3 simple steps for better skin at any age

Looking after your skin can be easier than you might think. Forget long, tedious (and pricey) regimes. Save time and help turn back time with these effortless tips.

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Healthy skin starts here

Your skin works hard for a living. As the biggest organ in the body, it’s a real multi-tasker, regulating water loss and temperature, turning sunlight into Vitamin D and protecting us from harmful toxins. It gives us so much, so how about giving it a little love? Try these three simple steps to show some appreciation and your complexion will thank you right back.

1. Keep yourself hydrated

If you want your skin to love you back, you have to treat it right – and the first thing it would ask for (if it could) is a good long drink. Don’t feel you have to gulp down litres of mineral water though – there’s water in all kinds of drinks, soups, fruit and veg.

Wine though, doesn’t count. In fact, it’s one of the worst things you can feed your skin. You guessed it – those old favourites – alcohol, caffeine and chocolate – are real baddies as far as a good complexion goes. Now and then is fine, but if you overdo any of them, you’ll see the effects written all over your face.

2. Easy everyday habits

Once the inside’s sorted, it’s time to focus on the outside. It’s easy to get in a skincare rut and stick to the products you’ve used for ages. But are you really getting results from them?

Have a good look at all the lotions and potions lined up in your bathroom and ask yourself which ones you still love, and which you’re just buying out of habit.

Revamping your cleanse-tone-moisturise routine with some fresh products can turn a daily chore into a treat, and top of your list should be a really good anti-ageing moisturiser. Olay Regenerist Whip SPF30 is a light-as-air whipped formulation that transforms from cream to liquid on the skin for fast, effective absorption. It’s a perfect base layer for make-up – and best of all it now comes with added SPF30 coverage, helping protect your skin from UV damage all year round.

3. Be sun-safe

Of course, it’s no good pampering your skin if you’re going to let the sun undo all your good work. Even in winter, harmful UV rays can do real damage and add on a few years. It doesn’t matter if you can’t see the sun – you’ll soon see the wrinkles it creates!

Worse still, letting your skin burn can set up changes at cellular level which could lead to skin cancer – definitely not worth the risk. Instead, achieve a safer sun-kissed look with self-tanning products, and then pile on the SPFs – no daytime moisturiser worth its salt fails to include UV protection these days. Olay Regenerist Whip SPF30 is a brilliant example, actively anti-ageing and hydrating while still helping prevent UV damage.

How do you keep your skin looking young? Have you tried Olay Regenerist Whip SPF30? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.