Do you ever look in the mirror and let out a bloodcurdling scream? Rather than being the fairest in the land, you’re often confronted with a greasy head of hair, bags under your eyes and, worst of all, an uneven acne-prone complexion. It’s days like these you feel like dodging the school run. You’d much rather send the kids out to play and dive back into bed with a non-judgmental duvet over your head ...but you’re not the only one.
Imperfect skin plagues hundreds of thousands of women around the globe, with your hormones and the dirt of the day combining to leave you with a less than glowing complexion. However, help is at hand. Although you may be tempted to remortgage your home and splash out on designer makeup or invasive surgery, there are actually a number of natural ways to achieve that flawless look. Here’s how ...
Use Mineral Makeup
Nature occasionally needs a helping hand, but before you sprint to your local cosmetic counter clutching a sweaty fistful of coins, stop to consider the benefits of switching from your usual makeup to something decidedly more natural.
Of course, we’re referring to mineral makeup, designed to reflect your own natural skin tone and leave you with you perfect looking skin. Additionally, mineral makeup is ideal for covering redness, dark circles, age spots and even acne.
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times, but the importance of drinking plenty of water simply cannot be ignored. Why? Because, aside from keeping you hydrated, water can help eliminate blackheads.
As an added bonus, studies have shown that drinking water can help you control calories and energize your muscles, which is ideal when you’re pumping iron at the gym or running around after a herd of unruly children.
For busy parents, sleep is something that other people do. Typically, you’ll limit yourself to 15 minutes a night (if you’re lucky) in between rounds of cleaning up after kids and answering work-related emails. Okay, that may be a little too extreme...
However, not grabbing your recommended eight hours of sleep is likely to have an adverse effect on your skin, not to mention your mood, leaving your complexion feeling drier than the Gobi desert and your mirror reflecting back an image that’ll leave you sprinting for the sanctuary of your duvet.
Whilst the tips above are designed to get you started on the path to a flawless complexion, we’d love to hear your thoughts on what it takes to obtain truly gorgeous skin, so get involved and leave a comment below.
*This post is written by John Paul