If you fight or train Muay Thai, you will no doubt end up with bruises from time to time. When I first started training, my shins would be covered in bruises all the time from kicking pads and the heavy bags. I’ve also had a few bruises around the eye area from sparring.
During winter, my skin goes quite pale. It can also start to look a bit dry from the windy weather and time spent in front of heaters. When I'm not working I prefer to go makeup-free and just stick to moisturiser, but I was doing an interview today and wanted my skin to have a healthy, dewy glow.
It’s no secret that Muay Thai and boxing fight gyms can be a breeding ground for pimple-causing bacteria. Gloves with a sweaty interior still soggy from the day before. Mats coated in a film of goodness-knows-what from people’s feet.
Good skincare is something I have always prioritised. I've written about my skincare routine before (here and here), but I get asked about it a lot so I thought I'd write a little update on what I'm doing as the cooler months roll in.
Finding a skincare routine that works for me has been a bit of a process. I've experienced pretty much everything over the years (often as a result of doing all the wrong things): oily skin, blackheads, acne, dry skin, sensitive skin.
We all know that bananas are good for us. But what about the peel? The peel actually contains a heap of beneficial nutrients (so much so, that some people eat it). It has also been widely used throughout history to heal and rejuvenate skin.