Important Beauty Tips few People think about woman in water with oranges

5 Important Beauty Tips few People Think About

by | Nov 14, 2020

At DU Beauty we keep things simple, following the Scandinavian ethos of less is more. Rather than paint over our cracks, we celebrate them and prepare for healthier skin going forward. Here are five of our top tips which sometimes get left out of our beauty routine – but are super important (and cheap!).

Cleansing with top brand springwater

One of the best pieces of advice we’ve ever been given is using springwater instead of tapwater to cleanse our face. The quality of tap water vary from country to country and area to area. In some parts of the United Kingdom drinking water from the tap is particularly hard on the skin. It is not only the water itself, but also the products used to treat drinking water that can stay in the water. And the pipes through which the water travels that are not always clean.

Natural Beauties: DU Skincare Store

Cereme de la Mer serum

Creme de la Mer

Lightweight serum with a luxuriously silky texture easily absorbed into the skin. Perfect for mature skin.

£275

Clinique cleanser

Clinique

An all-in-one cleanser and makeup remover, the refreshing cleansing milk gently lifts away impurities from the skin’s surface.

£19.50

Elemis bath

Elemis

Nourishing Camellia, Macadamia and Jojoba Oils deeply nourish and moisturise leaving satin soft skin, which looks healthy and supple.

£28

So using good quality spring water – ie a recognised natural springwater – to wipe off cleansing milk is key. It is an extra effort, it’ll feel a little colder to the skin, but it will prove more than worth it. It is not only the water itself, but also the products used to treat drinking water that can stay in the water. And the pipes through which the water travels that are not always clean. So using good quality spring water – ie a recognised natural springwater – to wipe off cleansing milk is key. It is an extra effort, it’ll feel a little colder to the skin, but it will prove more than worth it.

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Using Vaseline as a top coat (sparingly)

Vaseline is a heavy-duty creme, repairing cracked lips efficiently and quickly. As a top coat it acts as a sealant. It is particularly usefor for those aged 30+. Dubbing it gently with the tip of a finger on the skin under your eyes and round the edges of the lips – after cleansing at night – keeps the moisturiser in and dirt out.

Drinking freshly squeezed orange juice

Freshly squeezed orange juice is well-known for giving good skin and glow. But we mean really fresh oranges. And organic oranges – it is very easy to tell the difference between organic and non-organic oranges. Non-organic oranges are more watery.

And freshly squeezed at home or directly into your glass (not out of a bottle however freshly squeezed it says on the bottle). A glass a day over a period is not only a delicious way to improve your skin, but also provides vitamin C and colourful plant pigments to give a fresher complexion.

Me Time: Handcare & Sanitiser

A plant based hand soap by Diptyque with sweet almond oil

Diptyque

A plant based hand soap, with sweet almond oil - gives you a delicate fragranced foam: lively, floral and delicately fruity. Good enough to eat (no don't!)

£22  |  $31

A body & hand lotion by Jo Malone that is easily absorbed to hydrate and condition the skin

Jo Malone

A body & hand lotion that is easily absorbed to hydrate and condition, the skin. While fragrance-diffusing properties help radiate scent from the skin. 

£42  |  $58

Hand sanitiser 70% alcohol surgical medical grade

Ocean Free

Made in the UK surgical-grade hand sanitiser with high emollient content that reduces the drying effect on the skin. Easy to use in a beautifully simple bottle.

Prices vary according to size.

Plucking nostril hairs with a tweezer

This may sound odd and painful (it is) and unnecessary even. But little hairs showing in the nose is a reminder of the ageing process. The little hairs in the nostrils are, of course, there for a reason: they help stop dust and other allergens from getting into your body and lungs. Therefore, they need to stay – most of them. But the ones that grow stronger and longer as we get older only help to make us look exactly that, older.

Applying eye make up with your fingertips

The skin around the eyes, particularly under the eyes, is the among thinnest and most sensitive on our body. It needs to be treated with extra care. Ironically, as we pile on layers of concealer, make up and powder to help us look younger, we speed up the ageing process of the skin.

Rubbing the area and pulling it in different directions – either with your fingers or sponges – helps fine lines to develop (when we’re young) and eventually wrinkles. DU rule no 1 in this area is to only ever tap it gently with a finger tip – it will take a little longer to apply make up but when you hit your 30s and 40s it will have been time and effort well spent.

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