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How To Keep Your Skin Healthy

Some of the first words that come to mind when we talk about healthy skin are ‘radiant’ and ‘glowing’. We all want that kind of skin, but how do we achieve it? Here are our top three healthy skin tips to help you take care of your skin.

Confident, happy dark skinned woman

1. Get The Basics Right

As with most things in life, the effort we put in leads to the best rewards. It’s not different with our skin; if you focus on the essentials that keep your skin in tip-top condition, it’ll pay off in the long run:

• Come clean
Never leave make-up or sunscreen on skin when going to bed. Not washing it off after each day can clog pores and lead to breakouts.

• Moisturise
Don't skimp on your daily moisturiser, even if you have naturally oily skin. And focus on areas of the body that usually need extra care, like knees and elbows. Use a skin-smoothing body moisturiser like Dawn Rich Lanolin & Rose Water Silky Body Lotion to soften and nurture your skin.

• Apply skincare to slightly damp skin
The best time to apply skin creams and lotions is immediately after bathing or showering. Applying moisturiser while your skin is still slightly damp helps seal in moisture. Any one of Dawn’s five luxurious body creams will enrich and nourish your skin.

2. Get Your Beauty Sleep

Sleep is very important when it comes to taking care of your skin because a lot happens after dark. Do your skin a favour and aim for eight hours of rest each night:

Woman sleeping

• Your skin cells regenerate
Skin cells go into makeover mode while you sleep. Several studies, including research published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, suggest “skin cell growth and repair happens at night."

• Your skin gets a break
Evening rest gives your skin much needed time-out; no sun damage risk or environmental stresses like drying wind to worry about overnight.

• Time to regenerate and repair
Your skin produces less oil at night, so you don’t have a protective layer of natural oils on your skin. This means you can lose more moisture overnight. A good night cream or moisturiser is essential; it not only keeps skin hydrated as you sleep but helps rejuvenate and repair.

3. TAKE ANTI-AGEING ACTION

The ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause many types of skin damage, including skin cancer, premature wrinkles, and age spots. Ageing leaves its mark on our skin, but there are plenty of anti-ageing tips to help us fight it:

• Use sunscreen daily and reapply regularly whenever you're outdoors for extended periods.

• Protect your skin further from harmful UVA and UVB rays by wearing hats and protective sun clothing. Long sleeves and pants or maxi-length skirts give you more coverage.

• Stay indoors when the sun is at its most intense, usually between 10am and 2pm.

• Drink more water. It’s important to keep hydrated all year round, not just in the hotter summer months. Good skin starts from the inside.

Woman in the sun with sun cream

How do you keep your skin healthy – what’s your number one go-to skincare tip? Share with us on social media.