Monday, 9 September 2013

My Skin Secrets!

So this is a post i always wanted to do and loved reading these posts on other peoples blogs, doing new things to help my skin which is in no means perfect, but in reality whose is, everyone finds something which they don't like about their skin!

These tips are something i will always use and have done me well so far, i hope!

First thing is something that is my holy grail product! It is the tree tree oil from the body shop! This stuff is amazingggggg! You can use your fingertip to apply one drop to the skin which is what i do or use a cotton bud, this drys out the oil from the spot and it reduces the spot greatly. I am repurchasing this forever i'd say and I just wish they did a deal where if you bring back 3 or 4 empty bottles you get one free or something like that! I also just found out that you can add 3 or 4 drops to a bowl of hot water. Cover your head with a towel and steam for a few minutes.

I change my pillow cases very often as bacteria and the oil from your face can as disgusting as it sounds build up. So i could get two sleeps on each side but normally i just wash it every time i have a shower. I do find that this does work and i always feel that it is way more hygienic.

The most important thing is drinking plenty of water. Hydration can leave the skin looking dull and very sickly, It also makes fine-lines and discolouration more prominent. Drinking water throughout the day hydrates the skin and gives it that glowy look that we all love and crave! what i do is make sure i bring a 500/750ml bottle of water with me to school everyday and have a glass at diner time too. I can tell that when i have breaks from school my skin doesn't look as good.

Try and eat skin loving foods such as almonds, avocado, spinach, blueberries, carrots, oranges, salmon, walnuts and the most exciting thing i found is that chocolate is good for the skin, cocoa hydrates the skin making it more firmer and glowy looking, it has a potent type of antioxidant and the best is dark chocolate above 70%.

I have also started to drink green tea, i usually have a cup before i go to school and i fell my skin has gotten a lot better and I'm not as stressed as i normally feel which is an extra bonus. Green tea is meant to help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, this is because of the antioxidant it has in it and their anti-inflammatory activities. It also show that it reduces sun damage from studies.

ALWAYS wash your makeup brushes, i always wash my foundation brushes after every use but id get 2/3 uses out out my eye brushes with just a quick clean. My favourite brushes have to be the real technique brushes from the amazing samantha chapman. ( New blogpost on them soon). What i also use to wash my brushes is the johnsons baby shampoo. This is amazing at washing my brushes and its at a very affordable price.

Hope you enjoyed this post,
Love Rouxella x

1 comment:

  1. Some essential tips there! I’m not great for changing my pillowcase but love my green tea and pints of water everyday!