Its one of the questions most frequently asked by my clients so I thought I would write some tips and advice on how to achieve that peachy English rose complexion.
It is true that the lifestyle choices you made yesterday will show on your complexion today! We have all looked in the bathroom mirror the morning after a night out on the booze and seen how grey and sallow our skin looks and not to mention those dark circles under our eyes oh and the giant spot erupting like Mount Etna on your chin or forehead! Well that is the extreme of the situation what we don’t notice are the little things that we do that only have a slight affect on the skin that we don’t notice on a daily basis that then mount up over time giving us complexion that quite frankly has lost its sparkle. For example that extra cup of coffee, eating that takeaway or going to bed late with a face full of makeup! We’ve all done it me included I must confess. Well I’m not saying don’t ever do any of the above because we are all human and we have our lives to lead but we can undo some of our bad choices by following some of my tips below.
Drink More Water
Drinking enough water can help you combat a variety of skin issues including psoriasis and eczema. It does this by helping your digestive system flush out toxins from the body. This, in turn will improve your complexion for healthy and glowing skin. You should be aiming for 8 glasses a day. I myself used to struggle to get that many glasses in at first as I am a self confessed coffee drinker so it was a bit of a shock at first to swap the coffee for the water – and all that going to the loo! But I can honestly say that it does soon settle down. If you find it hard during the winter months try a slice of lemon & hot water I personally love this and the fact that my skin improves enormously not only in my complexion but also the fact that it seems less oily too.
Get a good exfoliator
Removing any dead skin cells will give the skin an immediate radiant glow because firstly you are revealing younger plumper skins cells that are hidden underneath and secondly the action of exfoliating actually increases the blood flow to the skin giving you an instant rosy glow. Your also ensuring that any products you apply after exfoliating will be getting to the skin cells that need it and getting to the deeper levels. My personal favourite is Elemis Skin Buff it contains hops & camomile, which leaves the skin brighter and deeply cleansed. If your more of a sensitive sole you could try Elemis gentle rose exfoliator.
Do a detox
Giving your body a detox from time to time does a world of good and not just for your skin. You don’t have to go mad and live off water and celery sticks for weeks on end! God no who’s actually going to manage that! But if you can just be mindful and make some subtle changes just for a few days or a week if you can that would be great. Try starting the day with a hot water and slice of lemon instead of your usual caffeine hit. Cut back on sugar and alcohol for a few days five would be great, up your intake of fresh fruit and vegetables, limit salty snacks and yes you guessed it try to drink those 8 glasses of water.
Get some beauty sleep
There’s something to be said about this age old quote so we must try and get some zzzz’s in because sleep affects your physical and mental well being. When you sleep you’re allowing your body to begin the proper healing process and that includes your skin. If you struggle to sleep be mindful of what you’re doing in the hours leading up to bedtime. Try a nice relaxing bath I can recommend Elemis Life Elixir Sleep for in the bath. Try to keep off your phone or other devices that will stimulate your brain. Try some deep breathing techniques focusing on your breath, I highly recommend calm app if your not used to meditation its really great and I find their sleep stories superb! I have never been awake long enough to hear the end. Reading a good book is another way to let your mind wander and unwind. Failing all that you could try the Elemis Peptide4 Night Cream Oil. This little gem will give your complexion the look of a 8 hours sleep as it works with your skins own circadian rhythm.
You are what you eat
Vitamins and minerals are superb for skin health and I am not a believer in popping vitamin pills when we can get what we need from the nutritious food that is available to us. These vitamins and minerals are particularly good for enhancing your complexion and to give you a gorgeous glow:
You can also feed you skin from the outside with the Elemis Super food Range. Packed full of super foods- Kale, Broccoli & Goji berry. Super grains- almond & rice. Pro & pre-biotics to give you skin a super food juice shot.
I hope my little blog will be of some use to you
Much Love Marie x x x