Kim Davies has worked in the Beauty Industry for over 35 years, and friends often ask her what they should do to have younger looking skin. Most of us want to know how we turn back the clock. So what can we do to boost our skin and give it that healthy glow? Here are some skin tips from Kim.
Eat your way to fabulous skin
I always say don’t worry about looking younger or wrinkle free, just make sure you are healthy and as fit as you can be. A healthy lifestyle has an effect on the body and mind and the more positive we feel, the greater the effect is on the way we look. A healthy lifestyle provides an inner glow, which can be seen in our eyes, hair, teeth and skin. Eat the correct balance of foods and you’ll feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay supple, soft and blemish free. We are what we eat, is so true.
My three tips are always:
- Eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of water.
- Choose a regular fitness regime that suits your lifestyle, but make sure it’s something you really enjoy. How about trying a FLexercise class. Or perhaps just walking.
- Follow a good daily skincare regime: cleanse, tone and moisturise.
Christmas can see an increase in parties, lunches, dinners with friends and family, when we eat and drink more than we normally would. We also spend more time indoors, less sunshine so less Vitamin D, which can lead to mood changes and generally feeling low.
By January these changes will leave us feeling lethargic and not at our best. Skin can often experience breakouts due to the rich foods or can appear very dry due to increase in alcohol or the extreme changes of temperature, from cold freezing outdoors to the heat of indoor central heating.
February is a good time to start a new regime
Join an FLexercise class, eat more healthily and invest in a good skincare system that will keep the skin hydrated and protected. Here are my top 10 tips to get your skin back on track.
- Use a good cleanser to clean pollutants that attack our skin every day.
- Rinse with lukewarm water, avoid very cold or very hot as it affects the capillaries.
- Invest in a good moisturiser to rehydrate the skin.
- Humidify the house if you can to avoid extreme dry conditions.
- Drink plenty of water to rehydrate the body.
- Apply a rich night cream before bed time, it will hydrate and repair the skin as you sleep.
- Exfoliate to remove the dry skin that can build up at this time of year.
- Use a homemade deep cleanse or hydrating mask with honey, avocado, almond oil or olive oil.
- Skin is the largest organ of the body so don’t just think of your face and hands. Ensure you moisturise your whole body, best time is after a bath or shower when the skin is warm.
- Use broad spectrum SPF protection even in the winter, the skin suffers the most damage from the sun’s rays throughout the year.