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SIMPLE SKIN TIPS | Leave harsh winter skin behind with these six simple skincare tips

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Coming out of the dark days of winter can only be a positive thing for your skin. If there’s one thing we know, it’s that winter hates your face! Even so, spring is a great time for new beginnings and so it’s the ideal time to get into some good habits that improve your skin. Take a look at some of these simple skin tips if you’re struggling to know where to begin.

Your skin will thank you. Promise.

SIMPLE SKIN TIPS | Leave harsh winter skin behind with these six simple skincare tips

Water of life

Okay, so many of us may have no idea whether the water that comes out of our taps is hard or soft. But when it comes to your skin, this can have an enormous impact! You should be able to find out online so check out the website of your water provider. Soft water isn’t great when it comes to removing soap, meaning that you should use face and body cleansers sparingly. At the other end of the scale, hard water doesn’t allow products to lather easily so you may use too much of it which will then cause dryness. Using gentler formulas is a great way of combating this issue.

Don’t get (too) stressed

We all know that stress has a negative impact on our bodies, and this is certainly the case when it comes to our skin. Stress increases production of hormones such as cortisol, making skin oilier and reducing its ability to fight off bacteria that causes acne. Though we all live busy lives, try to set aside some time every day to deal with stress, whether this is by having a relaxing bubble bath, meditating or doing yoga. This should also have a positive impact on other areas of your health and wellbeing.

Watch your sun exposure

The links between too much sun exposure and skin cancer are clear, so make sure you use appropriate sun screen when you are out in the heat. This can even be a problem when you’re indoors! Studies have found that UV rays can penetrate through windows in your home, office and car. Wearing a moisturiser with an SPF is a good way to combat this problem (now that you know it’s out there!).

Try different skin treatments

There are so many different types of skin treatment out there, which all have various effects. If you don’t know where to begin, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology have some options. It may simply be a case of trying out a few of these different techniques and establishing what works best for you.

Drink green tea

Green tea has been found to have all sorts of positive health properties. Its anti-inflammatory qualities mean that it is perfect for dealing with skin that is red and blotchy. It also contains epigallocatechin gallate which may help collagen destruction that in turn has been found to cause wrinkles. If you’re a regular coffee drinker, now may be the time to join the green tea revolution.

Get a good night’s sleep

So much can be solved by a good night’s sleep. This is when your body’s repair mechanisms take full effect including your skin. Not getting enough sleep can cause the production of hormones that have been shown to cause skin problems. This is probably the simplest and most naturally rewarding skin advice to leave you with!

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This ‘simple skin tips’ post was contributed to The Lady-like Leopard.