By EHM Editor Jade McKenzie
We know that when you stand up on stage at events, you want to look your best. With the daily stresses of being a busy entrepreneur, looking after your skin can sometimes feel like the last thing you want to do so we spoke to Sheridan from Kew based Shine Skin and Body about easy but effective skin care routines that anyone can do!
The EHM community is made up of busy entrepreneurial women who don’t have a lot of time to themselves. Can you let us in on a few simple, yet effective steps to take care of our skin, even when things are really busy?
Step one: Removing make up before bed is a must. An oil cleanser is a gentle and easy yet greatly effective way to emulsify and remove your make up. Unlike harsh make up wipes that can end up doing a lot more damage than good to your skin.
Step two: Make a serum your skin's new best friend. Many have multiple purposes that can pack a punch of benefits into your skin care routine, without needing 10 different products to do the trick.
Are there some routine essentials you recommend to people? Is it beneficial to for everyone to have a cleanser, toner and moisturiser in their beauty routine or is that a bit old fashioned now?
Those usual suspects can still be great to keep in your routine but the main essentials to add are a good exfoliant, serum and sunscreen. Exfoliating twice a week will ensure glowing radiant skin. Serums are designed to work at a deeper level in the skin than a moisturiser and have many purposes from collagen strengthening, energy boosting, to blemish fighting... The list goes on! Most of all and almost always forgotten, sunscreen is undoubtedly the number one step in protecting the skin from advanced ageing.
Also - don’t forget your neck!
How can people travelling for their events ensure their skin is feeling fresh, even after dehydrating plane trips and long hours on the road?
Hydration is the key. The 1st thing- Drink water and minimise alcohol! Having a good home routine so your skin is in the best shape possible is the base of it all. My cheat is flying in a sleeping mask; starts you off with the most hydration possible and then you can use it before your event to plump up your skin.
With so many beauty products on the market, it can be quite overwhelming know what to purchase and when! Do you need to have a complicated routine for it to be good?
Get the right advice. So many people go off recommendations from the internet or what friend uses or off department store staff not trained in skin or skin analysis. You don’t need 20 products, but the products you use need to be the right ones for YOUR skin, YOUR concerns recommended by someone who knows what they are talking about, not a girl with a part time job in a shop.
Many of us would take ourselves to a beauty salon as a treat as we know the benefits are always amazing! How often would you recommend people visit their beautician to ensure healthy, glowing skin?
On average the skin cells cycle through their natural process of growing and falling off the surface every 4 weeks. Receiving skin treatments once a month is the best preventative of skin problems as the beauty therapist is able to pick up on any signs the skin is telling us before they even become a problem. It needs to be looked at as more of a treat and as a necessity as the part of us we show to the world and makes us feel good
You can book in for your next beauty treatment at Shine Skin and Body HERE.
Images courtesy of Shine Skin and Body