A lazy girl’s guide to skin that glows like a 100-watt bulb!

1. Use coconut water as a toner. (And drink it too)!

coconut-water

Coconut water is ridiculously good for your skin.

When you apply it directly on to your skin, it:

  • Lightens a tan
  • Makes your skin glow
  • Reduces acne
  • Hydrates skin
  • Delays fine lines and wrinkles
  • Heals acne scars and marks
  • Soothes itchiness and eczema

That’s because coconut water is jam-packed with anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals that soothe, repair and hydrate skin.

Just soak a cotton pad with coconut water and sweep all over your face every day to reap its fabulous skin benefits. And after you’re done toning your skin, drink the rest of it. It helps you lose weight, aids digestion, energizes your body, blah blah blah…

2. Use a face scrub every other day.

If you don’t exfoliate, you are just putting your skincare products on dead skin – a complete waste of time and money!!

To get clear radiant skin, you must remove all the dull, dead skin cells that build up on your skin. By gently scrubbing your face every alternate day, you’re making sure that your skin stays free of those dreadful cells that make skin dull and lifeless.

Tip: Remember to never overdo it. If you scrub too hard or too long, you’re hurting your skin. Your skin will become sensitive and more vulnerable to pollution and sun damage. So scrub gently and for no more than a minute.

3. Slap your moisturizer in. Literally!

face-slapping

A moisturizer is a MUST if you want glowing skin. But to get the best glow ever, there’s a little trick to applying your moisturizer.

Take a pea-size amount and warm it in the palm of your hands (by rubbing them together). Then slap your it on your face – at least 20 times!

It’s not hard slapping, but rather a firm, painless patting. If it hurts, you’re patting way too hard.

Why face slapping works:

  • It helps the nutrients in your products penetrate the deepest layers of your skin – making them more effective.
  • It improves blood circulation and gives your skin a rosy glow.
  • It massages and firms up your facial muscles – making you look years younger!

4. Lay down and put your feet up.

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It just doesn’t get easier than this!

This is a trick used by celebrities before a walking down the red carpet.
What you’re doing is sending your blood rushing from your feet to your face – so your skin will get a brilliant glow in minutes.

But the effect only lasts for a few hours, so do it just before going out to make the most of your newfound glow.

Be careful: Do this pose for not more than 5 minutes. Anything more, is not good for you. It can also give you a head-rush. So get up slowly.

5. Steam your face.

If you’re running out of time and need an instant glow, just steam your face!

When you steam, you are giving your blood circulation a jolt. This gives you that nice healthy glow almost immediately. Steaming also opens up your pores, so your products absorb better and are more effective.

Tip: Follow the steam with your moisturiser to seal in that glow!

There you have it! Super easy ways to get a fantastic glow without the hard work! 😉

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