What’s the best way to channel the fountain of youth? Sorry, it’s not plastic surgery. Over the years I’ve practiced these 5 skin care tips that every woman (and man!) should know…
1) Wash your face every night before bed
If you have one of those occasional nights of sleeping with your makeup on, that’s ok, but don’t make it into a bad habit. According to this article over at Byrdie.com, sleeping in makeup can lead to premature aging, acne flare-ups, or inflamed skin. Not to mention you wake up with scary raccoon eyes!
2) Exfoliate your skin on a regular basis
When you don’t exfoliate your skin it ends up looking dull, and as you get older it’s even more noticeable. Dry skin can emphasize those wrinkles and make you look much older than you are. I noticed a huge difference in my skin complexion when I started using a face peel.
3) Keep your face tools clean
Germs and bacteria can build up on many face tools, which can lead to breakouts. I use a number of tools to keep my face clean and in optimal condition including the Clarisonic Mia Fit and the NuFace Trinity. The Clarisonic Mia Fit has brush heads that should be changed every 3 months to avoid damaging build up.
Procizion has a variety of brush heads that are compatible with the Clarisonic. I received a sample of the 5 pack brush heads that include the deep pore, acne, sensitive, normal and delicate brush heads. These brush heads are soft and plush, yet very effective at cleansing the face. The Procizion brushes are also very cost-effective (currently $35 for the 5 pack) compared to buying just one replacement brush at Ulta for $27!
4) Eat the right foods and drink plenty of water
I truly believe in that old maxim “You are what you eat”. And yes, true beauty does come from the inside. There have been numerous studies and research that prove the link between nutrition and skin aging. Prevention.com lists their 25 best foods for your skin.
5) Protect your face
I’m not one to use sunscreen (probably explains the small skin spots on my cheeks), but as I become more aware of the effects of ozone depletion on the skin, I’m definitely going to wear hats or wear makeup that includes at least some protection in it more often. There are also natural sunscreen alternatives to consider as well.
Do you have any tips to share?