As a woman no matter your lifestyle there is something we cannot neglect and that is our skin. Whether you use a lot of makeup or not, the way we treat our skin makes a big difference in our appearance. That is why, I thought it would be a good idea to have Amy Mia Goldsmith from HighStyleLife share her 5 Tips on How to Achieve Beautiful Goddess-Like skin. Amy is an Aussie Blogger in love with fashion, beauty and style. Her mission is to inform the world of all the things she loves and enjoys. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.
While summer may be in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, wintertime is gracing countries such as Australia at this very moment. Now, while on the North people may be enjoying their fun in the sun, complete with long-awaited vacations and low-maintenance skin and beauty regimens, Aussie girls are using this time to get their skin in spick and span shape for the season that is upon them. Winter may just be the equivalent of that abstract Monday, the day that we swear to change our lifestyle habits. However, for an Aussie, skin care is serious business, and there is no time to waste. So, let’s see how you can get that perfect, impeccable complexion and awe-worthy skin. Even if you’re from the northern part of the world, it’s never too early to start prepping for next spring and summer.
Be kind to your skin
When it comes to makeup, every girl with a flawless complexion will tell you that less is more. When you use heavy makeup to conceal imperfections you fall into a vicious circle; the heavier the foundation, the more irritation and blemishes you end up with. So, keep things light and casual. Use BB creams and tinted moisturizers that both nourish and even out your skin tone. Bring out your natural beauty and use only subtle and gentle products to enhance your features. Your skin will show its gratitude and repay the favour.
Cleanse, repeat, protect, get to bed
While on the subject with makeup, the importance of removing it simply can’t be stressed enough. Every renowned magazine and every single dermatologist will tell you so. Still, there are numerous occasions on which you might feel exhausted after a long day and decide to skip this step. This is a major mistake as you can wake up to the horror of new pimples and blemishes, eye and skin irritation, forcing you to do damage control and fix a problem that you could have prevented altogether. Lesson: always double cleanse, and apply a retinol before bedtime. According to Emmy Graber, MD, this vitamin A derivative has been proven to boost collagen production, speed cell turnover, and unclog. While you get your beauty sleep, retinol works overtime to help skin produce collagen and give you that dewy, fresh-faced look you yearn for.
Mind the body
When you read the words ‘skin care’, the mind immediately goes to facial skin. However, let’s not forget that the rest of our body needs love and attention too. Yes, body lotions and butters do a wonderful job at hydrating the skin, but there is that one pesky, pesky thing that most women have, loathe and battle – the dreaded cellulite. Fun times at Bondi Beach aren’t complete without the perfect skin glistening in the sun, and Aussies know this all too well. That’s why in their battle against cellulite they swim passionately, try to stay hydrated, load up on foods that help fight the good fight, but they have another secret weapon. They’ve discovered the Holy Grail of cellulite killers, and now many gals are turning to the CoolSculpting in Perth, which is a simple and painless procedure that basically freezes and demolishes fat cells and gives them that perfectly toned skin. Say goodbye to orange-peel skin.
Don’t forget the occasional guest start
While over-exfoliation can be quite counter effective and scrubbing frequently and vigorously can only irritate your skin further, exfoliation should not be banned altogether. On the contrary, when done properly and in moderation, it can give amazing results. It helps cleanse and tone the skin as it removes dead skin and nourishes the epidermal layer, but only if you wait long enough for dead skin cells to form so you don’t remove and scrub the healthy skin. Use gentle exfoliators even if you have acne-prone skin. An aggressive approach is never the answer. Gentle approach three times a week tops is the path to glowing skin.
Never store away SPF
One of the common misconceptions that we’re here to shatter is that SPF is a summertime essential only. To the contrary, SPF should be your go-to product all year round. As Bruce E. Katz, the director of JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York states: “The sun’s harmful rays are just as strong and damaging despite what your thermometer says — particularly the UVA rays which are responsible for ageing skin. UVA radiation reaches deeper into the skin and contributes to wrinkles and skin cancer risk.” Now you are in the know – for youthful skin with zero signs of ageing, keep your SPF near at all times.
How do you treat your skin during summer time?
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