Sunday, May 3, 2020


Ever since I started modelling I looked at my skin a lot differently. The camera shows every spot, scar and mark so I made an effort to try to have permanently 'good skin' for last minute jobs and castings. I only ever used to use micellar water to remove my makeup, I didn't even have a good moisturiser...shocking! A couple of years on and I can now say I've almost got my skincare routine down, its not perfect, however it seems to be working for me. I have put together some of the tips I've discovered over time, after watching many videos and reading articles on the best skincare regimes. I'm not a skin specialist, these are just things that I do to keep my skin looking as good as possible. I'll link some of the products I like to use below.

You've probably heard it all before and it's so repetitive, but it is the number 1 factor for having healthy, glowing, young looking skin. I carry a big water bottle around my house and refill it 3 or more times a day, and make sure that I keep it by my bed to have last thing at night and as soon as I wake up.

Even if you don't think you've got sensitive skin, sensitive products are more gentle and kind to your face. I personally would try to buy products with ingredients that you recognise and as few ingredients as possible.

Always. You won't ever get rid of all the dirt or makeup with the first cleanse, just a fact. Then your face is ready to be nourished with products. I use this incredible Vanity Planet Spin Brush with the silicone attachment on my second cleanse with a squirt of face wash, and it's amazing.

Your face is delicate, you may think you need to scrub away those dead skin cells but you don't need to go at it that much. A gentle face exfoliator the size of grains of sand will do the job perfectly, you don't need to rub it in for that long to get the smooth results you're looking for. I keep mine in the shower and use it only once or twice a week. Be kind to your skin.

But don't apply too much, all you need is a large pea size amount, avoid the eye area as its very delicate and use an eye cream with your ring finger instead.
You can still use facial oils and moisturisers on oily skin. I used to think I had oily skin just because I got spots on my chin, so I never wanted to add extra moisture and oil to those areas on or around my nose for example. But I read once that 'adding good oils to the supposedly oily areas will help stop them from producing excess oils on your face'. I still do get the odd hormonal spot around my chin but no where near as many as I used to. I wouldn't say I have oily skin at all anymore, I have normal/combination skin.

I learnt this when I did an advert with Elemis and I needed to know how to apply skincare. When applying creams and moisturisers its best to work in sweeping upward motions starting at the jawline. We're trying to defy gravity here! Never forget your neck and chest, in those upwards motions as well.

If you are a picker like me, any spot that comes my way will get squeezed, and I know we shouldn't but its just so satisfying. If you are a squeezer try to stop or like me, apply a healing, soothing  face mask afterwards to repair that broken skin. Hopefully this will prevent it from scarring, but I'm not an expert it just makes sense!  

Even when I get home late after  being out or if I'm super tired, I ALWAYS remove my makeup. I can't remember the last time I didn't. It clogs your pores, causes breakouts, and dries out your skin. Your skin repairs overnight so its best to nourish it and let it do its thing while you get that beauty sleep.

Remember, nourish your skin from the inside out. Your diet plays a major part in obtaining gorgeous, radiant skin. Try to avoid, processed foods, refined sugars, smoking and too much alcohol. 
Make fresh fruit and veg your new besties!
 everyone has different skin, these are just what I get on with and seem to work for me, other brands that I like to use are Liz Earle, La Roche-Posay and No 7. You really don't need to spend much to get good results. The No 7 serum and eye cream I've been loving is meant to be a similar formula to Estee Lauder so there you go! 


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