Sunday, 28 February 2016

March Goals

If I don't plan what I have to do its more than likely I will just sit on my laptop all day and get lost in the wonders of the internet. So I have decided to set myself some small goals for March.

1. Make an effort to see my friends more. I hardly ever see my friends outside of uni and I want to start seeing them more!

2. Go on more walks. The weather is starting to get nicer so each day I am going to go on a walk.

3. Start saving my money. I am going to Poland this month so want to be able to take some spending money with me!

4. Continue to eat healthy. Since the start of the year I have been trying to eat more healthy and I am really feeling the benefits. I am more awake and just generally feel better in myself, if you want me to  do a post on some of my healthy snacks let me know in the comments below!

5. Spend more time outdoors with my family, I love the outdoors so want to start doing more activities outside!

So there are the 5 things I want to do throughout March, let me know in the comments some of your goals!

Friday, 26 February 2016

Beauty regime tips for transitioning seasons

Changing seasons can play havoc on our skin, hair and even nails, especially from winter to Spring where it goes from really cold to not as cold to suddenly really quite warm. As it is still cold now, chances are that you will have the heating on which dries skin out, but as it starts to get warmer having your heavy winter moisturiser and make up can block pores and make your skin much oilier.
With spring just around the corner it is the time to start thinking about fresh starts. A good spring clean is the perfect opportunity to shop for some new skin care products too, as of February they can start to be a bit lighter and sometimes you will need more combination friendly products. So I thought I would do some research and give you some tips to update your winter beauty routine ready for when spring (finally!) arrives.

Start drinking water - the saying beauty comes from the inside does actually apply here. After a horrible winter of wind and rain, your skin has probably taken a bit of a beating. So as the weather starts to warm up it is important to stay hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep your complexion fresh and clear.

Supplements are also a great idea as it gets warmer and you can treat your undernourished skin to some much needed vitamins. Omega oils, in particular, are really good for hydration and improving your skin’s health. Plus, they’re great for brain activity too which will help boost your productivity, perfect for exam period and making the most of the (hopefully) warmer weather!
As I said at the beginning, over winter your skin needs much more moisture to stay hydrated and, I don’t know about you, but also a lot more make up to stay looking normal! So when it comes to spring it feels really nice to refresh sometimes. If you’re lucky enough to have flawless skin then this won’t be a problem, but for the rest of us we may need a bit of help!

In order to try this fresh faced look you will want to make sure that
1. You take your make up off before going to bed (one of my favourite products is Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water, great for if you have sensitive skin like me)

2. You cleanse twice a day

3. You exfoliate at least a few times a week to get rid of old, dull skin cells.

4. Most importantly, wear SPF! The beauty industry has really cottoned on to the benefits of this and you will find most moisturisers will now include some sort of SPF without making them too heavy or sticky. It is recommended to go for at least SPF30 but the higher the better when it comes to skin care. Also, making sure that your moisturiser has SPF protection from UVA and UVB rays is important, remember that UVA protects from harmful rays that Age your skin, so your skin looks healthier and lovelier for longer.

You will start see the benefits of this in a couple of weeks so it is worth getting into the habit and trying out for your favourite products now.

These are just a few tips I picked up as I researched the best ways to prepare your skin for the transition of winter to spring, if you have any more I would love to hear them!