Top Beauty Tips

    • Don’t smoke. Smoking damages the microcirculation to the skin, making it dull, grey and lifeless. Your hair is affected in the same way. It also leads to the early formation of wrinkles, especially fine lines around the mouth. Many models smoke partly as an attempt to keep slim, but they are in fact wrecking their careers. For more reasons to stop smoking for good see Ask the doctor.

 

    • Keep alcohol intake to a moderate level, no more than 14 units a week. The most important thing is to avoid binges when you drink all your allowance in one go, which is particularly toxic to the liver. For more information about the effects of alcohol, see Addictions.

 

    • Enjoy a healthy, balanced diet, with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to provide essential vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.

 

    • Regular exercise will help to make your skin glow, give you beautiful poise, and help you keep in good shape. See Fitness for more information and ideas to keep fit.

 

    • Cover up in the sun. The big danger is ultraviolet light A (UVA) rays, which cause the collagen in the skin to break down, making it thinner and helping wrinkles to form. See Sun safety for more on the damaging effects of the sun and how to avoid them.

 

    • Get enough sleep. Sleep is essential for body repairs and keeps body and soul ticking along as they should. To find out if you ‘re getting enough sleep, take a look at Sleep and rest. If you know you are not sleeping as well as you should be, consider Ziesta, a high quality natural sleep aid.

 

    • Find effective ways to deal with stress. Don’t let it show in your face and posture.

 

    • Look after your teeth and have regular check-ups at the dentist.