Top Tips to look after your skin and your charity with Give as you Live

Most women want beautiful skin but it isn’t easy when your face takes a great deal of abuse every day.

From an early age I’ve always been fascinated by lotions and potions and it was my grandmother who gave me two great beauty tips that were soap and water followed by lashings of Oil of Olay!
I still adhere to her basic advice and both are an integral part of my daily routine, albeit my taste in products has changed over time.

Tip 1. Clean Your Skin: A beauty must!
It doesn’t matter what the time is, always always always take you make-up off and wash you face properly before you go to sleep.

Cleanse your skin twice daily (only once if your skin is dry) using a mild, natural, inexpensive cleanser designed for your skin type. Cleansing your skin is especially important before going to bed, because your body excretes toxins through your skin as you sleep. If facial pores are clogged with makeup and dirt, breakouts can occur.

Why not try this daily facial scrub by Clean & Clear, you can buy it from Boots.
I’ve been using this product for a few weeks and I’ve been very impressed. If you buy it through Give as you Live at you can also raise up to 5% for your favourite charity.

Tip 2. Protect and Repair Your Skin – Moisturize
You need to use moisturizer every day, morning and night to protect and repair your skin. While the elements are draining moisture away, the only method to hydrate and provide a bit of nourishment back into your skin is by applying a moisturiser each day.

As you grow older your collagen production is dramatically reduced. When you moisturize your skin, you improve the circulation which ultimately results in your cells being stimulated to produce collagen. But most people use an everyday moisturiser because of the fear of looking old rather than their concern for healthy skin.

I particularly recommend Clarins products to my friends and it would take some persuasion for me to try something else.

This is an excellent day time moisturizer for women around the age of 40. It helps maintain the skin’s self defense mechanisms and enhances cellular vitality to keep skin looking younger, longer. Facial features are gently ‘lifted’, lines smoothed and facial contours are better defined – and it smells delicious -oh yes!

At the end of a long day this night cream will not let you down.
If you want to look and feel your best invest in moisturisers twice a day and don’t forget Debenhams will pay 2.5% of the purchase price of these products to the charity that is most important to you.