1. STAY HYDRATED
We’re surrounded by the wet in summer, but don’t forget to stay hydrated if you want clear, healthy skin that glows. Water helps clear the toxins that cause inflammation and blemishes. It also assists in transporting nutrients and oxygen to skin cells, and preventing dehydration, which can cause premature aging. The magic stuff can even make skin appear fuller, since the hyaluronic acid that naturally exists in skin will pull in and hold the water for a wrinkle-plumping effect. Drink at least eight glasses of water each day to see the benefits, more if you’re active or on a sun-drenched holiday. To add a little flavour, try a skin-soothing tea like chamomile or mint.
2. PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN
Ninety percent of wrinkles are from sun exposure, and it’s a lot easier to prevent the damage before it starts. So it makes sense that wearing sunscreen is the single easiest way to prolong healthy, younger looking skin. It’s vital to apply an SPF all-year round. As a rule, apply every morning to protect your
skin against UV rays. Reapply if you are outdoors for a long period of time. It’s also worth wearing sunglasses, turns out they provide more protection against under-eye wrinkling and ageing than sunscreen. Make sure they protect from 99-100% of both UVA and UVB light.
3. EAT YOUR WAY TO A GORGEOUS GLOW
Different foods can affect your skin in different ways. A healthy diet can result in healthy, glowing skin, whereas a diet high in processed foods will lead to an uneven skin tone and breakouts. Here’s the facts…Eat a rainbow of colourful fruit and vegetables, packed with powerful antioxidants to help to protect skin from the cellular damage.Try carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, kale, papaya and spinach.
Vitamin C is a super antioxidant. It promotes radiant skin, helps blemishes heal and is needed to produce collagen. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, kiwi fruits, oranges, strawberries and sweet potatoes. Stock up on selenium to increase skin elasticity. One way to boost your intake is to eat Brazil nuts, just four nuts will provide the recommended daily amount (RDA). Other good sources are fish, eggs, tomatoes and broccoli.
Vitamin E, protects skin from free radical damage and supports healthy skin growth. Foods high in vitamin E include almonds, avocado, hazelnuts and pine nuts, plus sunflower and corn oils. Healthy fats and omega-3s are wonderful for rehydrating and plumping up your skin. These fats also come packaged with a healthy dose of vitamin E. Avocados, oily fish, nuts and seeds all provide essential fatty acids.
Eat plenty of zinc, vital for the repair of skin damage. It also protects against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Zinc-rich foods include fish, lean red meat, wholegrains, poultry, nuts and seeds.With so many restaurants onboard, your skin will be spoilt with an abundance of nutritious food to choose from.
4. BEAUTY’S BEST KEPT SECRET
We know you’ve heard it before, but it’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Whilst you sleep, your skin rejuvenates. Your body’s cellular renewal team has the night shift, so this is when you want to equip your skin with as many nutrients and hydrating ingredients it needs to do a fine job. At least seven hours a night should do, if you’ve been questioning how to get glowing skin. Use Champneys Heavenly Days Massage Oil and Pillow Mist to enhance sleep.
5. ESSENTIAL SKINCARE ROUTINE
It’s too easy to go to bed after a long day with a full face still on, but leaving make-up and dirt on
skin doesn’t just clog pores; it can cause excessive dryness. Every morning, regardless of skin type,
cleanse and tone the skin, then follow up with a moisturiser. Repeat this routine in the evening.
Once or twice a week, exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells, and use a face mask for intensive hydration. For spa radiant skin at home, try Champneys new skincare collection. Vegan friendly and
suitable for all skin types.
6. FAKE IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT
If your not the type to tan quickly or easily, rather than forgo SPF invest in an all in one bronzer. Clarins Limited Edition Bronzing & Blush Compact, £32, will see you through rain and shine. Lightly dust the dark tone across the areas of your face that the sun would naturally hit, such as temples, forehead, nose cheekbones and chin, building over the course of the summer as your natural tan catched up. Also don't forget to dust the apples of cheeks with the pop of pink for a youthful rosy glow.