Start your day with a slice of lemon in water and keep a BPA-free water bottle on you all day to ensure you’re getting as much purified water into your system as possible. We all know hydration is important for those sweating it out in summer, but it’s also imperative for winter bunnies coming into contact with heaters and hairdryers.
Get your Zs
Sleep can make a big difference to your overall health, including the appearance of your skin. Experts say that a lack of sleep can not only affect the appearance of fine lines and under-eye bags, but also make existing skin conditions worse. If you’re not getting your seven to nine hours a night, try following some of these top tips for better sleep.
Use toxin-free make-up
The skin can absorb the nasties you lather onto it, so be sure you’re choosing your beauty products wisely. Look for items free from sulfates, parabens and other chemicals, and opt for organic ingredients as much as possible. Remember that the word ‘organic’ in a product name may be nothing more than a marketing ploy – always keep an eye out for certification symbols.
Apply organic skin oils
Rosehip oil is said to be rich in vitamins A and C, and omega 3, 6 and 9. Similarly, jojoba oil contains vitamins A, D and E, omega 3 and 6, and antioxidants. You can use either oil as a morning serum or night-time treatment.
Dry body brush
Dry brushing exfoliates the skin by removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores, which will help keep skin soft. Look for a good-quality brush with firm, natural bristles and brush in the morning before your shower. Brush in upward motions towards the major lymph nodes in your body, being careful to avoid sensitive areas.
Yep, we’re busting out our good friend coconut oil once again. Not only can you use the elixir in cooking, but it also makes a deeply nourishing body moisturiser. Just make sure you use it sparingly to prevent looking like you’ve been caught in an oil slick!
Keep your diet clean
It seems ‘you are what you eat’ rings true for skin. Processed foods full of sugar can have a negative impact on the health and appearance of your skin, while a balanced diet full of wholefoods like fresh fruit and vegetables (organic where possible) can help keep your skin looking and feeling its best.