How to Keep Your Skin Looking Great
The skin is the largest organ in the human body and one of the most important when it comes to managing your overall health and vitality. Having great-looking skin can also boost your confidence and self-esteem: little wonder the skincare market in the UK alone is worth more than £2 billion.
The desire to keep your skin looking as young as possible while you age means many people are starting to use Benefit cosmetics as a preventative measure. However, studies have shown that in the case of those in their twenties, using such creams could actually be doing more harm than good, as the free radicals which the antioxidants act against are actually beneficial to skin up until the age of 50.
The quest for eternally youthful skin has driven some to try the most unlikely solutions. Allowing snails to crawl over your face and leave trails of their slime – which happens to be rich in hyaluronic acid which helps skin retain its moisture – is available at some Japanese beauty spas, while a growing number of high-profile celebrities swear by treatments that involving smearing their faces with a product made from sheep placenta or the excrement of the nightingale bird.
A far less challenging way to ensure your skin always looks at its best is to remove any minor blemishes you may have. Moles are among the most common, and while some, like the supermodel Cindy Crawford, feel they add character to their looks, others find them unsightly. The vast majority of moles are benign and can be removed without difficulty, but if your mole every changes shape or colour or becomes irritated, it is best to have it inspected by a doctor. Thankfully, it’s easy to arrange mole removal in order to achieve your ideal look. Simply take a trip to a facility where a highly skilled and experienced cosmetic dermatologist will carry out the simple procedure under local anaesthetic in around twenty minutes.
To keep your skin in the best possible condition, get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, use moisturiser on a regular basis and protect yourself from the sun – especially when on holiday.