Guest Blog By Renée Rouleau:
We’re all busy, our time is limited, yet we want our skin to look fabulous! Here are a few of my simple, fast skin care tips to get your skin glowing in no time!
Wear a ponytail - Pulling your hair back in a ponytail is a guaranteed way to instantly smooth lines and wrinkles. When the scalp is stretched back, it pulls the face back creating tighter and younger-looking skin.
Use a non-injectable filler - Hyaluronic Acid has long been a popular ingredient in skin care products for its deeply hydrating properties. This amazing ingredient has now been re-formulated (known as Hyaluronic Acid filling spheres) to resemble tiny micro sponges that when applied to the skin, expanding as it reacts with the skin’s own moisture to plump up wrinkled areas. After application, the results last for 10-12 hours. It’s a great alternative to expensive injections and fillers and gives immediate results. (Jump for more!)
Leave your toner damp - Using an alcohol-free toner after cleansing is a must to remove harsh chlorine and chemicals found in tap water that can dehydrate the skin. By leaving it damp and then immediately following with your moisturizer, it seals in all the hydrating properties from the toner to instantly plump the skin.
Exfoliate - There is no faster way to smooth the skin than using a mild facial scrub on both the face and neck. Massage over clean, damp skin in small circular motions without applying too much pressure. By removing dry cells, you instantly give a smaller-pored, smoother look to the skin. Note: Avoid facial scrubs that contain natural grains such as walnuts, apricot kernels or walnut husks. They have sharp edges which can lacerate the skin, causing bacteria to spread. Instead use a gentle scrub with perfectly round grains (like Polyethylene or micro beadlets) which roll across the skin.