The holiday season has long since drawn to a close and the gruelling New Year’s diets and resolutions to exercise more are still going strong. However, we can at least bid a thankful farewell to the challenging concept of “Dry January” and toast to our detox achievement with a glass of our favourite tipple – cheers!
So having spent the last month cleansing our livers, why not take this inspiration and channel it into revitalising other parts of the body, and by this, lets begin with detoxing the skin?
Rather amazingly, skin is the body’s biggest organ and yet surprisingly is the most overlooked. Your body as a whole may be your temple, but your skin procures the foundational walls that surrounds it, and very importantly, is the one on show for all eyes to see. Skin deserves all the TLC it can get; whether it’s through regular sleep, improved diet or clever little beauty products and routines, your skin should definitely not be an afterthought.
When you think about it, skin is exposed to a variety of conditions all day, every day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It bears the stresses and strains of everyday life and can even reveal our deepest, darkest secrets, starting with our food habits.
Our skin needs to be looked after – pure and simple!
Great skin not only affects the way you look, but also the way you act. Knowing you have great skin, or even just feeling like you do, can boost your confidence dramatically. Quite frankly skin can improve your mood and even your day and on some occasions, even your life!
So what is the best way to look after your skin? I can show you how, and at affordable, irresistible prices too. Take a peek…
- Chuck out the Chocolate!
It’s OK I’m not judging you; everyone indulges over the festive period and during the cold winter months, but we all know a bad diet isn’t great for your body, and in particular, your skin. So put down the left over selection box, make some healthy snacks and invite the girls round for a spa night. The Deep-Cleansing Absorbent Mask by Thalgo is the perfect product to put the glow back into your skin; it will dislodge any impurities and leave you feeling rebalanced.
- Combat the Chill!
Apart from being very depressing, this wet, cold and windy weather is wreaking havoc with our skin. Put some moisture back into that dry complexion with an intense moisturiser. Here at the The Salon Look, I suggest using L'Oreal Paris Triple Active Day Light Moisturiser, a product suitable for most skin types and is light and non-greasy, but still provides lasting hydration to combat an aggravated complexion.
- Get some Shuteye!
The nights are long, the days are short and after all that partying we’re more than ready to go into hibernation until spring. As much as this seems like an agreeable alternative, life does go on and the first few months of the year can be a very stressful time for many. It’s important to remember to relax and take some time for yourself, have a hot bath and an early night and you’ll be feeling renewed in no time. But if you need a little extra hand to help banish those dark under eye circles and reduce the look of tiredness, then look no further than Garnier Skin Naturals 5 Sec Perfect Blur Eye. Formulated to work fast, this primer will immediately make the skin look more youthful and replenished even if you haven’t had your full 8 hours!
- Don’t Forget to Cleanse and Tone!
Yes you’re busy, and may not have time to carry out an extensive facial every evening, but cleansing and toning doesn’t have to be a chore. Those lovely people at Evo have developed the Cake Body and Face Bar perfect for those of us lacking in time and effort. Just keep the bar in the shower and use it like soap, it couldn’t be easier. And to carry on this skin care ritual throw away those dehydrating make-up wipes and opt to remove that smudged mascara with Thalgo Cocooning Tonic Lotion. It has tonic in the name, which has won us over already, but more importantly its extremely gentle and will leave skin feeling fresh and clean.
Follow these simple tips and your skin will be feeling revitalised and rejuvenated without the cost of an on hand beauty therapist!