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My Skin Care Routine

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My skin is by no means perfect, but I finally feel like I’ve found what works for me, its simply, easy & not over priced- so finaaaallly I’m giving you the full low down on my skin!

FIRSTLY – TOP TIPS!

  • I never leave my makeup on over night (no matter how drunk I get – yes there has been a couple falling into the bath drink related scenarios in the pursuit of clean skin)
  • I try to keep my skin routine simple! As a blogger trying new products is part of what I do, but constantly changing my routine really does mess with my skin – ultimately after all the expensive high end products, this is the stuff that really works for me! & remember the easier your routine is- the more likely you will stick to it!
  • Keep hydrated from within – I drink 1.5l-2l of water a day minimum
  • Adjusting to your skin type – I tend to change my moisturiser to a lighter one or heavier moisturiser depending on the seasons, its important to stay in tune with your skin and adjust your routine accordingly. Likewise what works for me, might not work for you. I would say I have combination skin
  • A healthy Diet , plays a big part. You are what you eat- literally!
  • DON’T PICK YOUR FACE – no matter how tempting, I’ve learnt the hard way it never helps. If you must get rid of a spot- wait for a white head, or bring the spot to a head with a hot flannel, or to reduce the spot apply ice. Picking & using nails always always scars!

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new year.. new me! THE SKIN EDIT.

January .. the perfect time of year for resolutions, health kicks & goal setting! Oh wouldn’t it be great if we ‘actually’ stuck to it.. year after year, we ALL do it- some we stick to, some, well- not so much. So for me its about the little lifestyle changes you can make- no fad diets, no false promises, or unachievable goals! Lets instead try to make small but significant changes.. I’ve been doing it for years, and can honestly say its the best way to achieve PERMANENT change.. & not just a phase!

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Black Heads- Be Gone!

Don’t you just hate those dreaded black heads! You know the ones that you end up marking your face over- and you still didn’t quite get it all out.. As gross as they are, we all get them from time to time & I’m here with my Beauty Tips as always- so that your blackheads can well and truly BE GONE!

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Smoothie your Way to smoother skin

why oh why are the chocolates after Christmas never-ending… I can’t get away from them, and it is reeking havoc with my skin! So I’ve turned to my trusted detox fix… A smoothie-a-day keeps those spots away!

but of course it would not be lovesian if I didn’t dish the dirt on my skin smoothie secrets…

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Some of my top Skin perfecting ingredients:

  •  Berries– contains lots of anti-oxidants which can help protect your skin from cellular damage, which can cause wrinkling & age spots
  • Almond Milk– lower in fat, so a better alternative to cows milk. Also containing Vitamin E which helps promote healthy skin growth
  • Spinach– a potent anti-oxidant & good source of iron
  • Udo’s Choice Beyond Greens– a well being & energy powder formula containing a wide range of greens, high in fibre & protein
  • Pineapple– great for digestion (which helps you process all the goodness even better) & makes the taste just a touch sweeter
  • Acai– again packed with tons of anti-oxidants, acai berries help eliminate toxins
  • Honey– this is a natural humectant, which means it both attracts moisture & helps lock it in (exactly what your skin needs) I opt for Manuka Honey, as it possesses several healing properties as well as honeys usual properties
  • Citrus Fruits–  containing high vitamin C levels, this helps stop inflammation of the skin, tightens skin & prevents wrinkles

Add some of these ingredients (or all of them) alongside your other favourite smoothie usuals… & let the goodness go to work!

Some of my top Smoothie tips:

  • Freeze your fruit before blending- this makes your smoothie come out all thick and icey (Yum)
  • Add ice – for an icey crunch
  • Add fat free yoghurt to thicken it up
  • Use pineapple, bananas, & honey, to sweeten it up, especially if your adding loads of veggies in that don’t always taste as nice

Im starting a 2 week Smoothie Challenge to Detox my body from all the naughty eating… Try & detox with me & have a smoothie a day!

Remember you ARE WHAT YOU EAT!!

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