Trouble with problem skin? Before you spend oodles of money consulting a dermatologist, why not check out a beauty blog? There’s lots of great free advice and beauty secrets that have already been tried and tested for you.
We’ve searched the internet for some of the best bloggers across the country to share top beauty secrets you might not be aware of.
A secret to avoiding dry skin
Who doesn’t love the feel of really hot shower water cascading over their skin after a long day at work or of soaking away their troubles in a hot bubble bath? It might feel divine, but did you know this can dry out your skin? Hot water diminishes your skin’s natural moisture barrier. It doesn’t mean you have to freeze by using cold water; just turn down the heat so it’s tepid.
— Blog, Stark Skincare, by Jessica Lafleur
A secret to smooth, supple skin
Avocado is awesome. Instead of throwing out the leftover avocado you don’t have on your toast, mash it with an egg white, oatmeal and lemon juice, and you have a beautiful face or hand scrub used by celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian.
— Blog, I’m a Beauty Geek, by Janine Falcon
A secret to perfect sun-kissed skin
Before you smother yourself in self-tanner to get the sun-kissed look that’s really hot this season, make sure you exfoliate and have drunk plenty of water. Exfoliating is crucial for smooth skin, while making sure you are not dehydrated means the self-tanning lotion will glide on.
— Blog, Canadian Beauty, by Henna Singh
A secret to help prevent aging
The world’s most famous beauties in the 1930s and 1940s didn’t have access to the information we have today. They didn’t have a phobia of carbs or of eating sugar, and they didn’t know about Botox or surgical procedures. Yet they were still stunning. Aging is not just about growing older; it’s about what you put into your body. So why not go back to the way your great-grandma used to eat?
— Blog, Beauty Editor, by Michelle Villett
A secret to controlling acne
It’s a controversial trend, but caveman cleansing seems to be taking the world by storm. It means no face-washing, no moisturizing — not even water makes contact with the face. Those who have tried it say their skin looks smoother and is less dry and flaky — an absolutely amazing difference that will wow your socks off.
— Blog, The Love Vitamin, by Tracy Raftl