There are people out there whose job it is to either look good at all times or make other people look good at all times. Models, actresses, people in the media and the make up and skincare gurus who look after them are fonts of beauty information and can teach us so much about daily self-care. With that in mind, we thought we’d share five secrets from the experts, giving you little nuggets of wisdom which can supercharge your beauty routine.
Use a Gentle Touch Around the Eyes
We often talk to you about how we advocate the use of gentle products on the delicate eye area to preserve the skin and avoid damage, but have you ever though about how you actually touch your eye area? When you use products to cleanse your eye area and remove make-up, or even when applying eye creams, you should make sure you do it with a gentle touch which doesn’t drag the skin as this could increase sagging of the skin in this area.
If you really want to supercharge your beauty routine, adding some exercise in to your daily activities can really help. Exercise is great because it makes you relax. When you’re relaxed, your skin tone gets better, and your muscles get stronger and hold the skin better. Being active can reduce wrinkles, clear up acne and keep you looking radiant.
Vitamins Inside and Out
We all know that we need to get our five-a-day, eat a balanced diet and ensure we get our recommended daily allowances of vitamins and minerals. Well, this applies to our skincare too – ensuring you use products which are vitamin-rich and based upon natural ingredients is essential for getting clear, radiant, younger-looking skin.
Don’t Follow Fads
Let’s face it, skincare trends come and go, and just like the bumbag or shell suits, some of them should be left in the past where they belong. However, when it comes to your skincare routine, most experts advocate finding something that works for you and sticking to it. Slapping every new product on your face as soon as it comes out is the easiest way to upset the apple cart and sometimes, skincare is a better-the-devil-you-know kinda business.
Protect Yourself From the Sun
Even Baz Luhrmann said it – “If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it”. We don’t recommend that you take your skincare advice from mid-90’s songs made by Aussie film directors, but on this point, he’s echoing the experts. Even on cloudy days, sunscreen should be the most important step in your skincare routine and it’s the single-most effective way to reduce the risk of skin cancer and prevent premature ageing of the skin.