The skin is in fact the largest organ in the body and it is of the strictest importance that we take care of it in order to keep our skin looking and feeling healthy as we age. I really wanted to write about this on my blog because I think that sometimes we can unknowingly neglect our skin due to busy schedule’s, parenthood and just general day to day life. The skin is our protective barrier, it has to deal with so much exposure to environmentally damaging factors daily – so if you think about it – the least we could do is give our skin a bit of tender love and care for doing such an important job every single day, right guys?
Take care of your skin
Whilst working in the industry, I have asked many different women what their everyday skincare routine is and I quite often got the same sort of answers. The majority of women made reference to a bunch of different excuses about how they just don’t have the time or it’s to complicated to fit into their every day routine. A skincare routine doesn’t have to be difficult, it’s not some complicated set of detailed, frightening instructions that has to be followed to the letter or all hell breaks loose, neither is it something that’s going to take up a massive amount of your time. All you need is just five minutes every morning and every night to give your skin that boost that it needs to stay healthy. I’m going to give you my best skincare tips so you can truly love your skin, and ultimately love yourself.
Cleanse you’re skin
Right then, who reaches for those baby wipes? Come on, we’ve all been there, I think we are all guilty of doing this at some stage in our lives. I know when your in that morning rush or tired from a busy day at work, Cleansing your skin can feel like such a chore. Let me tell you, when you use baby wipes, all they do is remove what you can visually see. They go no further than the top layer of your skin and all that build up inside your pores will stay put. Now people, if nothing else, get yourself a good cleanser! A facial cleanser is essential for washing away the day from your face and they are so quick and simple to use. All you have to do is apply, emulsify with water, work it into the skin, rinse – done. That’s not so hard is it? All it takes is a few minutes of your time and trust me it will pay off. The Foamingly Clean Facial Wash by Benefit Cosmetics makes it so easy to quickly and efficiently remove your makeup and impurities or refresh your face ready for you to take on the day ahead of you. This product is formulated to be gentle on your skin for your daily use, it is suitable for all skin types and has the best smell.
Tone you’re skin
It’s a really good idea to tone your skin after you’ve finished cleansing. Toner helps to prepare your skin for moisturising so you can make sure you are getting the best results possible from your skincare routine. It’s not something that’s going to take you more than a minute. All you need to do is pop some on a cotton pad and apply it evenly all over in light sweeping movements. Make sure you also cover your neck as well as your face because people forget about the neck but that’s also an area that needs your attention too. After that, your all set! Simple. This isn’t something you have to use in your skincare routine, you could miss this step out, but I would seriously recommend using a toner. It’s a great product to prepare your skin for moisturiser application so you can then get the best out of your moisturiser. I love the Benefit Cosmetics Moisture Prep Toning Lotion because it’s so easy and quick to use. It contains batonical extracts and aloe leaf extracts to purify, smooth and sooth your skin in preparation for your moisturiser.
Moisturise you’re skin
Moisturising your skin is an extremely essential part of your skincare routine. This is the product that’s going to hydrate, refresh and ultimately add that essential moisture your skin craves. Moisturiser is easily applied to the face and neck area in upwards sweeping movements and a gentle massage to work it in will give your skin that gorgeous healthy skin glow. Everybody wants their skin to look it’s best so whether your going bare faced for the day or heading straight for your makeup bag to glam yourself up, soft and radiant skin is a must. The insanely hydrating Total Moisture Facial Cream by Benefit Cosmetics is an incredibly moisturising product. As a sufferer of dry skin myself, I just can’t recommend this product enough! It also contains mango butter as an ingredient which is known for its moisturising properties. I love love love this moisturiser, it’s such a beautiful product that will leave your skin feeling so soft and hydrated.
Protect you’re skin
Ultra violet radiation over exposure is the ultimate ticket to premature, photo ageing of the skin. Everybody always assumes that during the winter, they don’t have to bother using an SPF because it’s not ‘sunny’ and this could not be more untrue. There are UVA and UVB rays emitted from the sun, UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and are emitted all year round. They are emitted from the sun without a change to their intensity, it doesn’t matter what season it is. UVB rays are what causes your skin to burn on those hot summer days, these ultra violet rays do increase and decrease in intensity depending on factors such as the season or time of day. It is actually recommended that you should wear an SPF all year round because those ultraviolet rays (especially those sneaky UVA rays) are still being emitted from the sun, even in the coldest months! You don’t see the damage that ultraviolet light exposure does until it’s too late to reverse the effects so I cannot stress enough to you how important it is you protect your skin with an SPF all through the year. Don’t worry though guys! I’ve got you covered! The Dream Screen by Benefit Cosmetics is an invisible and ultra light weight sun screen that you can use to shield your skin whatever the season. This is an awesome product because it has a broad spectrum of SPF 45, It’s an oil free product and it’s not at all heavy like a lot of other sun screen products on the market.
Beautiful looking, healthy skin on the outside will help you to feel at your best on the inside.
There is in fact a skincare kit that Benefit Cosmetics currently offer to their customers. The Totally B.Right Facial Skincare Set contains a mixture of 6 product mini’s from their skincare range so I thought that was worth a mention because a kit would give you the chance to try some gorgeous skincare products out and see how well they work for you over a period of time before you purchase the full sizes.
I also thought it was worth a mention that Benefit Cosmetics are currently offering some free goodies at the moment! You get a Bad Gal Lashes Mascara mini, Benetint mini and The Professional Pro Balm mini completely free if you spend over £45.00 and use code JANTRIO at check out.
What’s your favourite skincare product/s at the moment? Let me know in the comments section below.
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