I don’t know about you but my skin needs a break! She’s constantly having to put up with my random face picking, my pimple popping escapades, not to mention all the oily foods I gorge myself on.
That’s why I like to treat her to a Special Day every so often, to say sorry (and also to bribe her into leaving me blemish free once in awhile, shhhh).
Anyways here’s a couple of tips or ya!
1. SCRUB – A – DUB – DUB!
Start your skin treat day off with a thorough exfoliation, only a Higher Power truly knows how much dead skin is just sitting (not paying rent, might I add) on my face!
Exfoliating uncovers and unlocks that smooth and supple skin thats been waiting to see the light of day.
2. SOFTEN UP YOUR PORES FOR A DEEPER CLEANSE
My number one tip for thorough cleansing is to soften up your pores.
I find that if I soften my pores then follow up with a clay mask thereafter – making sure to rinse it off before it dries, so that it doesn’t dry out my skin – leaves my skin looking and feeling cleansed and brightened.
Try a steamer or DIY it at home with warm water in a bowl.
3. GIVE YOURSELF A FACIAL
These pocket sized gems are amazing for revitalizing and restoring your skin while being convenient, and not to mention easy on your bank account.
Use one that is suited for your specific needs, that way it’s more effective than just slapping a wet sheet on your face.
- Benzonite/Clay Mask: Detoxifies the skin, and clears up large pores, minimising them as well.
- Sheet Masks: Restores nutrients to the skin, and they’re ultra moisturizing.
- Peel off Masks: Cleanses the skin, especially dead skin on the surface, gets rid of unwanted oils too.
4. TAKE CARE OF YOUR UNDER EYES
Look, the bags underneath my eyes could be sold in any Hermes store, worldwide. Their worth their weight in gold.
These bags however need to be rehydrated, look for eye patches that are high in vitamin C and E for their brightening properties.
Cucumbers can do wonders as well. Extract the juice of a cucumber, plop a cotton pad into the juice and freeze them. Use them by placing them on those pesky bags to de-puff in the morning or during your skin treat day.
5. DON’T NEGLECT THE REST OF YOUR BODY
Dead skin is everywhere. It’s in your car, your bed, even your exes home. Yup it’s probably still there.
So make sure to give the rest of your skin some love too! Exfoliate in the shower before you shave (if you shave) for extra smooth skin and zero bumps.
Don’t forget about your chest!
6. BATH BABES!
This here is no ordinary bath, it’s not your run-of-the-mill drop a bath bomb and you’re good to go.
Nah, I’m talking essential oils, rose petals, a bath caddy topped with things that should never touch water! Life is about taking risks and aesthetically pleasing bath tubs!
Note: a regular bath bomb or just water in your tub is just as great, as long as you’re relaxed. This is your me time after all.
7. MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN, GIRL!
If you’re anything like myself then your skin is as dry as your notifications (hang in there).
Anyway, you’ve pampered and spoiled your lovely skin now it’s time to lock it all in. Pick a moisturizer that’s oil-based, this helps your skin to store moisture. But don’t use oil-based moisturizers on your face, that clogs your pores.
Tricky I know.
Use an overnight serum before bed, it’s the easiest way to get results while putting in minimal effort.
And lastly drink your water! I’m not even going to get into it, you already know her and her magical powers.
I hope these tips have you and your skin in total bliss!