To age as gracefully as possible is the goal of people everywhere.
But with all the complicated products and celebrity-endorsed beauty regimes out there, it can be confusing to know exactly what to do in order to take care of your skin and hair.
Stuart Miles, the U.K.’s leading anti-ageing expert and founder of MilesYounger.com, doesn’t believe it is necessary to spend lots of money on treatments, and has shared his top tips for looking young regardless of how many candles are on your birthday cake.
Wear sunglasses while driving
Always sport dark glasses when driving in the sun, as UVA rays, the major cause of skin ageing, can even penetrate the car windscreen. “Even on a sunny winter’s day with the sun low in the sky, put on a pair of shades when driving to protect the delicate skin around the eyes,” he said.
Drinks lots of water in the morning
Put down those fancy moisturising creams and instead gulp back a big glass of water as soon as you get up. Your skin will benefit immediately, as the water will help de-puff your face by giving your lymphatic drainage system a boost.
Try a simple facial
A simple hot and cold facial can help decongest your skin and rid it of toxins. It will also trap moisture in the deeper layers of your skin so it looks fresher, brighter and altogether younger.
“Simply lay a steaming hot cloth on the face for a minute followed by one that is rinsed in ice cold water for a further minute and repeat,” advised Stuart.
Raid kitchen cupboards for easy beauty treatments
Next time your skin is feeling dry, head to your kitchen cupboard for an easy remedy. Coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil all make fantastic moisturisers for the body and offer intensive nighttime hydration for the face, depending on your skin type. And never throw leftover cucumber away! Simply slice up cold cucumber and place the pieces on your eyes for two minutes – it will instantly calm the eye area.
Or indulge in a milk bath. “Simply add milk to your bath. The lactic acid in milk helps clean and soften the skin preventing future dryness, so it’s perfect if you have any dry or eczema-prone areas,” the expert added.
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