- HYDRATE: It really is important. Not drinking enough water is like running your car without fuel. Our skin is our largest organ, but we don’t usually think about it like that. Kidneys don’t work well without water so why would our skin? If you’re not sure how much water to be drinking every day, here is a super simple formula for you:
Body weight divided by 2 = The number of ounces to drink daily. So, if you are 140lbs, divide that in half=70, so 70 ounces of water daily.
- CLEANSE: It really can’t be said enough! Clean skin is healthy skin. The thing is though, that we have to be careful not to get over cleanse the skin and end up stripping the natural oils from our skin and doing more harm than good. Also, use a product that is suitable for your skin type.
EAT A WELL-BALANCED, DIET: A good balanced diet will help keep skin clearer, as the skin will have supply of all the essential vitamin, minerals, proteins and other things needed to keep it in the best health.
CARE FOR AND REPLACE HYGIENE AND BEAUTY ITEMS REGULARLY: You should clean your makeup brushes and sponges every week due to the build-up of dead skin cells and debris and dirt. Additionally, there is a shelf life on makeup. Don’t use that mascara that you have had for 2 years and risk getting an eye infection! Just the same with washcloths (replace daily).
GET A FULL 8 HOURS OF SLEEP
MANAGE STRESS Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems.
EXFOLIATE and MOISTURIZE: Exfoliating once a week helps to remove dead skin cells leaving your skin with fresher, looking skin. Follow with a moisturizer for your skin type after cleansing your face.
PROTECT YOUR SKIN: Protecting your skin from the elements, especially the extreme heat, sun and cold, will go a long way in keeping it healthy. Use a SPF of 30 or more when in the sun, remembering to reapply every 2 hours.
EXERCISE: Regular exercise, can help to relieve stress, aids sleep which all contribute to good skin health. A brisk 30-minute daily walk is ideal.