Have great-looking skin at any age

Have great-looking skin at any age

Good skin isn’t all about great genes – there are lots of factors that help your skin stay looking young, from avoiding sun damage to eating all the right things. Here are some of our best tips.

 

Good skin isn’t all about great genes – there are lots of factors that help your skin stay looking young, from avoiding sun damage to eating all the right things. Here are some of our best tips.

Looking after your skin is easier than you think, even if you’re not a Hollywood star.
Your skin works hard for a living. As the biggest organ in the body, it’s a real multi-tasker, regulating water loss and temperature, turning sunlight into Vitamin D and protecting us from harmful toxins. It does a great job, and how do we repay it? We prod and poke it, clog it up with make-up, bake it in the sun and then curse it for succumbing to spots or wrinkles.

Keep hydrated

If you want your skin to love you back you have to treat it right – and the first thing it would ask for, if it could, is a good, long drink. Don’t feel you have to gulp down litres of mineral water though – there’s water in all kinds of drinks, soups, fruit and veg.

Wine doesn’t really count though. In fact, it’s one of the worst things you can feed your skin. You guessed it – those old favourites alcohol, caffeine and chocolate are real baddies as far as a good complexion goes. Now and then is fine, but if you overdo any of them, you’ll see the effects written all over your face.

Easy everyday skin habits

Once the inside’s sorted, what about the outside? Keeping skin clean and supple is a big part of every woman’s daily drill, but it’s easy to get in a rut and start cutting corners out of boredom.

Have a good look at all the bottles and potions lined up in your bathroom and ask yourself which ones you still love, and which you’re buying out of habit.

Revamping your cleanse-tone-moisturise routine with some fresh products can turn a chore into a treat, and top of your list should be a really good anti-ageing moisturiser. Olay Regenerist Whip SPF30 is a light-as-air whipped formulation that transforms from cream to liquid on the skin for fast, effective absorption. It’s a perfect base layer for make-up – and best of all it now comes with added SPF30 coverage, helping protect your skin from UV damage all year round.

Be sun-safe

Of course it’s no good pampering your skin if you’re going to let the sun undo all your good work. Even in winter, harmful UV rays are busy carving wrinkles into your face, neck and hands – look around any beach in the world to spot the leathery results of a life-time’s sun-worshipping.

Worse still, letting your skin burn can set up changes at cellular level which could lead to skin cancer – definitely not worth the risk. Achieve a sun-kissed look with self-tanning products, and then pile on the SPFs – no daytime moisturiser worth its salt fails to include UV protection these days, and Olay Regenerist Whip SPF30 is a brilliant example, actively anti-ageing and hydrating while still helping prevent UV damage. Look for protective handcreams too.

Be healthy on the inside

Your skin health reflects your overall health, so make sure you eat your five a day – every day. Colourful fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants that protect tissues and keep arteries, skin and brain cells healthy. Cut down on saturated fats can clog arteries, which as well as being a cause of heart disease, dementia and increasing the risk of cancer, can also age your skin. Good fats, like Omega-3, can reduce ageing, keep your arteries supple and brain cells sharp. Whole grains and homecooked food, rather than processed, are also important.

If you’re struggling to get all the nutrients you need, take a multivitamin and supplement it with extra magnesium and calcium. Maybe also take extra Vitamin D, fish oils or DHA, too. (Check with your doctor that any supplements you take won’t interfere with your existing medications.) Finally, try to exercise daily. An hour of quality exercise each day not only helps keep the weight off, but also makes you happier, lowers the risk of disease and can reduce the signs of ageing.

How do you keep your skin looking young? Have you tried Olay Regenerist Whip SPF30? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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Rodanthi 14/10/2019

Olay always is my go to brand but i haven't tried this one yet. Its amazing that has spf!

Moisturiser

01/10/2019

I haven’t used whip yet but will try it as I like Olay products- I use a moisturiser twice a day

Exfoliate

27/09/2019

Don't neglect a good skin routine, moisturise daily and exfoliate with a skin type appropriate product twice a week.

Stop smoking

25/08/2019

The best thing I ever did for my skin was to stop smoking. I have friends the same age as me who smoke and the most visible difference is the amount of fine lines and drier skin that smokers tend to have.

SPF skin care

24/08/2019

SPF - your new best friend.

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