5 June 2015

Five Tips for Happy Skin

Five Tips for Happy Skin
Skincare for me is one of my favourite things to write about, I think that is quite clear on the face of it yet it has been a while since I shared with you some tips as it were for keeping your skin feeling and looking good; in other words my top tips for happy skin. At the moment I'm using five products in particular, some are old favourites and some are new. When it comes to skin I think it is important to remember that it is not just our face we want to look after it is our whole body therefore I've a bit of a mixture of products here today which I think work nicely together to provide a little insight into my routine.

My first tip from my own personal experience would be to include within your routine a clay mask. At the moment I'm using the Origins Clear Improvement Clay Mask which is great for drawing out impurities from clogged pores. However I think it's important to understand what your skin needs because there can be great temptation to just whack on a clay mask when your skin is acting up in order to attempt to solve flare ups or a dull complexion yet clay masks really can be quite drying. Therefore so you need to ensure you pop moisture back into your skin through moisturising afterwards; my top tip here would be to use an hydrating mask after your clay mask.

Secondly I personally love to include a spritz toner within my skin care routine or any toner come to that. At the moment I'm using my LUSH Tea Tree Water as my skin is feeling the stress of lots of late nights with little sleep due to exam stress. This is a great product for keeping the skin fresh and clean as it has antibacterial properties which I find really helps to keep my skin clean.

Whilst of course there are many other steps that I would whole heartedly recommend I'd definitely like to take this opportunity to state that my third tip would be to always try to incorporate an SPF into your routine somewhere. Whether it is a designated one such as the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Fluid or one within your moisturiser or foundation I do believe that this is key; especially if you are using acidic toners as they do make your skin more vulnerable to sun damage.
Five Tips for Happy Skin

Moving onto the body I can think of one product that I always turn to when I want to keep my skin looking and feeling fresh. The Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub is a fantastic exfoliator which also smells truly incredible, I can always rely on this to remove dead skin cells so that my skin is left feeling revitalised. It goes without saying that to keep your skin glowing and in-growing hair free (it's a nasty business but it is one we are all probably far too aware of) then you really should try to incorporate an exfoliator into your routine; that would be my fourth tip!

Finally one of the newer products I have come across recently and one that is becoming one of my favourites is The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Body Splash* which is essentially fragrance for all over your body. You're able to use this after a shower or bath whereby it dries quickly on the skin and smells super fresh. It is a unique concept to me because I have never tried anything quite like this before however I have to say I like it! It is in my personal opinion strictly a morning time product purely because it is so revitalising; it'll be a great kick start to your day that's for sure which is why for me it rounds up my top five tips for happy skin. 

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  1. Ah I swear by the tea tree water! It's so easy to use :) Really want to try the Origins mask - anything that'll help me with my spots is a yes from me! :)


    Beth x
    www.bethany-georgina.com

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  2. I hate that LRP discontinued their anthelios tinted cream for dry skin from last year. I'm trying some of their new products in LRP Anthelios line but everything is matt or too dry for my skin. Is La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Fluid also drying on the skin?



    Ana - hushhush990.blogspot.com

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  3. These products look lovely! I have never tried any of them but I would love to try the Origins Clay Mask :)

    Jenna xx

    Beauty And The Style

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  4. Soap and Glory's breakfast scrub is such a wonderful product. I really love the scents of their products, they almost smell so good I could eat it.


    Lissy, lissyhayes.co.uk

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  5. The Lush Tea Tree toner is a personal fave, I have gone through bottles of the stuff. I really want to try the new The Body Shop range, it sounds awesome!! Pretty photos lovely!

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

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  6. The Tea Tree Toner is like my Lush holy grail! And the body splash looked interesting when I saw it in store, is it like a body lotion then?

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  7. I've been eyeing up The Body Shop Virgin Mojito range and I'm really liking the sound of the Body Splash, even though it's not something I'd normally go for. I've been focusing so much on face skincare, as the summer approaches and we're coming out of winter layers, I've realised that I neglected my body! Lovely post as always! x

    Ornella || euhnella

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  8. I love the Lush Tea Tree Water. It's so refreshing and so good at helping to clear up a breakout! The Origins mask is definitely one I'll have to try out - sounds perfect for my congested skin.

    Amy | Lilac Lemon

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  9. I love using the Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub :)


    emily xx


    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I don't use an spf, I need to start using one! x


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  11. Great tips! The Breakfast Club seems like a body scrub I need in my life :)

    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the Lush Tea Tree mist, it's my second favorite after the Breath of Fresh Air! Always good to have it for a necessary refreshment or as a morning toner! I bet I would love the Virgin Mojito aroma as well!:) Such a lovely post!

    Oly | TLV Birdie Blog
    http://tlvbirdie.com

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  13. I absolutely love the new Virgin Mojito scent from The Body Shop, it really is so refreshing! I almost always have a bottle of Tea Tree Toner Water too, totally calms my skin when it's all a bit cray-cray!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  14. I absolutely adore the Origins mask, so good! Great post lovely :) x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

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  15. I keep hearing so many positive things about Origins, I definitely think I'll have to give them a go at some point soon!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  16. I adore the Origins Clear Improvement mask and Lush Tea Tree Toner water, they both clear and soothe my skin x


    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  17. It is very easy to use you're right. I quite like this Origins mask I must admit, it's really lovely although the Una Brennan one from Superfacialist is also pretty great too.

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  18. That's such a shame Ana! I have combination skin however I haven't found the Anthelios XL Fluid to be drying at all.

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  19. It's a lovely mask, I have to have a clay mask within my routine, they're great for helping to clear the skin on the surface.

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  20. Oh me too, it smells amazing! :)

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  21. Thank you so much Zoe! You'll have to check it out, it's quite zesty if you like that type of scent which I have to say I do, especially in the summer.

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  22. The Body Splash is like water, it's a bit like their fragrance mists if you have ever tried those. I kinda do wish it was in a spray bottle as I think it is principally the same type of product.

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  23. I must admit it wasn't the type of thing I would go for either, I was a bit sceptical however having now used it I do quite like it. I think it'll last me a while though, I don't know if I will reach for it every time as I can be a little lazy! Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  24. It is great for congested skin Amy, I love using it once a week for a pamper session.

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  25. I used to forget to wear one a lot too, I try really hard to incorporate it into my routine somewhere.

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  26. You must try it Rachel, it smells so good!

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  27. Thank you so much, I'm thrilled you liked it Oly! I will have to have a look at Breath of Fresh Air, that's not the first time it has been mentioned to me.

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  28. It smells so good doesn't it! The Tea Tree Water is great, I love using it and definitely need to repurchase it soon.

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  29. Thank you Jordan! I love that mask too! :)

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  30. I really do like Origins Heather, their Night-A-Mins Night Cream is amazing!

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  31. Me too Lily, both of those products in conjunction work really well for me too.

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  32. Would love to try the breakfast scrub! And oops I'm guilty of chucking on a clay mask and fingers crossed it fixes my blemishes. I'll have to try the hydrating mask after clay mask trick next time!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  33. Yes I really do recommend giving that a try Sheri, I find it works much better for me as opposed to only using a clay mask.

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  34. Love this post! I really want to try the mojito range by the body shop as it sounds fantastic! I am looking for a clay mask but think you are right they can be drying so a hydrating mask to follow is a good idea.


    Whispersfromangels

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