Behind The Scenes: My Evening Skincare Routine

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I often get asked about the products I use for make up and skincare, so with that in mind I thought I would share with you my evening skincare routine. I love nothing more than finishing a long day, coming home, changing in to my pjs and taking off my make up. I really enjoy cleansing “the day away” and allowing my skin to breathe. My skin can be sensitive so I always need to be a little careful of what I use. To remove my eye make up, I use Micellar Water. It’s really gentle and removes even my waterproof mascara with ease.

Step One..

I start by applying apply my Cleanse and Polish all over my face and massage in. I do this on to dry skin, working in small circular motions all over my face and neck. I would then rinse my cotton cloth under hot water and remove. The cloths help to remove dead skin cells and instantly leave my skin feeling brighter and smoother. I would then splash cold water over my face to close my pores.

Step Two…

Next I would apply a few drops of Instant Boost Skin Tonic to a cotton pad and wipe all over my face and neck. This helps to brighten, revive and soothe my skin, plus it’s alcohol free so doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight.Step Three…

Finishing off with my Moisturiser. I use the one for dry/sensitive skin but there is also a normal/combination one too. It gently restores moisture, softens skin and protects against dryness. The scent of all of the products is absolutely divine too!Untitled design-2Step Four…

Finally before bed, I apply one to two pumps of the Superskin Concentrate into my hands, rub together and massage all over my face and neck and let it work it’s magic! It helps to rebalance and plump skin for a healthier appearance. This is one of my absolute favourite products!

I cannot recommend the Liz Earle skincare range highly enough, and can honestly say, my skin has never felt so clean. You can find out all about the amazing skincare range and more, over on the Liz Earle website. I’m not an affiliate for Liz Earle, I just love recommending products that work, and make me feel lovely when I use them.

Until next time, love the skin you’re in!

Love,

Nina x

Picture Credit: Liz Earle Beauty Co

How To Get The Best From Your Spray Tan

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A spray tan can not only enhance how you look, it can also enhance how you feel. It’s no secret that I love the benefits a tan gives, feeling more confident and slimmer to name but a few. But what are the secrets to owning that golden glow for as long as possible, and just how can you get the best from your spray tan?

It all starts with good preparation and by using Polishing Body Scrub, you are creating the perfect base for your professional spray tan or self tan to be applied. The fine pumice helps to gently remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and silky soft.

After your tan has been applied, the next step is to prolong it. Balance Body Wash is ideal for this. It’s pH balanced formula means its gentle enough to use all over the body, including your face. Unlike other shower gels that may encourage your tan to fade, Balance Body Wash is packed full of natural ingredients to help look after your skin, as well as your tan.

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Finally you can protect your gorgeous glow by using Radiance Body Balm. This luxurious moisturiser should be used daily to keep skin nourished and hydrated. If your skin becomes too dry this will cause your tan to fade quicker.

If you want something to top up your tan at home, I personally love Express Tanning Mist. It has a 360º nozzle, which makes it hassle free and really easy to apply. It provides instant colour and develops fully in just 2-4 hours.

By following these steps you can really get the best from your spray tan. If you would like any more information on any of the Sienna X products I have mentioned above, then please feel free to get in touch. You can leave a comment below or come and say hello over on my Facebook page.

In the meantime, enjoy being the most beautiful version of yourself!

Love, Nina x

 

How To Look After Your Skin This Winter…

In the Winter months we can often neglect our skin care regime, mainly because we spend most of our time covering it up until the Spring. However, with the change in temperatures, it really is even more important to keep our skin hydrated. Therefore I thought I would share some top tips and some amazing products for keeping your skin happy and healthy this Winter…

After a long day at work, there’s no better treat than a nice long soak in the bath. Try to keep the water on the warmer side, rather than to hot, as to much hot water can dry your skin out.

It’s also really important to remove dead skin cells to, this helps keep skin looking and feeling at its best. I personally love “Body Smooth” by Tropic and would say to use this or a similar product at least once or twice a week.

Another firm favourite of mine is “Body Love” also from Tropic. It smells like Lemon Meringue Pie and just melts into your skin. This moisturiser can be used all over the body and works wonders for enhancing the appearance of skin as well as keeping it hydrated.

Even though the Winter months will make you feel less thirsty, it’s just as important to drink plenty of water. This not only greatly improves the appearance of skin, it also helps reduce fatigue, flush out toxins and improve your mood.

Whenever we head outside, we all naturally wrap up, however one area that is always exposed is our face. Therefore I would always recommend protecting your skin with an SPF Moisturiser, Foundation and Lip Balm. Just because we can’t feel the warmth of the sun, the harmful rays of UVA and UVB are still there.

If you would like to find out more more about Tropic Skincare, then feel free to head over to their website; www.tropicskincare.com where you can discover all of the wonderful products on offer. (I’m not an affiliate for the brand, I just really enjoy using products that work)

I hope you have found this useful and as always, if you have any questions or little gems to share of your own for happier, healthier skin then I would love to hear from you. You can contact me via email; nina@bebeautifulhairandbeauty.co.uk or by popping over to my Facebook page.

Until next time, here’s to an amazing month and taking care of ourselves…x

Love,

Nina x

Photo Credit: Tropic Skincare.