Are You Doing Enough To Protect Your Skin?

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Many of us make a conscious effort to eat well and keep fit, but are you doing enough to protect your skin? If you’re looking for ways to make your skin softer, brighter and clearer, here are some top tips.

Establishing a skin care regime
Your skin is your body’s protective barrier against the elements, and it has to put up with a lot. To keep your skin looking and feeling soft and smooth, it’s essential to look after it. Your skin care regime will help to remove impurities and keep your complexion clean and clear. Ideally, you should cleanse, tone and moisturize daily using products, which suit your skin type. If you’re not sure of your skin type, it’s well worth booking a consultation with a skincare expert.

On top of daily maintenance, it’s also beneficial to exfoliate your skin once a week. You can do this by using your normal face wash with an exfoliating mitt or using an exfoliating scrub. There are also professional treatments you can try, such as microdermabrasion or a chemical peel. The aim of exfoliation is to remove dead skin cells. This makes your skin look brighter and younger. It also encourages the production of new skin cells. Take a look at https://www.healthyskinsolutions.com/exfoliate-your-skin-definition-techniques-and-importance/  to find out more about exfoliation.skin-care-1050979_960_720

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Protecting your skin in the sun
There’s nothing quite like the feel of the sun on your skin, especially after a long, chilly winter. The sun can lift your spirits and give your skin a gorgeous glow, but it can also be damaging. If you’re going on holiday or sitting out in the garden, always make sure you apply sunscreen. This will help to prevent sunburn and reduce your risk of skin cancer. Sun lotion also helps to nourish and moisturize your skin and delay the aging process.

On sunny days, it’s best to avoid sitting out during the hottest part of the day. Head for the shade and make sure you drink plenty of water.

Lifestyle choices
The choices you make can have a significant impact on your skin. While a healthy diet and regular exercise can have incredible benefits for your complexion, smoking can be very damaging. Smoking is one of the main causes of premature aging, and it also contributes to dryness and dullness. If you’re looking to improve your skin tone and texture, working out and eating well are good places to start. When you exercise, your circulation increases. This ensures important nutrients are delivered to your skin. A healthy diet ensures that your body gets all the vitamins and minerals it needs. Foods that are good for your skin include berries, green leafy vegetables, nuts, salmon, and avocados. You can find out more about healthy eating at http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/eat-your-way-fabulous-skin.

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Your skin is one of your most important and noticeable features. Keep an eye on your diet and take plenty of water on board. Devote time to your skin care routine and always wear sunscreen. If you look after your skin, you’ll look radiant and youthful for years to come.

Hope you found these tips helpful and that you enjoyed the post!

What do you do to make sure your skin is in it’s best shape? Let me know in the comments below!

Xox, Rae

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3 Comments

  • Reply Iqra

    Great post hun. I agree, establishing a good skincare routine is soo important! It literally changes your skin for the better ^_^
    I have to say finding an affordable facial spf, which sits well under makeup is a challenge, so far soap and glory have been the best, but I need to stock up for sure!

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe

    May 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm
    • Reply Rae

      I like foundations that have SPF in them, but obviously they only last for so long. I try to avoid the sun if possible (mainly because of how pale I am!) but I make sure to always have sunblock on if I’m planning on spending a while outside in the sun.
      Thanks for reading 🙂

      May 20, 2016 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply adele miner

    Really helpful post.. thanks for sharing! I think your blog is lovely also, let me know if you would like to follow each other! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

    May 22, 2016 at 11:30 am
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