Use a gentle facial wash daily to remove buildup of sebum and dirt. Never sleep with makeup on as it clogs pores. Scrub your skin gently once a week to slough off dead cells that can make skin look dull.
The skin is the largest organ in the body - it regulates temperature, protects our delicate insides from the elements and even sheds waste through the pores. It is inevitable that it tends to show our age.
Skin is basically made of very thin layers of tissue called the dermis and epidermis. The epidermis is the 'raincoat' that acts as a waterproof layer for the whole body. The dermis is the thicker layer underneath that gives our skin its 'bounce' and strength.
The skin, like any living tissue, needs to be fed, cleaned, maintained and protected. Keeping the skin young involves ensuring that all these needs are met. The occasional pampering with spas, scrubs and masks also help.