Would you believe us if we told you that you could fight some of those little ageing skin signs from the comfort of your own home? Perfect a daily skincare routine and stick to it When it comes to looking after your skin, what you do every day makes the difference. Having a regular skincare that is suited to your skin type is a great way to ensure that you’re giving your skin a decent clean, as well as providing it with enough moisture. Daily face massage Your daily habits have a big impact on what you see in the mirror. Do you know your face has over 40 muscles that lay below and are connected to the skin’s surface? By carrying out regular facial exercises and massages, you promote the circulation of blood to the different areas of the face, thus replenishing the oxygen supply in the muscles and the skin. Sleep Long & Deep The body uses your sleep time as a chance to heal itself, repair skin damage and create new tissue, so make sure you’re getting plenty of shut eye each night. Having a soothing evening routine and staying away from bright screens will help ease the mind and sink you into sleep. Drink less alcohol As most of us are aware, alcohol can have lots of unwanted side effects; dehydration is one of them. Alcohol naturally dries out the skin, which means that we have to ensure we’re drinking more than enough water to counteract this effect. Cutting back on alcohol will make a big difference to the quality of your skin, and cutting it out completely is a great way to prevent signs of premature ageing. Stress less Some stress is unavoidable, but it can have a drastic impact on the quality (and condition) of your skin, so it’s a great idea to try and cut out any unnecessary stress. We’ve got a list of ways you can avoid stress in your life here that can help you to get through your days much easier. Use sun protection Ideally, sunscreen is the first thing to go on your skin in the morning, underneath makeup. A moisturising sunscreen is the best product to use as it keeps skin hydrated while still allowing the sunscreen to protect the skin from the sun’s rays. To protect against both UVA and UVB rays, a broad spectrum sunscreen is recommended, although a broad spectrum/SPF combination will provide the most protection against harmful rays. Eat Well & Repeat Eating the right foods can definitely improve the appearance and health of your skin. Ensure your diet is full of colourful fruits, vegetables and high in grains and nuts for best results when it comes to using your pantry as a defence against sad skin. Antioxidants found in our top 5 anti-ageing foods help protect your skin from sun damage, and ensure skin remains supple and strong. Kale and Spinach The powerful food of the leafy green world, kale and spinach both pack a lot of punch when it comes to antioxidant compounds that help guard your skin against sun damage. Try them in: green smoothies, or leafy salads. Blueberries Just because they’re small and cute doesn’t mean blueberries aren’t super powerful when it comes to healthy skin. Containing plenty of antioxidants (almost more than any other fruit!) these little berries protect your skin from damage caused by sun, stress and over exercise. Try them in: fresh fruit dessert bowls, or on top of porridge. Green Tea This special brew contains catechins which is super important for preventing hyperpigmentation and free-radical damage, and may even help reverse those signs of ageing. Try it in: cups of tea to start the morning, and as replacement for that afternoon coffee. Nuts A super source of Vitamin E, nuts of all kinds (especially almonds) can help with skin repair, skin moisture and protection against UV rays. Try them in: Sprinkle a mix of nuts on top of your salads, or eat a handful as a snack. Avocado As if we needed another reason to love avocados! These special fruits are high in inflammation-fighting fatty acids that promote smooth, supple skin, plus contain plenty of vitamins and potassium – essential nutrients for anti-ageing. Try them in: Throw some avocado into a salad, on grainy toast, or use them to thicken up a smoothie.