Are you feeling like your beauty regime has fallen into a monotonous cycle, leaving you yearning for that radiant, refreshed appearance? We've all been there, stuck in a beauty rut where the same old products and habits no longer seem to do the trick. You're seeking something more, something that can genuinely transform the way your skin looks and feels, giving you that coveted, natural glow and an unmistakable spring in your step.
The good news is that you're not alone, and there are countless ways to reinvigorate your beauty regime. So, if you're ready to embrace a refreshed you, read on for the beauty tips and insights that will help you break free from your beauty rut and rediscover your radiant self.
Add collagen to your beauty regime
In addition to your topical skincare products, which can only penetrate the skin to a point, adding a collagen supplement like Beauty Gen Naked Collagen Plus with additional vitamin C to aid absorption, plus Lactospore® Probiotics to your beauty regime is one powerful way to support your beauty regime. Collagen is a protein that plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and appearance of your skin, hair, and nails. Adding collagen to your beauty regime offers several benefits:
1 Better skin
Collagen helps maintain skin elasticity, hydration, and firmness. However, as you age, your natural collagen production decreases, leading to the development of wrinkles and fine lines, plus a level of dryness in your skin that you can't quite get rid of. But by adding collagen to your beauty regime in the form of an ingestible powder, you'll be actively working towards reducing the signs of ageing and improving your overall skin texture.
2 Stronger hair and nails
Collagen provides essential amino acids and proteins that support hair and nail health, resulting in stronger, shinier hair and more resilient nails, whilst reducing issues like brittleness and breakage.
3 Enhanced wound healing
Collagen is essential for tissue repair in the deeper dermal layers of the skin. Also, when used topically, collagen-based skincare products can promote the healing of scars, blemishes, and other skin imperfections.
4 Reduces cellulite and stretch marks
Some people specifically use collagen supplements to address common skin concerns such as cellulite and stretch marks. While results vary, collagen may help improve the appearance of these skin issues by promoting skin elasticity and hydration.
5 Joint and bone health
Although not directly related to beauty, collagen is a critical component of joint and bone health. Taking good quality collagen supplements or bone broth can support joint mobility, reduce joint pain, and contribute to overall well-being, which indirectly can improve your physical appearance and comfort.
Here are a handful of other natural things you can do in your daily routine to keep yourself looking radiant:
Upgrade your pillowcase
Instead of coarser fabrics, opt for a soft, silky – even real silk –pillowcase. This will decrease the friction and skin compression that leaves us with those unwanted sleep lines every morning.
If you sleep on your side, try switching sides regularly; better yet – sleep on your back wherever possible. Don’t lose sleep over sleep positions though, because quality sleep equals beauty sleep.
Dry brush your skin
This includes using long, sweeping strokes over the entire body – particularly legs and thighs – with a natural bristle brush. Dry brushing has an impressive array of health benefits when practiced habitually. It helps shed dead skin cells, improves skin texture (yes, that means cellulite) and promotes cell renewal. It also increases circulation to your skin, and powerfully supports the lymphatic drainage of the entire body.
This fun and effective form of exercising not only burns more calories than traditional cardio like running and cycling, but it boosts circulation, improves lymphatic drainage, lubricates joints with no impact, combats cellulite, and tautens skin too.
Water, water, water!
It’s a cliché for a reason. Drinking enough water is essential for overall good health, helping with every process in the body, from digestion and circulation to absorption and even excretion. Skin cells – like every other cell in the body – are made up of water, so plenty of quality fluids are essential for glowing skin too. Think filtered water, water with fresh lemon, homemade iced teas and coconut water. High quality hydration belongs at the top of your daily to-do list.
Protect yourself from the sun
Our bodies are covered in clothing every day of the year, yet our faces are always exposed. Therefore, a good SPF should be an essential part of your skincare routine, even if you don’t spend much time outdoors or are in a cooler climate.
Avoid added sugar
This is another one we hear regularly, with good reason. Sugar is the biggest contributor to inflammation in the body, and this shows up on the skin as acne, wrinkles and dry, itchy patches. Avoid processed foods with sugar high up on the ingredients list, and skip adding sugar to food and drinks.
Meet your micronutrient needs
Vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients are essential for your well-being – and healthy skin. A science-backed skincare nutraceutical like Tululla's ageless skin VITAMINS will help to keep your skin glowing, especially if you suffer from acne, eczema or other skin issues as it's packed with skin-loving vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti-ageing superheroes like hyaluronic acid, quercetin and co-enzyme Q10 to name a few.
Try a tea toner
Thanks to their antioxidant content, white and green teas have anti-inflammatory, brightening, evening, cleansing and hydrating properties when applied topically to the skin.
Steep your chosen teabag for 5 minutes, then allow to cool. Apply to your face with cotton pads, or pour it into a spray bottle and spritz onto clean skin.
Use tea tree oil daily
It's a well-known fact that tea tree oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, but you may not know that it can help reduce mild to moderate acne breakouts, unclog pores and gently detoxify the skin. Pure tea tree oil (in extract form) is pretty potent so simply add 1-2 drops to your cleanser or toner for best results.