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Outfit's How-to Guide: Skin Care

Looking after your skin is like investing in your future… your future face. If you take the time to look after your skin now, you’ll be thanking yourself later in life. And it’s never too late to start!

Your face is the part that people focus on the most, so put your best face forward!

Great skin and makeup can go a long way to making you look stylish. And the better condition your skin is in, the easier your makeup will be to apply, and the better the finished result will be.

The most important thing that you can do to shelter your skin from damage is by establishing a good daily skin-care regimen. This is important for both women & men.

What to do Daily:

Cleanse

It’s very important to clean your skin every day. Deep cleansing is vital as it keeps pores clear and skin healthy. Soaps should not be used on your face. They clean with harsh ingredients and leave a detergent film behind. This could aggravate your skin and clog your pores.

Never go to bed with makeup on. Makeup left on overnight seeps into your pores, clogs them, and congests your skin. So make sure you cleanse your skin before you go to bed, with a good quality facial cleanser. Remember to cleanse again in the morning, to get your skin ready for makeup application.

Tone 

The daily cleansing routine should be followed with toning. Toner helps in the stimulation of the skin, pores and invigorates the blood circulation. Toner also helps to balance the pH levels in your skin, and prepares your skin for moisturising. If you usually skip this step, I’d encourage you to give it a go. Since I’ve been using toner, my skin has been great. I haven’t had to use as much moisturizer, and my makeup goes on and stays on better too.

Moisturise

Moisturising is an important requirement for great natural looking healthy skin. While cleansing is necessary to wash way dirt and unclog our pores, it can also take away the natural oils that keep our skin moisturised. That’s why it’s important to moisturise. Depending on your skin type – dry, combination, normal or oily – you will need different levels of moisturisation. For dry skin a more intense moisturiser is needed. Some companies like Nutrimetics provide their moisturisers in different intensities for different skin types. Remember to use moisturiser on your neck and hands too, as they are the places that show age the fastest.

Use a special Eye Cream to moisturise the delicate skin around your eyes. Normal moisturisers are often too heavy for this delicate skin to absorb.

Sun Protection

Daily use of sunscreen products with at least an SPF of 15 and antioxidants along with protective clothing and hats will greatly reduce the aging of the skin and the possibility of skin cancer. You can often get an SPF in your moisturiser. Sunglasses should be worn while outside. This will protect the eyelids from aging and will help reduce ‘crows-feet’ wrinkles by reducing the squinting which comes from sun exposure without eye protection.

What to do Weekly:

Exfoliate

Exfoliating removes surface dead skin cells and smoothes the skin. A natural skin care scrub should be strong without being damaging. Stay away from scrubs that contain coarse elements like small bits of nut or seed extracts or pumice. They may tear and damage the skin. A good skin care scrub will invigorate you, not hurt you. Exfoliate once or twice weekly.

Facial Masque

Facial Masques can have a few different benefits, depending on the type of masque. A clay based masque will help to draw out impurities from deep within your pores, and are great for oily skin. There are masques especially for deep hydration of your skin. There are also some great firming anti-aging masques around too. I had a facial on Tuesday night using Nutrimetics products and my skin was glowing afterwards. It’s a great pampering treat to take some time out once a week to take care of your skin and relax.

Live your way to healthy, vibrant skin

There are also some other ways to care for your skin, which are all part of your lifestyle:

•    A good diet: A healthy diet leads to a healthy skin!

•    Sleep: You must sleep for eight or ten hours each night, because skin revives itself when you sleep.

•    Clean bowels: Elimination of toxins helps maintain healthy skin

•    Emotions: Distress shows on the skin in an outburst of rashes or blemishes. So keep that anger in check!

•    Exercise: Deep breathing exercises are a beauty treatment in themselves especially when you are filling your lungs with pure fresh air. Oxygen is vital to your skin and blood cells carrying both oxygen and nourishment are circulated to every part of your body including your skin.

Feel free to contact us if you’d like some skincare advice or would like to try out some great Nutrimetics products.