Updated: Jun 18, 2020
I have been out of the office quite a bit over the last few months, a brief stint at my office, meeting after meeting I mean I'm often out of my comfort zone, but also my routine. I work to my best potential when I have a sound routine and the rest of my life tends to follow suit, therefore it becomes quite noticeable when said routine, falls apart. Even though I love to sleep late still I like to rise early , I feel most active when I wake up and immediately drink 1ltr of water. Breakfast is usually a cup of black coffee as I am on intermittent fasting . Following this, I refill my water bottle and get to work on my day, drinking away as I do and it's a good day if I've consumed 3ltrs by the time I shut my laptop for the day. I believe hydration is the key for a glowing and supple skin . All of my skincare, both morning and night-time routines are centred around hydrating my skin, because as regular readers will know, my skin needs moisture. With this month being so incredibly busy, with little time to even eat let alone consume my usual levels of water I have to ensure I step up my skincare accordingly. Meet my secret weapon, the new Neutrogena Hydro Boost Range, which reduces water loss whilst also reinforcing the skin's natural moisture barrier and provides continuous 72 hour hydration for your skin. When I know I'm gonna be on the go all day or I simply need an extra boost, I have a few tips and tricks for ensuring all is not lost, including hydration.
A good skincare routine will set the tone for your day ahead and if you are out of the office all day or even if you are in your office all day with the air conditioning, girl you gonna lose hydration from your skin , Hence, you will want to make sure your skin care is centred around hydration specially in humid cities. On days like these I cleanse using the WOW Brightening Vitamin C Face Wash, which kick starts the skin whilst also protecting it from the environment and also the best part is it is free from Parabens, Sulphate, Silicones & Color perfect for being in the City. I love this cleanser because not only is it effective at cleansing and purifying, but its also one of the most cost effective cleansers to date helping you achieve soft clean skin. I'm pretty sure I've been using this same tube a month and it's only half empty!
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Clear Lotion (Hydrating Toner) is also a key player in my daily skincare currently, not just the days when I'm OOO. Working in perfect harmony with the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule In Serum followed by the Neutrogena HydroBoost Water Gel to double the hydration and it leaves my skin enviably soft, supple and perfectly prepped for a face of make-up to tackle the day ahead. The serum boasts a light weight non greasy formula which absorbs into the skin rather than sitting on the surface . The Neutogena HydraBoost water gel has a unique light-weighted fresh texture that can be instantly absorbed leaving your face with 5 dimensions of healthy skin achieved- smoothness, firmness, translucency, trouble free and plumpness. Its non greasy formula makes it perfect to be using on any oily skin or combination skin type making it the perfect pre foundation prep
I often worry, when I'm out and about, that I wont be able to find a ladies Rest room when I'm attempting to get my daily fluids so wherever possible I opt for coconut water (which I know is an acquired taste) with replaces the electrolytes lost through your sweat, which is inevitable in any hot country, whatever the season.
FOODS RICH IN WATER
I do a fair bit of eating when I'm running around the place in and out of meetings so another way to replace lost fluids and keep skin hydrated is eating foods with a high water content such as vegetables and fruits. Now I'm not the biggest fan of the green stuff but cucumber, watermelon, crunchy salads, peppers are my go to on days super hectic days.