- Sleep on a silk pillowcase.
We are all used to “crunches” of our regular cotton pillowcases, but try silk ones where the face “slides” smoothly. It will help prevent scrunching up and ultimately wrinkling your face.
- Eat the rainbow.
Because most people want a healthy glow, not a sallow one, it is wise to look at your diet. Fruits and vegetables such as carrots, spinach, tomatoes and other leafy greens are high in carotenoids. Carotenoids are the bright pigments which are high in antioxidants. Eat lots!
- When talking on your cell phone use headphones.
Our cell phones are full of bacteria, and breakouts are caused by bacteria. Studies hare shown that there are approximately 7000 different binds of bacteria on our cell phones: more than on a toilet seat!
- Reduce sugar intake.
Collagen is the protein that keeps wrinkles from forming, and sugar can stiffen collagen. Collagen is what keeps our skin healthy. Optimal for natural sources of sugar like fruit and dried fruit such as dates.
- You must use sunscreen to avoid any problems in the future.
Sunscreen fights aging of the skin as well as skin cancer and other diseases of the skin. Always apply it to the face first. Do as Dr. Victoria A Cirillo, a dermalogist suggests: “Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide”. I call them the five S’s.
- Slip on a shirt
- Slop on SPF 30 + sunscreen
- Slap on a hat
- Seek shade or shelter
- Slide on sunglasses
and Enjoy the warm weather!
- Eat tomatoes.
Eating this delicious red fruit has many nutritional benefits like Vitamin C and lycopene. Not to mention, they will bring back the colour in your cheeks and make them rosy.
- Stick to a morning/night skin routine.
Not getting enough sleep or even getting too much sleep will often keep you from attending to your skin care regimen.
- “Less or More”.
In the evening cleanse with a gentle exfoliant, moisturize with a cream and off to bed! Choose products without fragrances or additions because the fewer the ingredients the better. Try to be a minimalist when it comes to skin care.