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Love your skin: by making it beautiful


Loving the skin you’re in is pretty difficult when it’s covered in blackheads and pimples. It’s like asking someone to appreciate the view of a tropical island when they’re boiling to death in a volcano.

The skin is a delicate instrument, and even the slightest change in your diet can turn it from smooth and supple to outright awry. Even a few too many choccy biccies could produce an outbreak of spots that’ll take weeks to remove.

Yet those people in beauty adverts always have flawless skin, as though wind had never brushed their cheeks. How do they manage it?

Ignoring photographic tricks, these preening pore perfectors have found the balance between exercise and diet to gain an ideal visage.

So what can you do to emulate them and love the skin you’re in?


Gaining clear pores feels like an impossible dream for some. But cast aside the snake oil they sell on the high street. Those lotions and potions promising “miraculous effects”, “overnight results” and a thousand more platitudes are (as a rule) about as likely to help your skin as sandpaper.

But some cleansing rituals are a cut above the rest. If you can find the cream of the crop (ha!) many of your skin troubles will be over. So shop around – who knows what will work for your skin.

Night time cleanse

In the night, your skin will become drier and less able to cope with the elements as you sleep – so it’s time to figure out how to fix yourself up.

First off, remove all your makeup before you head to your kip. That way, the cosmetics that could agitate your skin will be long gone. You won’t wakeup with extra spots.

Next, moisturise thoroughly. This should preferably be all of your body, but your face is the most important area. After all, it’ll be the only part of your body not covered.

Once you’ve completed your regime, you’ll be ready to hop into bed without worrying about waking up with skin like an arid desert.

Literal beauty sleep

People have been discussing beauty sleep since it was in fairy tales, and with good reason.

Scientists have found that the opposite sex will find you markedly less attractive without your average eight hours. Moreover, a lack of sleep dries up the pores and leaves you with flaky skin.

To help yourself nod off, avoid your phone, laptop or the telly a few hours before bed. Crack open a book instead and you’ll head for the land of nod in no time.

Five Steps To Flawless Skin


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Everyone wants flawless skin, don’t they? It is like one of those qualities that only a select handful of people have, but never you. You can try whatever products you like, but it doesn’t make any difference. Is amazing skin just something some women have?

No, like you these women are going through a beauty regime. The only difference is they have found what works best for them. Don’t get down heartened if the process doesn’t work straight away. Do your research and find out what works best for your body.

Here are a few steps to consider if you haven’t found the beauty routine that makes your skin glow yet.

Drink Green Tea

If your skin is blotchy and inflammatory, you need to watch what you are ingesting into your body. Skin is very sensitive, and what you eat and drink has a huge effect on how it looks and its health. Green tea is full of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that are great for your body. The tea’s compounds sooth your conditions and skin, leaving it looking shiny and radiant.

Calm Down

Stress is horrible. It has a knock-on effect on almost every part of your life, including your health. You might be aware of the effect stress can have on your body, such as your heart and other major organs. But, your skin is just as prone to the negative effects of stress. It increases the output of hormones like cortisol that leaves the skin oiler and unable to fight harmful bacteria.

Watch The Sun

The sun is great, isn’t it? It is bright, hot and improves your mood markedly. How could anyone not like the sun? Well, it is incredibly bad for your skin. If you are planning to go on holiday, there is no question that you would wear protection. But, the skin is as much at harm when you are not on holiday. If it is hot, whether you are leaving the house of not, wear a moisturiser with SPF for all day protection.

The Cosmetic Option

The word cosmetic is taboo when it comes to your skin. For whatever reason, all cosmetic options have been targeted as being unhealthy, but that is not the case. There are cosmetic skin options on the market that are helpful and are well worth the money.

Microdermabrasion is a great example. A lot less aggressive than dermabrasion, microdermabrasion is a technical procedure. They spray tiny crystals onto the body that gently removes the outer layer of the skin. It leaves skin looking softer and brighter.

It is an incredibly gentle and non-harmful way of keeping your skin looking younger and healthier. Don’t believe me? Check out April Kuhlman’s personal micro derm experience for more information.

Get Some Sleep

Sleeping is the body’s way of recovering after a long, hard day. If you don’t get the right amount of sleep, your body’s cells will not regenerate. Plus, being sleep deprived will add to your stress levels, and we all know how much of an effect that can have on your skin.

If your skin is not as you would like it, don’t get down. Just give these a try and marvel at the improvements.


How To Keep Your Skin Looking Young Without The Use Of Botox

As we age, our skin changes and we begin to see the appearance of fine lines, and shock horror – wrinkles. Despite the fact that aging is a natural part of life, many women are keen to avoid it at all costs. With some women even going as far as undergoing surgery or botox injections to prevent it.

While cosmetic surgery may offer a quick fix for reversing aging skin, it isn’t a long-term solution. No matter what procedure you have done, sooner or later your face will return to its previous state.

Instead of choosing to use Botox to help keep your skin looking as young as possible, your best bet is to stick to non-invasive methods. Especially as invasive treatments like Botox injections are expensive and come with some nasty risks.

To help you keep your skin looking as fresh, fabulous and young as possible, without the use of botox or cosmetic surgery, we have put together a simple guide below:

Protect your skin from the sun

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that getting a tan is more important than protecting your skin from sun damage. Did you know that a high percentage of changes you see to your skin as you age are due to spending too much time in the sun?


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To keep your skin safe from the sun and help to prevent aging, make sure to limit the time you spend in the sun during peak hours – 10am to 4pm. Whenever you go out in the sun, make sure always to protect yourself by wearing a hat, as well as a high factor sunscreen.

During the spring and fall, when the sun’s heat is much lower, don’t forget to still apply sunscreen or wear a foundation or moisturiser with an SPF factor of 15 or above.

Cleanse and exfoliate

Two of the most important things you can do to keep your skin healthy is cleanse and exfoliate on a regular basis. Cleansing your skin removes makeup and dirt from your skin and exfoliating gets rid of dry skin by removing dead skin cells and making room for fresh, new skin cells to grow.

Choose a chemical-free natural cleanser and cleanse your skin each morning and evening – this will reduce the bacteria and dirt on your skin. Three times a week, follow this by exfoliating with a rich exfoliating scrub – this will remove all the old skin cells and give your skin a fresh look.

Invest in an anti-aging moisturiser

To keep your skin healthy, you need to give it the adequate hydration that it needs – the best way to do this is by moisturising regularly. To help keep your skin as healthy and young looking as possible, it is a good idea to swap to an anti-aging moisturiser once you are in your late twenties.

If you are unsure what moisturiser to use, we would recommend giving the lifecell anti aging face cream a try – you can read a review of lifecell anti aging face cream online here.

Be mindful of what goes into your body

It’s amazing how much what you put into your body can affect your skin. That’s why it is so important to be mindful about what you are putting into your body.

If you smoke, be warned that smoking can significantly increase how quickly your skin ages. If you want your skin to stay as young as possible, ideally, you should give up smoking immediately.

Alcohol is another substance that can lead to premature aging – too much alcohol on a regular basis and it will have terrible effects on your skin. Monitor your drinking and aim to have no more than three alcoholic drinks each week.

As well as watching what substance go into your body, it is also important to eat a clean, healthy diet. You should aim to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lots of lean meat, fish and poultry and should avoid foods high in unhealthy fats and sugar.

Achieve Radiant Glowing Skin For Spring

A healthy glow from inside out is something that most of us wish we could achieve every day. Sometimes when I have a day where my skin looks dull or in bad condition, I’ll look at ways to improve it and get that healthy glow back again. Here are just a few of the things that work well to get that healthy spring glow.

First you should look at the way in which you take care of your skin. A good starting point for creating that healthy, glowing look is to make sure that you have exfoliated all of the dead and dry skin from your face and body. Don’t forget to exfoliate your lips as this will leave them soft, supple and ready to create that perfect pout. More celebrities turning to surgery to get their perfect look, but do you need to go that far? Watch as Dr. Holcomb performs a facelift in Sarasota to consider all of your options.

Next, take into consideration the importance of a good moisturiser. You don’t need to spend a fortune on one, but do your research and find one that works well for you. You can often buy small tubs or travel sized samples. Take advantage of these as a great way to try them before you buy a full-sized version.



Next up is your foundation and makeup application. Create a good base by using a high-quality primer. Sweep this over your skin and follow with a light reflecting foundation. You can buy various different products that will help to capture the light and show your complexion off in the best possible way.

Contouring is the new beauty craze of the moment. Celebrities are doing it, bloggers are doing it and we’re all hesitantly thinking about doing it ourselves! The truth is, if you get it right, contouring can be amazing. You can create a sculpted, flattering look. However, if you get it wrong, you could end up looking a little worse for wear. Take your time to earn about all of the techniques before you get in there and start wielding your brush around like a mad woman! Add a touch of highlighter to your cheekbones and brow bone for a polished finished look.

To finish the whole thing off, you could invest in a good bronzing powder. There are some beautiful bronzer palettes on the market right now that not only do the job, but look great on your dressing table! A good blusher can make all of the difference. Benefit do a fantastic range of blushers to suit every skin tone. Test them out first in your local drugstore though as there are always plenty of samples on the counter. This is a great way to make sure that you’re picking up a colour that matches your skin tone perfectly.

Drink plenty of water and get out there in the fresh air as often as possible, and this will also help your skin to look its best. Consider using makeup with high SPF to protect your skin if you want to keep it healthy and blemish free. I look forward to hearing how you get on!

Effortless Ways To Help Flawed Skin

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Our skin is one of most beautiful features. We do our best to look after it and ensure that we always look our best. However, sometimes we’ll have a breakout or a skin problem that won’t allow us to look our best. Here are a few top ways that you can disguise or improve flawed skin and get back to feeling great about yourself.

First we need to look at the ways in which we can prevent our skin from having issues in the first place. Look at ways to try and tackle your skin problems before they become too bad. This will ensure that you can keep on top of your skincare and avoid breakouts and skin problems in the future. Some top preventative tips include the below.

Drink more water

Drinking water is the obvious tip here. It will help keep your skin healthy and hydrated and it also aids concentration. If you are busy at work all day then drinking water or juice will help improve your mood, concentration and your skin.

Have a break from makeup

Having a break from makeup sometimes can be a good thing. We all love beauty products and looking our best, but sometimes our skin just needs to breathe! Giving our skin just a little time out can sometimes make all the difference.

Clean your brushes

This is so important. Cleaning your makeup brushes can help stop the spread of bacteria and spots. Germs and bacteria can breed on our brushes and after a period of time they will collect dead skin and grease. Wash them with a little warm soapy water or buy some makeup brush cleaner.

Throw away old makeup

Even if an item of makeup is your favorite, you still need to throw it away when it gets old. Think about what you are putting on your face or near your eyes.

Tattoos and scars are one area where it is important to take care. If you have a tattoo that you now regret, all is not lost. You can either cover it up or take some real action to remove it. A simple google search of terms like tattoo removal in Chicago or wherever you are based will give you a good starting point. You don’t need to feel like you are stuck with a tattoo that leaves your skin flawed. There is usually a solution that will help your confidence.

Breakouts of acne can be annoying, painful and embarrassing. Try using tea tree products on your skin and avoiding scrubbing areas of acne. Gently dab any areas that are affected and use a clean cloth each time. This will prevent the acne spreading to other areas of your body and halt the bacterias breeding.

You can purchase some great concealers that will cover up areas of acne, scarring and blemishes on the skin. Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation is a great starting point. If you have red skin then a green tinted base is also beneficial.

How I Achieve Flawless Looking Skin, Every Day

Just lately, I’ve had many compliments on the way my skin looks. I’ve had problems with my skin in the past, so I’m absolutely thrilled to have found a skincare routine that works for me.

Of course makeup has had a hand in helping me to look flawless, but I’m only human! Here are my tips for achieving flawless looking skin every day:

I Cleanse, Tone, and Moisturise Twice a Day

In the morning I cleanse with a good facial wash, before toning and applying my moisturiser. If I’m not doing anything, I’ll leave it at that. However, most of the time I’ll apply my makeup over the moisturiser. My moisturiser contains an SPF, which helps to protect my skin from sun damage whether it’s sunny or raining outside. Before bed I do the same routine, sometimes using a different cleanser. I keep this routine consistent, and try to do it no matter how tired (and sometimes drunk) I am.

I Only Ever Use Products Suited to My Skin Type

The products I use aren’t those that work for a celebrity, or somebody I know. They are products that work for me. Everybody is different, so we need to find individual products suited to our skin types. Many people make the mistake of thinking that because something worked with their best friend, it’ll work with them. This isn’t the case! You need to work out your skin type, and then find products to suit it. If you have combination skin, you can use different products to reflect that. Using products that aren’t suited to your skin type will make your skin worse, and do more bad than good.

I Exfoliate Twice Per Week

I love exfoliating. It helps to get rid of dead skin cells, gives me a healthy glow, and leaves my skin feeling soft and supple. I do this twice a week, as that’s what the product I’m using recommends. In some cases, you may only need to use yours once per week. If it’s a wash with scrub incorporated, you may be required to use it every day. Go by the manufacturers instructions and test what works for you.

I Use a Facemask Once Per Week

Face masks are a real treat, and I try to be consistent in using one once per week. I try to do this at the same time and on the same day each week so I don’t forget. If I’m in a hurry, I’ll use one of those face masks made from cloth, that you simply unfold and lay over the face. These make the least mess, are easy to dispose of, and still leave my skin feeling great afterwards! If I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll use a clay mask or a peel off. However, I’m usually removing bits of mask days later.

I Apply a Pore Strip When Needed

Pore strips are the answer to blackheads, ladies. Those annoying little grease blobs stuck underneath the skin, making pores look oily and open. You can try to pop these, but you’ll never get rid of as many as a pore strip can. All you do is apply to a damp nose, for instance, leave to dry and then peel off. Looking at the strip afterwards can be very satisfying when you see just how many you’ve got rid of!


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I Use Clever Makeup Techniques

As I said before, makeup does play a role in my seemingly flawless skin. I still have the odd imperfection, after all, and there’s not much else I can do. This means I turn to makeup! Here are some of the techniques I use on a daily basis:

  • I always use a primer after my moisturiser if I’m going to wear makeup. This stops the makeup from affecting my skin too much, helps to cover up imperfections, and makes the makeup last longer!
  • I apply a colour correcting concealer under my eyes, which helps to disguise dark circles when I layer over my foundation.
  • I apply my foundation with a good sponge or brush, making sure it’s expertly blended right down to my neck. No tide lines for me!
  • I apply a regular concealer under my eyes to wake them up.
  • I sometimes use highlighter and bronzer to contour my face, especially if I’m going out. The way you do this will depend on your face shape!
  • If my skin is a little greasy one day, I’ll dab over a powder to soak it up.
  • I apply instant tan occasionally, so I have more of a healthy glow on days when I don’t look it.

I Take My Makeup Off Properly at the End of the Day

You know I cleanse, tone, and moisturise twice a day. However, none of that matters if you aren’t taking your makeup off properly first and foremost. Cleanse twice at once if that’s what you have to do to remove every last scrap of makeup. Going to bed with makeup on your skin will mean you wake up with more imperfections. You could also end up layering new makeup over old makeup – gross!

I Nip Problems in the Bud Before They Get Worse

Occasionally, I’ll experience things like dark spots on my face. I make sure I nip these problems in the bud before they get worse, by doing my research on sites like I never ignore a problem, and try to eradicate it as quickly as possible!

I Monitor My Skin for Changes Regularly

Skin changes from season to season, so I monitor mine regularly for any changes. If I do notice changes, I change the products I use accordingly. My skin will usually get dryer in winter, for instance, so I’ll start using a richer moisturiser. However, using the same moisturiser in summer will break me out in spots. Sometimes, my skin will change for no reason at all. You need to be vigilant if you want to get flawless skin!

I hope you find my tips useful on your quest for flawless skin. Bye for now!


Step-by-Step Guide To Achieving Soft Skin In Winter


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Let’s face it, the cold weather has it out for our skin. It makes us look and feel dry, tight, flaky and chapped. And when our skin is not at its best we feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. Well, we think it is high time that we fight back against the cold weather. If you want to join our army of glowing skinned ladies this winter, here is our step-by-step guide to achieving soft skin now.

Step 1: Warm, short shower

It is tempting during winter to turn the temperature up high and to stay in the shower for a long time in order to warm up. However, this is a bad skin habit to get into. The longer and hotter the shower is the more moisture will be stripped from your skin. And the cold weather exacerbate this by taking out even more moisture from your skin. Stick to a shower of no longer than ten minutes and make sure the temperature is just warm, not hot.


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Step 2: Exfoliate

In the winter, it is important not to exfoliate too roughly. Your skin will already be delicate from being in the cold, so don’t add to the problem by scrubbing too hard. However, it is important to keep it up as part of your beauty regime, even in winter, to ensure glowing skin. Gently exfoliate in a circular motion using a light exfoliating sponge. Choose products that describe themselves as gentle exfoliants. If you have particularly sensitive skin, you may wish to try a natural exfoliant like honey and sugar or baking soda.

Step 3: Hair removal

You should always shave your legs after you have exfoliated. Exfoliating with remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin making it softer and easier to shave. However, even by exfoliating first, shaving can still lead to dry and irritated legs. If this is the case for you, something like a laser hair removal device might be a better option. You may wish to read a review of this hair removal product while you are researching. But if you are comfortable shaving in the shower a good tip to avoid razor rash is to add baby oil to your skin before applying shaving cream. The oil creates a coating on your skin to protect it from the sharp razor.


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Step 4: Apply moisture

When you are out of the shower, pat your skin dry rather than rub, as this can irritate the surface of your skin. Also, apply moisturiser to your body when it is still slightly damp will help seal in the moisture. Opt for products that are oil based as these will lock in the moisture for longer and will protect your skin against the cold weather.

Step 5: Stay hydrated

It is important to drink plenty of water in winter to ensure that your skin is nourished and hydrated. You should be drinking at least 2 litres of water per day. If you want to kill two birds with one stone, drink herbal teas like peppermint or fennel, to keep you hydrated and warm at the same time.

And that’s it. Stick to this beauty regime during winter, and you will defeat the cold weather with your soft skin.

The Only Glowing Skin Guide You’ll Ever Need

Glowing skin is one of the most attractive ways to look pretty and healthy. But how do you find the line between glowing skin, and skin that looks like you’ve rolled in Wotsits? I’m going to tell you! Sit back, relax, and get your glow on…

Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise

If you don’t already cleanse, tone, and moisturise regularly then you can’t expect to have glowing skin. You need to make sure that you’re doing this once in the morning and once at night for the best results. You should also ensure that you’re using products to suit your skin type, as products that aren’t meant for your skin type will only hinder your results. Check out reviews in magazines and online to see what products are the most effective too. For example, Alpha H moisturiser at Blow LTD has been in Vogue. With press like that you know a product must be good!


Exfoliating your skin is very important. It helps to improve blood flow and circulation, as well as get rid of dry, dead skin. You need to exfoliate your face and your body for the best results. However, you should use different products. Products that are perfect for the body will not be great for the face, and vice versa.

Face Masks

Use a face mask once per week to get rid of imperfections and leave you with a smooth complexion. I usually find that my skin looks much nicer after a face mask. An essential part of any skincare routine!

Spot Sticks

Spots can make our skin glow, but for all the wrong reasons. You don’t want your skin to glow because it’s red and sore, do you? A quality spot stick should help when you have a break out. They usually reduce size and redness in a matter of hours.

False Tan

A light false tan is a fantastic way to fake a healthy glow. It can take a little practice to master, but it gives a lovely finish once you’ve got it right. Here are some tips:

  • Use a mitt to stop orange palms.
  • Start from your feet and work your way up.
  • Apply slowly and evenly.
  • Concentrate on areas that are easily missed, such as the back of the arms and legs.
  • Leave the tan to dry wearing dark, old clothes.
  • Shower off excess in the morning.
  • Moisturise afterwards for smooth skin!

Clever Makeup

Clever makeup is a way you can create the perfect glow too! Here are step by step instructions:

  • Prep skin with regular routine.
  • Apply primer.
  • Use coloured concealer to hide imperfections such as dark circles.
  • Apply foundation or tinted moisturiser.
  • Apply regular concealer where needed.
  • Lightly dust over some bronzer on the areas of your face that the sun naturally hits.

Food and Drink

To go with your new glowing skin routine, make sure you’re making an effort to eat and drink well too. Try to avoid pre packaged junk and only eat natural foods. Get plenty of vegetables and water in your diet for the best effects!

I promise if you use this guide, you’ll have the most radiant complexion!

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The Must-Read Skin Care Guide

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We all want the kind of skin that looks like it has been airbrushed, without it actually being airbrushed. Yet there will always be something that gets in the way, from aging spots to wrinkles and even pimples. If you want fresh, young looking skin then you need to read on. Welcome to the must-read skin care guide!

8 Glasses of Water

We’ve read it in nearly every magazine article, beauty column and dieting books; drink 8 glasses of water a day. Let’s be honest though, do you ever actually manage to drink the full 8 glasses in a day? Not many of us do, but you would be surprised at what a difference it could make. Not only does it have a load of benefits for the way we feel, our metabolism and our hunger pangs, but it does wonders for our skin too. Try and get your 8 glasses (2 litres) every day, to see a real difference in your skin.

5 Portions of Fruit and Veg

This is another one we’ve read about everywhere, and mainly ignored. Why eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day when it’s so much easier to get McDonalds? If you are finding it almost impossible to hit that fresh food goal all the time, then start off small. Try to get your 5 portions every other day, or start with just 3 portions a day. It will soon become a habit to look for recipes and meals that contain lots of yummy fresh fruit and veg. If you can’t stand eating fruit and veggies raw then have a look out for delicious smoothie recipes that can help you hit that goal.

Sun Safe Skin

We love the sun! We countdown the days until the sunny months arrive, book ourselves on super sunny holidays and even fake it with sunbeds and tanning lotions. A tan looks great on young skin, but it can soon wear out older skin. If you want to slow down the aging process then you need to be more sun safe. Get the healthy amount of Vitamin D for your skin by spending some time in the sunshine, but make sure you are protecting it too. You’ll find a whole range of suncare products out there, including foundation that comes with SPF.

Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising

Last on the list, but certainly not least, is your skincare regime. What are you doing to take care of your skin in terms of cleansing, toning, moisturising and even exfoliating? Everyone should have a good beauty regime in place, to keep our skin looking fresh, youthful and glowing. Invest in some good quality products that you can use on a daily basis, including a facial cleanser, toner and moisturising cream. Don’t forget the little luxuries such as an exfoliator and face masks that you can use once a week. One more thing; always, always, always wash your makeup off before you go to bed.

This is your new skincare bible, look after it! Print it off, stick it up in your bathroom or above your mirror, and read through it every day. You’ll soon start noticing a difference in your appearance and the way you feel.

Taking Care of Your Dry Winter Skin: Do’s and Dont’s

Winter weather can be the skin’s worst enemy. Not only can it cause itching and scratching, winter can make it dry, flaky, cracked, and sore. Not fun for anybody! Luckily, there are things you can do to make sure that your skin doesn’t get that far, by simply following a few do’s and don’ts. A little bit of effort is all you need to put in to have lovely looking skin all year round!

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Taking Care of Your Skin in Winter: Do’s

  • Use a body brush to keep lymphatic drainage working, your blood flow pumping, and your skin soft and supple.
  • Exfoliate with a body scrub 2-3 times per week to rid your body of dead skin cells and instantly make it appear brighter.
  • Make sure you use a moisturising soap or body wash, and not one that dries out your skin. Dove is a great brand!
  • Pat yourself dry, never rub.
  • Apply a creamy body butter or moisturiser immediately after drying, or your skin could feel tight and sore.
  • Exfoliate your face twice a week with a facial exfoliator.
  • Consider switching your moisturiser for one especially made for dry skin.
  • If you have lines and wrinkles around the eyes, use an eye cream.
  • Use a hydrating face mask once a week to give your collagen and cells and extra boost for plumpness and brightness.
  • Always wear gloves to protect your hands, and apply a hand cream regularly.
  • Use a cuticle oil to moisturise and protect your nails and skin around your nails.
  • Always include your feet in your exfoliating and moisturising routine.
  • Exfoliate dry skin from your lips with a lip scrub or an old toothbrush.
  • Apply a thick lip balm every night before bed, and use one in the day when you can.

Taking Care of Your Skin in Winter: Don’ts

  • Spend longer than 10 minutes in a shower.
  • Try to keep your water warm, not too hot, as this can strip your skin of it’s natural oils.
  • Use a male’s shaving cream. Buy a shaving cream especially for women to have silky smooth legs.
  • Wait to moisturise after a bath or shower. This can really wreak havoc on your skin.
  • Use a face wash with harsh ingredients. Use a gentle cleanser in the winter months, like one from DermalSense.
  • Use the wrong products on your skin. Always use products suited to your skin type, and remember that your skin type can change with the seasons. Using a dry cleanser on oily skin can cause big problems, so make sure you pay attention to the changes.
  • Apply lipstick to chapped lips, as this can make them even worse and cause them to look old. Always exfoliate lips before applying anything.
  • Forget to buy products containing SPF. Just because it’s not summer, doesn’t mean our skin won’t get damaged from the harmful rays and free radicals in the environment.
  • Think that you’re too young for a good skin routine. You can never be too young; starting early is best to prevent wrinkles, imperfections, and other problems down the line!

Now you’re fully equipped with the knowledge to take care of your dry winter skin – go ahead and show it who’s boss!