How To: Glowing Skin
Your skin is so so precious and it needs to be protected and kept hydrated. I absolutely love pampering myself with new skin routines and I’m quite lucky to have immersed myself in researching ways to eternal beauty in the form of gorgeous skin. I even conducted a science experiment testing the effectiveness of face moisturiser vs body moisturiser, involving jelly and a very long report that I handed in for a project. The fact that there is a growing awareness of the dangers of the sun on our skin and yet people still don’t consider putting a bit of sunscreen on before braving the power of our Australian sun baffles me. I’m not a skin expert but I’ve definitely experienced a lot of ups and downs for my skin and found what works best for me and what doesn’t work at all. I had to search long and hard through my large collection of products - testers that turned into a lifelong love and new finds - to arrange my favourite skin products to share with you, so here they are.
1. La Roche-Posay Athelios XL Ultra Light SPF50+
It's not easy getting into the habit of putting sunscreen on before you go out - it just doesn't seem like something good for your morning routine. The key thing is to make sure your sunscreen is good for your skin, with non-comedogenic properties. This means that it won't block your pores and it is super light on your skin - honestly, this is one of my favourite parts of my skin routine.
2. Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm
You'll simply never find anything that smells this good. (And it feels so nice!) Also I would so recommend going into one of their stores and asking an expert, the experience is quite magnificent and they even serve you up some tea! Aesop has certainly got it right + don't we all love supporting a wonderful Australian brand.
3. Lanolin Allover Cream from Lanolips
As soon as I get out of the shower I am applying this Allover Cream. It's amazing and it hydrates my skin deeply and quickly. Lanolips can be found in heaps of different places like Mecca, Priceline, David Jones and also in the US and UK and its 100% natural and cruelty free!
Loved this little statement from their website:
LANOLIN - WHY IS IT SO GOOD?
BECAUSE IT WORKS. The molecular structure of lanolin mimics human skin lipids, making it the most skin-compatible ingredient around. More so than any other natural or synthetic ingredient in skincare. We call it 'Natures Wonder Moisturiser™'
4. Dr Lewinns Renewal Serum and Day Cream Moisturiser
These two were freebies but as soon as I tried them I was hooked! I don't know much about the brand but they have a wide variety of products for different skin types and goals with some massive skincare breakthroughs.
5. Bio Oil
I absolutely love that Bio Oil can be used for anything! Not only do I use it on scars but also as a replenishing oil for my face. It helps regenerate dehydrated skin, uneven skin tone, stretch marks and scars. I'd highly recommend this for anyone who is searching for a glow through oils.
6. Sukin Skin Care
I have a wide range of Sukin products, masks, moisturisers, scrubs and serums and I love them all! Sukin is another Australian brand, established in Melbourne that taps into environmentally sustainable and affordable natural skincare. The whole package!
7. Also! Drink lots of water. I know everyone always says it but it actually works! The majority of your skin regime is what you put into your body.
I hope that gave some insight into different products or inspired you to take care of the only skin we've got!
Copyright: Lara Richardson
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