Adopt these simple tips and you’ll be looking years younger in no time
Whether that's make-up or a youth-enhancing serum, don't overload your face with product as this can lead to breakouts and over productive oil glands. Also, in the case of applying too much foundation, this can actually highlight the very wrinkles and fine lines we're trying to reduce.
It's called beauty sleep for a reason you know! Getting the recommended eight hours of shut eye each night is proven to reduce dark circles and improve the appearance of dull skin. Think that you can just catch up on sleep at the weekend instead? Well think again as researchers have found that weekend lie-ins and changing sleep patterns can cause more harm than good as you're giving yourself a mild version of jet lag. The verdict: Don't mess with your body clock. Instead, get into a daily sleeping rhythm for optimal beauty results.
Tame flyaway brows, nourish dry locks and use as a staple ingredient in simple DIY home-treatments such as a brightening sugar scrub and nourishing hair or face mask. Coconut oil's beauty properties are endless so it's always handy to keep a jar in the bathroom cabinet to soothe dry skin and act as an instant pick-me-up whenever you need.
It's no use applying product after product if you're doing it in the wrong order. After cleansing, apply a pea sized amount of serum while the skin is still damp to help lock in moisture. Follow with a moisturiser and then dab a tiny amount of eye cream to the delicate eye area. Top tip, eye cream also acts as a highlighter and naturally bounces the light which helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles.
While we're on the subject of fine lines around the eye area and simple tricks to reduce the prominence, swap your trusty black eyeliner for a softer hue. This will soften your face and in turn, any unwanted harsh lines. We recommend a caramel tone for fair skinned beauties and a chocolate shade for olive-skinned lovelies and those who just can't bear to part with their everyday swish along the lash line.
Feed your skin with the nutrients it needs such as omega 3 and 6 found in oily fish, flax seeds, avocados and walnuts. A high dose of these essential fatty acids not only helps to plump the skin to diminish the signs of ageing but can also prove beneficial to sufferers of chronic skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis.
Got a skin emergen-C? Then look no further than vitamin C. Look for this brightening agent in your products and also up your daily intake to help boost collagen production, protect against UV damage, help to fade dark spots and revive tired looking spots.
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