A Skincare ‘Stop and Swap’

If I’m honest, I really wasn’t clued up at all about skincare before I started my blog. However, once you begin to read into it, you realise what a difference a few short steps can make to your skin. I’m still learning a lot about what’s best in terms of looking after your skin but I’ve put together a little post of the three basic tips I’ve learnt along the way.

1) STOP using make-up remover/cleansing wipes. I understand that they’re a super fast and easy way to remove make-up but your not removing the products from within your pores, your simply wiping the immediate layer off. It may appear that you’ve got rid of all the dirt on your face, but 9 times out of 10, you haven’t. Instead, SWAP these for a cleanser. Whether it’s a Simple cleanser for £4.99 or a Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish for £14, its still a lot better for your skin. Cleansers help to break down the make-up on your face and in your pores and will wipe away all the make-up and dirt with warm water.

2) STOP using hand towels/flannels to clean your face. It sounds silly and you may not think so, but they are really rough on your skin and can help cause blemishes on the face. When your scrubbing away with your cleanser trying to remove all your make-up, if your too harsh with a flannel your skin will become irritated, causing little bumps and spots to form. Instead, SWAP a hand towel for a muslin cloth! You can buy them really cheap from your local Boots; I bought a pack of two Sanctuary Muslin Cloths for £4. Not only are these gentle on your skin but they lightly exfoliate to remove dead skin cells, a massive bonus.

3) STOP drinking fizzy drinks. Or at least don’t drink too much. I don’t need to go into detail with this one, we all know that too much sugar is bad for you in lots of different ways. Fizzy drinks aren’t the cause of spots, but they definitely make outbreaks a little bit more severe. Instead, SWAP them for water. Now it isn’t the most exciting drink in the world but it will definitely clear up your skin. It won’t happen over night, so don’t ask yourself why you still have blemishes the morning after you’ve drank 10 pints of water, but in time, you’ll notice a difference.

Well those are my top 3 tips that I think are a great way to start improving your skin. I hope you liked this post, it’s a little different from what I normally do! Do you think any of these steps are great? Let me know, thanks for reading!

Megan. xo

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