Since the summer is long gone I thought I would share some tips with you to keep your skin looking fresh all year around.
Great food - happy skin
There are a lot of great food out there and as you may already know, it's mainly fruits and veggies. It is more important to take great care of your diet first in order to have beautiful skin. Here are some of my favourite ones:
- Sweet potatoes - sweet potato chips are my favourite. Rich in beta carotene (carrots have loads of it too). Your body turns beta carotene into vitamin A, which we all know is very important to have that radiant skin. It reduces damage caused by all sorts of environmental hazards;
- Blueberries - I absolutely love them with ice cream, yogurts or granola. Working with beauty brands previously I realised that most of the anti-aging products are infused with blueberries. The antioxidants in the blueberries are great to stop premature aging;
- Spinach - this one is my favourite! I put it into my stir fries, salads and ramen. It contains vitamins B, C and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids. Do I need to say anything else?
- Papaya - new favourite of mine. Contains a lot of carotene and gives that healthy shine!
Drink water and tea
You have probably heard this millions of times but water helps to get rid of all of the toxins in your body and keep your skin hydrated. As simple as that. As for myself, I am not a huge fan of it but I try to drink it every day. To make it taste better I tend to make fruit water. Here are some of my favourite ones:
- Basil and strawberries;
- Lemon and mint;
Speaking about tea, green tea is great for but I have recently found this one from Aloha - it is called beauty tea and it has loads of great benefits for your skin and apparently, tastes great. To be quite honest, I am excited to try this one myself!
It is important to have a set skincare regime. And that is coming from a personal experience. When I finally had a strict skincare routine my skin thanked me for that. You can tweak it according to your preference. But for me it is important to properly clean it and keep it hydrated (there is a skincare routine post coming soon). For that extra gorgeous skin exfoliate a couple of times a week, to get rid of the dead skin cells that make your skin look dull. For all over the body I love to use brands such as Rituals, The Body Shop and Soap and Glory. Also, to keep you body looking tanned I prefer to use lotions with a subtle self tanners. It moisturises your skin and will never look streaky. My holy grail ones are Dove summer glow body lotion and Palmer's natural bronze tan lotion.
I never liked face tanners so for me makeup is the way to go. I love to apply bronzer on the parts of the face where the sun would naturally hit you - forehead, cheekbones, a little bit on the nose and neck. I try not to over do it, otherwise it would not look natural. For that I use a large fluffy brush. My favourite ones are: Sleek face contour kit, Collection contour kit and The body shop honey bronzer.
I love highlighters, they give that lively look. I am quite excited to try out Mac's Strobe Cream because you have to apply it underneath your foundation / bb cream. I feel like that would look more natural. Other that that I love the ones from Benefit and Lord & Berry.
And that's that! Just remember, it is all about how you treat your body inside out. So take care of your diet and trust me, skincare routine will be the easiest part. Hope you are having a great week! Do you have any secrets to share? Let me know! Talk to you soon,