Skin Care Tips
 
Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Follow the tips below to make the most of your skin:-
 
  • Cleanse- To cleanse and close pores, gently wash your face at least twice daily with a glycerine or hypoallergenic soap. Keep your skin fresh and clean.
  • 'Pat' do not rub - After washing, gently pat your skin dry. Rubbing and scrubbing will break open your facial pores and may cause your skin to break out.
  • Keep your skin moisturised - Moisturise your skin to keep it hydrated. Moisturiser  will also act as a natural barrier from the environment.
  • Be gentle on your skin - When applying cleansers, facials, crèmes or lotions, use gentle motions and the tips of your fingers. Do not use rough sponges or brushes on your face.
  • Avoid chemicals - Avoid using potent over the counter products, try them out on a patch of skin,  checking for allergic reactions, before applying them to your face or wide scale over your body.
  • Revitalise - Use natural-based toners, masques and exfoliates once a week to remove dead skin cells. Get a professional deep cleansing twice a year, when the season changes.
  • Heal blemishes - Use a concealing blemish crème to dry out blemishes. Don't irritate or touch them. Do not squeeze pimples as this can result in scaring and discolouration.
  • Protect skin - Wear sunscreen and skin moisturiser whenever you go outdoors. In addition protect your skin from extreme temperature changes like the cold and wind. Finally wear sunglasses as squinting can cause wrinkles.
  • Healthy Diet - Eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, non-bleached grains and lean proteins.
  • Beauty Sleep - Get plenty of sleep. Change sheets and pillowcases often. Always remove makeup before bedtime and use a night cream that is heavier than a moisturiser.
  • Hydrate - Drink a minimum of 6 glasses of  non caffeinated liquid or water daily. Keep sugars to a minimum.
  • Exercise - Exercise will increase circulation and aid the distribution of nutrients and oxygen to the skin. Sweating also helps to free the grime from your face. Your skin will have a healthy glow.
  • Smoking - Smoking will deprive your skin of oxygen thereby causing premature aging and pucker wrinkles around your mouth.
  • Alcohol - Reduce your consumption of alcohol as consuming large amounts can lead to the constant dilation of your tiny veins in your face, which can lead to a permanent of purple-red capillaries, especially across the nose and cheeks.
  • Attention - Pay attention to your skin. If your are unsure of changes e.g. moles rashes etc. see a doctor.  Less importantly, if your skin is tight or shines, change your skin care and make-up products.