A carefully planned Sunday is the best preparation for a productive week and your complexion is no exception. Check out our best tips for getting your skin healthy and glowing for the week ahead and beyond.
First things first. The skin contains 64% water, it’s essential for both your overall and skin health. It has a myriad of benefits and requires no effort, time or investment. Just make sure you drink plenty. If you find the taste of water boring, add a slice of grapefruit and a few sprigs of thyme to make yourself a spa-like drink. Sipping on green tea while watching your Sunday series will help flush out the toxins from your body and accelerate the glow.
If you are like us, you likely have a whole vanity full of products you never use because you are always in a hurry to apply your makeup in the morning or go to bed at night, so you can’t do that elaborate 10-step skincare routine. Sunday is the time when you can carve out some time for self-love and layer cake your skin. Create your own spa menu with whatever products you have in hand. Follow beauty expert Alex Steinherr for more Sunday Facial tips - she does one every week and it shows on her complexion we are pretty jealous of.
Your poor body is an often-neglected part when it comes to skincare. We’d all love silky smooth legs and glowing shoulders but ain’t nobody got time to sit and wait for this lotion to sink in. Use body oil instead! When applied on damp skin straight after stepping out of the shower, it seals in the moisture in the skin and penetrates instantly. If it sits on your skin, that’s a sign that you’ve applied too much. A body oil with a dropper will help you precisely measure how much you need (usually only a few drops per limb).
Try The Soft Blend to wrap yourself in light airy aroma, that smells just like you but better.
Beauty on the outside starts from the inside! What you eat and drink can significantly affect your skin health. Plan the bulk of your weekly meals and load up on antioxidant-packed groceries. Fatty fish like salmon mackerel, and herring are excellent food for the skin, thanks to their abundance of omega-3 fatty acids. It can also help reduce inflammation and soothe conditions like rosacea. Walnuts are rich on zinc, which is essential for the skin barrier. Bell peppers contain plenty of beta carotene and vitamin C, necessary to create collagen, one of the building blocks of the skin.
Beauty sleep isn’t just a cliché term. We don’t need to tell you, you’ve probably noticed how your skin looks after one day of suboptimal rest. Take some time to plan your morning ahead on Sunday evening and spend some more time in bed in the morning. Your colleagues might even ask you if you’ve been on holiday!
Getting your heart rate up improves blood circulation and helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to your skin which keeps it healthy, promotes cell renewal and collagen production. Working out also reduces stress levels, which we all know leads to breakouts.
Excess sweat can be negative for your skin too! Sweat-clogged pores can lead to acne, backne and even butt-ne, so make sure you always shower right after working out.