Operation glowing summer skin

My skin isn’t the best.
I mean, it is supple, protects my body and I know it will age well, but all in all I’m aΒ  big ole oil slick. I have always had an issue with spots and greasy skin since I was around 11-12 years old and at the ripe age of 25 I am still waiting to ‘grow out of it’.
As with most people my skin is sometimes better than others but I am really conscious lately as I plan my wedding (it’s next year) that I want it to look in tip top condition for the day and forever thereafter!

I have been fairly successful with improving the amount of blemishes on my squishy little face so I thought you might like to hear about it! I’m not reinventing the wheel here, it’s pretty basic stuff but I think sometimes we need reminding of the basics as there is so much noise out there in the beauty world but sometimes we need to take a step back.

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Step 1) WaterΒ 

Told you it was simple steps didn’t I? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, mainly to myself mind you. I go through phases with water – sometimes I’ll get through the day on several cups of tea, a wing and a prayer and sometimes I’ll be the picture of #healthblogger and drink 3 litres. I have been a lot more consistent lately drinking 1-2 litres a day, starting from first thing in the morning and ending with a glass of water in bed and I genuinely feel better for it as well as looking more awake!
Do you ever get the clammy feeling where your skin feels a bit oily and you can feel a breakout coming on? That used to be me most days and I accepted it was my horrible skin but I actually think it’s just dehydration! Now, if I feel that my skin is lacklustre and I’m feeling sluggish, I chug a glass or two of water and it’s like I’m a flower which has been watered!
I challenge you all to up your water intake continually for a month and you’ll get used to feeling more hydrated and you will definitely notice in future when you need to drink more. Clever our bodies aren’t they? Continue reading

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If beauty is only skin deep, you’re gonna want reallll nice skin!

So i’m quite a low maintenance kind of woman. I am not up for 1 million different face oils, serums and gels 3 times a day. I’m just not. If you want that sort of beauty advice then sorry this blog isn’t for you. I am however really good at simple, real advice that you can actually follow and will make you look and feel better πŸ™‚
I have been making a big effort lately to be the best version of me I can be; I started off the year with my confidence at an all time low, I felt so drab and just bleurgh. Since then I have given myself and my self esteem a kick up the bum and a new focus on my skin has been part of this so, I thought I would share it with you! Here is what I have been doing (I do honestly feel better since upping the focus, I recommend it). Continue reading