Almost everyone wants to achieve healthy, glowing skin. Yet, many of us are guilty of neglecting our skin, which can eventually become dull, dry and full of wrinkles. The best way to create a radiant complexion is by following our top tips to creating a flawless complexion.
Gently Lather Your Skin
Many people wash their face for an average of 15 seconds. Yet, the best way to clean and care for your skin is to slow down. Pull your hair away from your face so you don’t miss the hairline, which is prone to grime and oiliness.
The next step is to dampen the skin before spending at least one minute massaging your skin with a facial cleanser. Ensure you massage your skin in an upward, circular motion. Once you’ve done just that, rinse your skin thoroughly and pat it dry with a clean towel. Do not rub it or you could damage your skin.
Skin can often become rough and tough if it doesn’t receive enough moisture. If you have dry patches on your body, one of the most effective moisturisers to use is petroleum jelly. This is particularly effective on elbows, heels and knees.
Have you heard the old wives’ tale about covering your feet in Vaseline and putting on a pair of white cotton socks? Well, it’s not an old wives’ tale at all. It can change the look and feel of your feet overnight. It can also work on your hands with a pair of white cotton gloves.
Hair Removal Prep
Be honest, have you paid less attention to your body hair during the winter months? If so, it might be time to invest in an effective hair removal treatment to help banish body hair in time for summer.
Before you apply a hair removal treatment, it’s important to exfoliate your body in preparation. Gently use the exfoliation scrub over several days before treatment, as it can effectively remove dead skin cells to make hair removal safer.
The Four Step Regimen
Everyone needs the four-step regimen in their lives. All you need to do is cleanse, tone and moisturize twice daily, before enjoying a facial steam. It’s essential you find the right cleanser for your skin type, such as:
Once you have identified your skin type, select the mildest cleanser for your needs. You should also follow the same rule when selecting a facial masque. Different cleansers will perform different functions, such as reducing oiliness, tightening pores or adding moisture.
A facial steam is a perfect way to finish the regimen, as it helps to keep your skin soft, and can banish debris without causing inflammation to the skin. An effective way to steam your face is to soak a clean washcloth in warm water, wring it out and drape it over your face for a minimum of five minutes. You can even add three drops of lavender oil to the water to soothe your skin.
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