Looking after your skin

Looking after treatment

Wanna know how to get that face fresh and glowing? Then check out step by step for the process of how to take care of your skin!

1. Check your skin type

If you are unaware of your skin type and are using products which are designated to other skin types, this can lead to your pores clogging up! This then causes breakouts and even premature ageing of the skin!

Normal Combination Skin:

  • No or few imperfections
  • Not too dry, not too oily
  • No severe sensitivity
  • Barely visible pores
  • A radiant complexion

Combination Skin:

  • Pores that look larger than normal
  • Dry in some areas, whilst being oily in areas like the T-Zone (nose, forehead & chin)
  • Blackheads
  • Shiny skin

Dry Skin:

  • Almost invisible pores
  • Dull, rough complexion
  • Red patches
  • Your skin is less elastic
  • More visible lines

Oily Skin:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull or shiny, thick complexion
  • Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes

Sensitive Skin :

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Dryness

If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them. There are many possible reasons, but often it’s in response to particular skin care products.

2. Products you need

You only need a tiny bit of each product! Over using product will just do the opposite and clog up your pores, which will give you more problems than you originally started with.

3. Check expiry dates

Be aware of this little sign! It’s usually on the back next to ingredients and it indicates how long you can use the product for once opened! They can harbour tonnes of bacteria and no one wants smear that all over their face! So be aware.

4. Use suncream

Okay so it makes sense in the summer of course you wear suncream but you need to wear it pretty much all year round! We’re not talking slap on a Factor 50 in winter! But a simple spf moisturiser or foundation will do!

5. Change it up

You should switch up your skincare regime throughout the year, the weather is another external factor that can wreak havoc on your skin. For instance during the winter, the combination of low temperatures outside and increased indoor heating can seriously dry out your skin. Whereas in the summer, you’re dealing with humidity, sun exposure, and climbing temperatures; causing oily skin, dark spots and lines.

6. Eat & drink well

Eat and drink with your skin in mind! No matter how many miracle products you slather on your face, if your diet sucks, your skin just won’t be bringing its A-game. To get that glow, you need to be supplying your body with beauty-boosting vitamins and minerals, and the right nutrients. Below are some foods and drinks which will replenish your skin and make it glow!

  • Almonds
  • Apricots
  • Avocado
  • Blueberries
  • Green Tea
  • Kale
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Potato
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Spinach
  • Tomato

7. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is the ultimate glow-getter! It is also one of the strongest antioxidants on the shelves, which means it helps to protect your skin from environmental stressors that can accelerate ageing. Plus, it’s even been shown to promote and encourage elastin and collagen syntheses, combined with its ability to banish dull skin.