Essential skin tips
We’re sure your full to the brim with skin-care tips, but some can be more important than others. We’ve rounded up the best all round advice, which everyone should bear in mind – no matter what skin type, skin condition or ageing effects you’re subject to.
Whether you’ve got dry, oily or sensitive skin, one product that’s always worth investing in is a good moisturiser. Often all that you really need is a gentle cleanser and a good moisturiser to keep your skin looking healthy. Keeping your skin moisturised is essential, as dry skin will always accentuate any wrinkles.
Younger skin will get some anti-ageing protection from the right moisturiser. For normal to dry skin, moisturisers containing alpha hydroxy acids can help skin to produce more moisture on their own. Very dry skin can benefit from a more intense moisturiser. Oily skin needs a light and gentle moisturiser – oil is not the same as moisture, so don’t skip this step.
Sunscreen is the best anti-ageing protection you can get. The sun impacts on collagen production in the skin, so blocking out the harmful UV rays is essential in maintaining collagen and therefore in staving off ageing effects. Wrinkles, fine lines, freckles, age spots and even spider veins can be caused by sun damage, so it’s essential to wear a good SPF even during overcast weather.
Cleansing skin can be tricky, but avoid soap and stick to a good, gentle cleanser. Harsh products will dry out skin, increase oil production and can cause irritation. Washing your face too often with harsh products can damage the natural barrier of the skin, causing dry skin problems.
Makeup is a big part of skin care, so make sure you’re using the right tools for the job. It’s no good splashing out on expensive foundations or eye shadows if you don’t have the right applicators and brushes. They should feel soft on the skin, and hold products well.
So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by specialist skin care tips, stick to these simple guidelines and you really can’t go far wrong.