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Friday, February 28, 2014

8 Tips for younger looking skin

February 28, 2014 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

We all want clear, healthy and young-looking skin.  Here are a few things you can do to prevent premature aging.

Drink plenty of water...
Simply put, soft drinks, caffeine and alcohol dehydrate you; water re-hydrates you.  Plus, water assists with circulation of vitamins and minerals. 

Don’t use soap...
Switch to a gentle, soap-free cleanser.  Soap dries the skin and strips it of all natural oils.  Soap is also a detergent and may contain harsh agents like SLS.  It can also clog up your pores.

Don't forget to moisturise...
Look for lightweight or water-based moisturisers which are less prone to clog your pores.  

Use an eye cream...
Products formulated for the area around your eyes give you more nutrients than your regular moisturiser.  You should use an eye cream if you have issues like, eye puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles around the eye area (crow's feet).  A regular face moisturiser will not help you with these issues.

Wear sunscreen everyday...
Sunscreen is not just for the  summer.  Everyone, regardless of skin type, should be wearing a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15 daily.  Choose one with a matte finish so make-up goes over it well. 

Don’t wait until bedtime to wash your face...
Wash your face as soon as you come home and follow up with a rich moisturiser.  Even if you don’t wear make-up, you need to cleanse your skin from pollution and dust.

Use natural skin care ingredients...
If you are not new to this blog, you already knew that fruits and vegetables make the best skin care ingredients.  Keep your kitchen pantry well stocked for DIY beauty recipes such as this one; DIY: Natural anti-wrinkle.

Lead a healthy lifestyle...
Stick to a healthy eating plan, exercise regularly and get at least 7 hours of sleep.

If you have more tips for younger looking skin, don't hesitate to share them in the comment section!  Also, check out the related posts below.  

Related posts:
Choosing facial cleansers
Eye cream or no eye cream?
Sunscreen 101
DIY: Natural anti-wrinkle

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