101 tips for your skin

Skin care at home

  1. Daily moisturizing is the best protection against dry skin
  2. Moisturize as soon as you get out of the shower to lock in the moisture already absorbed by your skin
  3. You should exfoliate at least once a week to remove dead skin cells and promote new cell growth
  4. Avoid over-exfoliating though; it can be counterproductive. Two to three times a week is plenty
  5. Toners can help to balance the pH value of your skin
  6. When exfoliating your skin, avoid scrubbing too hard. Instead, do it for a longer period
  7. Choose “fragrance free” over “unscented”
  8. Give yourself an at-home steam facial once a week to promote healthier skin
  9. Opt for moisturizers in a tube over a jar. When in a jar, you need to use your finger to remove it. And each time you stick your finger in it you are filling it with bacteria.
  10. If you must use moisturizer in a jar, use a cotton swab to remove it

Food for the skin

  1. Green vegetables are full of anti-oxidants and aid in a blemish free complexion
  2. Foods with Omega fatty acids (fruits, vegetables, olive oil, tea) promote healthy looking skin
  3. Avocados are full of Vitamins C and E and can help to keep skin plump and hydrated. You can eat them or turn them into a face mask!
  4. Carrots and tomatoes are superfoods for the skin
  5. Fishy foods like trout and salmon can help to reduce inflammation
  6. Tea is full of anti-oxidants that can help to prevent premature aging
  7. Berries help to neutralize free radicals and aid in collagen production
  8. Protein rich foods are essential for collagen and elastin promotion
  9. Kiwi, oranges, and grapefruit are all nutrient rich and can help to battle against wrinkles
  10. Add sweet potatoes to your diet for ultra-smooth skin
  11. Eating your water (in fruits) boosts your cells better than drinking your water
  12. But be sure to drink plenty of water too!

Natural cures

  1. Use honey on dry skin
  2. The happier you are, the healthier your skin – pamper yourself with a facial
  3. Exercise increases blood flow and promotes a healthy glow
  4. Rub a lemon on your face for a brighter complexion
  5. Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer and can double up as a lip balm
  6. Apply witch hazel to two cotton pads and place over eyes for 5 minutes to reduce under eye bags
  7. A probiotic yogurt can be used as a 5-minute mask to control inflammation
  8. Combine olive oil and sugar for a DIY exfoliation treatment
  9. Apply egg whites to your face to battle oily skin
  10. For silk-like skin, apply olive oil to your entire body and then pat with a towel
  11. Put raw potatoes on your eyes for 10 minutes to fight dark circles
  12. Mash up an avocado and mix it with a small amount of lemon juice for a DIY toner
  13. Steep 2 tea bags and then cool them in the fridge for 20 minutes. Apply them to your eyes to reduce puffiness
  14. Freeze apple juice and water to make some ice. Rub it over your face for an at-home facelift
  15. Milk can be applied to the face for a smooth and clear finish

Sun Tips

  1. Sun is one of the leading causes of premature aging. Wear sunscreen everyday even if it is cloudy or cold
  2. Squinting your eyes can lead to crow’s feet, so protect your eyes with UV protection sunglasses
  3. Apply SPF of 30+ at least twice a day
  4. Sometimes sunscreen isn’t enough. If going out for long periods, wear a hat to protect your skin.
  5. Oral supplements with Vitamins A, C, and E, can help to prevent early signs of sun damage
  6. Even if you are using SPF moisturizers and makeups, you still need to wear sunscreen underneath
  7. If you don’t like the feel of sunscreen, sponge it on
  8. Use aloe vera to soothe sunburns
  9. If you want a tan, avoid sunbathing and tanning beds. Opt for a self-tanner
  10. Exfoliate before applying self-tanner to remove dead skin cells
  11. Self-tanner sticks more to drier skin, so be sure to moisturize the knee and elbow areas before application
  12. You should wear a lip balm that contains SPF as well

Acne woes

  1. Your cell phone is covered in dirt and bacteria, and can lead to breakouts. Clean it with antibacterial wipes before you put it to your face.
  2. Hair products can end up on your skin, clog your pores, and lead to breakouts. The next time you use hairspray, cover your face with a towel
  3. Lack of sleep can lead to stress, which can lead to breakouts. Make sure you get ample rest each night.
  4. Wash your makeup brushes at least once a month. Bacteria can build up on them and cause breakouts
  5. Oils can buildup on your pillowcases and cause acne. Wash pillowcases regularly
  6. Butter increases the body’s production of androgen, which often leads to breakouts. Skip the butter.
  7. Oral cortisone can help to clear acne in a few days
  8. When you are really in need, apply toothpaste to your zit. Don’t overdo it though – toothpaste can zap zits, but it can also dry out your skin
  9. Benzoyl peroxide treatments are only good for 3 months after being opened. Afterwards, their active ingredients are rendered inactive
  10. Stop popping your pimples. Not only can it leave scars, but it can push bacteria deeper into your skin and cause further breakouts

Aging

  1. The skin around your eyes is the thinnest and the first to show signs of aging. Start caring for this area early.
  2. Sleep lines can turn into wrinkles over time, so try to change positions several times a night
  3. Sex helps to boost collagen production!
  4. Sugar causes your skin to age faster. Cut it out of your diet
  5. Use a retinoid nightly to fight against aging
  6. Drinking from your straw can lead to wrinkles around your mouth. Use them only when necessary
  7. Stress can age you quickly. Take time to relax and destress whenever possible.
  8. If you have deep acne scars, try a chemical peel. It can help to reduce their appearance.

Things to Avoid

  1. Smoking and secondhand smoke are death for your skin. Avoid them.
  2. Alcohol reduces Vitamin A levels in the body, and Vitamin A is essential for skin repair. Stay away from alcohol
  3. Stay away from tanning beds. Even melting in the sun is better than faux tanning.
  4. Avoid steaming hot showers. Hot water can strip away the outer layer of the epidermis and damage the skin
  5. If you have dry skin, try skipping the caffeine – it could be the culprit
  6. Avoid over-washing your face. Once in the morning and once at night is plenty
  7. Salt can remove moisture from your skin. If your skin is dry, skip the salty treats
  8. Never skip a meal. It deprives your skin of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy
  9. Housecleaning products can take their toll on sensitive skin. Use gentle products whenever possible
  10. Avoid yo-yo dieting. Fuller faces look younger
  11. Keep your fingers away from your face. They are full of dirt and bacteria
  12. Avoid using too many products on any given day. They can be harsh on the skin and lead to clogged pores and breakouts

Other tips and tricks

  1. Use anything cold to remove underage bags
  2. When cleansing and moisturizing your face, never forget about your neck.
  3. Never skip washing your face at night
  4. Regular facial massages can promote circulation and healthier skin
  5. Avoid products with sulfates. They can strip the skin of its natural sebum and leave it dry and flaky.
  6. Give your thighs a good massage every shower to promote circulation and reduce cellulite
  7. Sleep on your back whenever possible
  8. Lymphatic drainage massages can promote healthier skin
  9. Use blotting papers to manage oil and shine in the T-zone
  10. Clean out your makeup bags at least once a year to rid it of old products
  11. Sonic cleansing brushes can help to remove dead skin cells and allow for better penetration of products
  12. Opt for a silk pillowcase. They are gentler on your skin than cotton ones
  13. Schedule regular visits with the dermatologist to keep up to date on the latest skincare news
  14. Hydration is the key to healthy skin. Hydrate in every way – moisturize your skin, eat water, drink water – stay wet!
  15. Make every day a spa day! Not only will it benefit your skin, but it will help you to relax and rejuvenate
  16. Look up to the ceiling and pout. It will help to stretch your muscles and firm your skin
  17. Wash your face both before and after you work out so your sweat doesn’t mix with your makeup and clog your pores
  18. If you suffer from body acne, don’t soak in your own sweat – shower immediately after large sweats
  19. Avoid the sun several days before a facial so your skin doesn’t become irritated
  20. Goats milk products are the best option for irritable skin
  21. Botox is proven to help reduce acne
  22. Dry your hair before your makeup. Using heat near your makeup can cause it to melt and clog your pores
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