The skin that you are in is beautiful. You don’t have to be lighter. You don’t have to be darker. You don’t have to lose your scars. You don’t need to hide your stretch marks. You don’t need to wear make up unless you like it. There is no addendum or asterisk to that statement. The skin you are in is beautiful. Period. End of.
—  Nikita Gill, The Skin You Are In

beauty & self care tips

◦ hydrate (drink enough water everyday! use DIY detox water recipes for interesting flavour options & vitamins)

◦ no touching your face (seriously, don’t touch your face!)

◦ sunscreen (just do it; and reapply every two hours)

◦ toner (this will help even out your skin tone!)

◦ moisturiser (don’t let your face dry out!!!)

◦ use spot treatment for breakouts (it will help without doing any damage)

◦ masks 2-3x weekly (treat yourself to these. they’re always wonderful and make you feel great)

◦ double cleanse (cleanse with an oil-based wash first, then with oil-free!)

◦ no/minimal makeup (avoid a ton of makeup at all costs!)

◦ vaseline (is wonderful for retaining moisture, especially on your lips!)

◦ chapstick (good to carry around to avoid chapped lips & cracking)

◦ cleaner diet (if you’re eating more fruits & veggies and less processed fruit & dairy, your skin will thank you!)

◦ wash hands constantly & use lotion (keep your hands clean & moisturised!)

◦ don’t pop pimples EVER (this does more harm than good. leave them alone)

◦ shower daily (cleaning yourself everyday is really important!)

◦ wash hair 3x weekly (don’t overwash! you’ll strip your hair if its oils!)

◦ only shave 3x weekly if you do shave (if you shave, don’t overdo it! it’s not exactly the best for your skin; do it only when you need to!)

◦ body wash & lotion (don’t neglect the rest of your body! use a nice body wash and always apply lotion afterwards)

◦ eyebrows (taking care of your eyebrows will make you feel like royalty)

◦ vitamins & primrose oil & biotin (these vitamins and oils will help your skin and hair be their best!)

◦ file and trim nails (keep them nice and clean!)

how i glo'd up, also wrote about cleaning my room bc who wants to be hot with a dirty room

room:

  • clean all your sheets, pillow cases and blankets
  • make your bed
  • get rid of things you don’t need
  • make sure all clothes are folded and put away
  • vacuum/mop floor
  • make sure all surfaces are wiped down and there isn’t dust collecting anywhere
  • clean windows
  • make sure everything in your room is in its place
  • check under neath bed for any rubbish
  • if you have cupboards full of things get rid of what you don’t use and organise everything left
  • spray some room freshener, or light some incense or a candle

hair

  • make sure you use a shampoo and conditioner for your hair for example frizz control, volumising, fragile hair etc
  • take a shower, when showering only rub the shampoo in to your scalp, not the conditioner and do that for 40 seconds
  • rub conditioner in to the ends of your hair and leave in for a few minutes before rinsing 
  • rinse your hair under cold water when done
  • blow dry your hair on a cool setting instead of towel drying it to avoid breakage
  • don’t brush your hair while it’s wet
  • avoid tying your hair up as it causes you hair to break
  • use a spray leave in conditioner after you shower
  • give your hair some treatment every once in a while, there’s plenty of DIY hair treatments just google it
  • always use a heat protector when straightening or blow drying hair
  • eat fish, chicken, walnuts, almonds, milk, bananas, eggs, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, wholegrain products, beans and lentils

face

  • use micellar water instead of makeup wipes to take your makeup off as they dry the skin
  • wash your face with a PH balanced cleanser, if you don’t own a PH balanced cleanser make sure to use a toner after you wash your face
  • YOU DON’T HAVE TO MOISTURISE! If you have naturally oily skin adding moisturiser will just add oil, only moisturise if your face is feeling dry
  • Try and drink 2L of water for a day
  • Put lip balm on your lips whenever they feel like they’re drying up
  • Always wear primer before putting on makeup and never go to sleep with makeup on

teeth

  • brush, floss and use a mouth wash morning and night
  • put baking powder on your toothpaste once a week to whiten them
  • avoid foods that stain your teeth 

body

  • i am always wearing tan so i exfoliate and shave once a week
  • moisturise everyday
  • wear DEODORANT GOD PLEASE
  • paint your nails once a week and keep them clipped and filed