Want to know the best ways to a clear complexion? Ask a dermatologist. Dr Susan Mayou from the Cadogan Clinic gives her top tips
1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT CLEANSER: Be sure to pick a cleanser that isn’t too strong for your skin as this can strip your skin of its natural oils. Products for blemish-prone skin may cause over-drying, leaving the skin vulnerable to environmental assault. Clearasil’s Vitamins & Extracts range (eg PerfectaWash, £12.99) offers a more gentle approach, balancing soothing natural extracts with active ingredients designed to keep the skin clear of blemishes.
2. STICK TO A SKIN ROUTINE: Find a skin routine that works for you and stick to it because your skin will respond best to a routine. Make sure you remove your make-up every night and always wear SPF on your face, neck and décolletage, even when the sun isn’t shining, to protect against skin cancer and keep your skin looking youthful.
3. MOISTURISE: For those that suffer from dry skin, it is particularly important to moisturise your skin every day by regularly applying a body moisturiser that contains glycerin to help lock in moisture (eg E45 Intense Recovery £4.49 for 250ml). The goal is to replenish, lock in and restore moisture levels.
4. EXFOLIATE: Regularly exfoliate your skin to get rid of dead skin cells and improve cell turnover. This will improve the texture of your skin, leaving it soft and glowing. Massage a facial scrub into the skin using a circular motion to further boost the blood flow.
5. THINK HOLISTIC: Look after your skin from the inside out – drink lots of water and eat plenty of water-rich fruit and vegetables, which will keep your skin looking plump and radiant. Getting at least eight hours sleep a night is also very important as this is when your skin repairs itself.
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