One of the biggest beauty trends for this summer is fresh, glowing skin with minimal makeup. Put your best face forward with the help of skin expert and Brand Manager for Nad’s (www.nads.com.au), Natalie Ismiel, who fills us in on her Top 5 Tips for Getting Beautiful Skin from head to toe this summer.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Aim to get between 7-9 hours of sleep each night and not only will you feel more energised and productive throughout the day, but your skin will look brighter and clearer. Your skin goes into repair mode while you sleep with lack of sleep causing blood vessels to dilate, which can create the look of dark circles. However, be careful not to overdo it, as research shows that too much sleep can be just as detrimental to the appearance of your skin as too little.
Keep Your Skin Silky Smooth with Waxing
Not only is waxing an inexpensive and longer lasting option for hair removal, the right waxing products can have added benefits for your skin. “Waxing has an exfoliating effect and removes dry and dead skin cells, leaving your skin with a silky smooth texture. Unlike shaving, waxing removes that annoying stubble and the regrowth of hair is much slower, meaning that you get much smoother and longer lasting results from waxing. The other benefit is that you avoid any chance of suffering from unsightly nicks and cuts from razors.” says Natalie. Natalie top pick is the Nad’s Body Wax Strips (RRP $10.95) which are quick, convenient and easy to use. The specially crafted natural beeswax formula, available for the face and body, effectively removes hair gently and moulds to all your curves, making it easy to reach those tricky areas.
Use a Gentle Cleanser
Ditch harsh, skin stripping soaps and shower gels that can leave your skin dry and irritated and instead opt for natural cream based cleansers containing shea butter, olive oil and vitamin E.
Eat Your Way To Healthy Skin
As we enter the holiday season, there are no shortage of social events that revolve around food. Make sure to indulge in plenty of healthy fats, like those found in salmon, avocado and olive oil to reduce skin inflammation. Try to avoid typical party food pitfalls like chips, lollies and spring rolls, which contain high amounts of sodium and sugar and can lead to skin inflammation and bloating. The good news? Dark chocolate, red wine and coffee are rich in antioxidants that help fight free radicals that can damage the cellular structures of the skin, accelerating skin aging.
“You cannot overstate the importance of drinking enough water to keep your skin looking healthy and fresh. The beauty of this tip is that it is free and there are so many other health and beauty benefits that come from keeping yourself well hydrated.” says Natalie. Research shows that the benefits of drinking more water can range from improved concentration, increased energy and reduced hunger. If you’re not a fan of the taste of water and tend to reach for soft drink instead, try adding some lemon or lime to either still or sparkling water to add flavour.
Nad’s Hair Removal products are available from selected pharmacies, major supermarkets and retailers. For further information please visit www.nads.com.au or phone Nad’s Consumer Information Line 1800 352 626.