Spring tips for glowing skin
Welcome back sunshine! Welcome back greenery and flowers! It is spring, and nature re-awakens. Everywhere there is new life. We get ourselves ready for a new season. Our winter clothes are stored away for another year, to be replaced by a brighter and more colourful spring look. It is also the ideal time of year for some care tips about how best to treat your skin, so that you can keep it young and healthy!
- Cleansing for a beautiful and healthy skin
- Sun protection to prevent wrinkles
- Nutritional supplements for good skin condition
1. Clean your skin every evening
No matter how late I go to bed, every evening I first perform the same ritual in my bathroom: the cleaning of my face. Whether you wear make-up or you don't; whether you use tons of skin care products or just keep it simple, this daily habit is an absolute must. Not only to get rid of any cosmetics, but also to wipe away the dirt and grime of the day that accumulates on your facial skin. If you remove all this every evening, your skin will be less stressed.
My evening cleaning ritual in three steps:
For my eye make-up and lipstick, I use a natural eye make-up remover or a pure vegetable oil, such as almond oil or argan oil, which I apply with a washable cleaning pad. I then clean my skin with a mild, natural cleanser and some water.
I rub this between the palms of my hands until I have a nice, soft foam, which I then spread over my face, neck and cleavage. I gently massage away the remains of my make-up and any dirt with a series of slow circular movements. To finish, I rinse well with tepid water and pat dry with a clean towel. It's as simple as that, but your skin will look delightfully clean and fresh!
Did you know that care products work better on clean skin? Yet another reason to clean your skin thoroughly!
After this cleaning, I use Pureté Bio Éclat Lifting Face Serum, followed by Huile Sublime. This is the ultimate care combination for the night, during which your skin is busy recovering while you sleep.
2. Use sun protection every day
We all enjoy the pleasing warmth of the sun, but make sure you don't overdo it! To protect your skin from early ageing and DNA damage, it is a good idea to use a sun protector every day to keep out those harmful UV-rays.
UVA-rays penetrate deep into the skin, where they can cause damage to your DNA and make your skin look prematurely old. This is something that happens all year round, even if the weather is cloudy and also through glass. UVB-rays penetrate less deeply into the skin, but can burn it an unsightly red colour, which is also harmful, especially in the summer when the sun is high in the sky.
For this reason, I use a day cream all year round that has an SPF of between 30 and 50 (depending on the season) or, alternatively, a foundation with a protection factor of SPF30. In this way, I avoid the damaging and ageing of my skin. The ultimate goal is to ensure that my facial skin never gets sunburnt.
3. Nourish your skin from the inside out
Your skin is not going to look good unless it gets the right nourishment. Okay, you might not see the direct effects of eating a 'chlorophyll' salad with green vegetables. Even so, a balanced diet is good for your general health – and therefore also good for your skin.
The problem is, of course, that our modern way of eating doesn't always provide the body with all the nourishment and nutrients it needs. That's why I agree 100% with the holistic dermatologist Dr. Keira Barr, the author of The Skin Whisperer. She believes, like I do, that good skin care starts on the inside. For this reason, she is a strong advocate for using a high-quality skin care supplement.
Our Perfect Skin nutritional supplement is certainly high-quality and contains many different ingredients that will help to give you beautiful and healthy-looking skin. All these ingredients are detailed on the Perfect Skin product page, but there are two I would like to mention in particular:
Pureté Bio Perfect Skin contains a high-quality and concentrated powder of aloe vera jelly. This jelly contains more than 75 active components and has (amongst other things) an anti-inflammatory and anti-infective effect, as well as revitalising and hydrating the skin. It can also be used to improve the healing of wounds.
Gotu kola originally comes from parts of India, Asia and the Middle East, where it has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It helps to control spots and eczema, assists wound healing and, as a result, improves the elasticity of the skin. Gotu kola stimulates the production of new capillaries, so that the flow of blood through the skin is enhanced. Last but not least, this herb not only combats inflammation, but also fights certain bacteria.
Enjoy the spring!
Lots of love, Melissa