Faded, dull skin always makes a woman look older than her actual age. On the other hand, bright and glowing skin will always get you looking much younger. The problem is that every day of our lives, pollution, grime and dust attach themselves to the surface of our skin. If we don’t take a couple minutes daily to cleanse our face and unclog the pores, the skin may look sluggish – instead of at its bright and shining best. Cleaning the skin is important, just like keeping our internal organs clean and healthy is. Please be aware that skin damage doesn’t always involve pain or immediate visible change, and can often go unnoticed for some time. The good news is, skin damage caused over time is reversible and the cumulative actions you begin taking today can also improve the appearance of your skin slowly over time. So get started today doing these simple things.
Avoid or minimize damage from hot water and chlorine. Although taking baths and showers may seem like it’s health-promoting and relaxing, your skin may disagree – especially if you have chlorinated water, which is almost certainly the case (unless your water comes from a well). Chlorine causes oxidative damage. The hotter the water, the more potential for damage – because the rate of chemical reactions increases with temperature. So what can you do? Adjust your water temperature to be a bit cooler, limit your showers to one per day, and decrease your soak time in the bath.
Use gentle and safe skin care products – organic whenever possible. Your skin absorbs it all. Moisturize daily with non-clogging organic moisturizers such as coconut oil or body butter. These nourish your skin instead of clogging it, as many toxin-impaired moisturizers do.
Be very sure to remove your makeup each evening. It’s a really bad idea to go to sleep, leaving makeup – not to mention environmental grime – on your face while you sleep. Take a couple minutes to remove it. After cleansing you face, what I strongly recommend is applying the No7 Early Defence GLOW ACTIVATING Serum. I think those of you who prefer matte skin will also enjoy this product. This serum actually unclogs my pores and gives the skin a smoother and fuller texture and the natural glow of a well-rested skin. It’s not greasy and doesn’t give that unnatural shining we all hate. If your skin is greasy and you’re prone to acne, this serum will become your best helper as it will keep your pores clear and will decrease the production of grease. It has a light, silky feeling to it when applied and is easily absorbed by skin. Its consistency is somewhere between that of your usual serum and a face cream. Just apply before bed and in the morning. You’ll be surprised to see how well it actually works!
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