7 Ways to Get Glowing

7 Ways to Get Glowing

Winter can wreak havoc on your skin- from the harsh air causing it to be dry, itchy and dull. While the indoor heating zaps moisture from the air and your skin. Not to mention the lack of sunshine your skin gets to see underneath all your Winter layers. We’ve compiled 7 easy steps to get your glow back to its former Summer glory!

1. EXFOLIATE

 There’s nothing more satisfying than buffing away dead and dull Winter skin to reveal the baby soft skin underneath. Choose an energising formula to invigorate the skin, buff the body in circular motions to boost circulation for an otherworldly glow. We recommend using a different exfoliator for your face because the skin is more delicate, opt for a non-abrasive exfoliator infused with fruit acids to even out skin tone and reveal a fresh, glowing complexion.

 

2. GET SUNKISSED (WITHOUT THE SUN)

 Fake tan is probably the fastest way we can think of to get back that summer glow we so long for on these cold and blistery days. Eco Tan’s range of delicious organic, vegan and toxin free self-tan deliver a beautiful, believable, golden bronze glow. They are also incredibly quick and easy to apply.

3. COLLAGEN

Get glowing from the inside out. Collagen is the second most abundant substance in our body, behind water, and is the building block of our tissues, making up 75% of our skin. Collagen is clinically proven to rejuvenate lifeless hair, strengthen nails and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Here are a few collagen products you can try from WholeLife.

4. BRONZER

 Never underestimate the power of a good bronzer! Here is a line-up of our favourite WholeLife bronzers to brighten your mood and complexion. From matte formulas to golden glow shimmer, we’ll get you feeling like you’ve just spent the day at the beach.

5. BODY CREAM

 We are certainly guilty of putting off moisturising, make this task a treat with our selection of hydrating, silky body creams. Trust us, there is no better feeling than lathering up your entire body in moisturiser and jumping into bed, especially post exfoliating. You’ll wake up as silky smooth as a baby dolphin, you’re welcome!

6. BRIGHTEN

 We are currently obsessed with the Acure Brightening product range, formulated specially to help your skin obtain a brighter and radiantly glowing appearance, with ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin B3 and noni fruit. They’re also 100% vegan, paraben free, sulfate free, mineral oil free, silicone free and cruelty free. Do your Winter skin a favour and pop down to WholeLife and try it out!

7. HYDRATE

 Remember to keep drinking plenty of water! I know I’m guilty of not drinking enough water during the winter months, often opting for a coffee or hot chocolate instead. If you want a warm drink that is still super hydrating try herbal teas!  Choose one that is caffeine free and full of antioxidant rich ingredients like rose tea or hibiscus tea.

Share your favourite tips to get glowing with us in the comments!

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5 D.I.Y Facials to Try At Home

5 D.I.Y Facials to Try At Home

5 D.I.Y facials to try at home – A how to guide on making your own spa-worthy face masks at home. The secret ingredients are probably already hiding in your kitchen cupboard!

BRIGHTEN

 

This mask is an amazing quick fix to give dull skin a bright glow and wake up the skin.

 

1.Whisk together 2 teaspoons of olive oil, half a teaspoon of lime juice and 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder.

 

2.Apply mixture to your face and leave for 10-15 minutes.

 

3.Rinse off with tepid water and follow with moisturiser.

NOURISH & HYDRATE

If the icy Winter air is wreaking havoc on your skin, this is the perfect face mask for you to replenish lost moisture from the skin.

 

1.Mix ¼ cup yogurt with 1 tablespoon of honey, a squeeze of aloe vera gel and ¼ mashed avocado.

 

2.Apply mixture to your face (it’s okay if the mixture has a few lumps) leave to absorb for 15-20 minutes.

 

3.Rinse off with tepid water and follow with moisturiser.

SMOOTH & TIGHTEN

 

This is the mask for you if you are wanting to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

1.Blend together 1 egg white, a tablespoon of honey and a little squeeze of lemon juice.

 

2.Apply mixture to your face and leave for 15 minutes.

 

3.Rinse off with tepid water and follow with moisturiser.

PIGMENTATION

 

This face mask is great for those who have uneven skin tone, sun spots and hyperpigmentation.

 

1.Blend together half a cup of mashed papaya, two tablespoons of honey and the liquid from a vitamin E capsule.

 

2.Apply mixture over your face for 15-20 minutes.

 

3.Rinse off with tepid water and follow with moisturiser.

ACNE-FIGHTING

 

The anti-bacterial properties of manuka honey combined with the anti-inflammatory turmeric is a great facial for acne prone skin.

 

1.Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with 1 tablespoon of manuka honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.

 

2.Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 5-10 minutes.

 

3.Rinse off with water and follow with moisturiser.

Tell us your D.I.Y facial recipe in the comments below!

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