Love your skin
Why is skin care so important?
How to pick good skincare?
- Avoid products with perfumes
- Look at the ingredients not the brand's slogan
- Seriously consider products containing Glycolic acid. It has tremendous properties for exfoliation and continued use has been seen to increase hydration.
- Concentrated ingredients, like AHA's, retinol, Salicylic Acid etc
- Paraben free
My daughters are growing up and the YouTube makeup tutorial trend has taken over their age group as well as many young adult women too. While considering how I would approach this topic of makeup, I was reminded of an old slogan about 'letting the real you shine through'. Now I can't recall exactly where or when this phrase was discovered in my memory but it made a lot of sense to me.
Essentials to also include..
- Drink lots of water
- Get plenty of sleep
- Avoid smoking
- Avoid drinking excessively
- Wear SPF daily
- Never sleep with makeup on
My personal skin care routine is kept as minimal as possible and I only use Australian owned products as I can trust their ingredients and standards. I love Alpha-H for their concentrated ingredients and great minimal packaging! They have a range for every stage of your life so it's important to identify your concerns and discover which range suits your needs.
Daily Cleanser: I always start and end each day by cleansing my skin. It is so super important to cleanse in the morning especially if you are a tummy sleeper like me as any oils from your hair etc would have been sitting on your face overnight.
Hydrating gel: I use this hydrating gel morning and night as well because I can breakout occasionally around my chin area so the salicylic acid in this helps keep breakouts at bay while keeping me hydrated.
Daily SPF: I lvoe this SPF as it doesn't have that awful whitening look that some other strong SPF's have. It's great to have under makeup too!
And once or twice a week I add these to my routine
Smoothing Mask: This is my Holy Grail at the moment because it exfoliates AND hydrates! Winner of Bazaar Beauty 100 in 2015!
Super Scrub Micro Cleanse: This is a powerful scrub with AHA to thoroughly exfoliate my skin leaving it soft and fresh.
At this stage in my life I feel these products have been so helpful in keeping my skin smooth and clear. However as my birthday is coming up I am considering upping the anti on some more preventative products!