With Spring in the air we look at the five best ways to get your skin smooth and clear in time for the warmer months.
1. Exercise Daily
Getting your heart pumping doesn’t have to entail a marathon session at the gym. Quick
10-minute breaks throughout the day (like taking a short walk or climbing the stairs at work) can get your blood flowing and bring a natural flush of color to your skin.
2. Eat Cucumbers
Cucumbers contain vitamin C and caffeic acid, two antioxidants that help fend off wrinkles and sun damage. Vitamin C gives your skin a boost of collagen and elastin, which keeps you looking radiant. Plus, you can save the leftovers for a cooling eye mask or add them to your water for a refreshing twist on plain water!
3. Use Sunblock
One of the simplest and most effective ways to look after your skin is to regularly use SPF. Lots of brands now include an SPF in their daily wear moisturisers so make sure you look out for it when you next buy. Despite our notoriously unreliable British summers, UVA & B rays are still present on cloudy days and these can cause premature ageing of the skin. We recommend Avene Antirougeurs Jour Redness Relief Moisturising Protective Emulsion – Normal to Combination Skin
A Laser Dermabrasion is a great way to polish and remove any dead skin cells from your skin. The results? A smoother and clearer complexion. This light peel can be tailored to your needs so don’t worry about downtime. Alternatively, if you can manage the redness for a day or 2, Fractional CO2 laser treatment with PRP can give fantastic, natural looking results. Also dubbed the Vampire Facelift, this treatment is increasing in popularity thanks to it’s celebrity following.
5. Drink Green Tea
Not only does green tea taste great, but it’s also high in antioxidants like vitamin C, which help get rid of free radicals that damage skin cells. Plus, it reduces inflammation, a common problem for many.