Taking good care of yourself beats any foundation routine, cream or contouring technique. Skin reflects your well being so much – to me it is like an indicator for my health status. So when it comes to skincare I like to focus on what is good for my skin as opposed to what will make my skin look good for a moment.
This is a requested post, I’ve been getting questions about what my skincare regimen is and what kind of foundation I use – so here it is: my skin care checklist!
1/ eat clean
This is the most important thing for me, great skin is just a side effect of being healthy. Since I started to eat vegan, my skin was visibly happy about it. It became less irritated, smoother in texture and less ‘poofy’. I also rarely consume sugar or processed food and try to limit salt intake.
2/ stay hydrated
Give your body a steady flow of water to function properly and stay clean. The skin is a detoxifying organ and gets rid of toxins through its pores. Good drainage means fewer blemishes and pimples. Speaking of drinking, alcohol is a major dehydrator, so whenever you’re drinking that – try to drink one glass of water for every glass of alcohol. At least try.
Find a way to deal with your stress. But also in the more literal sense; try to teach yourself to relax your face: don’t frown when you’re walking in the rain.
4/ keep it clean
Don’t forget to take your shoes off before you go to bed, don’t forget to take your make up off either. I cleanse my skin every evening, right after every workout and also after a day in a city with dirty air.
Exfoliate away dead skin layers once a week to reveal fresh new skin cells. Your moisturisers will be much better absorbed too. A build up of dead layers can also build up too much oil and clog your pores.
Twice a day – I carry a tiny container with my
daydreamday cream in my purse. Did you know that there far less sweat glands around your eyes? Meaning there is less oil to keep the skin moist and smooth. Make sure to keep that area well hydrated. I also like to take two minutes to massage my face when I put on my moisturiser.
Sun is the biggest damager. Specially if you have light skin like mine, choose products with a high SPF in them.
Enough sleep would be a great addition to this list. Honestly that is something I need to work on, hard.