7 Beauty Habits to Develop Now vs. Later
Regardless of our age, we all want amazingly, beautiful, glowing skin. In result, we should be developing and putting skin routines and habits into practice in order to reach our skin and beauty goals. I know that when life gets hectic it can be hard to follow a routine, but trust me, you’ll be thankful that you’ve put in the work now to reap the benefits of great and healthy skin later. Think of it as taking precautionary and proactive measures. Today I am sharing with you seven beauty habits you’ll want to develop now versus later.
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Hydration is the fundamental step of all skin care, so make sure that you are drinking lots of water. After all, your skin is made up of 64% of water. Water does not only produce glowing skin. Research shows that it helps to fend off breakouts as well. So pour yourself a tall glass of H2O and drink up.
Moisturize + SPF
After you wash your face or spent extended time in the sun, it’s importance to replenish your face with moisture and protection. Get in the habit of wearing SPF. While some foundations include SPF, it’s best to find a moisturizer that offers an extra layer of protection. When choosing a good sunscreen, go for one in the broad spectrum of SPF 20 to 50.
A good skincare routine incorporates weekly exfoliation. Exfoliation allows you to rid your skin of dead cells to reveal soft and glowing skin. Dermatologists suggest that those with thicker, oily skin should exfoliate as often as once a day and that those with dryer to sensitive skin should limit exfoliation to about once a week. Use a drugstore scrub or take the do it yourself route by using products in your kitchen to create your own DIY scrub.
Use an eye cream
The eye area is one of the most neglected places on our face. The skin around our eyes is a lot more delicate and thinner because all of the tiny muscles that surround it. Take proper care of your eye area by investing in a separate moisturizing cream. Not only can an eye cream be used to reduce fine lines, but it can help reduce puffiness and brighten dark circles as well.
Take off your makeup
Who wants to sleep in dirt and bacteria? Well that’s what you are doing when you fail to take off your makeup at night. Sleeping with your makeup on doesn’t just increase the chances of breakouts. It can cause wrinkles, eye infections, clogged eyelash follicles, and broken eyelashes as well. I know that sometimes it’s hard to wipe off your “beat” face, but sleeping in your makeup does more harm than good. No makeup cleanser or remover on hand? You can use the olive oil that’s right in your kitchen to wipe away extra makeup remnanats.
Eat clean + Exercise
Exercise and diet has always been known to do the skin good. Being that your skin is your largest organ, you want to make sure that you are treating it with the most care. Essentially, you are what you eat, so make sure that you’re fueling your body with skin nourishing vitamins such as Omega- 3s (think nuts, salmon, tuna, and oils such as flaxseed and hemp). Exercise provides an added bonus. Because of the extra blood circulation to the skin, it gives you the ultimate, dewy glow.
Beauty sleep is a real thing. It allows your body to repair itself from the harsh activities that took place during the day. Research shows that skin aging, wrinkles, and dark circles are linked to sleep derivation, from the skin not having a chance to repair itself. The key to having glowing skin and getting your beauty rest is to stick with 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night.
Trust me, you don’t want to take reactive measure to repair your skin later down the road. It’s best to develop these habits now so you can rest pretty later.
Do you have any beauty habits or a regimen that you stick to? Share them with me in the comments below.