When it comes to natural beauty, nothing is more important than our skin. Our skin is the basis of our entire image – and whether you choose to put on makeup or go barefaced, the condition of your skin can affect your entire look. After all, a great home needs to be built on sturdy foundations. This very same analogy can be used for your skin. But keeping it glowing and radiant (as well as defying the signs of ageing) can be harder than it looks. You may think that it requires surgery or expensive dermatological treatments. However, in reality, there are plenty of affordable things you can do to keep your skin as fresh as can be.
We’re all told from a young age that exfoliating your skin is good for you – whether this is just your face or your whole body. Exfoliating scrubs away the dead skin and also improves circulation, which is what leads to the glowing effect you get afterwards. However, be careful not to overdo it or use a scrub that is too harsh for your skin. If it feels too painful, chances are it’s not good for you! Consider using a tool instead, such as an exfoliating brush or pad, which will be much more gentle on your skin.
Clean your makeup brushes regularly
Be honest – when was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? If you are like most women, it was probably quite a while ago! A survey found that 31% of millennials don’t know how to clean their makeup brushes correctly, even though they are the biggest consumers of makeup in the present day. Experts say you should clean your brushes at least once a month, but twice a month is recommended. Dirty makeup brushes can spread harmful bacteria around the face, leading to nasty breakouts.
Get a tan
We all know that being tanned immediately looks more healthy and glowing than pale, pasty skin. But unfortunately, a natural tan comes with its risks. Even if you use sunscreen religiously, you are still putting yourself at greater risk of skin-related illnesses such as melanoma. In order to stay completely safe, it is always best to go with a fake tan. However, making a fake tan look natural can be a bit of a skill in itself! It’s always best to go to the experts as they will really know what they are doing, and you can avoid a streaky look. Consider contacting your local mobile spray tanning company to see if they can fit you in for a tan in the comfort of your own home.
Certain types of food can actually make a huge difference to your skin. Nuts and oily fish such as salmon are both rich in omega 3 and healthy fats, which help reduce the body’s production of inflammatory compounds. Zinc has also been linked to healthy skin. If you are struggling to incorporate more zinc into your diet, why not consider taking a capsule every morning? Your skin will soon start to thank you for it!