Tips for healthy skin

Our skin plays many significant roles.

Over time, the skin becomes thinner and more prone to damage, and signs of skin ageing can include poor texture, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, and discoloration. While ageing is inevitable, there are ways to ensure that the skin is maintained in a healthy way.

1. Avoid sunbathing, tanning salons and exposing the skin to the sun between 10am and 4pm when the UV rays are at their strongest. If you want to enjoy warm weather, wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher

2. Smoking causes premature ageing of the skin and creates nasty wrinkles around the lips as well as being a cause of eye lines due to squinting through smoke. Smoking also has a drying effect on the skin, robbing it of essential moisture. As smoke passes over the skin, it leaves a dirty residue that clogs pores.

3. Keep skin hydrated by drinking water and eating plenty of fruit and vegetables. While evidence is lacking in the idea that everyone should drink eight glasses of water every day, there are benefits to keeping the skin well hydrated to create a healthier look.

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