Most of us have a daily beauty routine. We know what makes us look and feel good so we make sure we follow a set routine to look our best. Usually this involves applying make up, perhaps adding some bronzer or fake tan and using our straighteners or curlers to style our hair.
But do you have a beauty routine that is good for your skin as well as your looks? Trowelling on the make up or styling your hair will being superficial, short-term benefits but a good skincare routine can help to protect your skin in the long-term and keep you looking your best.
Use a cleanser that is not scented so as not to irritate the skin. A good cleanser will remove make up and dirt from the day without being harsh on the skin. If you have dry skin or particularly oily skin you can find the right cleanser for you by speaking to a salesperson at your local beauty store.
Without cleansing your skin your pores can get clogged up which can result in spots.
Dead skin can build up on your face making your complexion look dull and dry. Expensive facials can brighten your skin but there's another, much cheaper, way of keeping your skin smooth and bright and that is exfoliation.
Buy an exfoliator or face scrub and use with warm water or, simple use a cleansing glove to gently rub off dead skin. Your face will be left looking brighter and smoother.
Moisturising is vital to keeping skin looking fresh and young. Moisturising is the most important part of your daily beauty regime and can be the difference between looking youthful and looking wrinkled. Using a good moisturiser on a daily basis helps to hydrate the skin and replace the skin's natural moisturiser. Without it your skin will become tight, dry and wrinkled.
Keeping your body hydrated is essential in order to have healthy, youthful looking skin. Try to drink at least right 8oz glasses of water a day. If you're not keen on water, tea, coffee and herbal teas are just as good! If you choose to have tea or coffee instead try to choose a decaffeinated option as caffeine can have some negative effects.