MH’S BEST-EVER SKINCARE TIPS
As remarkable as this scientific breakthrough is, there are some cheaper, quicker, natural fixes you can attempt before applying a skin you’ll have to shed like a snake. Read on for the best of MH’s DIY skincare regimes to keep yourself feeling and looking your freshest.
Get it just right
According to grooming lore, hot water opens pores and cold closes them. But, like many common beliefs, it’s hogwash. “Pores don’t open and close like a door,” says Dr Geoffrey Genesky, head of Kiehl’s lab. Splash your face with lukewarm water, as heat strips the skin’s natural oils.
Rub up bright
“Cleanse twice a day,” advises Genesky. “Rub your face for a minute, forehead down, to ward off bacteria.” Massaging skin also causes a collagen rush, says Danae Markland, aesthetician at PCA Skin, so your face will appear brighter almost instantly.
Take a dunk
Is the night before leaving you looking five years older than you are? You need a temporary quick-fix. Model and scenester Jack Guinnessadvocates ice-cold water to sharpen your skin. “It’s an old supermodel trick: dunk your face into ice-cold water and keep it there for as long as you can bear. It tightens your skin and brings blood to your face, making it look better instantly. It hurts but it works.”
Strike a balance
All skin is naturally acidic, but because soaps are mostly alkaline your pH can go a little wonky. A gentle alcohol- free toner will restore the balance.
Work it out
“The 57 muscles in your face and neck need exercise too,” says facial muscle expert Danielle Collins. Give crow’s feet the finger. Press between your brows and on your eyes’ outer corners. Look up, then squint. Repeat six times for your easiest workout ever.
Bench-press your blemishes away
The best all-natural botox can be found in exercise, according to McMaster University; it has even shown in some test subjects to reverse the affects of ageing on skin. Shun wrinkles by heading to the squat rack.
Be a fungi
You can turn any run-of-the-mill mushroom into a chewable vitamin D supplement, just by leaving it out in the sun. A study at Penn State University found that, much like humans, fungi produce the youth-recapturing micronutrient when exposed to ultraviolet light.
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