The human body is roughly made up of about 50 to 65% water and we use up a lot of it in our sweat urine and saliva, so it is important to replace the lost fluids. we should aim to drink about 8 glasses of water every day!. The skin is the bodies biggest organ and requires plenty of care, water helps the skin by clearing the toxins that cause inflammation and blemishes. Water also assists with the transportation of nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells, this helps to prevent dehydration, which believe it or not can lead to premature ageing! If you are not really a fan of plain water why not try popping some ice cubes and a slice of lemon or lime to spice up your glass of water and give it some flavour, the lemon has the added benefit factor of vitamin C and can help aid digestion.
SMOTHER ON THE SUNSCREEN
Spending too much time in the sun unprotected can lead to premature ageing, sun spots and increase your risk of skin cancer so it is very important you invest in a good sunscreen with a minimum factor of 20 for the body and factor 50 for the face and neck, also watch out for the expiration date because the longer you have the sunscreen for the less effective it becomes over time. Did you know 90% of wrinkles are caused by sun exposure?!... so plaster on that sunscreen!!!. remember it is easier to prevent the effects of sun exposure than it is to fix and reverse them, so take heed dear readers and wear sunscreen!! we recommend the OBAGI medical sun shield SPF 50, it has a matte finish that is non-comedogenic. This product is suitable for all skin types.
INVEST IN SKIN CARE!!!
YES! its really that obvious, having high quality skin care products can really transform your skin, if your looking to produce more collagen look for a moisturizer or serum that contains antioxidants which is the skins main defense line against free radicals e.g. pollution , stress and pentapeptides. collagen is what keeps the skin looking firm. Look for
a sheer formula where the small molecules can dive deep down into your pores. For best results, apply to freshly washed skin; follow with sunscreen or moisturizer to lock in hydration. We should also be exfoliating our skin regularly to help keep all the gunk out of our pores such as dead skin, oil and dirt. To keep pores from getting bigger as you age, practice safe sun , rays from the sun breaks down the natural collagen in the face, which can affect pore size as well.
GET TO BED EARLY!!!!
Did you know sleep deprivation lowers the blood circulation, which is the reason why you look pale and washed out in the mornings. Bedtime is also the best time of day to rejuvenate the skin. The body's cellular renewal systems works while the body is asleep, so this is when you want to equip your skin with as many nutrients and hydrating ingredients as possible to ensure healthy glowing skin!
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