My Top 10 Tips to better skin

Palmer's Perfecting Facial Oil

It's no doubt we all desire good skin: skin that looks and feels fresh, healthy and radiant. I enjoy looking after my skin because when my skin feels great I feel extra good and super confident! So, here are my top ten tips to better skin:

1. Get yourself a good facial moisturiser.

We all have different skin types so find the product that works best for you. If you've not quite found a product that works well for you, get yourself a few samples of different products and try them out over a few days or weeks to find which suits your skin best. For sensitive skin like mine, I'd recommend Simple's Hydrating Light Moisturiser (find it here). 

2. Make as little contact with your face as possible.

Avoid scratching, touching and peeling etc throughout the day. This minimises the risk of dirt coming into contact with your face and getting into your pores - this is one of the factors that leads to pimples and rashes.

3. Get some sunscreen / SPF.

Don't forget sunscreen especially when going on holiday to hot climates, or if you already live in a hot climate of course. Exposure to the sun doesn't only cause sunburn but over a long period it causes damage to the skin which isn't always noticeable. Alternatively, if sunscreen isn't your best option, make sure your moisturiser has got some SPF in it. 

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water4. Always remove your makeup at the end of the day!

There's nothing worse than waking up with smudged makeup and panda eyes the next morning, so as tiring as it sounds, always ensure you remove your makeup before bed. This minimises the risk of clogged pores and keeps your bed sheets nice and clean! I tend to use cleansing wipes before washing, followed by my Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (find it here) to get rid of any lingering residue. This cleansing water is great because not only does it get right down into my pores but it acts as a toner and leaves my skin feeling really refreshed.

5. Remember to Exfoliate.

I try to exfoliate at least twice a month using my home-made technique of steaming and topping it up with an exfoliating facial scrub (try my Palmer's Exfoliating Facial Scrub). I find that steaming (holding your head over a bowl of hot water and covering your head with a towel) helps to open up my pores so that my facial scrub is able to get right in there and remove any lingering dirt and dead skin cells.

6. Mask Off.

Lol. This is an alternative to my steaming technique. Get yourself a good facial mask that works well with your skin type. A good facial mask not only helps to remove oils and dirt from your skin, but it improves the appearance of your pores and makes your skin feel fresh and hydrated! I give myself a mask treatment at least twice a month. 

no makeup7. Not everyday makeup.

Give your skin a break if you wear makeup often. Your skin needs a breather, and this would also minimise the risk of clogged pores and breakouts.

8. Get yourself a good facial oil.

If you've watched any of my previous skincare videos (watch it here and here) you'd know by now how obsessed I've been with Bio Oil. But, I recently found a new facial oil that I'm gradually becoming obsessed with. It's the Palmer's Perfecting Facial Oil (shop it here). I'll be writing a review of this product pretty soon so watch this space. I find that applying a facial oil just before bed keeps my skin feeling baby soft and radiant even to the next morning. 

9. Stress less and sleep more! 

I know of people who breakout severely because of stress, so if you find that you fit into this category, then stress less! Nothing gets solved when you stress out to be honest. And as for sleeping more...ever wonder why they call it beauty sleep?!

10. Drink lots of water.

It is advised that we drink at least 2 litres of water a day. As excessive as that may sound, it really does help. I've found myself drinking loads of water of late and I feel like it's improving the appearance of my skin. If you're prone to dry skin, drinking lots of water also helps to restore lost moisture. I've also heard that drinking lots of water helps minimise wrinkles!

I hope you guys have found my 10 tips to better skin useful. I'd love to hear from you what you do to get better skin! So please leave a comment below to let me know!

Love, K.G

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