Tis’ the season to be merry let’s not forget about ourselves, I’ve put together some DIY tips to get you through Christmas.
Today marks one year around the sun for The Beauty Pass! Thank you to everyone for your continued support!
Skincare is an investment you owe to yourself. After being in the industry for over a decade, and having honestly tried it all here are some of my favs.
THE GREAT BARRIER RELIEF
This trend includes skincare that helps protect the “skin barrier” or the outermost layer of skin. Look for products with multifunctional formulas designed to restore the balance of the skin’s microbiome, regulate water, support cell turnover, and act as a barrier against skin irritants.
GO WITH THE GLOW!
It’s all about achieving naturally luminous skin, from within, but we can cheat a bit with an instant glow by investing in some rose oil, and a thick balm-like Egyptian Magic Cream! I swear by it! And there is nothing better than adding some literal glow to your skin this summer with Caribbean Tan Tinted Body Bronzer Shimmer Cream
“The seven-skin method” refers to the toning step in your routine. During the seven-skin method, you're patting a hydrating toner or essence into your skin—you guessed it—seven times. You're essentially giving yourself a mini HydraFacial with a hydrating toner or essence is already part of your routine (as it should be), it's not so difficult to incorporate the seven-skin method into the line-up. An affordable toner you can use is rosewater or the rosewater and witch-hazel combo
BLOCK THE SUN BABES
I know it may sound cliché, and I know you probably read this everywhere but there is nothing more important than wearing an SPF sunscreen every single day, come hell or high water, do not ever skip this. My personal fav is a tinted Sunscreen with an SPF 50 Sun Protection, remember to choose an SPF that protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays
MOXI OFF THE TOXI
Ok, ok, this is my best-kept secret to date. I am so impressed and delighted with the results I have to share it with you. I was first introduced to this genius treatment that has groundbreaking technology, MOXI is the first real aesthetic laser, safe on all skin types. Which is exceptional here in South Africa! It’s especially ideal for people who are first starting out with a laser, looking for “pre-rejuvenation” and prevention of premature aging. MOXI treats hyperpigmentation, skin texture, and aging skin. The best clinic in town to get this treatment is Dermology, with a branch in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Balito, and Cape Town, Owner Lourette du Toit honestly knows her skin science.
Revive your skin! Dermology
JUST TRADE IT IN
Trade in your full-coverage foundation for a skin tint or concealer. To really help your skin sing next spring and summer, opt for an airy tinted moisturizer or a light, creamy foundation (if you want a little more coverage) that will look invisible the second it melts into your skin.
Shop my go-to! MAC Sheer Radiance
An accent, sculpting cheekbones, and brightening complexions. But this season it's all about the center stage, appearing not only on the cheeks but on the temples and eyes as well.
Shop my fav & receive 10 - 15% off on your first order! Charlotte Tilbury
KNOW YOUR PVS!
(Protection, vibrancy, strength)
If you like me, and you have done a complete hair colour change this past year, this Summer is all about hair masks, colour protectors, heat protection and oiling. A little secret for all the listeners massage your scalp with amla oil twice a week and watch your hair grow! with WellaPlex bonding agent, it provides strengthened hair structure, shine, and lasting manageability, and it's literally the best thing I have ever smelt.
Get your products now and receive 20% off on your first order! Modern Hair & Beauty
There's no better canvas for rhinestones than your hair and face, and that's exactly what we have been seeing on the runways, so there is no harm in taking a little sparkle wherever you go and it’s a huge trend for 2023.
KEEP TAKING THOSE VITS
We are all in the festivities and keep taking your vits, so great additions are, additional vitamin C, Liv-52, Rehydrate sachets, and warm lemon water in the mornings
Moisturise!!!! We are going to be in the sun most probably daily, we spoke about coconut oil in the shower it's quick easy and absorbs fast.
Don’t forget about body SPF if you’re tanning, I love using carrot oil which has an spf 10 this means my skin is moisturized, I’m getting a great tan and I have SPF on. I must admit I do LOVE the sun!
This is a crucial process for the removal of dead skin cells. The dry skin needs to go somewhere – rather get rid of it before there is a build-up.
As you all know, I am a huge fan of DIY, and this homemade body scrub smells like a vanilla latte (I mean is there anything better?) and leaves skin silky smooth and moisturized! This recipe is incredibly simple and inexpensive to make, and at the end of the day, you could even eat it if you wanted to!
¼ cup organic coconut oil, which is exceptionally hydrating for the skin
½ cup ground organic coffee beans or save your left-over ground coffee out the French press in the mornings and use this. Caffeine is a great ingredient to improve blood.
¼ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract OR 1 tsp of cinnamon powder for a delicious fragrance
5-10 drops of your favourite essential oil – I recommend lavender or neroli essential oils as they are both very calming to the neuro system.
DO GOOD FOR YOUR BODY
I can say all the usual things like exercise and drinking a lot of water, this is true yes, and vitally important, but challenge yourself to try cutting out as much sugar as you can. The change is phenomenal, and you will thank me in a year!
WATCH WHAT YOU EAT
I feel like festivities are a time when all our eyes are bigger than our stomachs. All I’m saying is you can always go back for seconds.
I have spoken about it before, I can't express how much this has helped me it literally shocks your system and relieves anxiety and stress. All you need to do is 3 min under a cold water shower in the mornings.
PULL YOURSELF TOWARD YOURSELF
Gratitude is magnitude! Try to spend the first ten minutes of your day being grateful for what you have, and yes, I mean take ten minutes before your grab your phone and start getting involved.
I love the Boho Beautiful Meditation challenge and it's FREE!
I really feel that what you give is what you get back. Try doing what you can and what feels right for you.
I wish for everyone to have a beautiful time off, and be safe. Don’t take anything for granted, and have a blessed Christmas, until we chat again in 2023!