We’re becoming a hell of a lot busier than we used to be and with less time to focus on ourselves, we tend to forgo a beauty step or two. We’ve put together a list of some of the most commonly forgotten – but important –beauty steps.
Daily face massage
There are several reasons why this is so important. Not least because it boosts circulation leading to glowing, radiant skin. It improves your facial muscle tone, relieves tension and has anti-aging effects. By regularly stimulating your facial muscles, it helps bring more blood to your skins layers. With more blood flow comes more oxygen and with more oxygen, collagen production increases, giving you firm, supple and softer skin. Set aside 2-3 minutes a day to include facial massage in your routine.
Toners are fantastic for cleansing your skin after washing off your makeup or just cleansing your skin at the end of a particularly long day. It shrinks your pores and tightens your skin cell gaps so prevents makeup up and even environmental impurities penetrating your skin. Some natural toners include apple cider vinegar, rosewater and witch hazel, all of which can be bought at your local supermarket or health food store.
By applying highlighter to your face, it attracts light, making your skin look radiant and giving you an enchanting glow. When used in the right places, it can make you look youthful. To achieve a subtle, dewy look, apply highlighter to your cheekbones, the inside corner of your eyes towards the centre of your eyelids and under the arch of your eyebrows.
Regular deep conditioning
If you use heat on a regular basis or style your hair daily, regular deep conditioning should be a vital part of your hair care routine. Constant use of styling products can also strip the hair of moisture and oils and by deep conditioning, you’re introducing those back into your hair. It improves your hair’s elasticity, adds shine and lustre and prevents further damage done to your hair by the overuse of certain hair products.
Cleaning makeup brushes
Even though we know it’s super important to clean our makeup brushes, it’s very easy to forget or even avoid doing so. To get rid of old makeup, dirt and debris, dead skin cells, bacteria and oil, working it into your routine is vital.
Cold face wash
This hot tip has been around for a long old time but we often just forget to incorporate cold water rinses into our facial care routine. Cold water rinsing helps close and tighten your pores thereby preventing unwanted deep penetration of makeup when you apply it. Whenever you splash rinse with cold water, it encourages blood flow giving you wonderfully glowing skin.
What do you reckon? Have we missed anything important out? Don’t be shy. Let us know! And tell us which ones you’ll be introducing to your routine.