adding a couple more glasses will improve your skin’s clarity and texture hugely.
Be Pillowcase Pretty
There are 2 significant things you can do in pillowcase-land to significantly benefit your skin.
The first is to invest in a silk pillowcase.
Sleeping on silk stops (or at least reduces) waking up with creases pressed into your skin. (Sleep creases have been likened to ironing wrinkles into your skin.) Irritated skin feels soothed after a night on silk, possibly due to the lack of friction associated with regular cotton pillow cases.
You’ll see noticeably less puffiness when you wake up, and after a few days your skin will feel softer too.
The other thing you need to do is change your pillowcase out every few days. Sleeping on dirty pillowcases can contribute to acne and skin irritation, and can prolong the healing process.
Clean The Right Way
Make sure you are using the right cleanser for your skin type, and be gentle with your skin. Don’t rub and scrub it, instead massage cleanser into your skin and gently rinse it away with a warm washcloth.
Typically foaming/wash style cleansers are better for oiler skins while cleansing milks are lovely for a drier complexion.
I love oil cleansers for all skins. Try Malin and Goetz Facial Cleansing Oil, suitable for all akin types.
Only Exfoliate Gently
Try an enzyme mask instead of a scrub exfoliator. Scrubs tend to rough up the baby skin underneath, keeping you in the cycle of irritated or roughed up skin.
If you do go the scrub route, use one with super fine grains and use it gently.
Add An Oil
Adding a facial oil into your skin care regime will keep your skin soft and supple and give it the most gorgeous glow. Look for an oil with a dry finish if you are worried about looking shiny.
I’ve been using Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil for a while now. This dry finish oil gives your skin luscious nourishment and makes your skin both look and feel amazing.
It is also a fantastic skin rescue product, if you are feeling any dryness or irritation from the cold weather.
Clean Your Phone (And Your Glasses!)
Keeping your cell phone and your glasses clean is nearly as important and cleansing your skin.