Look younger, fast! Follow our easy steps for a youthful fix
A daily shower is the best way to either wash the day away or start anew, and exfoliating is a quick and easy step you can incorporate once or twice a week to keep your body and face refreshed. As you get older, you may find that your skin feels less oily and doesn't need as much scrubbing, so bear this in mind when adding it into your routine. For your body, try Espa's Invigorating Salt Scrub for skin that is left nourished and revitalised by the essential oils provided, and for your face, opt for the beautiful and buttery texture of Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm to effortlessly banish dead cells effortlessly for a smooth complexion. Focus on rough areas in particular and, with warm water, use a quality loofah on your body and soft flannel on your face in circular motions. Both your body and face should now be buffed and left polished ready for you to moisturise, but that's not before you take care of your hair...
Having glossy locks is a quick-fire way of maintaining a youthful look, so invest in a shampoo and conditioner that are rich in shine-boosting ingredients and that add volume. Keep an eye out for products which include shea butter and fruit extracts for a healthy mane, like Liz Earle's Botanical Shine collection. Plus, if your hair could do with a protective boost, check out Swell's Ultimate Protect & Renew Serum to safeguard against the elements when you're styling your do. Depending on your hair type, washing can range from doing it daily to a couple of times a week – there's no hard and fast rule, but do remember that regular washing can strip hair of the natural oils that keep it shiny.
Unlike exfoliating, which you should only do a couple of times a week, cleansing your face is a daily-must to get rid of day-to-day make-up and grime, but it doesn't have to take long – especially when you have the right products to hand. A splash of warm water just won't cut it if you want to keep your skin healthy, so find a product that lifts dirt and impurities without stripping and drying out. We love Aurelia's Probiotic Skincare Miracle with wonderful cleansing properties that will leave skin feeling soft and supple. In addition, it will help to prevent ageing skin thanks to a healthy dose of probiotic and peptide technologies to hydrate and illuminate skin for a healthy glow. Remember to pat your skin dry with a clean towel rather than rubbing as this can irritate and distress, and will undo all your good intentions!
Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with a quick daily moisturising routine to help banish dry skin. After cleansing, lock in the moisture with a skin serum. Age Defy+ Serum from Green People intensely hydrates, boosts the skin's metabolism and increases firmness and elasticity, so it's a great start to enriching your skin. Follow with a quality, anti-ageing moisturiser, such as Trilogy's Vital Moisturising Cream that's non-greasy, provides instant hydration and helps to smooth out the appearance of fine lines. Don't forget your neck too! Plus, remember moisturising isn't just about your face. It's important to keep the rest of your body nourished too, so opt for a head-to-toe moisturiser you can apply easily that has anti-ageing qualities, like Earth Mother Soul Sister's Frankincense and Lavender Hand and Body Lotion, which is perfect for improving your skin's feel with its firming properties
Your eyes may not age, but the skin around does, and crow's feet and under-eye wrinkles are an easy giveaway. But don't fret! By applying a quality eye serum daily, you can help reduce dark circles and wrinkles for a brighter and smoother complexion. Absolute Eye Serum from Aroma Works specifically targets these areas, and a tiny dab to the delicate eye area after moisturising is a quick and easy application you can add anti-ageing skincare routine.
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