6 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Skin


Is your skin looking dry, dull, or tired at the moment? It may be because you’ve had a stressful or tiring time recently, but it may also be that your day to day lifestyle and beauty regimen is not working for you.

When we’re less than happy with our skin often out instinct is to apply a layer of foundation and/or concealer to mask the problem areas. Unfortunately, sometimes this quick fix is not a solution and may even be causing you more problems in the long term.

Here are 6 ways to rejuvenate your skin to help you restore your natural glow.

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Clear out old make-up
Over time dirt and bacteria from your skin will build up on your brushes and sponges, and if you aren’t washing them on a regular basis, you will spread this dirt and bacteria over your skin. This can lead to breakouts or even infections so try to clean your brushes and on a weekly basis with warm water and a bit of soap. It’s also important to remember that, much like food, your make-up has an expiration date so have a check and a clear out of your make-up bag every few months.

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Get your beauty sleep
A good sleep routine with 7-9 hours of sleep each night is essential for many aspects of both our physical health and mental wellbeing, and that includes helping to improve our skin health. When we sleep our body sets about repairing what has been damaged during the day, detoxing the skin, strengthening the immune system and producing collagen. If you struggle to get a good night’s rest, take a look at these simple tips for better sleep.

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Exercise
You may be tired of hearing it, but much like sleep, getting more exercise (even gentle exercise like a walk) will help almost all aspects of your health. It is particularly beneficial for skin health as it improves circulation which means more oxygen and nutrients can travel around your body to where they are needed.

Exercise also leads to better sleep, a stronger immune system and often a better mood thanks to the release of endorphins and the reduction in stress hormones.

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Improve your diet
For your skin cells to be able to replenish themselves. you need to ensure you’re drinking enough water and getting the nutrients you need. This will not only help to improve collagen levels in your skin (preventing fine lines and wrinkles through improved elasticity) but will also improve your brain function, digestion, metabolism and immune system.

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Get a facial

Every now and again, it can help to bring in the professionals. The microcurrent facial is an increasingly popular anti-aging treatment that is being used by medical professionals and in top spas to improve contouring and toning of facial skin. It involves subjecting the skin to a soothing low-level current to mimic the body’s natural current for instant and cumulative anti-aging results. It stimulates the facial skin, tissues and muscles to promote the production of collagen and elastin.

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Exfoliate and moisturize
When dead skin cells build up over time it can cause the skin to look dull and tired. Gentle exfoliation with a natural product can remove the dead skin and reveal a brighter more healthy looking complexion beneath. Finish with an oil free moisturizer to replenish the skin’s natural moisture, prevent wrinkles and boost nutrients.


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