Rest renew glow
I’m not a makeup junkie but I love taking pampering my skin and trying new products. I always prefer natural products and I like them to be as clean as possible. I actually only wear makeup for work and approximately 20% of my free time. Keeping my skin looking and feeling fresh is what’s most important to me, and I love the feeling of a completely clean face.
My skin has not always (and is not always) great. Post pregnancy my skin was a disaster and I struggled with break outs and hormonal zits. Normally my skin type is very sensitive and needs a lot of moisture.
I thought I’d share my top skincare tips and things I find important to keep in mind. Some of these might be very obvious but sometimes a little reminder won’t hurt.
-When buying cosmetics try to ditch open jars and go for tubes or pump bottles. Open jars attract bacteria from your fingers, the bottom of your bag, pocket (you name it) which in turn will end up on your face/ lips/ body etc.
-I personally choose to stay away from fragranced skincare products. Perfume, both synthetically or naturally produced are very allergenic. It is not the scent per say that is allergenic, it is when the fragrance get’s in touch with air.
– Apply foundation using your clean hands. Makeup brushes and sponges can get very nasty and filled with bacteria if you don’t wash them often enough.
-Opt for homemade face masks, scrubs and oils. The internet is full of great face mask recipes and other great home made products perfect for whatever your skin might crave.
-Wash your face both morning and evening using gentle cleansing products. We are way too harsh on our skin so make sure your makeup remover is gentle and always use a toner to get rid of the rests of your makeup and to close up pores.
-Give your face a chance to breathe by having makeup free days regularly, but always keep up your skincare routine.
-Do not ever go to bed with makeup on! Our skin is our largest organ. Give it a chance to rest and renew itself by always going to bed with a clean face.
-Wear sunscreen. Quantity is more important than quality in this case. SPF 30 is usually enough.
-Stay hydrated. Almost every function in our bodies require water so fill up on that H2O.
-Sweat out your toxins. Sweating by exercising or in the sauna is not only good for your body, blood flow and heart, but it gives your skin a healthy color and glow.
Photo by Matti Keski-Kohtamäki