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What is the single best thing you've ever done for your skin?

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SueFawley Mon 21-Jan-13 18:37:55

This could be a dietary or lifestyle change, or a product that really made an improvement.

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Tue 22-Jan-13 12:23:08

Gave up sugar and white carbs, it takes years off of your skin.

cerealqueen Tue 22-Jan-13 12:15:31

Sunsreen on my face from about 20, regular exfoliation. Have yet to meet my holy grail of moisturiser so reading with interest!

Bella88 Tue 22-Jan-13 11:28:31

Retin A and sunblock.

valiumredhead Tue 22-Jan-13 10:06:33

Discovering The Body Shop's Aloe range.

Curtsey Tue 22-Jan-13 08:25:51

Great thread. I'm getting married in 4 months and would do anything to have clear ish skin. Going to up my intake of fish oils (already helping a little I think) and water and do everything I can to cut back on sugar and caffeine. I think caffeine is the real problem for me even though I just have 1-2 cups a day. I am totally addicted and weak sad

NorksAreMessy Tue 22-Jan-13 07:57:23

Being born into a family of beautiful skinned people helps. smile my mum has hardly a wrinkle and she is 72

Also not being very thin any more. sad my face looks better a little plumper

bigkidsdidit Tue 22-Jan-13 07:53:25

I really like Imedeen and Acai tablets daily

Ad astral at night (but I have very very dry skin)

This thread is b interesting. Is there such a thig as an independent skin care adviser? Like pensions but more important grin

knitknack Tue 22-Jan-13 07:37:50

Give up sugar
Take fish oils

akaemmafrost Tue 22-Jan-13 05:22:05

Drink two litres of water everyday.
Using Clarins products since early 20's.
Don't drink alcohol.

I look a lot younger than I am and out it down to the above.

Labootin Tue 22-Jan-13 04:16:12

Nuts and seeds as snacks rather than crisps and cutting back on alcohol

Piemother Tue 22-Jan-13 03:38:58

Oh and bb cream. I use the Garnier one instead of foundation and there's no going back for me it really balances out my oily skin and looks lighter and fresher. All the foundation I bought over the years were all crap in comparison grin

chicaguapa Mon 21-Jan-13 22:59:31

I consciously keep my face out of the sun and have always moisturised since I started with a skin care routine in my teens, but not with expensive creams. Interesting comment about the sunglasses too as I always wear them and don't have many lines.

I am 40 and people always think I'm 10 years younger. <stealth boast>

I don't drink any enough water though.

BestIsWest Mon 21-Jan-13 22:56:14

YY to Walnuts/almonds.

dontyouwantmebaby Mon 21-Jan-13 22:48:50

last but not least:

- eat a handful of walnuts & an apple/some slices of apple every day (or as frequently as you can manage). gives beautiful, glossy skin (& hair).

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 21-Jan-13 22:47:19

My skin is basically pretty good and I've got no lines around my eyes at all - I'm 35.

I am using rosehip oil and Elemis, and Liz Earle to cleanse and this really does suit my skin.

BUT - I have been either pregnant or BFing for over 5 years, and DS2 is really cutting back on the BF now, he will be 2 in March. My skin is suffering, partly I think because I've put a bit of weight back on <sigh> I'm really hoping that it is a short phase and then things balance out again. Because I have spots, and my skin is dry and greyish and tired looking.


dontyouwantmebaby Mon 21-Jan-13 22:41:29

in no particular order:

- keep out of the sun/use SPF
- cleanse face using soap (unperfumed) & warm water, spritz with cold water, pat dry with clean towel.
- get as much sleep as you possibly can.
- don't over-do diet of fatty foods/chocolate/pastries/processed rubbish.
- remove eye-make up using cotton pads & baby oil. depending on skin type, use moisturiser e.g. baby lotion/astral/liz earle basic moisturiser, whatever suits your skin type and budget.
- witch hazel/water spritz once in a while (keeps spots at bay)
- don't believe that the more expensive the product, the better it is for your skin. it's not.
- steer clear of hyped-up, 'miracle' claims, beauty treatment fads.
- never take up smoking. it puts YEARS on you.

QuinnFabray Mon 21-Jan-13 22:34:00

Yes, the sugar thing absolutely.

JumpHerWho Mon 21-Jan-13 22:26:39

Cut out sugar and unnecessary carbs and watch your skin glow.

GeordieCherry Mon 21-Jan-13 21:49:01

Water water water

Microdermabrasion & chemical peels

Wearing SPF 30 every day

Packing in smoking

Massively reducing caffeine


MissPB Mon 21-Jan-13 21:48:05

I had hormonal spots on my jawline and lower cheeks - just a few every month but they really hurt and took ages to go down. I have been taking agnus castus tablets every day since September and within a couple of months my spots cleared. I am convinced it is the agnus castus.

Now I need to get going with cleanser & hot cloth routine!

OCM/SPF and botox

orangeandlemons Mon 21-Jan-13 21:34:55

I don,t have lines round my eyes, but never wear sunglasses as have to wear specs and cba or afford reactolite lenses

AngryFeet Mon 21-Jan-13 21:16:49

My friend told me semen was the best thing for skin. I think she lies and her DH is a little bugger.

ProlificWillyBreeder Mon 21-Jan-13 21:14:55

always sleeping what's the soap and glory cloth like?

Other than the caffeine and ingredients I can't pronounce what is diet coke doing to my face?

lurkingaround Mon 21-Jan-13 21:12:07

Roaccutane, without a doubt.
Daily SPF 50
My few Fraxels. (Would love more, but expensive)

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