Updated: Jan 29, 2021
Let's face it - Lock down, the kids being off and generally not being able to see anyone has left us feeling (and looking) pretty blah! Saying that, I'll let you in to a secret... I even went to the super market the other week with my PJ's on!!! I literally pulled my joggers over the top with an overcoat hauled over so people wouldn't see! Who else can relate?!
Never the less, we might still be on lock down & the kids may still be at home (running feral) but it is a new year after all & what better way to make yourself feel a little better than with the ultimate January glow up. Yes, hair flick moment please.... I think we are all need this right now.
ITS ALL IN THE BLUSH
Changing your makeup to a more lighter, natural finish not only will lift your spirits but your skin will be thanking you too for the change. No one likes the caked on look of thick foundation & powders so go for a light coverage foundation and a cream blusher. You can get some seriously GORGEOUS cream blushers and they can blend seamlessly when applied with the tips of the fingers. Just dab a little along the jaw line and blend for a fresh hint of colour.
Top Tip - apply to your eyelids too for a dewy glossy finish
REPLENISH WITH OILS
There are a million different serums, creams, lotions & balms on the market for your face, each promising their wonder powers of age defiance, but how do you know any are firstly good for your skin, and secondly that they actually work? So I'm introducing you all to oils.
Questions that people always ask:
Will it leave my skin oily? - Not with the right oil
I have spots will it make them worse? - No, plus they are packed with good-for-you ingredients such as polyphenols, fatty acids, and antioxidants, to help reduce inflammation and give skin a dewy glow.
Here are my fave all natural oils that make the perfect base for dewy skin:
What it is: Extracted from nuts of the Moroccan argan tree, this oil is a soothing and powerful moisturizer for all skin types.
Why it works: Argan oil is packed with vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. It’s light enough to use as an everyday, nongreasy moisturizer, but it can also be used to treat those with more severe skin conditions, such as eczema or rosacea. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, argan oil works to improve skin’s elasticity by fending off free radical damage, leaving skin radiant.
How to use: This oil is not just for dry skin — it can also help control oil production by reducing sebum for those with oilier skin. This nourishing oil can be used daily under makeup or at night for a more restorative skin conditioning treatment. It’s also suitable for use on dry hair and nails.
What it is: Extracted from plants indigenous to North America, jojoba oil is used for everything from acne to psoriasis to sunburn. But it isn’t really an oil at all, but a botanical extract actually comprised of liquid wax esters. This is important because out of all compounds found in nature, jojoba oil is structurally and chemically the most similar to human sebum, meaning it mimics the structure of the skin. (Plus it smells amazing!)
Why it works: Because jojoba oil is similar to our skin’s structure, it can replicate or dissolve oil, depending if your skin overproduces or underproduces. Thus, it can help balance out sebum production and eliminate acne. Comprised of beneficial minerals and nutrients, jojoba oil also works as an emollient to soothe skin and provide all-day moisture.
How to use: A few drops can be used for those with oily complexions in the morning or at night, to moisturize and help balance out skin tone. Top Tip: It’s also a great alternative to body lotion for those who have sensitive skin and can even be used as a hair treatment too to help with dandruff.
Rosehip seed oil
What it is: This powerful skin nourisher is one of the top anti-aging oils. It’s extracted via a cold-press method from the seeds of a specific rose variety, predominantly grown in Chile.
Why it works: This oil is rich in essential fatty acids and contains vitamins E, C, D, and beta carotene. Chock-full of goodness, it helps to protect and hydrate skin, fight free radical damage, and reduce wrinkles. But that’s not all! The vitamins and antioxidants rejuvenate the skin to restore elasticity, help to correct dark spots, and reduce the appearance of scars.
How to use: Because it is considered a “dry”oil, rosehip seed oil soaks easily into the skin. It can be used in conjunction with other oils or lotions as an intensive moisturizing and anti-aging treatment.
Clay masks are AMAZING for your skin. They absorb excess oils from your face, leaving your skin feeling balanced and refreshed. In turn, your shine free face will be less likely to break out too.
Another key factor is that they gently and effectively exfoliate so are perfect for sensitive skin.
Each of our clay masks in-store are perfect for using on their own or mixing up for a custom blend, meaning they are perfect for helping you in your quest for glowing skin. If you're new to clay masks we suggest starting with our detox & brighten clay mask, as it does just that! check out our blog post 'How to Clay Mask For your Skin type' as its the perfect start to your clay journey.
Need a few extra recipes too, then check out one our post 'How to mask up for glowing skin' it's aimed at giving you that glow.
Pssssttt.... did you know you can use our clays as a cream cleanser too? Simple pop a little in your hand, add a few drops of water, rub on your face & wash off - it's the perfect cleanse & go!