Beauty Tips

10 Top Beauty Tips

There are many things in this world that conspire to ruin our looks, from pollution in the air to the stress we deal with on a daily basis. Most women are interested in tips to make their skin glow and other aspects of the face and body look better than they would if left neglected. Here are 10 top beauty tips that will help you make the most of what Mother Nature gave you.

  • Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to keep your complexion looking smooth. According to experts, the body is 70% water so getting plenty of this simple substance is vital, yet one of the easiest things to do.
  • Get plenty of sleep. If you don’t want bags under your eyes, you must have at least 8 hours of quality sleep per night. So make the bedroom dark and quiet and use bedding made from natural fibres so you don’t perspire all night.
  • Cut back on stress. Stress makes you frown and in no time those wrinkles between your eyebrows and on your forehead will become deep and obvious, making you look older than you are. If you can’t remove stress, take up meditation or yoga, or learn other ways to deal with it.
  • Use organic skin care and beauty products that don’t have chemicals such as Parabens in them. These chemicals are no good for your body or your skin. Many are carcinogens – linked to cancer. Other harsh chemicals to avoid are benzophenone, another carcinogen, butylated compounds (BHA) which are banned in Europe, Formaldehyde, Triclosan which is linked to antibiotic resistance and hormone disruption. There are too many others to mention here.

  • Eat a diet rich in antioxidants. A healthy diet is one of the best ways to ensure your body has all it needs to look its best. Cut back on sugar, fats and packaged foods that are highly processed and don’t contain nearly as many nutrients as they claim. Studies from Monash University have shown that fruit, vegetables and fish are the best ingredients for healthy skin that is free of wrinkles.
  • Use moisturiser on your skin often, but as above, make sure it is free of harmful chemicals.
  • An itchy scalp is often a sign of allergy to some chemicals in the shampoo or conditioner. Try a homemade shampoo.
  • Never allow your skin to get sunburned. This can damage it and cause wrinkles, but it can also cause melanoma.
  • Cover the backs of your hands and arms with sunscreen/moisturiser when driving as even sun coming through the windscreen can have a detrimental effect on your skin.
  • The skin around your eyes is very delicate. Treat it gently.