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Top tips for better
skin & hair
Bondi-based journalist, Lisa Clark, has an acute appreciation for travel, fashion and photography. The marketing and PR graduate showcases her photography and styling prowess by creating beautiful and inspiring content for The Guide, on fashion, fitness and lifestyle.
"Here are my top tips for better skin and hair in spring."
Winter is over; cracked lips, dry skin and limp hair are things of the past! As the trees begin to blossom, the weather heats up and we all begin to come out of winter hibernation. It’s the perfect time to get your beauty regime back on track! Shave those legs, colour those dull locks and get ready for being your best you before summer hits.
Here are my top tips for better skin and hair in spring.
Go on, you deserve it! As well as cleansing the skin, facials remove the toxins caused by pollution, dirt and oil found in our everyday environment. I personally love getting a deep cleansing facial. These work to open the pores and remove dead skin cells through exfoliation, which in-turn promotes the rejuvenation of skin cells and tightens the skin. Facial treatments also restore circulation to the skin, increasing the flow of blood cells, and leaving the skin with a healthy glow. What’s not to love!?
The sun is stronger than ever, even when the sun isn’t out, UV rays are constantly penetrating our skin. Don’t you remember: “no hat, no play” in primary school? Our teachers were on to something. Most of what we call ageing is actually years of sun damage, with 90% of visible ageing coming from the hours we have spent in the sun! Crazy right? Sunscreen protects every skin type and we have more choices than ever when it comes to adding protection to our daily beauty routine. There are plenty of moisturisers and foundations that now include a SPF in their products so there’s really no excuse not to slip, slop, slap!
Water filters remove lead, chlorine and other contaminants.
Water purifiers come in so many shapes and forms and can be purchased from pretty much anywhere. Another thing I don’t leave home without is my water bottle, I purify my water and always fill my bottle up for the day ahead. It keeps me on track so I know exactly how much water I am consuming on a daily basis, and of course keeps me hydrated - which we all know is an absolute must for optimal health.
We are all guilty of jumping out of the shower, brushing our hair while it’s wet, blow drying our locks and using straighteners at least a couple of times a week. Yes, we look beautiful but we are also damaging our hair beyond repair.
Show your hair some love by using a deep conditioning mask at least once a week. These products penetrate deep into your hair to nourish and repair the hair cuticle. You can even try a spray-on leave-in conditioner after you shower, and make sure you invest in a heat protector that you can use before you get out the hot tongs. I love using the Garnier Full & Luscious Leave-In Serum as it makes my hair feel super soft and smooths it out, without weighing it down and making it go flat. It also helps thicken your hair which is a definite bonus for those with fine hair like me!
Your diet can also help prevent hair loss and promote healthy, shiny hair.
Essential fatty acids, especially omega-3 fatty acids, Promote healthy skin, hair and nails.
You will see a difference - I promise! My hair was damaged from years from straightening and colouring, and since upping my intake of the above foods and using treatments religiously, my hairdresser has been blown away at the results. Its never too late to undo the damage!
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*Photography and videography by Billy Zammit