Young ladies (and fellas too), it’s important to practice healthy habits for a healthy and youthful skin:
Ladies and gentlemen, when was the last time you washed the makeup brushes and pillow case? Most experts advise to do this weekly to keep the skin clean and break-out free. (Clean your makeup brushes with Lauren Conrad here
.) On that note, stick to a silk or satin pillow cases to prevent fine lines on the face! 😉
Avoid pounds of makeup. Less is more, people! Let the skin breathe. Same thing applies to the skincare routine. Avoid exposing the skin to so many different chemicals (some are hazardous anyway
). Research the product!
Do not cleanse the face too many times a day. Just water in the morning, cleansing at night! Stick to basics: cleanser/ mild exfoliator and/or mask, toner, lotion, and serum!
WORK-IT like Missy Elliott! Lift. Run. Dance. Exercise is the BEST anti-aging regimen! Increased blood flow nourishes the skin. It also helps “cleanse” skin from the inside by “carrying away” waste products.
Wear sunscreen! All day ERRDAY!
H2O, H2O, H20. Drinks lots of it… ~8 cups (or ~ 64 oz) a day, depending on the physical activity.
Stick to whole foods! Healthy balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies. (We all know that!) Green shake or tea, anyone? Detox ❤
Cut back on sweets! More sugar = more AGEs (advanced glycation end products), which damage protein fibers, such as collagen and elastin. Yikes! High amounts of sugar make the skin vulnerable to sun damage by deactivating the body’s natural antioxidant enzymes.
Apply cleanser, toner, lotion or foundation in an upward motion. One of the best advices from estheticians (aestheticians?) is: work against gravity! Don’t let the skin sag.
Easier said than done, but SLEEP! Good quality sleep aids in cell and tissue repair. Rehydration and relaxation. Reduce stress = reduce skin issues.