Skincare: tips to protect your skin over time

Having beautiful skin is an unmistakeable sign of youth and well-being. Let's see what we can do to keep it healthy and glowing over time.

1) The first thing to remember is that a healthy lifestyle delays skin ageing and helps prevent potential problems. So it's all systems go for a diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables, as they provide the nutrients we need. Vitamins also help our skin: C helps boost our bodies natural production of collagen, while vitamin E helps keep it smooth and hydrated. Above all, it is very important to drink water and avoid harmful activities like smoking, which damages the skin—making it look older and accelerating the formation of wrinkles. It is particularly damaging at the collagen and elastin levels, which affect skin tone. 

2) Skin hydration is an important factor in caring for skin and protecting it from the effects of the sun and the wind. Using moisturisers for specific skin types helps keep the skin soft and smooth. Dry skin loses some of its protective ability in the outer layers of the skin. It is therefore important to restore the moisture balance in order to keep your skin healthy.

3) It is also important to delicately cleanse your skin every morning and every evening. Cleansing not only removes dirt and make up, it also removes bacteria and fats which can clog the pores of the skin. Don't forget that cleaning your skin stimulates blood circulation in your face, giving your skin a healthier colour. There are several cleansers available on the market and it is important to choose a product which matches out skin type in order to obtain the best effect. 

4) The use of an exfoliating product once a week is essential for removing dead skin cells. This promotes cell regeneration and makes for a more radiant and glowing skin. It also helps unblock the pores and thus reduce the likelihood of developing acne provoked by congested skin pores.

5) Protection from exposure to the sun's rays is important for healthy skin. Radiation from the sun provokes wrinkles and blemishes as well as reducing the thickness of the skin. And exposure to UV radiation also increases the risk of skin cancer. It's a good idea to use products that are at least 15-30 SPF to protect your skin.