Skincare Guide | Key To Flawless Skin

Skincare Guide | Key To Flawless Skin

You do not have to go for weekly facials or spend your entire paycheck on 2 luxury beauty products to achieve flawless skin. Some simple tweaks in your daily life and skincare routine can help a lot with achieving a glowing and healthy complexion.

BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Dehydration will take a toll on your skin, and so will the lack of beauty sleep. A small amount of dehydration and/or lack of sleep will cause your body to function in a less optimal way. Try to drink at least eight cups of water a day - 2000ml. If you need a friendly reminder to drink water, try getting yourself a cute water bottle and carry it with you everywhere. You will feel happy knowing you have water in your bag at all times. Need even more of a push? try holding yourself accountable and do daily in check-in's on your phone to see how much water intake you have had for the day. Track your water in-take weekly and try to progress. You'll be drinking water in no time. 

BEAUTY SLEEP

As for sleep, try clocking in at least seven to eight hours of sleep. We know this is almost impossible for some people, but allowing your skin to repair is one of the most important aspects of any skincare routine. Getting a good night's rest is essential to help you get rid of dark undereye circles and inflammation. We get it though, it is almost impossible to squeeze in five hours of sleep sometimes, let alone seven. On late nights, make sure to never skip your skincare routine (yes this means cleansing, toning, serum, and eye cream). Have an early morning and need to look awake? Do a cool under eye mask before you head to bed. In the morning you will wake up with visibly less inflammation and tired-looking skin along with decreased puffiness. 

SKINCARE MAINTENANCE

Maintenance is the essence of a good skincare routine. Getting flawless skin is easier with amazing tools - such as the jade or rose quartz rollers which are super on-trend lately. These skincare tools are a great way to help calm the skin. Those days when you wake up and your face is just not having it. These rollers containing jade and rose quartz rock can help depuff and energize your skin. A super great product to use to wake up the skin in the morning. Similarly, you can also add this to your nightly routine and wake-up with the same kind of effects. The cooling sensation is not only relaxing but allows you to feel energized, perfect for morning routines. 

Finally, to stay on top of your skincare routine. Consider doing a face mask once or twice a week. Finding the right face mask will help you get rid of excess oil, dirt, and improve the appearance of your pores. We recommend using a sheet mask at night in order to help your skin absorb the excess product from the day. Sheet masks help a lot with hydration and calm the skin providing so many benefits. They help soothe and plump to your face in all the right ways. If you are all about natural products on the skin, consider doing a DIY mask with ingredients from your kitchen such as lemon, honey, milk, and cucumbers.  These superfood ingredients will help with skin issues you may be currently dealing with. Best of all, you will know what you are putting on your face and avoid all harsh chemicals. 

Let us know what you do to keep up with your skincare routine in the comments below! 

January 03, 2019 — AN CAN
Ice Face Roller

Ice Face Roller


A few weeks ago we tried the jade face roller and fell in love with it. Recently we picked up another handy tool that our face is begging for more. The ice roller is the new jade roller. When we first heard about it, we were a bit skeptical. What do you mean rolling ice on your face? You are probably wondering the same thing, how can ice help my skin? The idea is quite similar to the jade roller, but working at a stronger and more efficient pace.


If you have tried the jade roller before and saw a small change but hoping for more, this is definitely something you should try! If you have never tried the jade roller, but are struggling with large pores, swelling, red or puffy skin, we highly recommend adding this little tool into your skincare regime. Give it a try before heading into a photo shoot or a night out, it can help erase some of those signs of fatigue and redness. We like to use this right before bed or sometimes in the morning for a fresh wake me up. However feel free to fit this into your schedule whenever it works best. You could very well use it while you are watching an episode of Netflix.


Using the tool cannot be easier. Using a light pressure roll the device on bare skin from inside out. You can test this on your hand or arm before doing it to your face. This way you are aware of the temperature. Continue to roll outwards from the nose to jawline and then your forehead for a couple of minutes. We don’t recommend doing this for more than 10 minutes consecutively. If you are seeing change, take a brief break before starting again.


It is a super easy product to set up. One thing is remembering to put the ice application in the freezer for 30 minutes - an hour before using so it’s cold enough. For cleaning, a warm water rinses and wipe is all it takes. There are some makeup gurus who swear by this little tool! It does not take $100 serum to keep your skin glowing, it could be as simple as this $20 gadget.


Aside from being a beauty tool, there are other things the ice roller can help within your daily life!

  1. We are rolling into November now, but remember all those sunburns you suffered from after a beach day. The ice roller is a great add-on to your aloe vera gel! The cold therapy is a way to calm and cool your sunburnt area.
  2. The ice roller can also be used as ice therapy for sore muscle or headaches as well. For the muscles, the rolling movement will work as a tension reliever and massager - similar to a massage roller. The coldness is a common treatment to reduces blood flow to the injured area, it will also numb the sore tissues, acting as a local anesthetic.
  3. Treat your allergies by using the ice roller of the affected area. The cold from the roller can help calm your inflammation and reduce swelling caused by your allergies. We all have those puffy red eyes around Springtime, this although won’t get rid of your allergies completely, but can help with reducing the puffiness.
November 07, 2018 — AN CAN