Five essential steps for healthier and happier skin

To have baby-soft skin devoid of sun spots, blemishes, and wrinkles – ahh isn’t that just the sweetest dream? The truth is imperfections on our skin shouldn’t be something that controls our mood, feelings and perception of our selves! Acne scars, discoloration and fine lines are all completely natural and nothing to be ashamed of. However, having healthy skin reflects a healthy lifestyle and will definitely be beneficial for you in the long run. So, although we at BB don’t preach and promote perfection, we still want to emphasize on the importance of feeding our skin and bodies with non-toxic and harmless ingredients. Here’s to a healthier and happier skin! Here are five easy tips that you can follow to save your skin in advance:

1. Use products with natural and safe ingredients

This is a no brainer but when your skin is not at its best, feeding it with synthetic and toxic ingredients will upset it further. Picking out the most suitable skincare product for your skin type might be a bit challenging but skincare is trial and error. You may not be able to find the right product off the bat, but opting for natural products will cause you no harm, at the least. If you’re suffering from troubled skin, we highly recommend checking our skincare range that has products dedicated for every skin type. We have trial kits that target specific skin concerns like dryness, discoloration, redness, and hormonal breakouts. These kits come with step by step instructions on how you can layer on the products for maximum benefits!

2. Protect your skin from the sun

Our skin’s biggest enemy and friend is none other than the sun; while it’s a great source for that much needed Vit-D, it is also a culprit for dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles The sun gives off ultraviolet (UV) rays that are harmful to our skin if exposed directly for a certain period of time, so it is crucial to wear SPF sunscreen whether you are soaking up sunshine or simply running errands outdoors. BB recommendation would be our Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30 along with a matching SPF lip-balm to protect those luscious lips from peeling and darkening. Pick your sun care products mindfully as these play a great role in protecting your skin.

3. Clean up your diet!

Ever wondered why you get those little bumps on your skin after your cheat day(s)? Well, what we feed our bodies will ultimately reflect on our skin. The saying that beauty comes from the inside definitely applies here. Our founder’s favourite way to start the day is with a cup of bullet-proof coffee blended with a spoonful of organic coconut oil (she likes to use Conscious Coconut’s coconut oil which has 4 times more antioxidants than your average coconut oil). Coconut oil has many different benefits when consumed first thing in the morning. This includes speeding up your metabolism so you burn more calories throughout the day, it improves your energy levels, and it helps raise your good cholesterol! However, it is equally important to be mindful of what you’re consuming throughout the day because one bullet-proof coffee and a good skincare product can’t cut the deal – it’s a full circle that we need to be aware and mindful of.

4. Keep your hydration in check

Another extremely important factor when it comes to skin health is water. We’re sure you’ve heard this a hundred times but staying hydrated will keep your skin flexible and moisturized. If you’re suffering from dry skin, you may just be lacking the right amount of fluids in your body. If you’re having difficulties downing eight glasses of water everyday, we recommend prettying it up by adding a slice of lime or orange and finishing up with an eco-friendly bamboo straw. Minimal changes can go a long way – if you know, you know. 😉

5. Wear your skin with a smile!

Ultimately, having the confidence in yourself is just as important. As mentioned earlier too, perfection is not something we preach about here at BB especially with all the recent unrealistic beauty standards that have come up. Got a small blemish? Smile it away! Pretty up your smile with our wide range of lipsticks, lip balms and more from our vegan and cruelty-free brands. We have shades for everyone! But remember, the best make up you can wear is a smile on your face.

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