There is so much skincare information out there that is can really make your head spin. Guess what, Beauties? I created a special skin care 101 check list just for you. Some of the tips you probably already know, but it’s always good to hear them again.
Don’t light up. Smoking just doesn’t cause lung damage, but damage to your skin and the environment. It causes wrinkles, dries out your skin and makes you look tired. The only thing you should light is a candle when taking a bath.
Keep hydrated with water. H20 is the best way to detoxify your skin (besides sweating). Drinking water is a natural way of moisturizing your skin which in turn helps prevent aging and wrinkles.
Protect your skin from the sun. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over 2 million people each year. Applying sun screen with of SPF 30 or higher can help prevent your delicate skin from getting cancer. We don’t want you to be another statistic.
Employ a nightly ritual. Before you fall into bed, wash your face. This is another message that is constantly spoken about, but if you are like me there are times when fatigue takes over and washing your face is the last thing you want to do. But if you don’t cleanse your face, your skin will go to bed suffering from dirt, grime, makeup, sweat and pollution from the day. Your skin repairs itself during the night, so make time to wash. Make sure to make good use of a toner. Of course finish with an anti-aging moisturizer.
Eat for skin health. If you don’t know by now, I’m a strong believer in eating for health. And when it comes to your skin, it’s no different. Eat for healthy skin. You might think you can get away with eating a poor diet because you won’t gain weight or you can burn it off, but that is a myth. You can’t burn away chemicals and toxins from food that you eat. Stick to food as close to the earth as possible, preferably organic and non GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) foods. Eat plenty of fresh green things like kale, spinach, wheat grass. Nuts are also a fantastic source of vital nutrients and minerals.
Breathe. We live in a stressed-filled world so it’s no wonder that it shows up in a variety of ways. Stress can not only affect our sleep, our mood but also our skin. When you’re stressed out, the body reacts by making your skin more sensitive and also increasing the chances for acne. And what woman wants that?! Make it a priority to manage your stress. Perhaps it’s saying “no” a little more often, taking a yoga class or remembering to breathe will help. Whatever you need to manage your stress, make sure you do it.
Do you have a personal skin care 101 cheat sheet? What are some tips you would share with others?