Staying healthy doesn’t just mean green smoothies and hours at the gym. Take things one step at a time and start with easy changes to your beauty routine for a better you.
When good make-up meets good skincare, great things can happen for your skin. For a lot of women, make-up is an integral part of their daily routine, so instead of using make-up to mask skin imperfections, why not use make-up with skincare infused benefits for a better complexion?
Unlike traditional make-up, Nude by Nature products are carefully developed to include powerful native Australian ingredients, without toxins, synthetic ingredients or preservatives like Talc, Silicon, Phthalates, Sulphates, PEGS, Siloxanes, Triclosans, Phenoxyethanol or Parabens. This makes it ideal for those that are conscious about their lifestyle choices and improving their skin.
Before you hit the sheets, make sure to always remove your make-up with a gentle and natural make-up remover and soft cotton pad. Even if you’re using make-up that is good for your skin, by removing your make-up before bed, this will remove any bacteria that has built-up on the surface of your skin during the day which can clog pores, cause blemishes, pimples and blackheads.
If you’re planning to be out and about, sun care is incredibly important, and as a general rule it's recommended to use facial sunscreen as part of a daily skincare routine.
Every time you use your make-up brushes and beauty sponges, it accumulates dirt and bacteria which can cause your skin to breakout. Many experts recommend cleaning your make-up brushes at least once a month. Not sure how to clean your brushes? Watch our video tutorial for easy steps on how to clean your make-up brushes at home.
“Beauty sleep” is definitely a real thing! Getting 6–8 hours of quality sleep will allow your skin to focus on repairing itself, while it isn’t defending itself from the sun and harmful molecules from the environment. During the repair process, your body produces new collagen to make your skin more plump and reduce the appearance of “bags”, puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.
Sleep deprivation also decreases blood flow around the face causing your skin to look dull and dry and cheeks to be less ‘rosy’.
For softer and more luminous skin, the secret is to exfoliate with a face scrub at least once or twice per week. If you are using a gentle face scrub, use as part of your cleansing routine before bed to remove the layers of dead skin that tends to exaggerate the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Although our skin naturally sheds dead skin cells, its ability to do it slows down as we age. Therefore, exfoliating can help you break out the new cells for a more youthful look.
Wash and gently massage your face with a gentle cleanser and warm water once or twice a day. You’ll gently wash away dirt, make-up and everyday impurities without stripping the skin of essential moisture.
Don’t stop your skincare routine at your chin. The skin on your neck and chest is thinner and just as prone to wrinkles, sagging and dark spots. Make sure to also cleanse, moisturise and protect this area from the sun.
Our fingers are in constantly contact with keyboards, money and handrails to name a few, all of which are usually coated in bacteria. By touching your face, this can transfer viruses and allergens to your skin as well as excess bacteria and oil which can cause inflammation, blemishes, clogged pores and break outs. To put it simply, stop touching the face – your skin will thank you for it.
We hope you enjoyed our easy beauty tips for healthy skin. Let us know in the comments below what easy beauty tips you have and let’s always continue to work towards a better you.