Our skin is a beautiful thing, so we must wear it proudly. And in order to rock a natural looking radiance we must be good to our skin and that, requires commitment.
The skin is the body’s largest organ, so it's important to take good care of it due to its constant exposure to external threats, such as: pollution, climate change, solar radiation, stress, ageing and the list goes on.
We must stimulate our skin to restore and repair its natural glory, something that our future self will surely thank us for.
This summer is all about glow, and a glowing skin its definitely a must-have accessory for this summer feeling trend, one, that will never go out of fashion and we’ll wear every day for the rest of our lives.
For a natural glowing, youthful, sensual and healthy skin for all ages here’s exactly what you need to do to prep your skin for this summer:
Scrub it off!
Exfoliating is good to get rid of dead cells and impurities, it polishes the skin and smoothes wrinkles. The following two options are highly recommended and you can do each one once a week:
- This is my favourite full body home-made scrub that I truly love: 1 ½ cup of sugar (brown preferably), ½ cup of olive oil and ¼ cup of honey.
Tip: Do it after your shower. Scrub every corner of your body in circular movements and after you’re done, make sure to rinse it all off!
It will leave your skin radiant, super smooth and so sweet!
- The dry brush, made out of natural fibres, is another way to exfoliate your skin once you’ve showered and you are all dried up. Must brush in circular movements and moisturise after. Be gentle! Don’t go rough on your skin.
Once I got to understand my skin and discover what kind of special care it needs, I began to use organic oils that are rich in nutrients and help me lock the natural oils and moisture of my own skin. I apply small amounts, not too heavy, for a featherlight sensation. It all depends on your skin type.
I don't stick with just one, and every now and then I still use my usual body cream, but I do like to nourish and treat my skin with: coconut oil, shea butter and olive oil.
Keep it Cool…
Showering with hot water is not good for the skin, is better to leave those steaming hot baths for special occasions. On the other hand, a quick cool or cold water shower is highly recommended since it helps you tighten and tone your skin, with many other benefits that are good to your health.
Treat yourself. A massage can stimulate and improve the appearance of your skin, leaving it with a radiant look.
Comes From Within…
Our skin is the manifestation of our internal health. So whatever you consume will be certainly reflected on your skin.
So in order to boost your skin’s internal glow you must:
- Drink the amount of water your body needs. You can mix it up by adding ingredients to your water, such as: lime juice or chopped fruit that contains antioxidants and vitamins.
- In your diet you should include foods that are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and amino acids.
Sun basking days are around the corner, so wearing sunscreen at all times is very important for your overall health and appearance! It protects your skin from sun exposure and the harmful reactions that ultraviolet rays can cause. Now a days, wearing sunscreen should be part of your daily routine.