No matter what age you are 20s, 40s, 60s or any number in between, there are a few beauty habits you should be doing everyday. We live extremely busy lives, working 9-5, keeping up with your social life, and responsibilities – we get it which is why I am here to give you a few daily tips you should be doing time to time, but all should become habits.

Disclaimer: I am by no means a beauty expert, these are what I do as I have suffered with server acne for many years (which has basically cleared now YAY!) and would love to help my fellow girls out <3

Always remove your make up!

If you are wearing makeup and not cleansing your face twice before bed, you’re probably leaving impurities and dirt on your face. I normally cleanse first to remove any makeup and then cleanse again to remove any not-so-visible impurities. I reccomend Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish for removing makeup. This thick and delicious smelling polish completely dissolves face and eye makeup as soon as you massage it on your face. Next, I use a wet muslin cloth with warm water to gently remove the polish from the skin. You’re skin will be left clean, soft and radiant. Re-do this step to ensure you remove all impurities from your skin to leave it glowing.

 

 

Exfoliate exfoliate exfoliate!

I for one always forget to exfoliate as the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the shower, but removing dead skin cells from all over the body allows moisturiser to absorb into the skin. It doesn’t just leave your skin silky soft, it increases body circulation and texture allowing for a much closer and smoother shave. My go-to exfoliator is Grounded Coffee Scrub from Grounded Body Scrub. Packed full of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants it buffs away dry, dead and flakey skin. I use it in Chocolate Orange which is good enough to eat!

Visit a dermatologist

With my skin being incredibly problematic, having an expert create a scientifically proven treatment plan just for your skin is priceless. Every time I have a treatment done to either remove acne scars, or to break down any breakouts I have (as I would say I no longer have severe acne, just a few breakouts if I eat too much chocolate!) I leave with vibrant glowy skin that looks like I have paid hundreds of pounds for – and this is without makeup on too!

 

 

Switch up your shampoo

Your hair can be taken for granted and put through it’s paces – whether it’s the air-con making it dry, or your recent holiday making it oily – it needs to be treated like your skin. It changes depending on the climate and your own chemistry – so, just like you would change buy a more intense moisturiser for your skin if it was dry, you should do the same for your hair.

There are some wonderful high-end shampoos like Aveda’s Scalp Benefits Shampoo and Conditioner for oily roots and dry ends. I prefer these drugstore options:
Granire Ultimate Blends Nourishing Repair Shampoo and Conditioner packed with nutrients from avocado oil and African Shea butter this combo leaves dry and damaged hair intently nourished and weightlessly soft and smooth.
– For hair that’s flat and lifeless try Lee Stafford’s My Big Healthy Hair Shampoo and Conditioner.
– Or like me you have your hair coloured and live for the fresh out the hairdresser colour, try Ojon Colour Sustain Colour Revealing Shampoo and Conditioner. The mixture of Ojon oil, sunflower see oil and rosemary leaf extract removes dulling residue to reveal luminous, multi-dimensional vibrant hair.

Moisturise with SPF

It’s no secret that repeated sun exposure causes premature ageing and even skin cancer so make applying an SPF moisturiser your new daily habit. If you already use a foundation containing SPF, don’t rely on just on that to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Why not try Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50? A smooth textured SPF which leaves your skin highly moisturised without the shine or ghostliness that can come with SPF moisturisers.

Clean up your diet

This is a big one for me, I took a toxin test to see what was causing my intense and sever acne breakup this time last year and it revealed so much food that I eat on a daily basis I shouldn’t be eating. But if you can’t afford or don’t want a toxin test, why not clean up by cut out caffeine, sugar, cigarettes and alcohol which wreak havoc on the skin.

 

 

Clear out your makeup

Similar to cleaning up your diet, makeup and skincare doesn’t last forever. If you’re a makeup hoarder like me, the chances of parts of your makeup collection has seen better days is pretty high. Know when to have a clear out and do it regularly! By having a clear out, the risk of your transferring harmful bacteria to your skin is lowered. Think of it this way, after a good purge what better excuse to take a trip to London’s Selfridges? (You’re welcome!)