New Year Overhaul – Get yourself looking Gorgeous!

Here’s a couple of tips to get you feeling back to your gorgeous self! With the very cold winds, my skin was feeling dry and scaly, (eew not a good feeling, not for me nor anyone else who wants to get amorous around the Allychat ;0) So here’s my tips for finding your way back to femme fatale or the male equivalent! First and foremost you need to begin with the basics. That means setting up a basic skincare routine that will keep your skin soft, smooth and glowing.

How to: Skincare

If you think you don’t have time to look after your skin, this simple skincare guide may make you think again. Taking only 5 minutes morning and evening, this quick and effective skin care routine will show you how to get your skin glowing with radiance in a few short weeks. Skin is a living organ, and learning how to care for it now will pay dividends by enabling you to enjoy healthy, radiant skin to middle age and beyond. The following skincare routine will ensure your skin stays in tip top condition, and you can adjust it to suit your skin’s needs. Keeping it simple allows it to be incorporated into even the busiest schedules or lifestyles. It could be the most rewarding five minutes of your day.

Tools you need for a Basic Skincare Routine

Gather together the following:

  • Cotton pads
  • Cleansing cream
  • Skin toner
  • Tissues
  • Moisturiser

Method of Skincare Application

  1. Apply cleansing lotion to the skin, gently working into the contours of your face, paying particular attention to the oily areas around the nose and chin. Remove with damp cotton pads. (Repeat this procedure if removing makeup at night or if you want a very deep cleanse)
  2. Soak cotton pads with toning lotion, choose one suited to your particular skin type, or use natural or homemade ones, such as rosewater for sensitive and dry skins, or witch hazel for oily skins or areas. Apply to skin.
  3. Gently dab skin dry with a tissue
  4. Warm some moisturiser in the palms of your hands and gently press into skin on face and neck.  To protect your skin from the elements, choose a daytime moisturiser that contains an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 15+, SPF should be used to avoid weather beaten skin. This will prevent unsightly sun and wind damage and keep the skin supple.

You can enhance this skincare routine by exfoliating the skin once or twice a week, this will get rid of any deep down grime and slough off dead skin cells, revealing a fresher, younger looking skin. You can use an exfoliating facial wash/cream or you can make you own by mixing together a dessert spoon of thick, rich moisturiser with a half teaspoon of sugar, Mix it together till creamy then gently work into skin for a couple of minutes, avoiding the sensitive eye area. Work it over the skin gently, as the skin heats you can apply a firmer pressure. Rinse with warm water whilst keeping eyes closed. For ultimate benefit, always choose products that are natural or/and organic.

Practice this effective 5 minute skincare routine, twice daily to reveal a nourished, healthy looking complexion that not only glows with good health but helps keep those nasty pimples at bay. The exfoliation (No.5) should be used once a week.

❤ your skin!

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