In addition to our regular blog postings on skin care, we like to bring you the good advice and tidbits we come across from time to time about Keeping Your Skin Beautiful. And this is one of those times. Marieclaire.com has recently put out some great tips on how women can keep their skin both healthy and looking great. Of course, anyone can simply share a link; but that really wouldn’t be much of a blog post.
So here, abridged and summarized, is the gist of the list. And a tip of the cap to Marieclaire.com!
- Use the right skin care product for you. Just as there are a variety of shampoos created specifically for dry, oily, or flaky hair, there are also various products available to fit individual skin care needs.
- Eat healthy. (You probably saw this one coming.) And, if not already there, work on getting Omega-3 into your diet.
- Moisturize twice a day; once at night and once in the morning. Also bear in mind that a hot shower will open your pores, which makes your skin more receptive to absorption. Hence, moisturizing just afterward will be more effective.
- Keep your bare hands away from your face. Germs can wreak havoc up there in more ways than one.
- Don’t overdo it. Inundating yourself with myriad products can do more harm to your skin than good. Choose what’s right for you and then keep both it, and your routine, simple.
- Wear sunscreen every day, all year long, through all types of weather. (Our favorite!) Yes, the good folks at Marie Claire have confirmed what we’ve told you many times in this space: the sun is everywhere, all the time, through all seasons. So avoid those harmful UV rays and the sun skin damage they cause through the snow, sleet and rain. Don’t forget your sun-protective clothing and hats either, please.
- Proper hydration. Our bodies are made up almost entirely of water, and they respond well to more of it. So drink 64 ounces daily, and keep hydration in mind when choosing your topical skin care products.
- Step back from the heat. While a roaring fire on a cold night is one of civilization’s more enviable comforts, getting too close to its source flames can have negative repercussions on your body’s largest organ.
- Exfoliate regularly. Letting those dead skin cells live rent-free on you isn’t doing your live skin cells any favors.
- Clean those instruments. Artists clean their brushes frequently with good reason, and so should you. In both instances, unwashed applicators can blemish or even ruin a once-beautiful canvas.
- Blissful slumber. Getting the proper amount of sleep provides you with numerous health benefits; including to your skin. Marie Claire also recommends using fresh silk pillowcases if possible, as well.
And so there you have it, ladies. Some easy to remember recommendations to keep your skin beautiful and healthy looking for years to come!
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