With hundreds of thousands of articles advocating the ‘latest and greatest’ skin care advice it’s difficult to stay up to date and informed. To help sift through the layers of different skin care opinions, we have 4 of the best tips for your skin to achieve that healthy and radiant glow.
1. Wear Sunscreen
Wear sunscreen no matter what! Sunscreen has probably been reserved in your closet for a day at the beach or playing outside. However the reality is that the sun is constantly shooting down harmful UV rays which damage your skin by prompting premature skin aging, acne breakouts or even cancer in some cases. To minimise these risks and retain your skin’s natural luster, it is vital to persistently maintain a layer of sunscreen.
2. Double Cleanse
In today’s urban environment filled with smog and sweat, a single cleanse is often insufficient to clear our skin. Therefore, a double cleanse can prove to be extremely beneficial in maintaining healthy skin, where the initial cleanse can be effective in removing makeup and the upper layer of impurities, while the second cleanse can effectively remove any residue makeup, dirt or grime. It is just as essential to moisturise after a double cleanse to retain existing moisture and attract additional water vapors from the air to moisturise skin.
Moisturiser is an essential element in maintaining healthy and radiant skin. By moisturising daily, you can boost hydration levels in your skin to prevent and treat flakey or dull skin. Additionally, moisturisers retain a layer of water in the outermost layer of skin, which acts as a temporary barrier and protects your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, wind and other environmental factors.
4. Exercise Regularly
Regular exercise is not only beneficial for your body, but also helps to keep your skin healthy. Physical activity stimulates blood flow throughout the body which carries oxygen and other nutrients to working cells including the skin. Additionally, blood flow is essential in clearing away waste products from working cells. This is reinforced by a recent study by researchers at Ontario’s McMaster University, which found that regular physical activity can even reverse skin ageing in those who start exercising later in life.