There's no doubt that cold, winter days can wreak havoc on your skin, leading to a dull, lackluster complexion. These simple, natural tips are just what you need to promote healthy glowing skin. Let's get started!
1. Remove dead skin cells before masking
Applying your mask without proper exfoliation is simply a big no-no. Your skin will not be able to reap all the benefits of your mask because those dead skin cells are blocking & getting in the way.
During the winter, a nourishing, antioxidant face mask like Pure Fiji's Vitamin C Masque can work wonders to brighten, soothe and re-plump your complexion.
Apply a thin layer to clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse or can be left on as an overnight masque by removing excess masque with cotton pads. Use 2-3 times a week.
Follow this with Vitamin C serum, supercharged with Kakadu plum, Bakuchiol and Hyaluronate to boost radiance.
2. Mist before serum
Did you know that face mists can help drive the active ingredients in your serum and moisturizer deeper down into your skin because the skin is more permeable when it's damp?
Since your skin needs all the TLC it can get during the cold months, mist your face so it's slightly damp with Pure Fiji's Vitamin C Brightening Toning Mist before applying your favorite serum, day or night cream. You can also use it whenever you need to rehydrate or as a refreshing pick-me-up throughout the day.
3. Boost your complexion
Now is the time to up the ante when it comes to your natural skincare routine. Pure Fiji's Vitamin C Brightening Serum powerful blend of Kakadu plum, Bakuchiol and Hyaluronate will dramatically improve radiance and luminosity while delivering an instant moisture surge and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and fade dark spots - rapid results for glowing skin.
4. Add face oil to your foundation
A cake face is something you may want to avoid when it comes to makeup. What do we mean by cake face? It refers the heavy application of foundations and powders that appear thick and layered.
A cake face looks anything but natural, which is kind of a no-no if you want glowing skin.
Simply mix 1-2 drops of Pure Fiji's Luxury Face Oil into your foundation to thin out full coverage. This will make your skin a little more luminous and can make your application glide and buff more easily. Plus, it can add needed hydration to skin that's dry. Apply with your fingers, a brush or sponge, whatever you prefer! Your makeup will look more luminous all over, then just conceal where needed.
5. Apply face oil sparingly
Don't use too much - your face isn't a frying pan:)
Oils like Pure Fiji's Kakadu Super Vitamin C Brightening Oil with Bakuchiol and Moringa are highly concentrated products and a few drops are plenty for one application. This lightweight yet intense formula delivers an instant radiance boost leaving skin looking luminous while smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, boosting collagen and balancing skin tone.
Pat 2-3 drops of face oil on top of your moisturizer. This will also seal in the moisture from your preceding skincare and create a protective barrier that stops water from leaving the skin and stops pollutants entering. Glowing skin is nice, but nobody likes too much of a reflective sheen on the face.
6. Eat foods that make you glow
If you think that you are missing out on the hydration part (limited water intake), you can cover that up with fruits, veggies, and other food items such as soups, salads, juices, and milk. In this way, your body will get the nutrients to keep the skin healthy.
- Fatty fish like salmon and mackerel
- Sunflower seeds
- Dark chocolate
- Green tea
Source: Mount Elizabeth Hospital
7. Aerobic exercise
Aerobic exercise makes you sweat and promotes the removal of toxins through perspiration. Working out also tones the skin, improves blood circulation and oxygenation to the skin and so imparts a healthy glow.
8. Drink water regularly
During winters, we tend to avoid drink water because we feel less dehydrated. According to the Mayo Clinic women should drink about 11.5 cups of water daily. But guess what? If you exercise, breastfeed, or if you're sick with a fever and such you need to drink extra water to cover the fluid loss.
Dry outdoor air, harsh windburn and blasting fireplaces all conspire to leave our faces feeling dull, dry and flaky. Remember: retain as much moisture as possible, replenish what's been lost, and then seal it all in. These simple at-home steps will help keep your skin happy, healthyóand dare we say glowingóall season long.