Healthy looking skin comes down to more than what you eat and drink, it’s about what you put on your skin as well.
TIP 1. When it comes to skincare, the old adage always applies: you must apply a high SPF sunscreen each and every day. This is the essential anti-ageing elixir as the sun is the skin’s greatest foe. Sun damage causes collagen and elastin to break down so broad spectrum sunscreens are essential. Some sunscreens can feel occlusive on the skin so look for a lightweight version like Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen SPF30, $16.99 (Always read the label, use only as directed!).
TIP 2. No smoking people. This is a no brainer. As if the overarching health risks weren’t enough to put you off for life, the effect it has on your skin is also diabolical. So here are the facts according American physician Dr Sheldon Brandt. “Smoking destroys collagen and elastin,” says Brandt, “and it decreases levels of estrogen, which is necessary to keep skin firm.” You have been warned.
TIP 3. Keep the delicate eye region protected from sun damage by wearing UV protecting sunglasses and also use an eye cream like Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Roll-On, $19.99. The gentle soothing formula contains hyaluronic acid, olive oil extract and ionic mineral complex that moisturise the delicate skin around the eyes. The cooling roller ball applicator also helps to stimulate circulation.