Tuesday, March 22, 2011
My Three Main Pieces of Advice Towards Having Better Skin!!!!
Hey everyone!! Okay, this is a topic I've been thinking about a lot lately and I'm finally sitting down to actually talk about it now. I know these are VERY basic pieces of information, but you'd actually be surprised to know how many people don't already know these things. I'm not copying and pasting information off of the internet, I'm not looking this stuff up on skincare websites, and I'm not repeating information I heard from a YouTube beauty person- These are all just things that I've heard and ended up doing, and fortunately they ended up working for me. I don't claim that doing these things will produce miracles skin-wise, but they'll help if you continue to do them for a long time.
First off, drink lots of water!! I just did a post on here about why drinking lots of water is good for your body, but it also helps keep your skin looking amazing also. Drinking about 8 glasses of water a day will keep your body balanced. It flushes your body of some unnecessary toxins, it keeps you hydrated, and it plumps up your skin's cells, which makes your skin look a lot better. Haven't you noticed that your skin doesn't look good when you don't drink that much water????
My second piece of advice is to make sure to never sleep with makeup on your face. It's a horrible habit to hit the pillow without removing your makeup!!! Your pores need time to breathe, especially when your asleep, because that's when your skin cells re-generate themselves. Think about it- If you wear makeup all day, then all night, then sleep with it on, your skin never really has time to relax and breathe and just be healthy overall. I know whenever I pass out with makeup on, I wake up with gross, nasty oily skin that just feels clogged and unhealthy. And I have raccoon eyes and everything's smudged and runny hahahahaha... Thankfully, I don't tend to break out anymore, but if I do, it will usually be because I didn't wash my face before I went to sleep. It's just so refreshing to go to sleep feeling clean and refreshed lol...
My last piece of advice for you all is to WEAR SUNSCREEEEEEEN!!!!!!!!!! OMG I can't believe HOW MANY people I PERSONALLY KNOW that don't wear sunscreen!!!!!! It's so easy just to rub a little bit of it into your face and arms... It's not some big elaborate process that takes hours to do. I recommend you carry a little bit of sunscreen with you no matter where you go. I like to use makeup and skincare products that also contain SPF (Sun Protection Factor) because when it comes to protecting yourself from the sun, every little bit helps. Exposure to sun (UVA and UVB) rays is the leading cause in premature aging/wrinkles. If you don't like the smell of sunblock, find one that's unscented. If it makes you feel too greasy, find a matte formula sunblock. There are SOOOOOO many ways to put SPF on your skin that you have NO REASON not too. You may not think that it helps, but it really does. Apply it whether you're gonna be in the sun for 2 minutes, or 2 hours. There's no such thing as being TOO CAREFUL.
Okay, I'm done talking about these things. I've noticed that most of you people out in LUUUX-LAND don't really like reading really really long posts. I thought three things would be enough for now, but look at for more. Thanks for reading, commenting, and following if you have!!! Leave a comment telling me about some of your favorite habits for having healthy skin!!! :]