Christmas is almost here and after the past hectic few weeks, you’re kicking yourself now for not spending enough time on your skin? Getting your skin glowing and fabulous doesn’t always necessarily mean you should spend a large part of your time and paycheck for a facial or the latest skincare product.
It’s time to turn that frown into a smile and dull-looking skin to bright-looking, ‘cos we’ve got you covered! Here are 5 quick and easy ways to get your skin to #GetYourGlowOn and boost dull-looking skin to look ready for any party you have lined up ahead (remember to avoid some foods to keep your skin clear):
#1: Pamper Yourself With A Mask
No time for a spa treatment? Take a breather and indulge yourself in a relaxing mask treatment! Try out some of these facial masks if you find yourself too busy for a facial treatment at the spa:
Super loaded with vitamin C, alpha hydroxyl acids, salicylic acid, strawberries can save your skin from many disorders including acne, blackheads/white heads, oily skin, dry skin and more.
Grind a few strawberries along with some water and simply apply on your face. Apply and leave it being washing off after 15-20 minutes, and voila, luscious-looking skin!
Papaya is a beta-carotene-rich food filled with powerful enzymes and phytochemicals that are good for skin. The enzymes slow down the formation of fine lines and wrinkles by combating free radicals. Papain, an enzyme contained in the papaya, has skin-lightening properties and can reduce the visibility of blemishes and acne scars. Together with alpha hydroxy acids, papain acts as a gentle exfoliator that dissolves inactive protein and dead skin cells. Applying papaya topically to skin will soften your skin, leaving it smooth and supple.
Apply either the pulp of a fresh papaya or use papaya juice to massage your face for 15 minutes, then rinse off for fresher and brighter skin.
Containing Sodium Hyaluronate and Ceramide, this mask provides intense moisturisation for the skin and also clarifies the skin with its natural enzymes to prevent signs of premature ageing. Its oil-free formula also fights free radicals and boosts collagen production as it contains a powerful blend of natural ingredients like litchi seed, cactus and fig fruit extracts. Just sit back and apply the mask onto cleansed skin and leave it on for 20 minutes before removing.
#2: Take A Cold Shower
Many may dread this, but braving the cold to take a cold shower instead of a hot one does provide some surprising health benefits! Not only does taking a cold shower help to – amongst its multiple benefits – relieve stress, it also tightens your pores which prevents them from getting clogged as it “seals” the pores in the skin and scalp. Plus, it’s much more hydrating than getting a hot shower!
If you’re having problems adjusting to showering in the cold, take a lukewarm shower first before switching to cold water for the last few minutes!
#3: Dig Deep, Exfoliate
Probably the best and most effective way to boost your skin’s healthful appearance is by exfoliating. The outermost layer of our skin – amidst the several layers – is actually dead, and dead skin cells found in this layer protect the healthy cells underneath. Thus, removing these dead skin cells reveals a better complexion and ensures that it gets clearer over time.
An average person would require exfoliation of up to two times a week. After cleansing, exfoliate to make sure you remove all traces of grime and stubborn makeup, which means exfoliating is best done at night.
For a less-harsh ala non-abrasive exfoliant, consider the Revive, Natural Skin Refiner. Using natural enzymes instead of harsh beads, the Natural Skin Refiner contains a potent blend of aloe vera and natto extracts to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin as you massage it onto skin to boost micro-circulation and soften dead skin cells. Your skin is left fresh and supple after the process.
#4: Lather On
Some More Moisturiser
After exfoliation, the skin is better prepared to absorb most out of your moisturiser, hence it is absolutely essential to your skin with the hydration it needs to look healthy. Without moisturising, the skin may become dry and this dryness may lead to itching, dry patches and other skin problems.
The Hydraclear Gel keeps acne at bay through 4 key ways: combating bacterial growth, reducing inflammation, hydrating, and regulating levels and skin pH levels. It’s also suitable for all skin types, including dull-looking skin!
#5: Give Yourself A Facial Massage
You know what they say, the eyes are the window to your soul. But, they can also be an obvious indicator of issues, i.e as staying up late to complete a season on Netflix ;).
If your eyes are looking puffy and looking to put the sparkle back in your eyes, try this little tip which costs you virtually nothing but a few minutes of your time. Simply use your ring fingers to press gently on the orbital bone, then move from the inner to the outer corner of your eyes. Repeat this for two to three times.
This neat massage stimulates circulation around the eye area and also helps to minimize any fine lines you may have.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,