Wednesday, 18 June 2014

3 Tips for Brighter Skin

My skin always goes through phases, some of the time it's clear and bright, other times it's irritated, blemished and dry. When my skin is at its worst, it's mostly down to uncontrollable elements like the weather and the office air con, but there are still ways you can combat these to help you love the skin you're in.

Over the years I've learned how to make sure it's happy and healthy so I thought I'd share my tips with you! I've fallen out of love with blogging a little this week so I thought I'd keep it simple and post about something that comes naturally.

1. Water, water everywhere so let's all have a drink


Wise words Homer Simpson. Water is by far the best thing you can do to help make sure your skin stays healthy and hydrated. I drink at least 4 pints of water throughout the day to make sure my brain, skin and body stay away from dehydration.

Office environments are awful for dehydrating your skin, they're usually stuffy or have air con blasting all day long, both of which are not friends to your skin. Aim to have around 2-3 pints of water a day, even more if it's Summer or you're on your feet all day.

If you're not usually a water drinker, make the switch to a few pints of water a day and you'll notice the difference in your skin, dark circles around your eyes and general alertness in a few weeks!


2. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate...

I remember when I bought my first apricot exfoliating scrub, I was about 14 and just starting to get obsessed with all things beauty and fashion. I'd used cream washes and foaming facial wash before but exfoliating was a whole new feeling of clean! I've exfoliated pretty much every day since then and swear by it.

I'm using a Chanel Radiance Exfoliating Gel at the moment (you can check it out here) which is perfect for my skin, not too soft but not too harsh, just enough to buff away the dirt to leave me with fresh skin. It's a bit pricey but last for ages so it's totally worth it, plus skincare is always worth investing in!

If you're exfoliating every day like I do, opt for a smooth exfoliating gel or cream, if you're using a more industrial one, limit it to once or twice a week to avoid irritation.

3. Soak Up The Sun


But make sure you're always protected! Keeping your skin protected from the harsh UV rays will keep you looking younger for longer, and will help to keep your skin plump and dewy.

Avoid the leathery look and slather on that factor 30. I tend to choose foundation or moisturiser with SPF in so it's really easy to keep on top of your suncare routine, also I hate how sun cream feels on my face!


I hope these tips are useful, I know you've probably heard them all a million times but it took me ages to get into the routine and sometimes all you need is another little nudge! If you have any more tips (I'm sure there are loads!) please add them to the comments below, I'd love to read them.
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4 comments

  1. I always try to drink water. I switched to just drinking plain water (except with meals) a few months back and it really does do you good.
    Rubi x
    The Den

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  2. Super helpful I've upped my water intake a lately and I've noticed the biggest difference I add a little lemon to make it more interesting too. I also started to introduce exfoliaters back into my routine (I'm using one my Pai) I forgotten hoe much I miss a manual one it brightens up my skin so much :) great tips xx

    http://rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I tried drinking more water and honestly it really helps !. Unfortunately it isn't really my go to drink so I find it difficult to choose that over some juice or something which has a little kick to it !. Defo going to try Rinica's tip of adding lemon though :))

    Cait || http://caitrionatighe.blogspot.ie/

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  4. you have such nice skin, and i love your freckles! i can't leave the house without SPF on, we get a lot of sun in Australia ;)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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