The Secret to Maintaining a Youthful Complexion

It’s something we all long after, the secret elixir that can instantly provide us with a youthful complexion that is admired by many. But, unfortunately there is no quick fix!

The global skincare market is expected to grow to £2.2 million by 2018, and with many of the products on the market promising to bring you a youthful complexion and give you the skin of your dreams instantly, we look at what it really takes to maintain a youthful complexion, and how you can build an at home routine that will really work for your skin.

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Oily skin; image source:

We have noted down the top tips for maintaining a youthful complexion.

Daily Skincare Routine

Incorporating a daily skincare routine will ensure you are protecting your skin in the best possible way; understanding your skin type is imperative to ensuring you are purchasing the correct products which will work best for you, is your skin sensitive, dry, oily, or combination?

One of the first things you should be doing is looking to ensure your skin has a strong foundation to help it get through what everyday life can throw at it; creating a barrier against the elements can give you the ultimate base that will remain youthful as the years pass by.

This can be built up through moisturising regularly with a good quality product which contains the vital vitamins and antioxidants that your skin requires.

Exfoliating the skin is also one of the most important aspects of your skincare routine that will help you keep your skin in the best condition to help it remain youthful for longer.

Exfoliating the skin removes dead skin cells and encourages the skin to rejuvenate, revealing the fresh, smooth skin underneath.


Your skin can lose elasticity through age and sun damage, which, in turn, can lead to a significantly aged appearance.

You can combat this and help to firm up the skin through a regular exercise routine, whilst at the same time maintaining your skincare routine too, as this will give your body the strength it needs from the outside, and within to remain youthful for longer.

Eat Well

… and stay hydrated! Drinking the recommended amount of water each day is important as it will help you keep that healthy glow. How you feel on the inside can have a huge impact on how you look on the outside.

Don’t buy into the hype of the latest faddy diets… learn to incorporate a healthier outlook to your meals, take into consideration the foods you are eating. A diet full of fatty foods, sugary drinks and big indulgent desserts won’t do anyone any favours in maintaining a youthful complexion.

Don’t Forget To Rest

And last, but certainly not least. At the end of the day you should be switching off and focusing on getting a good night’s sleep; whilst you are asleep your body gets to work releasing hormones that help to boost cell turnover and this will rejuvenate your skin helping it to remain youthful, it is a window of rejuvenation that everyone should be taking advantage of.

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