Permanently pasty? Seeking a shortcut for that supermodel complexion? These fuss-free tips and tricks are perfect for those of us who want to look healthy without the hassle.
The Carrot Diet
It goes without saying that a balanced and nutrient rich diet is vital for good skin but there are certain foods that are particularly good for achieving that sort after ‘glow’. Anything with potent levels of beta carotene e.g.(carrots, sweet potato, butternut squash and kale) is rumoured to boost levels of pigmentation in the skin. Multiple studies have found evidence to support this theory, but research is remains fairly limited at this time.
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The James Read Sleep Tan Mask
Ideal for those of us who fall into the category of super lazy, you just slather this mask on moments before hitting the sack and you’ll honestly wake up looking like a princess. It gives your skin a subtle yellow hue aswell as having a slightly dewy effect that sits really nicely under make up. With the likes of Rosie Huntington Whiteley raving about this stuff, it’s definitely worth giving it a go. (James Read Sleep Mask Tan £25)
Exfoliate On The Regs
Scrubbing the grime away once a week is key to revealing that hidden glow. There’s a huge variety of different exfoliation products on the market but I think a really effective way of unclogging pores is with the magic of a tonic. The renowned PIXI Glow Tonic has been around for a while now and still lives up to it’s hype. It’s main component, Glycolic Acid is great for banishing blemishes. (PIXI Glow Tonic £18)
Hydration Hydration Hydration
You’re probably sick of hearing this one but you should be drinking 2 litres of water a day if you can manage it. Although it’s boring, water flushes out toxins from your skin and stops you looking dull, grey and zombie-like. Try adding a slice of lemon for an instant immune system boost.
Super Speedy Morning Workout
It can be as simple as rolling out of bed and planking for a few minutes, or maybe squats are more your thing, but getting your blood pumping first thing in the morn is a great way to combat that gremlin-esque post alarm look. If you’re feeling really adventurous you might even venture further a field and go for a run. Either way, your cheeks AND your mood will be much rosier.