Here at Beauty & Ruin we are always super keen to share any luscious life hacks that we have come across in the course of putting our magazine together. As we all know Brighton is the city that never sleeps – sort of like Santa Carla from the movie the Lost Boys – people here never grow old and they never die…well maybe a little but as you can tell from the incredibly young and attractive population there are ways to slow it down! Here are 5 lifehacks that can be used to ensure you stay looking young and beautiful for many sun-drenched summers to come. Be the envy of people in the outside world (London and the North!) as you enter into your 30s looking radiant as you emerge from the Brightonian beach bubble of your 20s.
Find a Nourishing Skin Care Routine That Works for You
For basic maintenance, cleanse and moisturise your skin. In addition, you can increase anti-aging efforts. With many benefits for skin health, retinol is available as an over-the-counter ingredient in many products. Retinol has been proven to smooth wrinkles, minimize dark spots, and shrink pores.
Serums and essences are also both new to the market. The beauty industry loves these rich topical formulas that contain easily absorbed vitamins and peptides that improve your skin.
Are you a fan of spa days? Mask treatments are now available at all price points, so you can enjoy these from the comfort of your home. These treatments offer a way to do something good for your skin and treat yourself at the same time.
Use Natural Products and Avoid Chemicals
Since skin is organic, it seems logical to use only natural ingredients in skin care. When you consider your daily makeup usage, you’ll want to pay attention to the items you’re using and make smart choices. The makeup you buy from the drugstore may contain aluminium or plastic ingredients.
Companies are recognising the harmful effects of artificial ingredients and chemicals, and now, you can find more natural beauty products on the market. Some companies are fully embracing this approach by offering beauty products without damaging ingredients to consumers. Amway, for example, not only offers natural beauty products for purchasing, but it also shares helpful skin care tips on its beauty blog, Amway Connections.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
Sunscreen is commonly associated with the beach, the pool, and hot summer days. Those same rays are also harmful on cold cloudy days as well as indoors. Protecting skin from damaging UVA, UVB, and broad-spectrum UV rays should be part of your daily routine regardless of the season. Choose a foundation or moisturiser with SPF 50 or higher when you plan to be outside in the sun for extended periods of time.
Glamorous sunglasses aren’t just stylish; they also help protect the delicate eye area with another layer of sun protection. A hat is a helpful addition to your outfit as well. Choose a large brim that keeps your face shaded from direct light.
The neck, chest and hands are also sensitive to sun damage, but often overlooked. Be sure to include these areas in your sunscreen routine, and, when possible, use sun shields, such as umbrellas.
Use Your Diet to Improve Your Skin
Avocados do more than appease your taste buds; the vitamin E in the avocado is great for your skin as well. Vitamin C, omega-3’s, zinc, and healthy fats are also suggested healthy skin boosters. If dietary restrictions make it difficult to consume certain vitamins, you can always supplement with a daily vitamin of your choice.
In addition to taking daily vitamins, try to avoid processed foods and high-sodium foods that can contain harmful additives or hormones that leave you feeling dehydrated.
One of the most important factors of your skin health is staying hydrated. Unfortunately, drinking enough water can be challenging. Eating foods with high water content and keeping a water bottle handy at all times are some small adjustments that can improve your water intake. If you’re feeling hungry, have a glass of water first. You’ll get a boost of hydration, and you might find that you weren’t hungry after all.
Your skin is a living organ, which, unfortunately, ages along with you. However, making smart lifestyle choices and taking care of your skin each day can help you maintain the youthful glow you love.
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