Self-Care Tips – Steps for Youthful and Glowing Skin by Cristina Nika Kask

Hi there everyone. Long time no speak! I won’t excuse my absence, I genuinely just didn’t want to/couldn’t find the energy or motivation to write and/or publish content. I had a streak, but then it became exhausting. I never want blogging to enter a sphere where it feels like a chore, so I had to put it on the back-burner for a bit. I won’t promise that this means this blog will be bursting with new content, but it’s going to be a lot more lax for sure.

With that in mind, I think it is fitting to have a post detailing some self-care tips to get things running over here again. Below we have “Self-Care Tips – Steps for youthful and glowing skin” by Cristina Nika Kask, who has guest posted here on a few occasions!

See related: How To Find Your Skin Type

Without further ado….

Self-Care Tips – Steps for youthful and glowing skin

by Cristina Nika Kask

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No matter what kind of makeup or brow shape is trendy now, one thing will always be popular: a healthy and glowing skin. Why? Besides the fact that unhealthy skin can negatively affect our overall appearance, it’s also a result of unhealthy habits, body and mind. Women often turn to ‘magical products’ that allegedly give instant results, instead of changing their habits and ensuring healthy skin that stays that way. Here are some easy tips that can help you have that beautiful looking skin.

Stay hydrated

It’s simple – if you feel thirsty, your skin is even thirstier. Being hydrated is one of the most important factors for healthy skin, heart and overall life. After all, water makes up around 65 percent of our body (so we are basically just cucumbers with anxiety – I’m kidding). In other words, make sure you drink at least eight glasses of water each day, as well as to carry a bottle with you wherever you go. Finally, ditch the artificial and unhealthy sodas and juices and switch to tender coconut water for even better results.


Moisturizers with serums that are enriched with various hyaluronic acids are protecting our skin from every rough microscopic element in our surrounding. It’s recommended to use lighter ones during summer months and heavier ones during winter months. If your skin is extra dry, use alcohol-free toner before applying moisturizer so your skin gets the water it needs.


This is an important process that removes all the dead cells on the surface of your skin. After exfoliating, you will notice that your skin is much smoother and that it absorbs skincare products a lot easier. And no, it is not some kind of a complicated must-be-done-strictly-by-a-professional routine, you can actually do it yourself by putting a terry cloth under a lukewarm water and placing it on your face for a few minutes. Next, when the water opens up your pores, squeeze some cleanser on the cloth surface and rub it on your face in circular motions starting off from the top of your nose and proceeding all the way till your forehead. Rinse your face, pat it dry and calm your skin with a moisturizing cream afterwards.


If you want to give yourself a one-way ticket to Wrinkletown, make sure you ditch the sunscreen. Jokes aside, over the last few years, UV rays have become so dangerous, that even a quick walk to take your dog out can lead to long-term damage. This is why you have to make sure you use skincare products with at least 30 SPF every day.

Non-invasive surgery

Sometimes, not even the heaviest and the most expensive creams can’t fight with the gravity, sun exposure and facial volume loss. Luckily, modern procedures such as non-surgical facial enhancements can correct these issues. If you are an Aussie, you can find clinics that offer dermal fillers in Perth and book your treatment.

Quit smoking

Smoking cigarettes leads to wrinkles, greyness and overall bad skin condition. And that’s just the one percent of all the harm cigarettes can do to your body. It is time to ditch that bad habit and start feeling, smelling and looking much better.

Keep your makeup brushes clean

Women tend to neglect the importance of keeping our makeup products and especially our makeup brushes and sponges. They are often filled with old makeup that contains bacteria and causes various breakouts. At least once a week, take a baby shampoo and conditioner with a drop of antiseptic and clean your brushes thoroughly. Also, replace your sponges at least once in two months.

Go to bed early

When you don’t get enough rest, it definitely shows on your skin. I’m talking about dark circles, dryness and dullness. Make sure you get at least seven hours of your beauty sleep every night. Don’t stay up after 11pm, and try sleeping on your back.

As you can see, keeping your skin youthful, glowing and beautiful is not hard at all. You just need to implement some healthy habits in your daily life and the results will come in no time.

If you would like to keep up with Cristina, you can find her elsewhere on the web here!

Check out some of her previous posts:

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Anyway, with all of that being said, keep reading if you’re interested in seeing swatches!

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With that being said, onto the empties!

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