As we go through life our body experiences ageing, one of the main outward signs of this is fine lines and wrinkles on our skin. We have collated some easy tips to help you have beautiful flawless skin. Want to know how to look younger, healthier and more revitalized without going under the knife? Our top tips will give you the ultimate lowdown so that you can continue to look as young as you feel, whatever your age.
Hydrate inside and out
The skin is the largest organ in the body and it needs water to function properly. Healthy skin contains a large amount of water as, without adequate supplies, it will look and feel dry, rough and have a greater propensity for forming wrinkles. Drinking water throughout the day will keep it hydrated from the inside and applying a hydrating moisturizer will keep it soft and subtle, smoothing fine lines and adding radiance.
Maintain a healthy diet
Cutting down on sugary and salty foods and increasing the number of fresh fruit and vegetables you eat is essential to youthful looking skin. Boasting powerful antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, fruit, vegetables and foods such as oily fish and nuts provide a wealth of anti-ageing wonders. Excess salt can lead to dull, dehydrated skin and too much sugar can damage collagen, causing skin to sag and form wrinkles. You really are what you eat!
Know what make-up suits mature skin
Switch powder formulations for an illuminating foundation. Powder will only give mature skin, which can radiate less of a glow, a dull look but illuminating foundations soften and add radiance. Highlighters are also a great investment for the same reason - they disguise wrinkles and dark shadows and give skin a glow. And remember, less is always more.Keep eye cream in the fridge
Eye cream is great for lightening, brightening and reducing fine lines in the delicate eye area but keep it in the fridge and it will further reduce swelling and puffiness and provide an instant lifting action, not to mention wake you up in the morning!
Sleep slightly propped up
We’ve all woken up, looked in the mirror and seemed to have aged a decade. That’s because, when we lie flat, moisture can pool around the eye area, leading to puffy and swollen eyes. You don’t need to sit fully upright, just an extra pillow or two under your head should do the trick.
Exfoliating once or twice a week will remove dead skin cells, speeding up the cell renewal process and resulting in more radiant skin. However, be sure not to over-exfoliate as this can strip skin of valuable oils.
Spring clean your beauty cabinet
As time goes by, we need new products to deal with the emerging sets of skincare problems we face so it is important to keep up to date with the products that suit your skin age and type as well as the new technology that could give you a better result. Key products? SPF moisturiser, serum, eye cream, anti-ageing night cream, cleanser, exfoliator, primer and highlighter.