Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about products and skincare from my own experimentation, research, and, of course, my friends. Here are some beauty rules I choose to live by, let us know if you have any top tips to share with SkinBase followers…

1) Aim to remove your makeup, every night

This is a must. No matter how tired I am, I never go to bed without washing my face. An easy and cheap way to remove eye makeup is to use baby oil – a big bottle should last two months. Another time-saving trick I’ve learned: for nights when you’re too exhausted (or had too much to drink!), keep makeup remover wipes by your bed- then there are no excuses! Washing your face every night is a great way to keep your skin healthy.

2) Proper fitting underwear is a must

This should be obvious, but, unfortunately, it’s not. You need to know your cup size and you need a good bra. Let’s try to avoid sagging and nip-slips, ladies.

3) Sunglasses will help to prevent crow’s feet

I don’t know if this is a scientifically proven fact, but I’ve convinced myself that if I don’t squint, I won’t have a lot of wrinkles around my eyes. Because of this, I refuse to go outdoors without sunglasses, even if it’s overcast. I personally stand by this rule… take that for what it’s worth.

4) Moisturise

I do this twice a day- after I remove my makeup at night, and before I apply it in the morning. I usually use some form of eye cream as well. Seriously, it’s one of the best things you can do to slow the process of aging. Dry skin ages faster.

5) Keep your fingernails and toenails groomed

I do my own nails to save money, but always make sure they’re groomed. If you paint them make sure the polish doesn’t chip off. Unless you’re trying to achieve Guinness World Record status, please keep your toenails trimmed, and keep your nails clean! If you’re not a kid (or a man) there is no reason to have dirt under your nails.

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