We’re absolutely thrilled that Heather Nixon, the beauty blogger behind www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk is our guest writer this month! With the change of season upon us, Heather shares her top 5 tips to keep your skin glowing long after summer has gone.
When the colder months come around my skin becomes even more dry and dull than it usually is, due to the change in weather and also having the central heating on which seems to dry out my skin so I’m always looking for ways to add glow and radiance back into my skin as well as moisture. Here are my five top tips for getting that glow back!
Drinking two litres of water each day is the recommended amount and I don’t know about you but I find it so difficult to drink that much everyday. Sometimes I only drink about 500ml which isn’t nearly enough and it can definitely lead to dull looking skin as well as headaches. Having water in a cute bottle or container with a straw definitely helps me drink more water and juice than I usually do. Green and white tea is also great for the skin as it contains antioxidants – even supermodel Kate Moss is a big fan of green tea.
You can add as much makeup or good skincare as you want to your daily routine but if you are not putting healthy, nutritious food into your body, it’s going to show in the appearance and health of your skin as well as your nails and hair. There are so many amazing (and yummy) vegetarian and vegan recipes out there that are packed with good ingredients for the skin. Food and skincare containing vitamin C and vitamin E such as nuts, seeds, avocado and fresh fruit and veggies are perfect for the skin.
3. Facial Oils
As soon as the weather starts to turn colder I always add in facial oils or hydrating serums to my daily skincare routine to keep my skin looking and feeling moisturised, plump and glowing. My current favourite facial oil is the Oilixia Skincare Brilliance Facial Oil which my dry and sensitive skin loves! The oil gives a boost of moisture to the skin as well as smoothing and adding a fresh glow. I’ve been using it every evening and I cannot get enough of it and I know I will be getting even more use out of it in the next few months.
4. Skincare Routine
A good skincare routine doesn’t have to contain high end products or a plethora of products but a simple routine with products aimed at your skin type will always help the skin to look and feel it’s best even during awkward seasonal transitions. The key to a skincare routine is good products (obviously) and consistency. When I first started a basic skincare routine in my early teens, if I didn’t see any results in a couple of weeks I just gave up on it but you have to persevere to see noticeable and more long term benefits.
Lastly, scrubs, face masks and treatments. I always like to pamper my skin once a week with a scrub to keep my skin texture smooth and to deeply clean the skin. I find that if I don’t use a scrub once or twice a week I noticed my skin becoming dull and lacklustre but I have to use a facial oil afterwards to re-moisturise the skin. I also love using masks, I especially like to multi-mask where I use a more cleansing and detoxifying mask on my congested t-zone and a more soothing and hydrating mask on my cheeks. The multi-masking technique can look a little unusual but it is quick and easy to do and it means that specific areas of your skin are getting the targeted attention they needed.
*Disclaimer: this was a paid opportunity, as we normally pay writers / designers to contribute to our site. All of Heather’s opinions are her own.