How are you gorgeous?
Spring has finally sprung…. We’re shedding the heavy layers of clothing for lighter and brighter pieces. We’re probably looking at our feet and panic booking those pedicures ready for foot exposure in strappy sandals…… and no doubt squeezing in a bit more exercise as summer clothes and holidays are nearing the forefront of our mind….. I’m definitely doing all of the mentioned and I’m guessing you may resonate with at least one of these!
At this time of year we may want a more fresh-faced look for our complexion too…. flawless but not heavily made up. Skin confident enough to be happy with lighter coverage. Think – even toned, plumped up, hydrated, dewy, firm skin. Of course, I think we always want that in our skin, but today I’m going to discuss some things that can help us to achieve this.
Exfoliation is vitally important for glowing healthy skin. It increases cell turnover. It removes any build up of dead surface skin cells – revealing fresh new healthy skin underneath. It helps other applied skincare products to be absorbed properly.
Many of our lovely clients know their skincare well and are forward thinking…. I spotted a trend recently whilst packing orders up. I was literally packing up identical orders of the Pro Pumpkin Peel & Cell Renewal Toner or Pumpkin Enzyme Neutraliser. This treatment is a fabulous exfoliating treatment that can be used once a week (depending what other exfoliating products are being used). I typically use it once a month as I also use the Multi-Acid Cleansing Gel or Lemon Brightening Cream Cleanser on a daily basis – both of which gently exfoliate as you cleanse. Packed with over 100 beneficial nutrients, the peel does way more than simply remove dead skin cells.
You may find that as the central heating is turned off more, there is less of a need for any heavy moisturising creams you may be using. You’re still aiming for hydrated plumped up and dewy skin though. If it isn’t hydrated wrinkles will be exacerbated and skin will look deflated. My absolute favourite serums for skin plumping juiciness are the DNA Serum and the Multi-Active Peptide Matrixyl Serum. It feels like you’re giving your skin a vitamin packed drink of water. If you are using any of the NCN Creams you’ll find that they’re light enough for spring/summer too. I still use them at night to nourish and replenish as I sleep, and sometimes in the mornings if I feel my skin needs it.
Always, always remember your daily SPF Cream. Protect your beautiful skin on a daily basis. Make it a daily habit.
I personally love using a BB Cream far more than a foundation – well a particular BB Cream that I absolutely love and if you’re familiar with me and my blog you’ll know it’s the Ginvera BB Cream that I always recommend to everyone. I have quite simply never used anything like it and have faithfully used it for a couple of years now…. But I’m a little nervous that this has been discontinued. Everywhere I look online it say’s ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Currently Unavailable’. I managed to buy one a few weeks ago from somewhere but the same message is now up on that site. This makes me nervous and sad if it is to be discontinued – I love it THAT much. So I’d really appreciate it if you can recommend to me any amazing BB or CC creams that you swear by. The kind that the very thought of discontinuation makes you feel a little nauseous and anxious…. that’s the kind of product love I’m looking for! That’s the kind of love I have for NCN Skincare, the kind that made me have to ask Nanci if I could sell it from the UK. Thank you, any of YOUR advice is greatly appreciated.
I’m going to finish off by saying don’t forget to hydrate from within. Of course it’s important to drink lots of water and the difference in how I feel and how my skin feels/looks on days when I don’t – it’s huge. Eating lots of veggies and fruit with a high water content is also amazing for the skin. Make smoothies, juices and soups or snack on crudites and fruit such as watermelon. It all aids in hydrating your skin from within.
Right, now I’m taking going to take a lunch break to do a Pumpkin Peel, drink a glass of Collagen Shots, juice some veggies and pop my LED Red Light Therapy on for a spot of collagen boosting. Writing these blogs also serves as a good reminder to myself too!
Oh and before I forget…. these exfoliating foot masks came highly recommended to me. I gifted a couple out and I’ve heard great feedback. I just need to find the time to put my own on! Enjoy…Foot Mask
Have a fantastic weekend!