1.Cleanse - No matter what
your skin type clean your face every night and day. It isn’t necessary to buy
expensive cleansers as long as you rinse well and follow with moisturiser. Men
have larger pores and oilier skin than women therefore this step is very
important as you get dirtier. Try and use products as free of chemicals as
possible as these can irritate your skin.
2. Moisturise - Moisturiser
enables your skin to retain water. Look for a moisturiser suitable for your
skin and don’t forget the area around your eyes.
3. Exfoliate - Exfoliating
once a week helps remove dead skin cells and enables the nutrients in
moisturisers to penetrate into the skin. Steer clear of scrubs that contain
ground elements as these can damage the skin.
4. Cover up in the sun.
Hats and sunscreen need to be used year round.
5. Manage stress – Stress
ends up as lines on our faces and upsets our hormonal balance and immune
system. Take up yoga or meditation or at least ensure you have put time aside
6. Don’t smoke.
7. Exercise – Exercise
encourages the production of collagen and aids circulation and therefore the
blood supply to the skin.
8. Nourish yourself - Drink
6-8 glasses of water a day and include plenty of fruit and vegetables in your
diet. Vitamin C is especially important for skin. It has antioxidant
properties, helps to prevent free-radical damage that contributes to ageing,
aids in the growth and repair of body tissue and helps form collagen, which
gives skin its elasticity.
9. Drink in moderation –
Too much can lead to permanent damage of blood vessels.
10. Get enough sleep – Dark
shadows and tired skin do not contribute to radiance.