Quick tips… the secrets to healthy looking skin…

My new right hand lady in my day job Lucy has been throwing some ideas around about things I should blog about and this was a suggestion of hers. Lucy has great skin and was telling me about some of the things she does to keep her complexion glowing so I thought I would share both hers and my tips…

I’m sure this one must sound like an obvious one but…

Drink water

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You should try to drink 2.5 litres of water a day. Not only is it important to keep yourself hydrated, drinking water helps to suppress your appetite and the best bit is it does wonders for your skin and hair. Drinking water leads to a healthier digestive system which in turn helps to prevent acne and spot break outs. A good tip is to keep a 1 litre bottle on your desk at work this way you’ll be able to keep track of how much you’re drinking. It’s so simple there’s no real reason we can’t all drink more water!

You should try to drink 2.5 litres of water a day. Not only is it important to keep yourself hydrated, drinking water helps to suppress your appetite and the best bit is it does wonders for your skin and hair. Drinking water leads to a healthier digestive system which in turn helps to prevent acne and spot break outs. A good tip is to keep a 1 litre bottle on your desk at work this way you’ll be able to keep track of how much you’re drinking. It’s so simple there’s no real reason we can’t all drink more water!

Use an SPF face cream / foundation daily

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L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream – SPF 12

A huge percentage of us put something on our face every morning. Be it face cream, tinted moisturiser, foundation or BB cream. Why not save yourself the worry of prematurely ageing skin and invest in one of the above that includes an SPF. The sun can age your skin, through clouds and even in the winter so it’s not just something to consider in the Summer months.

Here are a few good suggestions for you…

L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream – SPF 12

The Body Shop Extra Virgin Mineral Foundation SPF 25

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Ultimate Moisture Day Cream SPF 10

Take Multi-Vitamin tablets

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Not everyone has the perfect diet, in fact very few of us do so taking multi-vitamins can really help to to ensure your body’s not missing any vital vitamins. Vitamins A and E are great for skin appearance and Vitamin C stimulate collagen development which helps with the elasticity and also helping it look healthy and bright. It’s no real trial to add one tablet to your daily routine and they don’t have to cost the earth either so pick up a packet today!

Don’t smoke

Now I don’t want to sound like I’m lecturing but the fact of the matter is that smoking really does add to the ageing process of your skin, it makes it duller and it depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health. That’s all I really need to say so if your skin is important to you, give it up! 🙂

Go easy on your skin

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I can highly recommend you ditch the face wipes and use cotton wool and cleanser. Apply the cleanser to dampened cotton wool and use in circular motions to gently remove eye make-up and dirt. It will do the same job without drying out your skin in the way face wipes do.

When applying eye creams, use your middle or 3rd finger, you’ll find the pressure you use with these fingers is far less than your index finger.

Avoid any strong soaps, anything you use on your face should be gentle. Definitely buy something specifically for your face and never use shower gels or body washes, they’re far too harsh for your skin. A good value and kind to your skin face wash is Simple – Kind to Skin, Refreshing facial wash gel.

I hope you’ve found these very simple but tips useful… have you got any of your own you would like to share with me? I’d love to hear from you

E x

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