Guest Post: 10 Skincare Tips Everyone Should Be Following

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When Isabella contacted me asking if she could create some content for What Jean Likes in the form of a guest post, I was more than open to the idea.  She came up with a post that she thought my readers would find helpful and more importantly, love...  And voila!   I give you 10 skincare tips everyone should be following.. because prevention is better than correction and who doesn't love a great beauty tip or two...or ten? 

Some women will do virtually anything to look young and beautiful, from spending all their time in the gym to undergoing cosmetic surgery. However, those on a quest for beauty often forget one important thing – to look after their skin. Here are the essentials that everyone should be doing to take care of their skin:

1.       Adjust your diet. Improving the appearance and health of your skin starts with adjusting your diet. You should be aiming to eat anti-inflammatory foods which contain plenty of anti-oxidants, with key examples being salads, salmon, olive oil, blueberries, avocados and lots of bright red and green vegetables.

2.       Avoid harsh cleansers and skincare products. If you have sensitive skin, treat it sensitively by avoiding astringent, overly chemical products and going for more natural, skin-kind products instead.

3.       Find the right moisturiser for youEveryone has a different skin type, and some products may be more suitable for your skin type than others. Do some research to find a moisturiser which suits your skin.

4.       Don’t smoke. Smoking is hugely damaging and ageing for the skin, as well as being terrible for your health.

5.       Get plenty of sleep. If you’ve only caught a few hours’ sleep, your skin will be the first to tattle on you. It is likely to be dry and irritated, whereas those who have got their full eight hours will have smooth, supple and glowing skin.

6.       Drink plenty of water. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day is not only good for your overall health; it’s great for your skin. It is believed that drinking lots of water flushes out toxins, which can help to clear your skin.

7.       Stay out of the sun. The sun’s UV rays can be hugely damaging to the skin, causing signs of premature aging such as wrinkles and sun spots. A tan might look good now, but you’ll pay for it when you’re older. Particularly affected regions include the neck and chest, which no amount of breast enhancement surgery can fix.

8.       Find a skincare routine that suits you. If you set yourself the challenge of a 10-step skincare routine to follow every morning and night, you’ll never stick to it. Instead, find something simpler than you can fit into your daily routine.

9.       Look after your skin when you travel. Travelling can take its toll on your skin, leaving it dry and irritated. Always take a handy tube of moisturiser with you when you travel.

10.   Always, always take off your makeup before bed. Leaving it on can cause blocked pores and spots, as well as signs of premature ageing, so always remove your make-up even if it’s just with a face wipe.

About the Author

Isabella Franklin has been a beauty writer since University, and loves to write about all aspects of natural and cosmetic beauty. Got a question for Bella? Catch up with her over on Twitter at @Cosmetic_Bella 

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