Updated: Feb 24
Cleanse you skin morning and night.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness, double cleanse if you are wearing make up or sunscreen. For those of you say you don't have time - make time.
Do not smoke.
That's the beginning and end of it. Get some sunshine. The term everything in moderation really applies here. Especially if you work indoors, yes too much sun is damaging to the skin, but so is too much chlorine and too much pollution. Get out and get some sunshine. Sugar. You need to think of sugar as the Devil and fuzzy drinks and soda as Liquid Satan. Empty calories, drink water. Sugar is the easiest addiction to stop one of the best things you can do for your health and your skin. Stop eating rubbish It's not rocket science, make some nice healthy food don't just buy processed food which has no benefit to your health or your skin.
Watch your alcohol intake. It's extremely dehydrating and again is predominantly sugar.
Consider supplementing your diet. Try fish or flax oil supplements need to be in your system for around three months before you see any benefit.
Moisturize both morning and night. The best time to moisturize is right after you get out of shower or bath, avoid lotions with heavy fragrances and find a moisturizer gentle enough for everyday with no irritation. Exfoliate couple of times a week. We lose 50 million skin cells a day and without an extra nudge, they may hang around and leave the skin looking dull and lifeless. Don't just stop with your face your body needs it too.
Clean your make up brushes regularly. Wash concealer and foundation brushes once a week, all other brushes fortnightly. Use a mild shampoo on your brushes with warm water, rinse, squeeze out the water with a towel and leave overnight to dry.
Always remove your makeup before bed. Whether you are turning in early or getting in late after a few drinks take your make up off. Leaving it on can block your pores and lead to spots and can also prevent the natural skin shedding process which can cause your skin to look dull and tired. Clean your phone. Did you know that your phone can carry up to 18 times more bacteria than a toilet seat? Give it a clean once a day with a disinfectant wipe. Drink enough water. Dehydration can contribute to your skin showing signs of premature ageing. This is because dehydrated skin is less able to retain moisture, which can damage cells and increase your chances of getting wrinkles.
Avoid stress. Too much stress in your life not only affects your mental health , but physical too including your skin. Stress causes a chemical reaction your body and is known to worsen skin conditions such s eczema, psoriasis be rosacea.