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by Sarah M (subscribe)
A freelance writer living in Perth, WA. My blog is coming soon. Watch this space!
Published January 19th 2013
Take care of your skin - it's the only one you have
Good skin care is very important, no matter how old you are or where you live. A good skin routine, a good moisturiser, and a bit of care can help to keep your skin looking great.

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There are many different types of facials, exfoliating treatments, steam treatments, face masks and facial peels. These are all popular skin treatments which can be used at home or are used in salons and spas. Some experts recommend that these treatments should be used occasionally as they can be harsh on the skin and are not really suitable for frequent use.

However, having great looking skin need not cost a lot of money or take a lot of time.

1. Protect Yourself From the Sun. It's important to protect your skin from the sun. Sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. So remember to use sunscreen, stay in the shade as much as you can and wear protective clothing.

2. Don't Smoke. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outer layers of skin, which decreases blood flow. This makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles.

3. Be Kind to Your Skin. Daily skin routines can be harsh on your skin so be gentle when you wash or dry your skin. Don't use water that is too hot, avoid strong soaps and use a good moisturiser.

4. Eat Healthy. A healthy diet can help you look and feel good. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Eating healthy foods can help to keep your skin looking clear and fresh. Also, drink plenty of water, it helps to keep your skin hydrated.

5. Get Plenty of Sleep and Relax. Getting a good night's sleep is good for healthy looking skin. Try not to stress out, because this can affect your skin too. Take a little time each day to just rest and relax - it's good for you and your skin.

6. Remove Make-Up. Make sure you remove your make-up before you go to bed. Your skin repairs itself overnight so even if you are really tired, wash your face and put on some moisturiser.

7. Treat Puffy Eyes, Spots and Red Skin. Dark circles and puffiness around the eyes are often caused by allergies, inflammation or just tiredness. Try putting cucumber slices or cool, damp, teabags on your eyes for about 10 minutes, this will help reduce the redness and puffiness. Use a good acne cream to get rid of spots. If you have reddish skin this can be caused by alcohol, caffeine, spicy food or sun exposure. So watch what you eat and drink as this can affect your skin.

You might like to ask your local chemist, or even your doctor, to recommend something, or if symptoms persist.

8. Dry Lips. Don't forget your lips need care too. Use a good lip balm, there are plenty to choose from, and some have UV protection built in.

9. Keep it Simple. Find some good skin products that you like and a good skin routine and stick to it. Keep it simple, don't over-do it and don't keep changing your products.

10. Go Natural. Leave your skin free and natural and allow it to breath. Don't wear lots of make up all the time, give your skin a rest.

These are just a few suggestion to help you keep your skin looking great and there are lots more. The skin in some areas is quite thin and can be delicate so be careful with it. As the saying goes - 'Love the skin you're in'.
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