7 ways to enhance your natural beauty this year14/01/2015
Wouldn’t it be great to look and feel years younger without having to layer on heavy make-up every day? Believe it or not, there are easy, inexpensive ways to reduce aging that don’t involve a ton of concealer– or Poly Filler! Read on for seven easy DIY ways to enhance your natural beauty.
1. Bright eyes
Bright and vibrant eyes will enhance your natural beauty and believe it or not, it isn’t too hard to achieve.
If you haven’t been using an eye cream, now is the time to start. Don’t mistake eye cream for just regular moisturiser in smaller packaging. Our Bright Eyes contains a special blend of seaweed extracts and natural oils, specifically designed for the eye’s delicate skin. The formula will reduce the signs of aging and wrinkling by hydrating the skin with its thick and creamy consistency.
When applying, gently sweep it from the outer corners of your eyes toward your nose as this helps drain excess fluid in the area. Another great tip is to store it in the fridge; the cooling sensation of the chilled cream will feel refreshing on your skin.
2. Take it easy
A stressful lifestyle can really take its toll on the skin, often leaving it broken-out and inflamed and even causing it to age more quickly. Avoiding stress can be easier said than done unfortunately, which is why it’s important to learn how to relax after a busy day.
Consider joining a yoga or meditation group to help you learn relaxation exercises. To help you relax create a peaceful atmosphere in your home by burning a scented candle like The Orginal VOYA candle
3. You snooze you (do not) lose
We know you’ve heard it a million times before, but honestly, sleep is the easiest and cheapest way to improve your skin’s health, your overall wellbeing and it will enhance your natural beauty too! “Sleep is the body’s time to send fresh cells to the epidermis, replacing old and damaged cells” Dr. Harold Lancer, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology tells Teen Vogue.
If you have trouble unwinding, try sprinkling a couple of drops or VOYA Essence Oil on your bedding. Make sure you sleep on two pillows as “It helps reduce fluid retention in the eye area” which can cause dark under eye circles advises celebrity esthetician and skin care expert Renée Rouleau.
4. Drink up
Another oldie but a goodie; drink plenty of water. “Dehydration makes your skin look drier and wrinkled, which can be improved with proper hydration” says dermatologist Kenneth Ellner, MD.
Drinking enough water also means the kidneys can do their job of excreting toxins and flushing them out of your system leading to clearer skin. If you find it difficult to drink your recommended two litres of plain water a day, make a decaf, detoxifying tea like this Peppermint Pleasure with it instead.
5. You are what you eat
Start your day by sprinkling some goji berries and flaxseed onto your cereal or yoghurt- they’re full of skin-loving omega-3 acids, vitamins and beta-Carotene which promote healthy skin.
6. Wear a mask
Up the ante with your face mask by applying it in the shower or bath to allow the steam to open up the pores and let the ingredients penetrate the skin. Apply our luxurious Maskerade the face, neck and décolleté and rinse off using an Organic Muslin Cloths. Give your skin a final rinse with cold water to close the pores and tighten the facial muscles.
7. Get serious about your skincare routine
It’s super important to maintain a good skincare routine, especially if you have mature or problematic skin (or indeed, are just trying to avoid either!). By using VOYA’s quality organic products you are working in harmony with the skin and not just damaging it further by using harsh, artificial chemicals. Check out this post for great tips for an organic skincare routine.