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Why I take daily showers and moisturise my skin everyday

Growing up, taking daily showers and moisturising was the norm. I didn’t know of any other way to keep clean. Later in life, I found out so many other people don’t take daily showers and do not moisturise everyday, and I was like what? I am now used to the fact that not everyone has daily showers. Many people think their skin is more healthy if they skip a shower a day or 2. I disagree with that. No shower means they have no reason to moisturise (their opinion). Some do shower more regularly but see no reason why they should moisturise their skin afterwards. I disagree.

 

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Why I take daily showers

I can’t imagine not taking daily showers. Even when I feel ill, I feel instantly better after a shower/bath. Water has the power like that. It could just be my mindset and my upbringing that has me set in my ways. But I can’t imagine deliberately having showers only a couple of days a week. I think I  will feel very dirty.

The whole idea of daily showers drying out the skin is a myth as far as I know. My skin looks great for a 30 something year old mum of 2. As long as the shower isn’t too warm, and you are not in there for ages, your skin will be fine. I always use natural soaps/bodywash , so nothing too harsh on my skin. And I don’t scrub my skin too hard. Gentle scrubbing with mild bodywash/soap and not too warm shower works great for my skin and my mental health. Also, moisturising your skin immediately after having a shower would help replenish any lost moisture. More on that below.

 

Why I moisturise my skin everyday

Using the right skincare products for your skin type is also very important. I always make sure I have the right skincare products stocked in my bathroom cabinet for my daily routine. As a beauty blogger, I come across all sorts of skincare/beauty products every week, and I always restock products that work great on my skin. It is very important to moisturise your skin everyday. It keeps your skin hydrated and looking supple. The moisturiser also helps your skin regain any lost moisture from showering.

I always apply my moisturiser immediately after showering. That way my skin can soak in all the goodness.

 

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I know my skincare routine won’t work for everyone but it works great for me. The thought of deliberating skipping daily showers and moisturising makes me itch 😊

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5 Bridal Skincare Dos and Don’ts

The big day is right around the corner. Just like every bride, you want to look flawless. As your wedding day is drawing nearer, you need to give your skin the much-needed attention. However, there are some dos and don’ts that you need to take note of to avoid any last-minute mishaps.

If you’re a bride to be or you have a friend who is, then here are some bridal skincare dos and don’ts you should keep in mind.

 

 

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DO start early

It takes time for skincare products and skin treatments to work their magic. So the earlier you start working on your skincare the better. It’s better to take the safe approach and give your skincare products the time they need to improve your skin.

 

DON’T try out a skincare treatment without the help of an expert

It’s tempting to think that you can DIY your way through perfect skin in time for your wedding. Although, I’m not saying it’s not possible to make use of home remedies for great skin, it’s only wise to consult an expert before you start applying homemade skincare treatment on your skin.

Just like other chemical-based skincare products, your skin may react to them differently from others. And taking into consideration that your skin needs to look flawless on your wedding day, not consulting an expert is too much of a risk to take.

 

 

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DO nourish your skin from the inside

Many women are so focused on the creams and serums to apply on their face that they forget that the skin also reacts to how well it’s being fed on the inside. Let’s face it, topical skincare treatments is only just one way of ensuring beautiful skin. So as you’re working on have perfect skin, make sure you don’t forget to tackle it from the inside.

 

DON’T use a new facial treatment one month before the wedding

Everyone’s skin works differently. No matter how highly praised or recommended that facial treatment is, stay away. You can never tell for certain that same treatment will work well on your skin. Unless your dermatologist is 100 percent sure that your skin won’t freak out when you apply the new facial, it’s better to not take any chances. You wouldn’t like to end up with a crazy reaction on the big day, would you?

 

DO remember that one blemish is not the end of the world

You know those moments when you go to bed with clear skin only for you to wake up the next morning with a huge pimple on your nose? Yes, we’ve all been there. Even with all the right products, proper skincare routine and expert advice, no one can guarantee for certain how your skin will look the next day.

 

So if you see a blemish on your wedding day, just know that it’s not the end of the world. Thank Heavens for makeup artists. Skilled makeup artists know exactly how to cover blemishes that no one will ever know the blemish existed.

 

 

Ditch Bags Under The Eyes For Good

If there is one thing that frustrates most women, it has to be trying to deal with bags under the eyes. Unfortunately, the skin around our eyes starts to sag as we age, which is a sign of ageing that we can’t stop completely. Not only that, though, but bags under the eyes can be made worse due to a variety of factors, including tiredness. Thankfully, there are a few things that can be done to reduce their appearance and help you feel a lot more comfortable about your look. Read on to find out more!

 

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Get Some Sleep

First of all, the best way to combat those pesky bags under your eyes is to combat your tiredness. So, it could be necessary to work on your sleep. If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your mattress, you might want to read Ted and Stacey’s mattress guides to find a comfortable one that will meet your needs. You should also consider getting into a good bedtime routine so that your mind and body can wind down and prepare for sleep. When you wake up, you should feel a lot more refreshed, and your skin will look better as a result.

 

Use Tea Bags

Sure, tea tastes great, but have you ever thought about using it on your face? Probably not, but it’s worth doing! There’s caffeine in tea, and if you apply tea bags underneath your eyes, the caffeine will help to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of any bags and dark circles. Green tea is the best type for this as it has some anti-inflammatory properties. Simply steep the tea bags for a few minutes in warm water. Take them out and wait until they have cooled to apply them to your face.

 

Get Your Sinuses Checked

Sometimes a problem with the sinuses can cause bags under the eyes. Thankfully, your doctor should be able to advise you on the best medication to treat this if you go and see them. They might suggest that you try to clear your sinuses with a neti pot, but most of the time a simple nasal inhaler is used to clear the airways. Once your sinuses begin to clear, your eye bags should, hopefully, start to reduce.

 

Drink Plenty

When we don’t drink enough, our skin can become quite dehydrated. When this happens, wrinkles, blemishes, and dark patches are a lot more noticeable on the face. It can also increase the appearance of bags under the eyes. So, make sure you drink plenty throughout the day and especially just before you go to bed. The body loses quite a bit of water while we sleep, but drinking plenty before bedtime ensures you don’t wake up with a dry face.

 

Look For Eye Creams With Retinol

Eye creams, like the ones on cosmopolitan.com, can also help reduce bags under the eye. When you are looking for a new one, make sure it contains retinol. This ingredient is very close to vitamin A and can help the skin look smooth and youthful.

 

Say goodbye to bags under the eyes!

 

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