4 non-negotiable skin mantras you need to follow
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In summer, we’re all about bright makeup and a sun-kissed glow. In winter, smoky eyes and a rosy flush are our go-tos. But if there’s one thing we consistently strive for year-round, it’s amazingly radiant skin. While you do need to adjust your skin care routine slightly with the seasons (lighter textures are best suited to sticky, summer weather, and rich, nourishing creams will keep winter dryness at bay), we have four essential tips you should follow daily for a radiant, healthy complexion all year long.
#1 / Choose a moisturiser high in antioxidants
By now you should be well aware that moisturising daily is the key to great skin. But take your daily dose of nourishment to the next level by using a moisturiser rich in antioxidants. Environmental stressors like pollution and UV rays can accelerate the ageing process, so using a nourishing moisturiser with antioxidants can help protect your skin (and youthful visage!) while ensuring maximum hydration. For an antioxidant boost to revive dull and tired skin – and simultaneously treat fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dark spots, uneven texture, dryness and visible pores – add Olay Total Effects Day Cream Gentle SPF 15 to your routine. The re-engineered formula now contains 50 per cent more vitamin E than the original formula to seriously nourish your skin, plus niacinamide to brighten skin tone and vitamin pro-B5 to soothe.
#2 / Pick products that can repair and prevent damage at the same time
Every day your skin has a big battle on its hands: fighting free radicals, constant temperature changes, sun exposure, pollution… the list goes on. Rather than curl up under a rock, leave it to your skin care routine to protect you. Reach for hard-working anti-ageing products that can repair any damage done and help prevent it in the first place, such as Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream. It contains a powerful amino peptide complex to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, carob fruit extract to repair the skin’s surface, and hyaluronic acid to plump and moisturise for an all-over healthy-looking and youthful complexion.
#3 / Don’t forget the eye cream
The skin around your eyes is 40 per cent thinner than the skin on the rest of your face and can lose moisture up to 50 per cent faster, so if not looked after properly, is the most likely to show signs of tiredness and ageing. Don’t forget to treat the area daily with a nourishing cream. The new Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel has a beautiful cooling feel to revive tired eyes, and its supercharged formula contains hyaluronic acid, peptides, pro-vitamin B5, witch hazel and cucumber extract to instantly hydrate while working to plump the delicate skin under the eyes where fine lines first appear.
#4 / Maintain a consistent routine
If there’s one trait skin loves, it’s dependability. It responds best when you keep using the same products (constant changes in formulas can cause irritation or breakouts) and when you’re diligent with your skin care regimen. No short cuts because you’re too tired and just want to hop into bed, no skipping vital steps because your skin is currently looking great so you think it no longer needs that exfoliant/serum/night cream. Once you find a team of products that work, stick with them – and consistently use them!
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What rules do you swear by for amazing, radiant skin? Have you tried these Olay products? Share with us in the comments section below.
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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.