We’ve all been there – coming home after a night out and falling into bed without taking our makeup off. But this naughty habit isn’t doing your skin any favours, so here are some of our tips on how to keep your skin looking peachy clean.
Cleanse your pores
This should be a no brainer, but you’d be surprised how few people prime their skin before bed. First off, remove your make up with a little petroleum jelly such as Vaseline – no more than a pea-sized amount – and gently wipe off with cotton wool. If you’re prone to oily skin, wash your face with a cleanser that contains salicylic or glycolic acid.
Freshen up your bedding
You may not think that your bedding can affect your skin, but did you know that an unclean pillow can make you break out in spots? As we sleep, our bodies’ natural oils deposit onto our pillows, which can clog our pores and cause pimples, so head over to www.bedstar.co.uk to refresh your pillow case and freshen up your complexion.
Don’t overdo it
Exfoliating is great for the skin, especially dry skin to remove dead skin cells and wash the dirt away from the pores. However, exfoliating too often can have the reverse effect and dry out your skin, so make sure you only exfoliate once or twice a week.
Sleep on it
When you sleep, fluid can gather around your eyes, which could leave you prone to looking sleep deprived and puffy in the morning. You can combat this by changing your sleeping position – stack up your pillows to keep your head elevated, encouraging to fluid to drain away from your eyes, and lie on your back. As an added bonus, try sleeping with silk pillows to avoid waking up with pillow creases.
Keep moisture in the air
This may be a luxury for some, but if you want guaranteed supple skin, try investing in a humidifier to keep air circulating around your bedroom and prevent your skin from drying out. Just make sure it’s filled up regularly, and invest in a high quality, quiet humidifier to make sure you don’t lose out on your precious shut-eye.
Wake up sun kissed
Did somebody say something about moisture? After priming your skin with toner, make sure you moisturise to replace your skin’s essential oils. Try a water-based moisturiser if you’re prone to oily skin, and if you want to wake up with a healthy looking tan, mix a little fake tan into your moisturiser. Just make sure you apply it at least an hour before hitting the sheets, to make sure you wake up with a streak free, beautiful glow.
So as some of you will know, this is MACs new collection “A fantasy of flowers” for this years SS14. The colours in this collection are so cute and you will find a lot of the products in this range are mineral based, from the products for cheeks to the eye shadows, so this is for you if you are a fan of mineral based products. As usual, lipstick shades are gorgeous and will be perfect in the summer weather (I live in Glasgow, if it doesn’t rain here, we will probably be happy and take that as a summer) and for making use of colour.
The collection is now available at MAC both online and in stores.
As I touched upon before, the Osbournes are still to launch their full MAC collection and things seem to be pretty hush right now. As soon as their collection is revealed, I will do a post on it.
What do you expect from the Osbourne collection?