One of the best make up tips ever must be to drink plenty of water. By doing so, you keep your skin hydrated from the inside. Of course, there are plenty of other things you can do to keep a glowing, healthy complexion.
You’ve probably been following the ‘cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise’ skin care routine on autopilot since you were in your teens. It’s advisable to do keep your cleansing routine to just once a day, and just splash with lukewarm water at the other end of the day – otherwise there’s a danger of removing too many oils from your skin and allowing it to become too dry.
It’s also important to support your complexion with the food you eat. Making sure you have plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables in your diet to supply your skin with the vitamins it needs. Eating foods that contain essential fatty acids (EFAs) like sardines, salmon, soya beans and nuts and seeds will keep your skin and hair in tip top condition.
Of course, as you get into your twenties and thirties, motherhood comes along at some point and the lovely, pampering cleansing rituals you may have become accustomed to during your hedonistic youth have to take second place to the chaos that a new baby brings. Pretty soon, though, you’ll recover your routines – even though you may have to reduce the time you spend on yourself.
In fact you may end up spending more of your day up to your arms in Fairy Liquid bubbles, rather than relaxing baths, keeping up with all the washing-up that children create. But if you can still make time for a reasonable skincare routine in the evenings when they’ve gone to bed, your face will thank you for the effort in years to come!