Longevity research is slowly enabling us to delay signs of deterioration. According to Lou Sommereux, “Cold showers increase circulation, calm itchy skin and have also been proven to help wake you up more than a hot shower.”

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Longevity research is slowly enabling us to delay signs of deterioration. According to Lou Sommereux, Clinical Director at Cosmex Clinic, “If your skin is dry or irritated, you should try not to scratch it and avoid using skincare, soaps and detergents with strong perfumes.

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We’ve all done it from time to time – gone straight to bed without taking your makeup off.

It’s not a big deal every so often, but if you aren’t cleaning your face most nights it can have a nasty effect on your skin.

You can develop infections and breakouts if you aren’t properly removing the day’s grime and makeup.

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Experts warn that forgetting to cleanse can cause premature ageing and skin irritation.

Dr Catherine Borysiewicz also reveals the importance of double cleansing.

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Sleeping in your make-up is a cardinal skincare sin, but do we really know what damage it’s doing to our faces when we forget to cleanse before bed?

Problems caused by leaving your cosmetics on for too long include eye infections, brittle lashes and rashes.

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You may slap on the SPF and keep yourself hydrated but still have tired and dowdy looking skin.

Leading skincare experts reveal the common mistakes that could be leading to dull looking skin, wrinkles and breakouts – but did you know that some small changes to your bedtime routine could make all the difference?

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You have an extensive skincare routine, you’ve kicked your bad dietary habits, you’re drinking all the water – so why are you still waking up to sad-looking skin? Skincare experts reveal the common sleep habits that could make you look older.

The answer could lie in your bedtime habits, with leading skincare experts revealing the common mistakes that could be leading to breakouts, dull looking skin and wrinkles – these include unclean pillows contaminated with sweat, dead skin and old make-up.

Experts suggest adding a short massage, which improve circulation, to your nighttime skincare routine, sleeping on your back rather than your side, as well as swapping your cotton pillow case for a silk version.

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As Beyoncé turned 40 last weekend, we spoke to three leading skincare experts to get the lowdown on how Queen B manages to keep her skin so fabulous.

After more than two decades in the spotlight since her rise to fame in the 90s with pop group powerhouse Destiny’s Child, the self-described ‘independent woman’ has won nearly 25 Golden Globes.

Click here to discover the global star’s best kept beauty secrets to help you achieve her signature glow!