Tips for better skin

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Be sure to always get a good night’s sleep.

A good night’s sleep has tremendous benefits for both the mind and the body. If we are sleep deprived then we may  begin to suffer from irritability, slowed speech, a flattened emotional response, and the inability to multi-task. There are also studies to suggest that a lack of sleep can influence our weight, memory and our immune system. Remember, when it comes to our appearance, we do call it “Beauty Sleep” for a reason.

When we don’t get enough sleep, we tend to have an increased level of stress hormones in our bodies. When high levels of stress hormones are present, it can lead to inflammation. When we are talking about our skin, this means we could be speeding up the appearance of aging. Lack of sleep can also worsen some existing skin conditions, like acne. When we’re tired, our skin looks tired. It can look dehydrated, lose its youthful glow and look dull. Remember, sleep relaxes our facial muscles, and this is a good thing because it can help smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles we may have. A good night’s sleep allows us to wake up feeling and looking refreshed. So, for the sake of overall health and appearance, make a resolution to always get a good night’s sleep.

Apply moisturiser to your face and body every day.

This is such an easy resolution to make and the benefits will be tremendous. When you get out of the shower or bath, take an extra minute to apply moisturiser from head to toe. Do this while your skin is still damp to help seal in your skin’s natural moisture. Moisturisers and body creams are really great for the skin. Your skin will feel more comfortable and will look better overall.

Dry, flaky or ashy-looking skin does not necessarily look youthful or healthy. There are so many factors that can dry out your skin -  long hot showers; using soaps that are too harsh and even weather can negatively impact our skin. Taking just a minute each day to replenish the skin with much needed moisture can vastly improve how it looks and feels. And remember, when going outside, a moisturiser containing SPF 30 with both UVA and UVB protection is essential to guard your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. So, slather that moisturiser on your feet, legs, arms, elbows and especially your face for a New Year’s resolution you will love!

Break bad habits in the name of beauty.

So many people look at the beginning of a New Year as the perfect time to kick their bad habits - lack of exercise and eating too much junk food all seem to be habits that many people want to get rid of. These habits can negatively impact your appearance, especially your skin. So, if you can kick them for the sake of both your overall health and appearance, maybe you will be more likely to keep these resolutions all year long.

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