Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How to Keep Your Skin Clear & Healthy

**When I say skin, i'm referring to the skin on your face**

It's not secret. Everyone want clear and healthy skin. So how do you achieve such skin? It's easy.

Wash Your Face
If you are past the age of 12, your skin is producing daily oils and needs to be washed twice a day. Wash your face when you wake up, and before you go to bed. This removes unwanted oils, dirt, and bacteria from your face. Find a face wash that works for you. You may need to try a few before you find the right one. Finding one with salicylic acid will help prevent acne breakouts. 

Don't Touch
I know its hard, but you've got to stop touching your face and chest area. Really, stop. You probably don't want to think about where your hand have been. They carry dirt, germs, and other nasty things you don't want all over your skin. While we're thinking about, wash your hands too!

Remove Your Makeup
If your a daily makeup "wearer" you need to remove all your makeup before you go to sleep. It is very unhealthy to go to sleep with makeup all over your face. It will clog your pores and leave your skin with a gray hue. Healthy skin is not gray.

Clean Your Makeup Brushes
It doesn't matter how much makeup you wear, whatever your putting you makeup on with needs to be clean. Brush, sponge, or even your hands, you need to clean it. Next Tuesday I will be showing you how to properly clean makeup brushes and sponges. 

Your skin needs to be moisturized, even if your don't have dry skin. Many people tend to think that if their skin isn't dry, or if they have oily skin, they don't need to moisturize. It's a lie. All skin types need hydration. Also, this isn't just for your face, your entire body need lotion... so lather up!

Let Your Skin Breathe
If you do not wear foundation, Congratulations you're living this step out! If you do, it's important to realize you do not need to wear foundation everyday. If your sitting at home all day, skip makeup, your skin wants to breathe the free air too!

Exfoliating your skin once a week really helps your skin. Face scrubs remove dead skin and clean the face making the skin softer and feeling refreshed.

Shown skin care products:
Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Face Wash ($7)
Good Skin Soft Skin Creamy Cleanser ($13)
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes ($5)
Olay Complete Daily Moisturizer ($9)
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer ($26)
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($4)
Clean & Clear Face Scrub/Exfoliater ($5)

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