7 best ways to keep your skin looking healthy from Total Beauty

7 best ways to keep your skin looking healthy from Total Beauty


Jun 30, 2012 Skincare 10 Comments

Another day another list from Total Beauty. This is one has the 7 best ways to keep your skin looking healthy – let’s take a look and see what skin sins we’ve been committing…..

1. Be sun smart – This is an easy one that doesn’t require much thought. I use sunscreen everyday on my face and hands, and when I know I’m going to be outside for longer than the 10 minutes it takes to get my lunch when I’m at work. What I am guilty of is not wearing a hat or sunglasses, I just can’t be arsed with them, it’s easier just to sit in the shade.

2. Stay moisturised – Not an issue! I’ve got enough moisturisers, lotions and body balms to cover everyone in Nottingham.

3. Exfoliate – Wow I never thought of that!

4. Go to a professional – Well I’d love to say that I have my own personal beauty therapist that waits on me hand and foot but I don’t and I doubt anyone reading this does either. However I wouldn’t say no to special treatments if they were affordable.

5. Hit the gym – Yes exercise increases blood flow and oxygen, I should do more but only manage to walk to work a few days a week.

6. Get a glow – No not with a tanning bed more with brand blah blah blah self tanner. I don’t do self-tanner never have never will, if my pale pallor offends then you can look away!

7. Diet – Even though it’s been proven that chocolate doesn’t cause spots, I think getting the right food into your bod helps even if I don’t always do it myself.

If I were to re-write this list I would also add not to drink excessively, smoking or do drugs. I’m sure we’ve all seen the before/after photos of addict celebs and joe public, no amount of skincare is going to fix a meth face!

So what do you agree/disagree with on this list – lemme me know in the comments.


  • Ayshe
    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm Reply

    I totally agree with the first four point and then I majorly fail with the final three! I do like the look of a tan but I can’t be bothered with the faff of self-tanners. I completely agree with your additions too, otherwise there isn’t much point in doing some of the other points on the list! x

  • Jul 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm Reply

    Well you’ve already got a lovely tan hue that other girls envy! :D

  • Holly M.
    Jul 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm Reply

    Being sun smart and staying moisturised have to be two of the most important pieces of advice. There have been too many times in the past where I didn’t do either and would go to bed, after a day in the sun, with cracked and peeling skin. I also have the same problem as Ayshe in that I fail quite epically on the final three.

    1. Jul 13, 2012 at 8:09 am Reply

      Hey Holly – I got badly burnt in Hawaii when I was 16 and I will never forget it. I couldn’t move for days. We were staying in some apartments and the Chinese neighbour came over and gave my parents an aloe vera plant to break apart and rub all over me! Never again – I’m pale and I was born this way!

      Thanks for your comment! x

  • Jenny
    Aug 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm Reply

    Everything you pointed out makes sense. Most people may not be aware of it, but our diet does take a huge part in keeping our skin healthy.

    1. Aug 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm Reply

      Well they do say you are what eat Jenny! Thanks for you comment xoxo

  • Laura
    Nov 8, 2012 at 9:29 am Reply

    Nice post! Thank you for sharing. Talking about diet, I just read an interesting article from this page, http://www.hersharing.com . They provides information on beauty, health and also sexual life. Quite helpful for me :)

  • Jen S
    Mar 12, 2013 at 8:19 pm Reply

    Nice post – I guess you could call them the seven deadly sins of rapid aging? These are traps that many of us fall into as we get on with our daily lives. And many folks out there are blissfully unaware of how these vital factors can accelerate our aging process. The one that sticks out for me is the first one – the sun can destroy your skin and this process starts at an early age already, but must of us are unaware of how dangerous the sun’s rays are to our skins.

  • Mar 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm Reply

    Hi Laura – sorry for the late reply on your comment, thanks for sharing that website with my readers!

  • Mar 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm Reply

    Hi Jen – The sun is tricky one, we need to stay alive and yet it can also kill us! On days like today when it’s freezing cold here in the UK all I can think about is being somewhere warm sigh….

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment!

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