If we were to fall for every marketing campaign on every subway train put out by every manufacturer of skincare products, wow, we would have a lot of debts racked up. Yet, some many of us do spend crazy amounts on new products in the hope of finding the one that will give us young-looking skin from now until forever.
But what if someone were to let you in on a little secret and tell you there was a way to get incredible skin without having to use many (or any) products, expensive or not. Mmm hmmm. We’re talking about little things you can be doing to make your skin look, feel and be amazing.
Sure, genetics is a big part of looking youthful, but that doesn’t mean you can’t control a lot of it. So, without further ado, here is how to make your skin – and nails – look fifty shades of gorgeous without having to scrape at the last remainders of that tub you can’t afford to buy again.
- Stay Out Of The Sun
Baz Luhrmann was right, wear sunscreen or, better yet, stay out of the sun. The reason for this is as simple as 1 + 1: 90% of the wrinkles and visible aging you see is caused by the sun. Little things like walking on the side of the road most covered in shade, rocking a big hat with a wide rim and slathering yourself in sunscreen will all work wonders.
- Exercise Wrinkles Away
Everyone knows that you feel great after exercise. You feel healthier and, after a while, you’ll look slimmer or more toned. But these aren’t the only benefits of a good old sweat session. You see, sweating is actually good for your skin too, something you can click here to learn more. The reason this works is actually quite rudimentary: sweating makes your pores open up and that encourages the dirt and oil and bacteria to leave.
- Take Off The Makeup
Nothing is going to make your pores clog up and choke more than falling asleep with a full face of makeup on. It’s one of those things that will, in fact, see you break out in spots and whatnot. So, in the same way you wouldn’t go to bed without brushing your teeth, don’t go to sleep without baby wiping your face. Not only will your skin thank you, so will your pillowcases.
- Sleep Like A Baby
You’ll probably know when you haven’t had a good night’s sleep and that’s because you’ll see it in the mirror. Your skin will look grey, you’ll have more bags under your eyes than Victoria Beckham has in her stores and you’ll recoil with an, “urgh!” To put it bluntly, in the same way your body needs sleep, so does your skin. It really needs it. That’s why you need to read up on how to sleep like a baby, and then see the miracle work in just one night. It’s amazing.
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Autumn is an abuse survivor and has a passion for writing about overcoming the obstacles of her past and sharing her experiences of how she is now thriving as a wife, mother, and entrepreneur. She believes in the mantra to Choose Love in every aspect of her life. Read More…
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