Is perfect skin an urban legend? Does one simply have to be born with it, or can anyone achieve epidermal excellence? Well, you’ll be happy to know that defectless derma can belong to anyone; you just need to know how to obtain and maintain.
The number one rule to perfect skin is to eat and drink right. Makes sense if you think about it, because what you put in to your body will only be reflected on the outside. We all know that some foods can have negative consequences for your skin, but did you know that drinks can as well? Over-indulging in alcohol can lead to dehydration, which can in turn make you look….older. GASP! This can be counteracted by making sure that you drink enough water every day. It will make a huge difference in your complexion and keep your skin supple.
Another rule of thumb: wash it! And we’re not just talking your face. Of course, keeping your face clean is important, but think about all the things that your face touches over the course of a day. Your phone, your hands, your pillowcases, even! Make sure to keep any surface that comes in contact with your phone clean, and wash your sheets and pillowcases about once a week to keep them fresh.
Sleep. It seems like it’d be an easy rule to keep on top of, as sleep is pretty awesome. But, most of us don’t get enough of it and it’s important to get enough rest in order for your body to replenish and restore, including your skin! Not to mention, when rested and not rushed you can take the time to take care of yourself and follow the next important rule…
Skincare. It’s not just about washing and moisturizes, though those things are important. It’s also about knowing how to do it right. For instance, which products should you use and in what order? It can get a little complex, but the good news is that by establishing a routine, it will become second nature. A general rule of thumb is to apply product to your face from lightest to heaviest, and give time between each application in order for each product to work. In the morning, it should go serum, targeted treatments, all over treatments, moisturizer and SPF. In the evenings, apply Serum or Retinol, targeted treatments and moisturizer. Your skin will thank you.
Every woman should know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. SPF should definitely be a part of your morning routine. Even if you think you aren’t going to be in the sun, even the rays that make their way inside can have harmful effects over time to your skin. Also, arming yourself with a good pair of sunglasses can help lend extra protection to the skin around your eyes, which is quite delicate and usually the first to show signs of aging, which can be accelerated by sun exposure.
Finally, keep the shower short. Not just because you’re an earth conscious kind of girl and it saves water, but also because it is better for your skin. Taking short, warm showers will keep your skin healthy and moisturized. Also remember to make washing your face the last thing you do, so that residue from washing and conditioning your hair can be removed before you get out.
Following these simple guidelines can help your skin to be the best it can be. Remember, take care of your skin, and it will take care of you!
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