10 steps to healthy skin daily_blabber October 5, 2011 There are all sorts of everyday factors that can take their toll on our skin, but we have 10 tips for keeping it in great condition. By Hilary Pereira hskin1Keep hydratedDrinking plenty of fluids aside from alcohol, helps keep your skin plumped up and hydrated, as well as flushing out any toxins. hskin2Apply sunscreenIn the UK, it’s advisable to wear sunscreen daily from April until the end of September. hskin3Eat antioxidantsAntioxidants are substances that are thought to protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. From our partner hskin4Get enough sleepThere’s more to sleep than just making us feel refreshed: sleep enables the body to work at repairing itself, and more cells are regenerated while we hskin5Stop smokingSmoking has an ageing effect on the skin, as well as putting our general health at risk. hskin6De-stressNot only can stress cause furrowing and wrinkling of the skin from frowning, it can also trigger skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. hskin7Use soap-free cleansersSoap is alkaline and contains chemicals that strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it feeling tight and dry. From our partner hskin8Moisturise regularly Using a daily moisturiser – not just on your face, but all over your body – helps to hydrate the outer layer hskin9ExfoliateNew skin cells are generated all the time, with the upper layer eventually dying off to be replaced by cells migrating upwards from below. hskin10Avoid hot bathsHaving the a hot bath can strip the skin of important natural oils leaving it dry and scaly. 1 / 10 Previous Next FROM OUR NETWORK JOIN THE CONVERSATION What's Popular 1An Aussie mum who is trying to make autism "not scary" says she is being silenced. 2Four ways to deal with a horrible boss - that don't involve quitting on the spot. 3The dangerous things we're doing to keep warm this winter. 4The heroic actions of a Dreamworld worker whose first week on a ride became a nightmare. 5Apparently, this chicken is 100% safe to eat and everything we know about food is wrong. FROM OUR NETWORK Want more from mamamia?