Have you ever looked at someone and wondered how they get their skin to look so good? There’s no denying that some people get lucky with genetics, but you’ll find that most people with smooth, clear, glowing complexions really do put the work into caring for their skin. Here are their skincare secrets – and they’re guaranteed to be a lot simpler than you expected!
In the UK, we’re still hanging onto the ‘sunkissed’ look, believing that a light tan is a sign of healthy skin, when in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Wear an SPF cream on your face every day, to preserve your collagen levels.
Your skin is the first part of your body to become dehydrated when you don’t drink enough. Two litres a day, every day will keep your skin plump, smooth, and well-balanced.
Get your beauty sleep
A phrase you may not have heard in a while (probably because so few of us are actually getting it) beauty sleep has, and always will be, a real thing. Sleep gives the body and skin time to repair and replenish itself – stress levels decrease, your body heals itself and it increases cellular turnover, all of which contribute to healthier skin over time.
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It’s impossible to understate the importance of exfoliation. Whether your skin is rough, dull, blemished, congested, ageing or a combination of all of these, exfoliation helps to slough away dead skin cells and pore-blockages, to revealing fresh, clear skin below. Exfoliation can also help to stimulate cell renewal and collagen production for a younger-looking complexion, especially if you opt for a rejuvenating treatment like SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facials.
Simple, consistent skincare
Regular cleansing, exfoliation and the application of hydrating products will keep your skin looking predictably, and consistently wonderful. Don’t overload with products, and keep everything that you do use gentle, high quality and adapted to your skin type. Try to resist the temptation of owning numerous masks, serums and toners, which can lead to irritations like spots, roughness and blemishes.