Trying to figure out the best way to take care of your skin is confusing: Do you need a firm body brush, what type of moisturiser, sun protection or lymphatic massage?
If you rely on advertising claims on the explanations about how to take care of your skin, you will almost assuredly end up missing some of the vital steps for achieving radiant, age-defying skin (and will likely be even more confused).
Instead, follow this checklist for 5 ways to transform your skin now and start seeing instant results!
1. Exfoliate with Dry Body Brushing
Healthy skin naturally sheds millions of dead skin cells every day, but sun damage, dry or oily skin, genetics, and other skin disorders can block this process, resulting in clogged pores, blemishes, white bumps, dull or flaky skin, and uneven skin tone.
Dry body brushing gently gets rid of the built-up dead skin cells, unclog pores, reduce breakouts, rebuild collagen, smooth out wrinkles, and allow dry skin to heal!
Recommended Body Brush:
*Always use a plant bristle brush
*People who can’t reach their back, go for a plant bristle long back strap brush
2. Don't Rely on Only One Way to improve skin
There is no single magic bullet ingredient or product for your skin; it takes more than one thing to provide the full range of results. Some good practices to follow to achieve great skin are: dry body brush at least 5 times a week, use an organic body moisturiser every day, drink plenty of water, eat lots of raw fruit and vegetables, exercise 3 times a week to get the circulation moving for healthy skin.
3. Antioxidants, Antioxidants, and More Antioxidants!
Antioxidants are essential for skin and your health. Given that your skin is your body's largest organ, it needs many of the same healthy substances the rest of your body needs. Antioxidants prevent some of the free-radical damage that causes skin-destroying inflammation over time. They also help skin heal and produce healthy collagen. What's not to love about that? The amount of research showing that a diet rich in antioxidants can help skin is astounding! Dark berries, celery, avocadoes, broccoli, tomatoes, asparagus, and green tea are just a few of the anti-aging superfoods you should add to your grocery list.
4. Save Up for a Dry Body Brush Treatment
People often decide that dry body brush treatments at a spa or natural therapist are beyond their budget or that a skin-care product can achieve relatively similar results.
Fact: You will never come close to getting the same results you can get from a trained therapist in dry body brushing.
That doesn't mean that dry brushing at home isn't important. Without question, your skin will benefit from daily brushing and using natural skin care products on a consistent basis, but your skin still ages. Just remember, skin-care products have limitations, no matter what the ads tell you.
5. Give Up Bad Habits
Don't underestimate the role your lifestyle plays when it comes to the condition of your skin. You could do everything else right, but if you're smoking, tanning, or irritating your skin with bad ingredients, your skin will pay! It's easy to think that you aren't hurting your skin if the negative impact doesn't show up immediately, but the cumulative damage adds up—and it isn't pretty!
Do you have any top skin transformation tips? or questions? Comment below.
~ Rebecca xx
Author: Rebecca Gaspert | 8 Jan '18