Life can be a bit cruel sometimes. One minute you’re happily trotting along, living your life, the next you look in the mirror and realise that your skin leaves a lot to be desired. Smoking, car exhausts, the sun, lack of sleep – all things we’re regularly exposed to can have a seriously detrimental effect on our complexion.
So why is it that some of our favourite celebrities – Halle Berry, for instance – seem to always have perfect skin? It’s part products, part diet, and part digital trickery.
Plump Up Your Skin With A Mask
Many celebrities opt for botox to plump up their skin and make it appear fuller. It’s something that gives them a temporary lift, helping them to feel their best. But people have been looking for ways to plump up their skin for years. One of the best ways is to treat the skin from the outside using a skin-plumping mask.
What’s a skin plumping mask, I hear you ask? It’s actually remarkably simple. Grab an egg and a couple of tablespoons of rosewater and mix it together with two tablespoons of glycerin (a non-toxic liquid often used in beauty products). Put the concoction on your face and leave it there for fifteen minutes. Although it’s yellow, you shouldn’t end up looking like Ellie Goulding when her yellow face mask went wrong – unless you decide to add turmeric of course.
Boost Your Skin’s Natural Collagen
Collagen is the stuff inside and between cells that make your skin appear plump and beautiful. But with age and environmental factors, it can become depleted.
It turns out, however, that you can recover some of the lost collagen in your skin by eating the right foods. This is why so many celebrities make a habit of eating healthy diets: many plant foods contain natural collagen compounds that end up making your skin look fuller.
To get a noticeable effect, start eating plenty of dark green leafy vegetables. These contain a healthy complement of phytochemicals which get incorporated into your skin after you eat them and help boost collagen production. Garlic is another good food since it contains lots of collagen fibres. In fact, practically any food that comes straight out of the ground is a good option.
Massage Your Face
Face massages aren’t just a way to pamper yourself. They’re also great at helping the skin on the face maintain its vitality. According to facialist Georgia Louise who has “serviced” the faces of celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, facial massages are one of the best ways to give people’s faces a lift. She says that when you massage the face, you stimulate the muscles and the tissue under the skin, which helps to improve volume. So not only does it help you relax, but you also come out of the other side of it looking fantastic. It’s just about the closest thing you can get to a natural face lift.
Have you tried out any of these antidotes to tired looking skin?