Looking after your skin
Looking after your skin is very important. It is the largest organyou have and it protects you from the elements. You can keep it in great condition by using a cleanser, toner and moisturiser regularly.
By following a routine like this you will stop a build-up of grease that can cause breakouts, you will keep your skin balanced and it will stay soft and supple.
How to cleanse tone and moisturise your face
Soak your face with warm water. Make sure it is warm and not hot as hot water can damage your skin and dry it out.
Take a small amount of organic/vegan or cruelty free cleanser and gently massage it all over your face using circular motions.
After you have massaged the cleanser all over , rinse your face thoroughly and use a soft towel to pat your face dry. Don’t rub your face dry as this can damage it. Always make sure the towel you use is clean. Any dirt that may be on the towel could transfer bacteria to your face and cause breakouts.
Once your face is dry, take a cotton wool pad and soak it with facial toner, then squeeze out any excess liquid. Pat the cotton wool pad across your face. Pay special attention to your T zone as this can be quite oily.
Once you have toned it is time to moisturise. Make sure your hands are clean then squeeze a small amount of moisturiser onto your fingertips. Rub it into your skin gently using circular motions.
Try and choose a moisturiser that suits your skin type, e.g., oily, dry, combination, sensitive.
All these steps should be done twice a day to keep your skin in tip top condition.
To keep the rest of your body glowing you should try exfoliating. You can do this by using body scrubs and exfoliating gloves when you are in the bath or shower.
Removing the dead skin will leave your body soft and supple.
Body scrubs can be applied using your hands. They usually contain small grains of salt that take off the dead skin when you rub. Don’t rub too hard because it can damage the skin. Rub in circular motions towards your heart to get the blood circulating.
Concentrate on your feet and areas where there is hard skin. To remove very hard skin you can use a pumice stone.
If you are using an exfoliation glove or mitt you can use your normal shower gel as the glove itself is rough.
You can also exfoliate your face. Use a scrub especially designed for the face. Exfoliating once a week will stop your pores clogging up and will remove any dead skin.
Once your body is exfoliated, use a body moisturiser to keep it soft.
Hands and feet
Keep them soft and supple by using moisturising socks and gloves.
Apply a generous amount of moisturiser all over your hands and feet then put on the gloves and socks before bed. When you wake up your hands and feet will feel silky smooth.