A simple and low maintenance daily routine can be the difference between having healthy, glowing and wrinkle free skin, and skin which is tired and dull. Although many of us invest thousands of pounds every year, and in extreme cases even resort to surgery to maintain wrinkle free skin, if you adopt a healthy skin routine before the wrinkles set in, the chances are you will not require any drastic measures. Here are the main things you should incorporate into your daily routine to keep your skin radiant and youthful.
One of the simplest yet most effective ways of maintaining healthy and youthful skin is to ensure it is hydrated. To do this you need to remember to hydrate from inside and out. Make sure you drink 2 litres of water a day, and even more on a hot day when you will lose a surprising amount of water as sweat. To ensure the supplest skin, it is equally important to use a good quality daily moisturiser which is suited to your skin type. To find out what skin type you are, and therefore what kind of moisturiser you need, take our skin analysis.
Get Your 5 A Day
The next step to long term healthy skin is to ensure it gets the nutrients it needs. Eating the recommended 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day can have very positive effects when stuck to long term. In particular, spinach and papaya are powerful antioxidants, which keep your skin looking healthy; vitamin C rich oranges and kiwis help the body to produce collagen, which helps with skin elasticity; avocados and nuts are packed with vitamin E as well as essential fatty acids which keep the skin moisturised.
Protect From Sun Damage
Even when the weather is not warm, your skin can still be damaged by harmful UV rays, which is well known to be one of the major causes of premature ageing. The best thing to do to avoid premature ageing in this way is use a low factor SPF on a daily basis, which may be included in a daily moisturising cream. If the sun is out, increase your protection to a product containing at least SPF30, such as our Obagi Nu-Derm Healthy Skin Protection, and you will be able to maintain a youthful complexion for years to come.
Use an Effective Product
As well as leading a generally healthy lifestyle, you can also ensure your skin remains as wrinkle and blemish free as possible by using special expert formulated creams and anti-ageing products. Using just one or two of these on a regular basis can give you incredible results, and leave you feeling radiant. Here at Skinstation we stock the best quality Dermarollers in the UK, a product which gives you professional salon style results for your skin at home. The unique rolling technology stimulates collagen production and epidermis within the skin layers, and when used 2-3 times per week can leave your complexion looking youthful and glowing.