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How To Look After Your Skin

We all wonder how to get perfect skin and often research beauty tips. Good skincare and healthy lifestyle choices can prevent premature ageing and other skin problems you may have. Follow our head-to-toe skincare guide and discover our tips for healthy skin.

DEVELOP THE BEST SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR YOU

 Firstly, take a look at your skincare routine and see if the products you’re currently using are actually helping you. Make sure to choose the products that suit your skin type and tackle the skin concerns you may have. Avoid using an excessive amount of skincare products all at once - focus on the key areas first and give your skin some time to get used to any new products or ingredients. 
 
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A few beauty tips on how to get perfect skin:

  • Make sure you remove your makeup at night and cleanse your face twice a day - avoid cleansing under hot water as it can dry your skin out.
  • Exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells but don’t overuse it - 1-2 times a week is more than enough.
  • Change your sheets frequently - the sweat and sebum that gets on the pillow while you sleep may cause skin irritation and spots.
  • Avoid touching your face throughout the day as the bacteria from your hands can get on your face.
  • Tone your face with facial exercises for firmer and more youthful-looking skin.
 


Sun Protection

You shouldn’t only use sunscreenwhen you’re heading to the beach. Sun protection should be included in your daily skincare routine (even on the cloudy days!) in order to avoid premature ageingwrinkles, age spots and to reduce the risks of skin cancer. Opt for a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 to ensure your skin is protected and make sure to reapply it every few hours - read here to learn which SPF do you need

Use a separate sunscreen for your face than you’d use for your body as facial skin is more sensitive and needs higher protection - discover NIVEA Facial Sunscreen range here.

Look into your diet

It’s important to take care of your skin from within by adding healthy nutrients to your diet - eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean protein; include healthy fats that are found in avocados, nuts and fatty fish like salmon. A well-balanced diet will not only help you feel better but will also improve your skin. Also, drinking plenty of water is essential for glowy skin!

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Other ways to look after your skin

Manage Stress

Uncontrolled stress can really affect your skin condition - it may trigger acne breakouts, eczema or other skin problems. Get enough sleep, set yourself reasonable limits when planning your time and give yourself time to relax and unwind after work.

Don't smoke

Smoking contributes to premature ageing. As it narrows the blood vessels in the outermost layers of the skin, it decreases blood and oxygen flow making your skin paler and prone to ageing. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin - they are responsible for your skin elasticity and strength. 

 


How To Look After Your Skin On The Body

It’s common for people to have a facial skin care routine, whereas the body skin care routine is often left out. Here are some beauty tips on how to get perfect skin on the body:

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  • Limit your bath time and don’t shower under hot water as it can dry your skin out. 
  • Avoid using harsh soaps and detergents that can strip natural oil from your skin. Choose mild cleansers instead, for example, NIVEA Rich Moisture Sensitive Shower Cream cleanses and nourishes your skin at the same time.
  • Shave carefully - apply shaving cream or lotion before you shave to lubricate your skin and protect it from the shaving rash. Use a clean, sharp razor for the closest shave.
  • Moisturise your body - find a body moisturiser that suits your skin and make sure to use it daily - discover NIVEA body care range here.
  • Fake tan or gradual tan are great tools to make your skin look healthy and glowy without having to go in the sun. For a natural-looking bronze, try NIVEA Q10 Firming + Radiance Gradual Tan Moisturiser.
  • Body Lotion - the easy-to-use formula with Coenzyme Q10 will gradually build up a sun-kissed look while firming and tightening your skin. Discover our guide on how to apply fake tan to ensure a streak-free tan.