Five steps to glowing skin
13 Jun 2016
Get healthy, glowing skin with these top body care tips from Titanic Spa
Titanic Spa’s Operations Manager, Natalie Hart, shares her advice on how to scrub up from top to toe in order to achieve glowing skin.
1. Multi-task your exfoliation – Exfoliate the face in small circles to buff away dead skin cells, then take a muslin cloth. In gentle pressured strokes, wipe away the product in straight lines.
Why? Exfoliating in circles ensures that you thoroughly cleanse the skin, whilst the muslin cloth exfoliates in a new direction, simultaneously helping to reduce puffiness by energising the lymphatic drainage in the face - particularly refreshing after a long-haul flight.
2. Exfoliation aftercare – After exfoliating the face, follow up with toner on a cotton wool pad to collect any excess product. For the body, use a grass sponge and wash away with cold water.
Why? It’s important to ensure all products are removed to prevent build up on the skin, especially if applying fake tan afterwards.
3. Scrub up shaving – Exfoliate the day before shaving to ensure smoother, longer-lasting results and reduce the chance of ingrown hairs or patchy fake tan. For best results, shave in the evening.
Why? Shaving in the evening allows time for pores to close and skin to heal better before being exposed to pollution, sun cream, or any dirt build up during the day. Exfoliating buffs away dead skin cells which allows a closer shave and a tan to last a little longer.
4. Exfoliating products – Larger exfoliation particles are best for the body and limbs but small particle exfoliators with an oily consistency are best for delicate skin areas, such as the décolletage, neck, face and lips.
Why? The correct particle size ensures that you do not damage the skin by exfoliating too harshly, which can irritate your skin’s regular sebum production.
5. Supercharge your glow – SPF is essential on a daily basis but to supercharge your glowing tan, choose the most effective moisturiser to truly to hydrate and treat skin, especially if it has been in the sun all day.
Why? Demethicone, often found in oil free moistursers, is a key ingredient as it is an emollient that creates a hydrating layer on the skin to keep moisture locked in.