Products are absolutely necessary when it comes to quality skincare! I’ve seen such improvements in my own skin since I’ve started this Cheeky Complexion endeavor! And hopefully you have too. I’ve heard from the sweetest Cheeky’s who have said such positive things about our community & have shared how much their skin has improved or changed since they’ve started on this journey too. That’s why we’re here.
But not every skincare tip and trick that we try needs to be focused around products! Skincare is a lifestyle! Skincare includes products, treatments, visits to the dermatologist, diet, vitamins, techniques, yada yada the list goes on and on. For us, it’s been such a positive lifestyle improvement to take better care of our skin. It feels so good to take time to yourself, treat yourself and practice self care. What do you Cheeky’s think?
With that said, we thought we’d focus some on what you can do for your skin without paying for a product or service to help!
I began a new cleansing routine as of late & I don’t think I can go back. I currently do a great cleanse in the evening with soap, my cleansing brush, etc. But rather than washing my face in the morning with my normal cleanser, I just splash water on my face. It’s REALLY helped with dryness and also seems to help keep the moisture on my skin rather than stripping it each and every morning. I would highly recommend that you try it – regardless of your skin type.
Get In Tune With Your Bod
This has been very helpful to me in this Cheeky journey. Paying attention to your skin and seeing when it’s happy and when it’s sad can be so helpful when it comes to your skincare routine. For instance, I noticed in the last few months that I look like absolute death every time I’m on my cycle – it’s taken me some time to realize it’s most definitely my cycle and not just for the hell of it…. I have dark circles under my eye, I’m a little more oily, I look exhausted, my face is swollen, etc.. you get it. But I used to get really down about it and just feel like shit the whole week. Now, I’m just patient with myself and treat myself with even extra care. I take longer showers, I use face masks more often, I don’t put pressure on myself to be extra pretty that week like I used to. I just get in tune with my body and take it easy. Try it! I promise it’ll help.
I was telling a Cheeky just this morning that I noticed changes to my skin and body when I turned 30. It was like clockwork… I noticed I started to become a woman. No longer was I this ‘late 20’s girl’. I started to finally get some hips, I began seeing character develop in my face, the ‘baby fat’ was going away…. There were such big changes but surprisingly I accepted them pretty quickly (I know, that’s shocking even for me to say). I’ve always wanted to be older and I always think people who are older and more mature than me are so beautiful and I wanted to be like them. It took a bit for me to realize what was going on with me and I wasn’t excited about all the changes right off the bat, but I really began to appreciate what changes my skin and body were going through.
Always Wear Sunglasses
I’m terrible at wearing sunglasses, but since it’s always so flipping sunny here in good old Arizona, I’ve gotten MUCH better. But wearing sunglasses is such a SIMPLE way to take care of your skin. Besides protecting your delicate eye area from the sun’s damaging rays, it also limits you from squinting your eyes, which do in fact cause extra wrinkles that you may not enjoy!
Wear a Hat
This is yet another simple way to protect your skin! I have 3 hats in my car and one in my bag! I feel like the crazy hat lady but ain’t no shame. I would absolutely suggest that you wear a hat when you go outside. Even if you are walking into the grocery store, plop on that hat & strut your stuff. I cannot tell you how much that has helped my skin. My poor face hasn’t seen the sun in 5 years, but I really think I can see a vast improvement from keeping it out of the sun.
Massage Your Gorg Face
This is another practice I hadn’t done before Cheeky and have really started to appreciated this technique as of late. Like I’ve mentioned before, lymphatic drainage is one of my downfalls. My little face seems to hold on to any extra drainage – beautiful, I know! But those toxins really do seem to build up in my face and cause me to look puffy. But ever since I started to do nightly jade rolling or even doing it with my hands, I’ve seen such improvement in how my face looks. And not in a conceited way, just a healthy way!
Pat Yo Face
So THIS is the most AMAZING thing ever! It’s been about a month since I’ve started doing this a month ago and there ain’t no turning back. Every time that I put a product on my face, I rub the product between my fingers and then pat pat pat all over my face – for each product. I cannot tell you how much better my skin responds & how the product just seems to SINK right in. It’s awesome! Plus, I feel super chic when I pat so you should ABSOLUTELY try it!
Ice Cube It Up
This is a new one I’ve been reading about lately. Dermatologists have said that if you put cream or oil on your face, then take some fresh ice cubes carefully & put them on your face, you will see that your skin will tighten and blood will rise to the surface (not in like a scary way). I definitely look forward to trying this technique – I think I’ll try it tonight! What say you?
Drink Your Water
Ughhhhh… I hate being reminded of this, but it’s oh so true! There is such a big difference in our skin when we drink the appropriate amount of water that our body and skin needs. I asked for a new water bottle for my birthday this year to help me DRINK MORE WATTTTTER! Gahhh…. But they ain’t lying.
According to WebMd, ‘By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin. In addition to providing oxygen, blood flow also helps carry away waste products, including free radicals, from working cells. Contrary to some claims, exercise doesn’t detoxify the skin. The job of neutralizing toxins belongs mostly to the liver. But by increasing blood flow, a bout of exercise helps flush cellular debris out of the system. You can think of it as cleansing your skin from the inside. So with all that smart stuff said, get moving if ya can.’