Many of us have had a love/hate relationship with our skin. From teenage breakouts to adult scarring, the “flaws” often seem never-ending. But the big question is: how do you love your skin right now?
Your skin is the largest organ your body has, and it also forms the protective barrier between the external environment and the internal organs. Therefore, it’s super important that you give it the best care possible.
We are going to teach you how to look after it, with ten reasons why you should love the skin you are in:
1. Treat your skin right
To love your skin is to treat it right. Follow the basic skincare routine, suited for your skin type every day and every night, and trust your skin will love you back! This basic routine includes cleansing > toning > treatments > moisturising > sunscreen.
You can also include Beauty Emporium’s Regima range into your skincare routine for extra love. Regima active facial oil is a unique oil that seeps deep into the layers of the skin, leaving it smooth and supple. Packed with vitamins and minerals, it is the perfect anti-inflammatory for healing skin. The Regima scar repair forte 110ml also boasts healing properties. With a super-strength formulation, providing the most effective scar repair, it is also used for stretch marks and overall skin protection.
2. Consider Going Natural
Going natural seems to be popular these days and is one of the best ways to love your skin! When applying make-up, do not aim to cover up your blemishes or freckles; instead, enhance it. The natural look does not mean you should not wear make-up, but rather that you reduce the appearance of scars and other minor imperfections you may not like.
Wearing a heavy coating of make-up every day without removing it can clog your pores and prevent the skin from breathing. Later, causing damage, such as irritation, wrinkles, and acne. Use the ultra-glam for special occasions and the natural make-up look for every day, and always remove make-up before going to bed.
3. Love Your Skin Tone
Whether your skin tone is a shade that resembles black coffee, coffee and milk or just plain milk, your skin tone is what makes you, you! It’s the first thing that radiates as you walk past someone or attend a job interview. Bro or sis, your skin tone, paired with your incredible personality, is what makes you a force to be reckoned with. And never, we repeat: NEVER think that your melanin, or lack thereof, defines your beauty. All tones are beautiful!
4. Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Getting an adequate amount of sleep can positively affect your skin’s regeneration process and its ability to heal. Sleep helps repair the skin and produces new collagen, preventing blemishes, premature ageing, and wrinkles. In addition to getting enough sleep, use the Regima scar repair forte 110ml to repair scarring on your skin. It accelerates the recovery of stressed, damaged tissue and promotes balanced collagen synthesis.
5. Eat Well
In addition to drinking lots of water, a good diet is essential. Drinking water hydrates and replenishes the skin’s tissues from the inside, leading to fresh, soft, glowing skin outside. Maintain a well-balanced diet by eating nutrient-rich foods high in antioxidants, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. Foods that are good for the skin include nuts, carrots, oranges, lentils, beans, fatty fish and leafy greens such as spinach and kale.
6. Choose Skincare Products Carefully
February may be the month of love, but we celebrate love every day! Apart from the daily love you’re already providing in the form of washing, toning and moisturising, make taking care of your skin a weekly ritual. Exfoliate once a week, wear a sheet mask while putting sliced cucumber on your eyes, give yourself a face massage and sit back, relax and enjoy the love.
7. Practice Positive Skin Talk
We all need a pick-me-up on some days. A bad day can cause you to look negatively at everything else – including your skin! Look in the mirror, smile at yourself, and tell your skin just how beautiful it is. Not sure what to say? Try: your freckles are beautiful, your scars tell an incredible story. I love your melanin. Look at that glow! Do this as often as you need, and you will find that complimenting your skin and others around you comes naturally.
8. Track your skin journey
Keep a diary close to you and track your skin journey frequently. This allows you to keep tabs on how your skin responds to certain foods, products and environmental changes and will help you understand it better. It’s also a great way to reflect on the day you set your skin goals to now.
Have you ever heard of that post-exercise glow? Well, it is true! Exercising is not only good for your body and overall health but your skin too. Exercising regularly boosts circulation and spreads oxygen to your skin cells. Working out can stimulate the skin’s natural oils, leaving your complexion smooth, supple, and looking radiant! Blood flowing through your body also helps carry away waste products from your cells. So, break a sweat! Your skin will love you for it.
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