Looking to give your skin that gorgeous, healthy glow? Well it all starts with your skincare routine.
Skincare expert Tara Farmer, who is the founder of Flawless Advanced Skincare, has shared her top tips for healthy, glowing skin.
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Double cleansing at the end of a long day helps remove dirt, debris, and makeup from your skin, and therefore helps give it a healthy glow.
It’s important to double cleanse your neck as well as your face. Your neck is one of the first places to age, so whatever skincare you’re applying to your face should also be applied gently to your neck.
Massage the neck before and after sleeping
Moisturise the neck and décolleté area with a richer cream offering firming and lifting benefits – such as the Retighten neck and décolleté cream.
Do this using firm pressure and upward strokes towards the jaw line all the way across the neck and décolleté areas, especially before and after sleeping – as side sleeping will increase lines over the décolleté area.
Incorporating the lifting and firming massage technique every time you apply products including cleansing will hugely improve the lymphatic drainage in these areas which ensures proper blood flow to the skin, increasing nutrients and giving the skin that oh so youthful glow.
Increasing the moisture levels utilising a richer neck cream will immediately improve the skin’s texture and elasticity, while the massage gives the added bonus of lifting and smoothing this area. Apply it to the base of the neck up to the jawline, which helps stimulate upward direction and prevents more pulling down.
SPF is arguably the most important product in your skincare routine.
It also helps to avoid uneven skin tone, sun spots and premature ageing. As well as wearing it on your face, don’t forget to pop it on your neck and décolleté area.
Read more about why you should wear SPF everyday here.
Use a 1% retinol 2-3 times per week.
It’s clinically proven to induce collagen production in the skin which in turn improves skin’s elasticity and structure, reducing any tell-tale signs of ageing.
Drink water and do yoga
Tara recommends using a topical pure strength Vitamin C (no less than 10%) in your morning routine from Spring through to Autumn.
This is because without sufficient vitamin C, the skin cannot make new collagen, fight oxidants and free radicals and the skin becomes more susceptible to sun damage, premature ageing, brown spots and skin cancer.
Adding more vitamin C to your diet is always a good idea but, the skin is always the last to receive this form of vitamin C and therefore its never enough to support the synthesis of new collagen and the dissolving of free radicals in the skin.
Once free radicals begin to build up in the skin the effects are everlasting and include; wasting of collagen, premature ageing, over production of melanin causing sun spots to appear, wasting of the skin’s own support mechanism to protect itself from cancer caused by UV damage.