Saturday 18 June 2011

How to keep your skin looking good

How do you keep your skin looking beautiful and young-looking?

As you get older it gets increasingly difficult to keep that youthful appearance of firm, clear skin. Having a good facial in Surrey is a good start but what else can you do?

Well you can do a lot for yourself. Here are a few ideas:

You can make sure you have a healthy diet with lots of fruit, vegetables and greens. What you eat shows in your skin especially your face.

Make sure you drink plenty of water every day. Not tea or coffee or coca-cola. Just water. This keeps your skin hydrated and plumped up (thereby reducing fine lines on your skin.) Tea and coffee are diuretics and the liquid just goes in one end and out the other.

Don't smoke.  Do I need to say any more? Smokers tend to look older than they actually are.

Don't drink excessively. We can all recognise a heavy drinker by the broken capillaries which show on their nose and cheeks can't we?

Don't use tanning booths and limit the time that you spend in the sun and always use sun cream when you do. Sun damage is the single most important cause of premature aging. Remember to put sun cream your chest and the back of your hands and neck. They're often the first place to show your age.

Rather than using soap on your face, make sure you use good quality cleansers that are right for your skin.

And make sure you get a professional facial to deep cleanse your skin - ideally every four to six weeks - but at least four times a year, as the seasons change.

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