Last year I didn’t do much to take care of my skin, I was so busy trying lose my huge midsection that I had no time for anything else(such a lie, I had time…I just did not care). However last year my skin was better than ever. My biggest problem with my skin is; my thighs are slightly darker than the rest of my body and I have stretch marks on my tummy, obliques and butt. These 2 things have bothered me since primary school, and I have tried a few things to get rid of them but nothing has worked so far. These 2 problems haven’t bothered me much the last 5 years, I decided to embrace them and move on with life. Last year I noticed that my stretch marks were fading and my thighs were catching up to my face.
Here’s my 4 secrets to amazing skin;
Aim for 2 litres of water a day. This is not as easy as it sounds, I don’t hate water but I do struggle to drink those 2 litres. It has to be done though. Drinking water also increases your metabolic rate and mobilises the stored fat into energy. Drinking water religiously everyday can take 5 years off your face and even eliminate acne. If you’re not a water drinker try infuse it with lemons and fruits
However you choose to work out that’s up to you as long as you’re sweating it out. Working out increases blood flow which nourishes the skin cells and also flushes waste out of your body. Exercise also reduces stress and for some people stress causes acne. Lastly exercise builds muscle and gives you much firmer skin.
Exfoliating is the removal of dead skin cells from the top layer of our skin. Our skin sheds thousands of dead cells per minute. I don’t do anything fancy here, I just use shower gloves that are made from some rough fabric. These are perfect for exfoliating. They cost kes 200. Don’t use them on your face! They look like this.
I use my usual cocoa butter lotion to moisturise my skin however from sometime last year(October 2015) I added Bio Oil into my regimen. I have used Bio Oil before, during my pregnancy, and it didn’t work for me. This time however I have noticed a huge change in my stretch marks especially the ones I acquired when I got pregnant(they are on my lower tummy) I don’t entirely attribute the change to the oil but to my already ongoing regimen. Would I recommend it to a friend? Yes, especially if they have a set out skin regimen. Have you ever used Bio Oil? Did it work for you? Do share.