Summer Holiday Fashion Haul 2017: Primark and H&M, all eight items under £12.99! Just getting summer ready with some lovely bikinis, accessories & more! Don’t forget to subscribe here.
Products featured in the video:
Straw Hat: http://bit.ly/2t2zXP0
Satin Hairband: http://bit.ly/2u09uhZ
Bikini Tops in Light Pink/Floral and Khaki Green: http://bit.ly/2s2sYpH
Bikini Briefs: http://bit.ly/2t6yUOz
Shirt Dress: Primark
Flat Shoes: Primark
Ear Cuffs in Rose Gold: H&M
After the first video of my Skincare Series (What You Don’t Know About Skincare), this is the video where I show and explain my morning routine.
Consisting in cleasing, exfoliating, treating and protecting, my routine is simple and does not include too many products.
All the details are on the video, and all featured products listed below!
Sanoflore Gelée Magnifica Face Wash http://bit.ly/2sBnKkw
La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water http://bit.ly/2s2uJ4H
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% http://bit.ly/2spZ2Ts
Lierac Mesolift Serum http://bit.ly/2ny4O3J
Mary Kay TimeWise Day Solution SPF 30 http://bit.ly/2s2tzq2
Elixir By Saarah 24K Gold Infused Oil http://bit.ly/2t36IJt
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine SPF 50 http://bit.ly/2sq7lyG
I’ve filmed this video which is Part #1 of my Skincare Series, where I talk about the essentials on skincare: key ingredients for a beautiful skin, what to look for in a skincare product, the difference between AHA, BHA, etc.
You can watch it all in the video but I’ve listed in this blog post all the details as well.
Cleansing is an essential step to our routine. Failing to cleanse properly can lead to clogged pores, makeup can lead to inflammation and collagen breakdown, and that’s all because every day we have on our skin pollution, excess oil (sebum), makeup and dead skin cells. We want to remove that with a gentle and effective cleanser, not one that will strip down our skin.
Water itself can get rid of only 65% of oil and debris from skin’s surface, so we need to use a cleanser morning and evening. But be careful, over-cleansing can be unnecessary and be drying.
*Tip*: You don’t need overspend on cleansers. They will only stay in our faces for a few seconds and are made to mainly remove impurities (any other benefits would require a greater time of action).
Our skin renews itself every single day, but that process can slow down in time and with age. We want to remove excess of dead skin by exfoliating, otherwise, we can end up with clogged pores, dull, flaky skin, bumps, more wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
There are two types of exfoliants: mechanical and chemical.
AHAs are acids like glycolic, malic, lactic and others, and BHA is salicylic acid. This one is greatly used for acne prone skin as it not only exfoliates but also melts the dirt in your pores, helping remove blackheads. They can be left on the skin for a few minutes or even overnight as part of your daily routine.
Two important things to check on a chemical exfoliant:
We want to keep our skin supple and retain its ideal water balance. Skin replenishing ingredients are known as ceramides, glycerin, fatty acids, hyaluronic acid, sodium, peptides, amino acids, and cholesterol. They will protect against moisture loss and keep the skin supple and soft.
Hyaluronic acid, for example, is great for both oily and dry skin, and 1g of it may retain up to 6 liters of water. Today there are many different types of hydrating products to keep the skin plumped, as creamy formulas for drier skin, gel formulas for oily ones, and face oils for all skin types.
Products largely used to treat acne include:
It’s always important to find the causing factor of the acne, which can be hormonal, stress related, food related, or even can be caused by other skincare products that are not ideal for your skin type.
To target aging skin we have antioxidants and skin-restoring ingredients.
Antioxidants will protect our skin from environmental damage and prevent free radical damage. The main ones are listed here:
Skin restoring ingredients will target the signs of aging and will fight wrinkles, roughness, uneven skin tone and dullness. They are:
Sunscreen can’t be left out as it’s the best anti aging product you can use. Daily use of sunscreen can decrease chances of skin cancer and prevent early signs of aging caused by the sun. It’s also a crucial product when you’re using acids like exfoliants, retinol, etc to avoid sunburn and further hyperpigmentation problems.
When buying a skincare product, always look for a container that will keep ingredients stable. Many ingredients will degradate when exposed to light and air, so packaging is extremely important to maintain their beneficial properties.
Also check the expiry date of the packaging when opened. They usually range from 6 to 12 months (sometimes less), and there’s no point of using the product after these dates! They might simply no longer work.
I’ve picked up a few bits at the Mac counter and one face powder at Bobbi Brown last week. In this video I give my first impression on the new makeup I got and also show the incredible £1 dupe of the Mac Soar Lip Liner/ Lip Pencil!
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