Beauty Routine Refresh – 5 Easy Ways To Care For Your Skin


Easy Ways To Care For Your Skin


We’re in the middle of winter right now, and with winter comes cold weather outside, and warm temperatures from central heating inside – which unfortunately for many, means suffering from dry and flaky skin.

It’s not the most pleasant thing to deal with, especially when you know that your skin deserves better. You want to take care of your skin so that it feels and looks fresh and moisturised. And because your face is subject to the elements of weather every time you step outside (unless you wear a balaclava, which funnily enough isn’t an unusual sight in these COVID times) – it’s important to have a daily and weekly skincare routine to keep it looking and feeling its best.


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Beauty Routine Refresh – 5 Easy Ways To Care For Your Skin

You have to do what you can to look after your skin and make sure that it reflects the you that you want to be. You deserve a fresh, healthy face no matter what, and we’ve got some of the easiest ways that you can care for your skin no matter what. Let’s take a look at ‘5 Easy Ways To Care For Your Skin’ – a beauty routine refresh.


Easy Ways To Care For Your Skin Step 1 – Remove Your Makeup

Caring for your skin is vital, and whether you use makeup remover such as Bisous™ | The Premium Reusable Makeup Remover or you make your own homemade makeup remover, it’s so important that you remove your makeup no matter how little you’re wearing.

By leaving your makeup on, you fill the pores of your skin with it – clogging it up so that it can’t breathe. Makeup, dirt and impurities can make your skin break out, become greasy and increase the chances of irritation.


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Easy Ways To Care For Your Skin Step 2 – Use the Right Moisturiser Daily

The right moisturiser is going to reduce the dryness and/or oily feel to your skin. It’s going to help stop your skin from breaking out in a range of skin conditions, and it’s going to make your skin feel fresh.

The products that you use are important to your skin and they are going to help to hydrate it. You can do so much with the right moisturiser and your skin will thank you for it. Have a read of this article on how to tell your skin type, then make sure you purchase the moisturiser most suited to your skin. Alternatively get professional advice from your Esthetician the next time you get a facial, or ask advice from the Beautician at your local beauty counter.


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Easy Ways To Care For Your Skin Step 3 – ALWAYS Use Sunscreen

It doesn’t matter if you live in the cloudiest place on the planet; sunscreen is your friend. The damage that the sun can do to your skin shouldn’t be taken for granted. Sunburn is pretty instant when it comes to damage as you notice your skin turning red and burning almost immediately, but skin damage occurs slowly over time.

The days that you skip the sunscreen are the days that you damage your skin even further. Lather up in the morning after you have cleansed and moisturised your face and neck, and don’t skip it!


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Easy Ways To Care For Your Skin Step 4 – Try to Sleep Well

Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your skin. Skipping on sleep leaves your complexion pale and lifeless. In fact it does much more than that according to the Sleep Research Society:


The faces of sleep deprived individuals were perceived as having more hanging eyelids, redder eyes, more swollen eyes, darker circles under the eyes, paler skin, more wrinkles/fine lines, and more droopy corners of the mouth.

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So think twice before you have that green tea or coffee too late in the day (caffeine) … or before you hit play on the next series of that TV show you’re binge-watching because you can do so much for your skin with a good night’s sleep.

Do what you can to get a decent sleep every night and you’ll wear the effects for all to see.


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Easy Ways To Care For Your Skin Step 5 – Work on Eating the Right Foods

Work on eating the right foods. Foods rich in vitamin E are going to be foods that will feed your skin more than any other because Vitamin E is one of the most important antioxidants for your skin. You want that glow, and that means working on your diet as much as your beauty products.

Try and stay away from the obvious food types that are bad for your skin such as processed meats, fatty fast food, and foods laden with lots of artificial sweeteners. Try include more of the following in your diet:

  • Fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel.
  • Vegetables such as leafy greens and sweet potato.
  • Fruits such as avocado and tomato.
  • Nuts such as walnuts and pistachio.
  • Teas such as green tea and chamomile tea.

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