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The golden rules of skincare

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The golden rules of skincare

Rule 1

During the warmer months of the year you will naturally drink more liquid. In the winter this requires a bit more of a concerted effort. Don’t forget to drink often – a cup of warm tea or a glass of water will help you to keep hydrated.

Rule 2

Dry chapped lips feel horrible, and can even be quite painful. They also make it almost impossible to apply any cosmetics. Protect your lips with a moisturising lip balm that includes sun protection factors. Don’t just use lip gloss as this can be hugely drying for your lips!

Rule 3

ALWAYS wear sunscreen. The harmful UV rays from the sun can damage your beautiful skin. You may not see the effects immediately but over time you will definitely notice a difference in the quality and elasticity of your skin. Don’t set yourself up for problems (a.k.a crocodile leather skin with skin cancer) later in life. Wear sunscreen! And a hat. If your skin is generally dry, either use a moisturising sunscreen or put sunscreen on after using your normal moisturiser.

Rule 4

Hands, hands, hands. Just like the skin on your lips, the skin on your hands is thin and delicate and thus prone to damage. Use hand cream with SPF to keep your hands moisturised and protected from the sun’s rays, and reapply it regularly throughout the day.

Rule 5

Choose cosmetics wisely. Ensure that you use cosmetics that are right for your skin type. A foundation can look brilliant on someone else, but that doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Go and try make up in the store to ensure that it is suitable not only for your skin colour but also for its texture. Also remember, that changes in season can mean changes in products are required. Some foundations for instance are great in winter, but in summer they just don’t seem to stay put. Just be guided by your skin. Only you know what feels good for you!

 

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