Lipstick colours, eyebrow shapes, hairstyles always change each season. However, there are only a handful of beauty trends that are never out of season or trend. This month’s edition will be on clean, non-toxic beauty tips that will serve you good all year round.
Text: Barbara Mensah
Water is your best friend!
We all know the benefits of water, especially on the skin, with 60% of it forming the human body. Well-hydrated skin is the equivalent to the need of milk for a newborn baby. It is vital.
The key to supple, bouncy, fresh skin is simply to drink lots of water. Even more so during the summer season as overheating can lead to dry, dehydrated skin. Drinking water also helps to get rid of toxins which equate to radiant, glowing skin.
Match your skincare routine to the season
In the wintertime, we instinctively switch to thicker, creamier face and body lotions and creams. The same instinct should be used during summer. Be mindful of your skin type and the season you’re currently in.
Some helpful tips and hints
Summer can be humid, make sure you have antioxidants in the products you use. Make
sure to look out for ingredients such as AHA’s and BHA’s
Hydration, Hydration, Hydration, look for products that hydrate the skin
Those of you who struggle with oily skin, try to use oil-free products, this goes for
mascara, foundations, toners etc.
Always match your skincare routine to the season.
I recommend 100% Pure - Restorative Sea Culture Extra Riche Créme - 386.29 DKK -
Could non- toxic products be the way forward?
Not all the latest and popular skincare and makeup products are good for you. It’s essential to get some knowledge of what is clean and green to what is toxic. Choose products that contain little or no dodgy ingredients that are found surprisingly in leading beauty brands products. Take time out to read the labels and counter research to see how toxin-free you want to go.
SPF is life!
To keep skin looking youthful, vibrant and radiant, use SPF! Look out for it in the moisturisers, body lotions and serums. Use daily to protect your skin from prematurely ageing. SPF’s protect the skin from harmful UV rays that cause dullness, loss of firmness and uneven pigmentation, often referred to as sunspots. The best options when choosing non-toxic SPF is to select a mineral-based serum sunscreen, always selecting the highest dose of SPF whenever possible.
A great one to try is SuperGoop - Glowscreen sunscreen SPF40 - 288.31 DKK -www.revolve.com