Part 1: My Skincare Beauty Tips
I’m super pedantic when it comes to my skin, I guess it’s partly because I’m a model and partly because of the way I grew up, but a good skin routine is of upmost importance to me.
A couple of my readers have mailed me asking me to share my skincare routine and what products I use for my skin so I’ve decided to do just that in two parts. Today I’ll share my skincare tips and tomorrow I’ll share my skincare routine.
I’m often being told what great skin I have and get asked what are my secrets, the fact is I never used to have clear skin. I struggled for some time, at one stage my skin was so bad I dropped out of modelling, stopped seeing my friends and spent most of my time locked up at my parents house. I was so embarrassed and every time I caught a glimpse of myself in a window reflection or in the review mirror of the car I would burst out crying. My skin was bad! My whole face was covered in heavy ache and I kept squeezing the pimples hoping they would go away but I just kept making things worse. After seeing the dermatologist and changing my products my father put me of a strict raw diet and threw away my make-up products which were clogging my pores. About six months after that my skin was pretty much brand new and I discovered a part of myself I had never known, a confident me. Having troublesome skin is not easy and it’s because of that that I am so pedantic about my skin now days. We only have one face, may as well treat it right.
Firstly I’d like to start off by saying that what works for me may not necessary work for you, the best advice I can give to you all is to go see a recommended skincare professional, such as a dermatologist. I have dry skin so the products that I use would not suit you if you had oily or combination skin types.
Secondly I chop and change my products around after I have finished using one, I don’t like my skin to get dependent on one specific facial wash or cream.
Thirdly if you can afford to treat yourself to a facial/deep cleanse once every 6-8 weeks then do. My favourite place to go for a facial is the Quantum Spa at the Radisson here in Cape Town. If you can’t afford it, do your own one at home. Boil a kettle and pour the hot water into a big bowl, put your head over the bowl and cover yourself with a towel and allow the steam to work it’s magic for about 10min. Once you’ve done that rinse your face and exfoliate, then put a face mask on (I’ll recommend some face masks tomorrow) and finish off by moisturising.
And lastly if there are some things I can stress more then anything it would be the following:
I know these all sound like the typical things you’d hear from your mother, but trust me, simple changes like this make a huge difference on the skin. Try it for a month and you’ll see the changes.
Read part two tomorrow where I’ll be sharing my skin routine with you and what products I use.