Who could do with 9 Top Beauty Tricks too add to your daily routine? I bet 9 sounds like a chore, but actually these are all little things you can do really easily, you may even only need a couple of them. I’m pretty certain there will be at least one or two you will find extremely beneficial.
First of all, what on earth is a facialist? Perhaps I’m behind the times but this is a new word to me, so I looked it up and quite simply it’s a person who gives facials and other beauty treatments for the face. Probably could have guessed that but didn’t want to give any false information!
I came across this article whilst browsing through Red Online, quite often I find beauty tips time consuming to follow or you need to buy expensive products, so was pleasntly surprised to find some simple and very useful information in this article
For years I have suffered with puffy eyes, especially if I’ve had an alcohol fueled late night, my eyes are a dead giveaway to all and sundry! I have a constant supply of cooling eye masks in the fridge to try and reduce the puffiness when at it’s worse, which do help a bit. I am hoping number 2 below will be the answer to my eye woes. I had a go last night and my eyes definitely weren’t as puffy this morning, with a bit of luck, if I do the lymph drainage every day it will make a difference, it’s definitely worth a go.
The following 9 Top Beauty Tricks are bought to you by skin genius Abigail James, who is one of the UK’s top celebrity facialists and the Global Treatment Ambassador for Liz Earle. With a mind matching a skincare encyclopedia and magic hands, she knows exactly how to give good face.
9 Top Beauty Tricks – you’re going to want to try
1. Stick to a strict skincare routine, day and night
My number one skin rule has got to be cleansing morning and night. Cleanse, tone, put your eye cream on – because you want the ingredients from the eye product to work its magic on the finer skin of the eye area first – then serum, moisturiser, SPF and anything else you choose to use.
Top tip: If you’re prone to puffy eyes, just put your eye products on in the morning, not at night time.
2. Tackle shadows, puffiness and droopy eyelids with your eye cream technique
When you apply your eye cream, always work outwards in, and don’t forget the crow’s feet area.
To fade under-eye shadows, stimulate lymph drainage around the eyes by tapping in your cream as you apply it in, doing an almost drumming action with your fingertips. It feels like a gimmick, but it does actually work.
To drain puffiness, rest your fingertips on your under eyes gently, and almost gently pull the skin down. Not so you’re not dragging them, but gently pulling on the elasticity of the skin, which in itself helps support lymph drainage.
To lift the upper eyelids, tap the skin above the brow bone and push upwards, so as you’re applying your eye cream you’re also opening up the eye area.
3. Exfoliate regularly, in multiple ways
Exfoliating regularly can be quite skin changing. If you’ve got what I call ‘relatively normal skin’, then exfoliation not only makes the skin look brighter, but because you’ve got rid of dead skin cells, it then means that your serums and moisturisers can get to work quicker.
Exfoliation might be through using a muslin cloth when you cleanse, it might be through using a gritty exfoliant after cleansing, or it might be through using skincare with enzymes. They all actually deal with different things, so I mix up these options.
Take a look at LBA’s article on Forever Living’s Exfoliator – I’m still loving it!
4. Prioritise serum over moisturiser
You’ve got so many active ingredients in a serum that you can’t get in your moisturisers – and some of those are the key skin balancers and anti-agers. So, you could have a routine without a serum, but if you want a big difference in your skin you’ve got to include a serum.
5. Massage your skin. Daily.
A facial massage is a no-brainer. It can completely change the clarity and tone of your skin and it doesn’t cost anything. Don’t make it a chore – cleansing in itself is an excuse to massage your face, so do it then and consider it multi-tasking.
6. Plump up your lips – by humming
You can stimulate the blood flow in your lips with a little yoga technique. Simply hum (in the privacy of your bathroom!), so you can hear the vibration in your head and feel it in your lips. It’s called Humming Bee Breath in yoga and it genuinely stimulates the blood flow to your lips.
If you suffer from dry lips simply use an old toothbrush to gently brush the surface and exfoliate them.
7. Don’t use any old lip balm
If you’re going to use a lip balm, don’t use anything with a mineral oil in. It feels nice but it just dries out the lips in the long run. So always go for one containing plant oils.
8. Drink more water throughout the day
Fill up a two litre bottle of water at the start the day and make sure you’ve got through that as your minimum! Also, cut back on coffees and teas.
Take a look at LBA’s article on signs you don’t drink enough water.
9. Chase coffee with water to flush it through
Once I have a coffee, I drink the same amount of water afterwards, to help flush it through. So you still get the taste and everything of the coffee, but you’re balancing it out and rehydrating your skin.
There you have it, 9 Top Beauty Tricks which aren’t going to break the bank or take hours to master. Let us know if you found any of them useful, or if you have any yourself we could all benefit from.