Try These Weekend Skin Care Extras
It can be difficult – to say the least – to take care of yourself as much as you should, especially during the work week. Luckily, every week is separated by two magical days off – a full forty-eight hours – called the weekend. Now, depending on how you look at things, the two days of a weekend can be seen as (1) not nearly enough time, or (2) all the time you need to replenish your skin with the care it’s missed out on over the course of the week. We prefer to the latter perspective. Which is why in the space below you will find a list of skin care extras that will boost your complexion and amp up your pretty, almost immediately. Go ahead, try them out this weekend!
It may seem like a no-brainer – and for some of you an absolute no-no – but a lack of sleep can really take a tool on your skin. Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that your skin just looked tired? Well, the best way to fix tired skin is to give it what it’s begging for: sleep! If you can’t sleep in on Saturday morning, try going to bed early Friday night. The point is, do whatever you can to get your full eight hours.
Switch Up Snack Time
Weekends seem to be the time that we are most likely to eating unhealthy snacks. Not only are many of today’s go-to snacks bad for your body, but they’re bad for your skin too. Instead of munching on prepackaged chips, grab a handful of almonds. They contain all sorts of essential fatty acids; this means that attribute to soft skin, and prevent inflammation and blotchiness.
Have you ever heard the health saying that if you are feeling thirsty, then you’re already dehydrated? The same thing goes for dry skin. In other words, when your skin is feeling tight and dry, that’s its way of telling you that it’s been parched for a while and you need to do something about it, stat. Of course, we don’t expect you to whip out your ultra-hydrating-magic-moisturizer in the middle of the grocery line. What we do recommend you do is find a facial mist fortified with good-for-your-skin ingredients, and spray it on every few hours or so.
Mask and Multitask
While we much prefer that you relax while you have a facial mask on, we understand just how busy you are. If you really can’t find the time to laydown while a facial mask does its magic, that doesn’t mean you should skip the mask all together! Instead, find a way to multitask, whether you fold laundry, do the bills, or plan out the upcoming week, let you mask repair your skin while you check items off your to-do list.
Take Time to Love Yourself
When was that last time that you applied lotion or oil to your entire body? Many of this don’t do so nearly enough. Not only does is it good for your skin, but it’s immensely good for your ability to self-love. Whether it’s right when you get out of the shower or before you get into bed, take ten extra minutes to apply lotion to your entire body.