Externally Yours

What we eat affects our skin really, really a lot. This we know. But, externally, what we put on our faces is just as important. Here’s a simple 3 step guide to achieving your glow.


1. Use an organic cleansing balm or just plain ol’ cold pressed, organic coconut oil to remove all traces of makeup. Then remove with a hot-to-the-touch, wet face flannel, washcloth or muslin cloth. Don’t be afraid to scrub a little. Let your intuition reign.

2. Use a cotton ball or cotton gauze dipped in an exfoliating toner. Here’s 3 to choose from: Pixi Glow Tonic, Clinique Exfoliating Cleansing Tonic, or The Ordinary Glycolic Acid. This removes excess dirt, debris and dead skin cells. Feel free to gently swab in an upward motion on your décolletage and neck. Always do a test patch before using new product.

3. Lastly, use collagen cream or gel to boost your collagen stores. Collagen is necessary to bind the skin cells together, resulting in a smooth complexion. Collagen stores decline as we age. Here are 11 top rated collagen creams http://www.bestproducts.com/beauty/g341/collagen-cream-for-youthful-skin/ and 2 collagen gels to choose from http://www.resultime.co.uk/our-products/view/regenerating-collagen-gel/ and https://www.sbcgels.com/product/collagen-skincare-gel/. Use generously morning and night. But add your favourite SPF in the morning too. We love Ultrasun https://www.ultrasun.com/en-GB because it is lightweight, and has a solution for every sun protection need. We adore the shimmer formulation to add some extra glow! One pump a day.

That is as simple as it needs to be. You can always add extra steps (the Koreans have 10) or one or two in a mask (http://rosycheeked.com/mask-it-every-chance-you-get/) or a glycolic scrub (https://www.nipandfab.com/skincare/glycolic-fix-scrub-1-1) which can be used on body and face. Be gentle and always, always patch test first.

Glow on.

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