Five things you need to do daily to keep your skin looking young

Posted by: Niral

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We all want to look our best and sometimes we go to great lengths and expense to do so. However, keeping your skin looking fantastic isn’t as hard as you think, yes makeup and the odd cosmetic procedure can help things along, but prevention is better than cure.

If you do these five things daily then you can put off your visits to Harley Street for a few years, or at least have a good foundation to work with as you get older:

Drink water

Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the best things that you can do to keep it looking healthy. Remember that your skin is losing water all the time so it constantly needs to be replenished. Aim to drink at least two litres of water a day, and more during hot weather or when exercising. Also try to start your day off with a glass of water, this will rehydrate you after you have lost water throughout the night while you sleep.

Exercise

Regular exercise is great for your skin, not only does it look better when you are toned, but exercise helps to get blood flow and nutrients to the skin. This makes the skin look healthier and helps it to keep that plumped up, youthful appearance that we are all aiming for.

Remove your makeup

One of the mistakes women frequently make is that they don’t remove their makeup in the evening, or they do but they don’t remove it properly. This clogs the pores and prevents oxygen from getting to the skin, leading to spots, a dull complexion, and older unhealthier looking skin.

Make sure that you remove your makeup with a good cleanser and toner, from a range that is right for your skin type, and that once a week you exfoliate your skin. This will remove any remaining makeup and also the dead skills cells that are responsible for grey looking skin that looks passed its best.

Wear sunscreen

We all want the healthy glow that comes from having a tan, however, too much sun exposure can play havoc with your skin. Over exposure to UV rays causes damage to the skin, such as hyperpigmentation, and can accelerate the ageing process by making skin look tired and wrinkly; more importantly, it increases the risk of skin cancer.

You may think that sunscreen is only for use on exotic summer holidays but the truth is that you should be wearing it all year round. Make sure that you apply a high factor sunscreen to exposed areas of skin, such as the face, legs, and arms in the summer, and your face all year round. This will keep your skin looking younger and healthier.

If you want a healthy glow that won’t damage your skin, try fake tan or bronzer.

Drink hot water and lemon

Starting your day with hot water and lemon will not only help to rehydrate your skin, it will also give you an injection of vitamin C which helps to protect your skin from ageing; this is due to its antioxidant qualities. Vitamin C is also essential for the production of collagen in the skin, helping you to avoid wrinkles and other signs of premature ageing.