We all want clear, bright skin: it makes a fantastic first impression, removing the need to use large amounts of makeup, and widespread photo editing. You don’t have to take toxic medication or got through intense treatment to make spot-free skin a reality. Here are some tips you should follow, if you want clear and flawless skin, wowing agents and clients alike.
Drink plenty of water and herbal tea
Water has anti-oxidant properties and health care professionals say you should be drinking eight 200ml glasses of it a day. That said, if you find water tasteless and unexciting, there is an alternative. Herbal tea is fantastic for your skin and your all round well-being. Ditch the sugary snacks and drinks and invest in some good herbal tea. Herbal tea often has a bad reputation for ‘tasting of grass’, but if you try different combinations, especially from the pukka range, you’ll be converted to the herbal side. My personal favourite from the range is the organic peppermint, spearmint and fieldmint tea.
Use bareMinerals make-up
Wearing makeup can be a vicious cycle. You wear makeup to cover up spots, but it clogs up your pores, creating more blemishes. Luckily for you, there is an alternative. Have you heard of makeup that contains minerals that actually works with your skin? Mineral makeup aids cellular growth, and doesn’t clog your pores. bareMinerals make up is an affordable alternative to your current makeup, creating a light or heavy coverage. Even with heavy coverage, you feel like you aren’t wearing anything at all! Better yet, bareMinerals make up gives your UVA/UVB sun protection and works against environmental stressors.
They offer a Customisable Start Up Kit with all of the essentials, including foundation, brushes, bronzer and primer, retailing at only £50.
Stop scrubbing and invest in Tea-tree oil
Have you been spending a small fortune on spot treatment scrubs and lotions? Stop that now. Scrubbing away at your face only rids your skin of essential natural oils that your skin needs to rejuvenate, creating more spots. Tea-tree has been used for hundreds of years for various ailments and skin problems. You too can join in with this age old tradition, and you will be amazed by the results. Put tea-tree in your moisturiser, hair conditioner and bubble bath, or try filling up a spray bottle with water and tea-tree oil, to use on your body and face after a hot shower. A couple of drops of tea-tree in any of your skin care products works wonders, cleansing your pores. So throw those scrubbing washes away and invest in some tee-tree oil, available from pharmacy outlets, such as Boots. Buy pure 100 percent tea-tree for the best results.
About the author: Sophie Odgers-Roe is a freelance writer, with a passion for natural beauty skincare and hair products.