Have you heard of velvet skin and are you wondering how you can get it? You aren’t alone! Velvet skin may be a recent Instagram trend but actually, it’s something which has been around for a long time. Achieving beautiful matte skin that looks supply, youthful and flawless has long been a dream for most women, but it is only now with the Instagram revolution that more of us are realising that we can get the look ourselves. The key is to establish and ongoing skincare maintenance routine.
If your skin care regime is only something you think about before you go on holiday or before you’re about to attend a special occasion, achieving velvet skin will be virtually impossible. Makeup can give you a quick fix and make your skin appear velvety in the short-term, but if you want wonderfully smooth textured skin 24/7 you need to put in place a regular regime for caring for your skin. Here are some top tips to help you gain the velvet skin that’s so desirable.
Exfoliation Is The Key
Perhaps the most important thing to add into your skincare regime is regular exfoliation. Your skin is a breathing, living organ, creating new skin cells all day, every day. When skin cells are renewed, old ones die and they need to be shed. Without exfoliation, those dead cells can simply accumulate on the surface of your skin, making it feel dry and rough and look dull and tired. An exfoliation scrub used regularly on your face will slough off all that dead skin and reveal the bright new cells beneath.
Eat A Healthy Diet
Glowing skin starts from within, and we’ve all heard the phrase “you are what you eat”. If you eat junk food and lots of sugar, your skin will never achieve velvety softness. Add more vegetables and fruit into your diet to get all the minerals and vitamins you need for good skin health. Calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin E are all vital for maintaining soft, smooth skin.
If you don’t stay hydrated, your skin will be dry and any fine lines or wrinkles will look worse. If you drink at least two litres of water every day, you’ll be able to clean all the toxins from your body which affect the appearance of your skin.
Care For Your Skin At Night
Caring for your skin at night is equally as important as caring for it during the day. In fact, it may be even more important. When you go to bed, your body can recuperate and recover from the day. Your skin has the chance to rest and recharge its batteries too overnight, but you can give it an extra boost by using a good quality night cream to nourish your skin while you sleep.
Follow these top tips, and you’ll find that your skin will begin to develop the velvet look that’s so Instagrammable!