Often I receive letters on how to have gorgeous skin and each time I advise on the importance of a compulsory beauty regime that entails the five basics of skin care; Cleansing, toning, moisturizing, exfoliating and using a mask.. Below are more tips for great skin.

Never hit the bed with your make up on. If you do so the make up will get in to your facial skin pores and may close them, which will eventually mess up your skin. You need to wash your face twice at night, once to get rid of the make up and the second one to clean your face.
Make sure you exfoliate every day. You need to do this after washing your face at night. Use a scrub that is soft on your skin. Sugar or oatmeal can be used as a scrub as well.—Regular use or even daily use of facial masks is good for your skin. You need not buy it always. You can make one on your own using mashed fruits or vegetables like banana, avocado etc. One of the best natural mask is plain yogurt.

Apply some skin treatment or moisturizer always on your face, either day or night. Give importance to your skin and apply some skin treatment, once you wash it at night.

Never go for the costliest or cheapest cosmetic products. Products in the medium range are known to give the best results. Those products have quality ingredients and they usually deliver great results also. The only way to find the right product for you is by doing the good old “Trial and Error” method. Keep on experimenting with different brand products until you find the right product for you.

Be gentle on your face. Pulling, tugging, scrubbing etc. on your face is not advisable. Never treat your face roughly while cleaning it, moisturizing it or applying make up on it. Thus you can reduce the possible number of wrinkles or skin damage on your face.

Drinking a lot of water and eating fresh food is good for your skin. Do not eat dead food; that is food which is not really fresh. Eating a lot of vegetables, nuts and drinking lot of water will increase the shine on your skin.

Try to stay relaxed always. Even the best cared for skin will show your level of stress on your face. You have to indulge in some thing which is your passion, be it shopping or going for a walk. Outside world can read what is in your mind from your face.

Do not compromise on sleep. It is so important you sleep deeply for at least six hours daily. This is the best therapy for good skin. You may use the best products in the world, if you are short on sleep, the stress will tell on your skin.