A hallmark event that brings much anticipation to many but can put some of us in a tizzy in preparation – Valentine’s Day. The most powerful chemical to achieve glowing skin (which will have all of your social network complimenting you) is undoubtedly true love, but we are here to help you treat your skin from the outside in. Let’s get glowing lovers!
5 DAYS OUT: KEEP A CONSISTENT SKINCARE ROUTINE GOING
Repeat after me, “Cleanse, Serum, Moisturise”.
The industry secret to clear skin is following a consistent skincare routine. Remember to keep it simple by using a cleanser, serum and moisturiser daily – this is important in the days following up to ensure the skin is well balanced and hydrated! Find products that work for your skin type and follow the routine twice a day. *
*If you experience dry skin, we recommend cutting out the cleansing in the morning, instead, rinse with water.
That being said, don’t forget to listen to and assess your skin’s individual needs: Dry skin may need a hydrating mask to plump up the skin, or clogged/oily skin types could benefit from a purifying clay mask.
Tip: We highly recommend using products with skin-brightening ingredients such as grape seed extract. This will help you get glowing skin faster. Try our Erda Soothing & Reviving Night Cream in the PM.
4 DAYS OUT: SWEAT IT OUT!
We all know exercise has amazing benefits for your skin. Increased blood flow means an increase in oxygen moving throughout your body, and sweating naturally detoxifies you leading to clearer skin! So hit the gym, or if you prefer to be outdoors, go for a walk around your local park.
It goes without saying that clear, healthy skin is also largely based on a clean diet. How many times have you woken up with a new ‘friend’ on your forehead after a pizza, wine and chocolate night?
While it should be a general lifestyle rule, now is the time to really avoid inflammatory foods and foods high in sugar and unhealthy fats– instead, go for colourful and nutrient-rich vegetables which are full of essential vitamins and minerals to keep your skin healthy and radiant.
3 DAYS OUT: PEEL AWAY THOSE DULL DEAD SKIN CELLS
Use a Peeling Mask. Peeling masks smooth your skin and even out your skin tone by removing dead skin cells more thoroughly in comparison to regular exfoliating scrubs.
Choose a peel with an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) like Phenolic acid combined with physical particles that also exfoliate for best results: this combination of exfoliants will help gently resurface dull, uneven skin tone, evening out your complexion and bringing brightness to the forefront.
Due to the heavier nature of a peel, it is recommended to use only once or twice a week, and don’t forget to follow up with sunscreen in the morning. To learn more about our Manuka Honey Peel click here.
2 DAYS OUT: PAMPER YOUR PRECIOUS PEEPERS
So... It’s almost V-day! Definitely do not skip the eye cream. A formulated eye cream with collagen building super ingredients such as peptides will visibly firm and plump skin around the eyes while reducing dark circles. Added ingredients such as Cucumber and Aloe Vera act as anti-inflammatories, cooling and calming this fragile area. Check out our Erda Eye Gel Concentrate for an effective all-round eye care solution.
Also, don’t forget to sweat it out again, grab a buddy and head to a hot yoga class – these are our favourite classes to clear the mind while sweating it out! Just remember to stay hydrated.
1 DAY OUT: GET A GOOD 8 HOURS OF BEAUTY SLEEP
Sleep tonight is crucial! For a good night’s sleep, we recommend putting your phone away at least an hour before bed and finding some time during the day to get the body moving. Don’t forget to stay hydrated and enjoy the process of pampering yourself. Also, pop some lavender under your pillow – it works a treat every time!
V DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!
We believe makeup can help bring out your best features, and it’s so important to find make up that won’t clog your pores and that has awesome staying power, which is why we love mineral makeup for a natural, luminous glow.
We hope you revel in your gorgeous glowing skin for the big day, and don’t forget to indulge in those chocolate dipped strawberries!
Origani is an Australian luxury organic skincare brand. We proudly formulate and produce cruelty-free, certified organic, vegan skincare and makeup.