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Four Steps to Healthy Skin
Four ways to improve your skin tone today!
By Melissa Williams Netherton
Every woman longs to have healthy, clear
skin. Below are four ways to improve your skin
Drink Plenty of Water: Drinking
at least 8 glasses of water is no gimmick, it is really
the easiest way to improve your skin! Not only
will drinking water hydrate your skin, giving it a more
supple feel and a lovely glow, but drinking plenty of
water will improve your health overall. It is important
to remember the recommended daily amount of water increases
if you drink a lot of coffee, soda or alcohol as these
drinks can dehydrate your skin.
Moisturize- It is important to always
make sure your skin is hydrated from the inside out,
so in addition to drinking plenty of water make sure
you apply a good moisturizer during your daily routine,
especially if you tend to have dry skin. There
are many different types of moisturizers on the market
and there are plenty of versions that will cater to your
skin type (normal, oily, dry, sensitive or combination). If
you are unsure which would be the proper moisturizer
for you, don’t hesitate to ask for help at your
favorite makeup store or counter.
Wear Sunscreen- Even if you are not spending
hours under the sun you could still be damaging your
skin if you aren’t wearing sunscreen every day.
You may not know this, but the sun-kissed tan that many
women are after during the summer is actually the body’s
way of trying to protect itself from too much sun! Wearing
sunscreen on a daily basis will help to protect you not
only from wrinkles and sunspots, but also from more severe
issues such as sun poisoning or skin cancer. Almost
all of the major cosmetic brands offer sunscreen versions
of their foundation or you can get a light sunscreen
that you can apply underneath your makeup which will
provide you with the protection that you need.
Wash Your Face- As silly as it sounds,
sometimes it is important just to remember to wash your
face! Going to sleep at night without washing off
the makeup and oil from the day can cause clogged pores
which can lead to unsightly blackheads or pimples. Make
sure you use a good cleanser that is specifically created
for the skin on your face so that you don’t cause
unnecessary dryness or irritation.
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