We all love to party! Downing a few glasses and sneaking in a couple of cigarettes at the pub, basking on a beach, hitting a club and ending the evening with a kebab in hand... Sadly, going on the razzle can wreak havoc with our skin. Booze dehydrates our skin and ciggies increase wrinkles by 80%! Plus they cause spider veins to burst, leaving us with a blotchy complexion. They also cause blood vessels that nourish our skin to contract, literally starving it of essential nutrients. So it's vital we protect our skin from our fun-loving lifestyles - the sun included! To prevent red patches, sunburn and premature skin ageing, make sure you apply a day cream that contains an SPF. You'll moisturise and protect your skin in one go. 5 Keep a check on your lifestyle The importance of getting our beauty sleep? Our skin recovers overnight, particularly between midnight and 4am, when cell renewal peaks. Adopt a relaxing bedtime routine: a hot bath, a face mask, a cup of herbal/fruit tea. It'll help you unwind, let go of your hectic day and enjoy a good night's sleep. And if you apply a night cream, you'll help your epidermis to repair itself. Diet-wise, keep up with your 5 a day for their antioxidant goodness (raspberries, nuts, artichokes, red cabbage) and drink LOTS of water!