Side Street Style: A busy Mums guide to getting Glowing Skin

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31/01/2017

A busy Mums guide to getting Glowing Skin



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When you become a parent time does two things, it moves faster than before and you have far less of it to yourself. Suddenly I look in the mirror and I see I am no longer that 20 something free spirited woman with little responsibly other than looking after myself and now I see a a mother in her thirties full of love for my boys but also with a few more lines than before from years spent becoming comfortable with myself. Over these years I have discovered how important taking time for basic self care is really important and here are a few simple tips on keeping that skin glow going no matter how busy you are. 


Hydration

Hydration is the cure all to your body’s needs. Drinking eight 8oz. glasses of water a day is what doctors recommend as the minimum water intake. Water flushes out toxins in your body, whether it’s pollution from the outside world, poor ingredients from food you’ve eaten, or from having a little too much fun at the bars the night before, H2O will take care of it all. Water will naturally get rid of the bad, and in turn it will show in your skin. Try going two weeks with drinking at least the minimum recommended amount of water and let us know how your skin changes.


Quality sleep 

Quality sleep is key to any beauty regimen. Allowing your body to fully reboot through the night will immediately show in your skin. Your dark circles will shrink, your skin tone will brighten, and your overall appearance will feel lighter.


Eating right

Eating right has been talked about since the dawn of time. From physical appearance, to weight loss, to skin’s health, diet will always play a fundamental role in your appearance. The idea is to include lots of natural elements in your diet, while minimising the amount of processed foods you eat. Natural foods that are great for your complexion include fatty fish, spinach, coconut oil, avocado, walnuts, pineapple, oats, eggs, and seeds such as sunflower and pumpkin. Include one of these a day in your routine for refreshed and happy looking skin.


These three things everyone can do to instantly improve their skin. Hydrate, get quality sleep, and eat right. I know what you’re thinking: you’ve heard this a million times! You’re right. That’s because these are the quickest ways to improve your skin’s health. Not to mention your mind and body will be thanking you too.


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I think being comfortable with who you are and in your own skin is really important, for some that may mean becoming a whizz with make-up (something I wish I was better at) or taking more specialist steps to sort out issues that have been bothering you for a long time. Luckily the science of dermatology has developed rapidly over the last years, and treatments for various skin conditions and types are virtually unrecognisable from how they were only a short time ago. Perhaps we in the UK have historically been a little slow on the uptake when it comes to utilising innovation to benefit our outer and inner selves, but that’s really not the case any longer. Take skincare treatments in London, which now offer a broad range of cutting-edge services, such as stretch mark removal, laser hair removal and acne scar treatment. That said, you don’t have to go laser to get healthy.

Whether you want to tackle great skin from the comfort of your home, or are looking to invest in some specialist treatment, we hope you found some new insight into achieving the ultimate dreamy complexion and most of all be happy with your own appearance and remember it's never too late to practice some radical self care and self love. 

Images taken of me by the talented Sarah Lou

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6 comments:

  1. These are some great tips! I think getting decent sleep has a lot to do with good skin

    Kim

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  2. Good skin means good makeup too. I really like to use an illuminator under my foundation x

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  3. You have got amazing skin. I defo could do with sleeping more and hydrating better x

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  4. You're skin is flawless! I definitely need to hydrate more.

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