5 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Skin with OLLY Nutrition's new Flawless Complexion vitamins.

5 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Skin.

Summertime is just around the corner which means it’s time to show your skin a little extra love to prep for showing some extra skin and rocking your tan sans makeup. My skin can be a bit troublesome – from dullness to redness, I never quite know what to expect so I’ve been amping up my skincare game to get ready to swap out my foundation for just a light tinted moisturizer and get glowing once the weather warms up. I recently started a new skincare routine and added some new rituals to my weekly skincare schedule and figured I’d share a few tips that have been working well in case you could use a little reminder to show your skin some extra love:

5 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Skin with OLLY Nutrition's new Flawless Complexion vitamins.

1. Build beauty from within: We can all get super focused on what products we’re using or how often we’re washing our face but in reality, great skin starts from within. Make an extra effort to stay hydrated and drink water throughout the day to boost skin’s moisture and even help fight off wrinkles. I also recently added OLLY’s new Flawless Complexion vitamins to my daily routine (along with their multi-vitamin, beauty vitamin and probiotic) – it’s packed with a blend of antioxidants and minerals to help fight free radicals and support clear skin. And for someone who hates swallowing pills, the fact that they come in delicious gummy form helps make ‘em a habit I don’t mind every day.

5 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Skin with OLLY Nutrition's new Flawless Complexion vitamins.

2. Get a deep clean with a double cleanse: By now we all know that sleeping with our makeup on is no bueno but did you know that just using a regular cleanser is probably not enough to really get it all off? I swear by a double cleanse, starting with an oil cleanser on dry skin to remove all makeup and mascara, then followed by a foaming cleanser to really get a deep clean and wash all of the day’s makeup away.

5 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Skin with OLLY Nutrition's new Flawless Complexion vitamins.

3. Weekly makeup brush & pillowcase washes: When’s the last time you washed your makeup brushes? Can’t remember? Me either usually. I started scheduling weekly washes of both my makeup brushes and pillowcases to make sure it’s never forgotten and keep everything that regularly comes in close contact with my face squeaky clean. To wash your makeup brushes, fill a glass with warm water and a few squirts of your shampoo – swirl brushes around in the glass until they’re nice and soapy, then rinse with warm water, wring out excess water and let dry overnight.

5 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Skin with OLLY Nutrition's new Flawless Complexion vitamins.

4. Set up a scrub + mask schedule: Along with my makeup brush cleaning day, I’ve started scheduling specific days of the week to scrub and mask. Adding 3 scrub days to my skincare routine has helped fight off dry patches and fight off skin freak-outs by removing dead skin and excess oils. I also try to mask 1-2 times a week, using either a detoxifying clay mask or a moisturizing mask if my skin is looking a little dull (or sometimes I’ll even double mask and do both in the same night starting with the clay mask!)

5 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Skin with OLLY Nutrition's new Flawless Complexion vitamins.

5. Let your face breathe: Sometimes we can get so focused on having “perfect” skin that we rarely ever give our skin the chance to breathe and have a little break from being covered up with makeup. Whether it’s a lazy Sunday at home or a work from home day during the week, taking a break from makeup once a week can really make a big difference!

What are some of your skincare secret weapons? 

This post was sponsored by OLLY and as always, all opinions are 100% honest and my own – authenticity is a top priority and I only partner with brands I truly love. Thank you for supporting the brands that partner with Pretty & Fun!

Photos by Andrea Posadas

  • Nicole

    Great tips! Any recs for a good oil cleanser to kick off the double cleanse?

  • Tracy Schmiesing McVety

    Great tips! I must start taking better care of my skin! Time & Sun has not been kind to my face…

  • Crystal @ OurLittleBunch

    Thank you for the pillow case reminder! It’s often something I forget to do on a regular basis.

    Crystal – OurLittleBunch.com

  • I definitely need to remember to replace my pillow cases. Admittedly, I go a long time sometimes without changing them just out of sheer laziness and it definitely can’t be good for the face.

  • Kelly

    I am going to try the flawless complexion! Thanks for the tips and I love your photographs!

  • i need to set a better schedule, i always just to face masks and scrubs when i feel like it!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

    • It makes a big difference to do it regularly, especially scrubs!

  • A week off of make up would probably do my skin some wonders! :]

    // itsCarmen.com

  • Tara Liston Fuller

    Fantastic tips! I love letting my skin breathe whenever possible! It’s the best advice yet! :-)

  • Meaghan Gonzalez

    I really enjoy your blog! I read a few posts and I love your writing style : ) I really need to get better about washing my brushes!! I just always forget. I like the idea of a separate cleanser for removing makeup too. Lately I’ve been loving argon oil as one of my nighttime moisturizers as well as coconut oil to remove my eye makeup and use as my “lotion”–makes my skin so so soft!

    Meaghan xx

    • Thanks so much for reading! I agree with coconut oil – I use it for everything lately. It’s also great as a shaving cream.

  • I’m approaching 30 and feel like I should be adding more products to my skin care routine! xoRach | http://www.rkcsouthern.com

  • Kristina Wiggins

    Super important to prioritize skin care, I need to be more diligent. Especially about washing my pillows & brushes like you mention! Have you used silk pillowcases or other special pillows before?

    • I have not but have heard silk helps fight off wrinkles + prevent bed head!