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5 Easy things you can start doing today for your skin
It’s the largest organ in our body, yet so many of us don’t take care of it. We work out and eat healthy (by we I mean you) yet when it comes to our skin, we sort of take it for granted. Here are 5 easy things you can do immediately to get in the good habit of healthy skin.
I’m amazed at how many people do not drink water! Maybe because other than a cup of coffee in the morning, it’s all I drink and it’s all my kids ever drink. I’ve heard people say they don’t like water. I’m sure that’s true and there is a good reason for it, but I don’t get it because it has no flavor. Our bodies are made up of mostly water and we lose a lot throughout the day and we need to replenish. If we aren’t drinking an adequate amount of water, we can become dehydrated. Skin gets crepey and looks dry.
I’ve turned into the “sunscreen police” in the last few years and you won’t ever catch me without. I wear it in the house, in the car, when it’s cloudy, when it’s raining, in the winter….all the time! My family is constantly making fun of me saying things like “OMG mom. It’s not even sunny!” Or, “You’re in the house, it’s not like you can get any sun” Of course they just don’t know any better and they like to tease me any chance they get. One photo I’ve seen comes to mind. It is a truck driver who had one side of his face all sun damaged and weathered looking, while the other side looked pretty healthy. It is pretty remarkable. Yes. The side of his face that looked all weathered was the side the sun is always on while he is driving. IN HIS TRUCK!
There are dead skin cells all over your face and body. EWWWWWW! You should exfoliate at least once a week. When you exfoliate you are getting rid of all that yuck and allowing healthier, and younger looking cells to appear. It also helps your other products to work more efficiently, including your moisturizer which is next on the list. Not sure what you can use to exfoliate? Try this decadent tub of goodness, I know you will LOVE it!
Your face is exposed all the time! You don’t get to wear clothes over it, (remember the Unknown Comic?) so everything that is in the air is drying it out. Especially in the winter months when we are running our heaters and the cold temperatures are drying also.
Stay out of the sun
Ahhhh….I love the sun! I’m a California girl. I love the beach and sunny days and the way it feels on my skin. Why am I telling you to stay out of it? Because I’m writing about things you can do right now that are good for your skin. And sun isn’t one of them! I know. I didn’t used to know. Well, I knew but didn’t care. If you are spending summers at the pool, beach, or lake house, that’s okay. Just make sure you are staying in the shade and wearing a wide-brimmed hat. My kids make fun of me for that too! Nothing is as embarrassing though as mom popping up an umbrella at soccer games when it’s sunny!
Here’s to healthy looking skin!
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