Healthy Skin

with Lora Gladwin

Lora Gladwin has come on board as a contributor to TheBAY Magazine this month. Lora has worked in the beauty industry as a make-up artist for eight years and was trained by Lisa Eldridge, best known as the make-up artist on television’s 10 years younger. In this opening article Lora covers her basic 5 step plan to getting beautiful skin.

JULY2013Lorapic1Beautiful skin is on pretty much every woman’s wish list, but how many people do we actually know with perfect skin? My guess is very few if any!

How do celebrities achieve their flawless complexions? Besides having millions in the bank and a make up artist on speed-dial it is drilled into them to look after their skin – after all prevention is better than cure!

So, what do I need to do to improve the look and feel of my skin? Let’s go back to basics, and to the start of your journey to skin that is firmer, more radiant and youthful in appearance.

My five step plan to radiant looking skin!

Cleanse– even if you don’t wear any make-up it’s so important to cleanse the face daily to remove any oil and dirt. I personally love Clinique’s liquid facial soap.

Tone – use toner to remove the last traces of make-up and to refresh the skin. It also helps to close your pores after cleansing.

Serum– serums contain concentrated levels of anti ageing ingredients that target specific problems such as wrinkles, enlarged pores and some will also help with pigmentation problems e.g. age spots. The most popular serum of the last few years is No7 Protect and Perfect, which is clinically proven to reduce lines and wrinkles.

Moisturise – this is probably the most important step. Moisturisers contain humectants (e.g. glycerine) that attract water and keep it in the skin. As we get older our skin gradually becomes drier and needs more moisture than it did in our youth. It is important to moisturise to keep the skin supple and to protect against premature ageing.


Sunscreen – I know Swansea is hardly the tropics but skin cancer is on the rise in the UK so it’s important that we include sunscreen into our daily routine. Experts suggest that we use nothing under an SPF15 even on cloudy days. With the height of summer swiftly approaching we should be using a minimum of an SPF30. Sun damage can play havoc with your skin and cause premature ageing, irregular pigmentation and dehydration, so play it safe and use sunscreen. Most moisturisers for sale contain a minimum of SPF15. Double-check yours to see if you are protected!

So that’s it – 5 steps which take 5 minutes a day and you’re on way to beautiful skin

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