Monday, May 13, 2013

10 Reminders for Beautiful Skin

 

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{1} Water hydrates skin and cleanse out harmful toxins.  8-9 glasses of water per day are recommended. Water can be boring and we all tend not to drink enough of it, so instead put a few slices of lemon and lime into your glass of water. I bet you will drink a lot more if you do.  Note: Dehydrated skin is not flattering.

{2} Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables per day. I recently read in an article at the doctor’s office that 1 red pepper has more Vitamin C then having 5 oranges. Let’s not forget to drink water when eating fruit to rinse the mouth. The acid from the fruit will weaken the enamel and cause tooth erosion and cavities.

{3} Always wear sunscreen with an SPF15 or higher (higher the better) to avoid premature aging and sun damage. If you are a person who forgets to wear it, then the easiest way is to find a moisturizer/tinted moisturizer or a foundation with an SPF in it.

{4}. Moisturize EVERY morning and night before bed!  There are a lot of moisturizers out there that are made for different skin types. Find one that best meats your skin type for the day time and one for at night. I would suggest using a lighter one for the day and a heavier one for the night. I like to apply moisturizer to my face when my face is still damp so the moisturizer can absorb properly. Don’t forget to exfoliate once or twice a week, this will help your moisturizer absorb into the skin better.

{5} Exercise on a regular basis. We all know that exercising is very important in staying healthy and active. Sweating is also good for our skin as well.

{6} Make sure you get a good night sleep. Everyone is different in how many hours they need to feeling good the next morning, so if you are good at 6 hours vs. a recommend 8 then perfect. Remember, a good solid sleep helps in tissue repair, slows the aging process, gives you energy, boosts the immunity, prevents diabetes and makes your skin glow.

{7} Don't smoke. Smoking contributes to wrinkles (especially around your lips and eye area) and it depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients. It also damages collagen and elastin leading to sagging skin.

{8} NEVER go to bed with makeup on. Not only does your pillow pay for it and you looking like a raccoon in the morning but you will end up sleeping with free radicals from the pollution that your makeup has absorbed throughout the day along with all the oils on your face. This will age your skin and cause breakouts.  If you are too tired to wash your face then use a cleansing towelette to get the majority of makeup and dirt/oils off your face until the morning.

{9} The skin around your eyes is extremely fragile.  You want to be careful and take extra care of your skin around the eyes. Use an eye cream at least once a day (preferably at night before bed), don’t rub your eyes and always be gentle when removing eye makeup by simply soaking the cotton pads in a makeup remover and pressing them lightly onto the eyes (allowing it to loosen the makeup, especially mascara) before wiping clean.

{10} Enhance and embrace your natural beauty!  


Sincerely Miss Ash
xo

16 comments:

  1. These are great reminders, especially with summer coming!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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  2. I do all these things all the time, it's good you are reminding people to do the same! I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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  3. I do most of these things, but I have serious problems with not drinking enough water!!! It's my downfall....

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  4. I really liked and enjoyed this post! Very good reminders! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  5. i need to drink more water...I am the worst at that.
    kelseybang.com

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  6. Ah, I have to remember to drink as much water as I can every day. I always forget/opt for bad sugary drinks and then I wonder why my skin is so mad at me...

    www.thefashionstudent.com

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  8. Thank you Ashley for the great tips! I ALWAYS wash my face every night and love that fresh feeling :) I am a huge believer in water too. I love the sliced lemons, limes, cucumber, and even raspberries. The fruit alters the flavor and makes you love the water! Great job girl!!! Hope all is well :)

    XO
    The Parlor Girl

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  9. very helpful tip i could really use it
    Delightful Ideas

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  10. Thanks for the reminders! We all need to know them and remind ourselves.


    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  11. drinking water really does make such a difference! I can always tell when I'm dehydrated and my skin needs to be flushed!

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  12. these are great tips. thanks so much for the reminder!!

    -terry
    terrydunakim.blogspot.com
    Love Me to Pieces

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  13. I totally agree with these wonderful tips , thanks for sharing xo

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  14. i love this tips! thank you! :) XOXO

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