My mom is a complete health freak and she's very conscious about her skin. She's already 49 ( turning 50 in a few days ) and she only has little fine lines. I grew up watching her do her beauty rituals and I must say, it doesn't take much money to keep yourself healthy and glowing. However, it takes a lot of discipline to do so.
Here are the stuff I've learned from her:
1.) Avoid the sun - The first step to any good skin care routine is keeping it out of harm’s way. Simply put, limit your skin’s exposure to the sun as much as possible. All the UVA and UVB rays fry up the skin surface and cause collagen break down causing you dry skin and wrinkles. It's almost impossible to stay away from the sun because we're not vampires but it's best to avoid it from 8am-4pm where the sun is at it's hottest peak.
|For those who like to sun bathe, good luck!|
|If you need a sunblock that doesn't have a greasy feel, Neutrogena Helioplex Dry Touch sunblock can be your bet. It absorbs really well. You can find this at Watsons and other grocery stores.|
3.) Moisturize - All skin types need to moisturize, even the oily ones. However, you have to understand that skin types have different needs. You need moisturizers that fit your skin type. For dry skin, choose moisturizers that are creamy. For oily skin, gel-based moisturizers will fit you best since it is easily absorbed by the skin and does not grease your face. For acne-prone skin, there are a lot of moisturizers in the market that are created for sensitive skin. I researched on drug store products that are commonly found here in our country so you can get access to them if you are on the hunt for moisturizers.
|This gel base moisturizer is best for oily skin. You can usually find this at Watsons.|
|Olay is very much known for it's ultra moisturizing properties. This may be perfect for dry skin. you can find this at every grocery stores in the city.|
|for acne prone and sensitive skin, Aveeno is by far the most gentle moisturizer you can find in the market. In line with that, you can also find Neutrogena and St. Ives. They also work wonders!|
|St. Ives is renowned for the best scrub amongst drug store products.|
|Remember to buy sunnies that can cover your whole eye area including the brows. If you don't know the right sun glasses for your face shape, click here to view my tips on this.|
|If you really need to conceal little flaws or balance out your skin tone, try tinted moisturizers. I have this, Myra E moisturizer and it provides a medium but smooth coverage. You can never go wrong with the price!|
|You can also opt for mineral foundations and powders. They provide good coverage and are a lot safer on the skin because of their organic ingredients.|
mineral selenium helps protect the body from cancers, including skin cancer caused by sun exposure. It also preserves tissue elasticity and slows down the aging and hardening of tissues associated with oxidation. Dietary sources of the mineral include whole grain cereals, seafood, garlic, and eggs.
Experts consider vitamin E to be the most important antioxidant because it protects cell membranes and prevents damages to enzymes associated with them. Supplementation with vitamin E in 400 milligrams a day has been noted to reduce photodamage, wrinkles and improve skin texture. Natural sources of vitamin E include vegetable oils such as sunflower oil, grains, oats, nuts, and dairy products.
Vitamin C is the most common antioxidant found in the skin. It's also found in vegetables and citrus fruits. Like vitamin E, vitamin C is considered important in repairing free radicals and preventing them from becoming cancerous or accelerating the aging process.
8.) Eat right! - You can never look glowing on the outside if you are not healthy on the inside, makes sense? Fruits and Vegetables are clinically proven anti-oxidants that get rid of free radicals from the body. Not only do they provide vitamins that nourish the cells, they also combat diseases by strengthening the immune system. I know not everyone likes to eat vegetables which is why it takes a lot of discipline to be able to get into the habit of doing so. If you have noticed, vegetarians not only live longer, but they have very healthy complexion. You don't need to become vegetarian to achieve healthy skin as long as you follow the right amount of serving of fruits and vegetables.
9.) Exercise Regularly - We already know that exercise keeps our muscles toned and our skin firm. So with that being said, if you don't want to look all flabby, saggy and weak, you should know that exercise is not an option but a choice. Not only will it stimulate your metabolism to work well but it also aids to get rid of toxins and stress. This is not only beneficial to your skin but it is also important for your health. Always think long term. If you are not fond of exercising, why don't you play a sport that you like? If you enjoy what you are doing, you wouldn't notice the feeling of getting tired!
|If you are enjoying what you are doing, it will be in your heart to keep going!|
|Always remember, learn to say "No"|
Okay. So those are only the things that you need to take note of. It may sound easy but hard to do. It takes a lot of discipline. Always remember, health is an investment. I'm sure you want to look fresh even in your late 40s. You don't have to worry about getting under the knife or getting injections. As long as you start early and get into the right phase, people will immediately notice a difference in your appearance.
I hope this is helpful :) Comments are returned. Good luck and Stay healthy! ^_^
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