It is never to late to give your skincare regime an overhaul. Make these new year resolutions to achieve healthy, radiant skin.
Protect your skin: Use a sunscreen daily and re-apply every time you go out. Harmful sunrays make your skin darker and cause pigmentation, premature wrinkles and early ageing. Apply a sunblock with a sun protection factor of at least 30 liberally on all exposed areas of your body.
Have your daily dose of vitamins and minerals: Opt for green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and nuts daily. Add vitamins and antioxidants to fulfil the required quota your diet can't give you.
Follow a regular skincare regime: Just keeping to a simple cleansing-toning-moisturising routine twice a day with good quality products can make a marked difference to your skin. Begin by using a make-up remover, then a deep cleanser, a toner to close pores and smooth on a nourishing moisturiser. The products should be suitable for your skin type.
Take off make-up at night: Make-up mixed with facial oil and dirt can clog pores and cause pimples. Cosmetics left on skin for too many hours leave skin unable to breathe and trap free radicals that damage it. Wash your face once you get home. Try Love Line Platinum Make-up Remover that removes water-resistant make-up, while protecting skin, leaving it fresh and clean with no greasy residue.
Moisturise daily: Massage in a moisturiser or body butter on your entire body daily after a shower. It is good to apply virgin coconut oil all over, including hair, once a week. Wash off after 1-2 hours.
Exfoliate regularly: This keeps the build-up of dead cells to a minimum and allows skin to maintain a constant glow and vitality. For best results, exfoliate once or twice a week. Those with mature or acne-prone skin should do a light fruit acid peel once every 3-4 weeks. Don't forget that the body also needs exfoliation, preferably once a week. Try Love Line Caress Pro-Age Gentle Peeling to remove dead cells and purify, exposing new, younger-looking, supple skin.
Get your beauty sleep: Sleep at least eight hours each night. When you sleep your body recovers by repairing as well as removing toxins that are detrimental to skin. Sufficient sleep also keeps dark circles at bay.
Keep your hands off your face: It is very tempting to squeeze a pimple, but just touching the skin brings germs and dirt to it. Best to clean the spot with an antibacterial wash and apply anti-acne creams or lotion twice a day till it dries up. If it is a large painful nodule or out of control acne, see a dermatologist as soon as you can. The sooner you clear the acne, the fewer scars there will be on the face.