Rejuvenating the Skin

This has certainly been an interesting few weeks for my skin.  It gone from experiencing cool, low humidity conditions here in England to a full blown mixture of air con, heat and high humidity.  Of course with heat and humidity comes sweat and shininess (another conversation altogether) but what I want to talk about today is how I help my skin recover from all the stresses I put it through.  Before I went on holiday I was asked by the lovely people over at House of Fraser what my top tip for rejuvenating the skin would be post festival for one of their fabulous blog posts (see here) and although this year I am not going to any festivals I think that the tips can be used anytime the skin needs to be rejuvenated.

My first tip would be make sure your skin is clean and get rid of those dead skin cells.  A good cleanse and exfoliation should be first on the agenda.  I combine these steps by using my Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm.  It’s really important to find an exfoliatior that isn’t going to irritate your skin.  All our skin have different thresholds; some can take intense exfoliation, others can’t so choose wisely!  Next I like to add healing ingredients for my skin to drink up.  On an evening I will always reach for my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair which gets right down into the skins layers and help to promote rejuvenation of cells.  During the day time I’ve been playing with lots of different products (watch this space!!) but I always try to go for something with hyaluronic acid in to keep the skin moisturised and full of vital water (like Hydraluron).  I usually finish off with a good moisturiser or  if I’m doing my routine at night, a good overnight face mask like the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Face Mask is perfect for re-injecting a bit of moisture into the skin.

While we’re talking about face masks, my favourite brightening mask has to be the Ren Gylcolatic Radiance Renewal Mask which after 10 minutes makes your skin look brighter and leaves it feeling super soft!

Rejuvenating the skin is so important to me as dull skin will really show no matter how much makeup you apply to it.  When skin looks bright and healthy, that’s when your makeup will really shine and you’ll see the best results from your products.  I hope I’ve given you some food for though about how important it is to help your skin recover from all the different environmental factors we put it through every single day!

What’s your favourite product for rejuvenating your skin when it’s looking dull?

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