In recent times, I’ve noticed some asking what I do for my skin. Let me start off by saying that if you knew me in high school- you would know how much I’d complain about my skin and its breakouts. (It was an emotional time) Fast forwarding to now, I can say that I am happy with the skin I am in! Let me share with you guys how I got here with these 6 easy tips!
#6 Green Tea
Green tea is literally the holy grail for many things. Example: Weight loss, and energy among many others. A big one for me is that it is an amazing antioxidant for your body. Green tea is abundant in antioxidants that help protect your skin from free-radicals and other nasty things in the air. If you don’t want to drink green tea often. (like moi.. tbh I’m a coffee addict.) Do it only three times a week!
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#5. Whitch Hazel Face Toner
Oh, those PH levels can make us or break us. Your PH levels determine the outcome of your skin! An easy way to manage your PH levels (on the face) is using a facial toner. Honestly, it should be one of your best friends in your bathroom cabinets.
All you need is (A) Clean face. (B) Cotton ball. (C) Whitch hazel, duh..
Dab your cotton ball with some whitch hazel and then dab over your face. All done!
What does it do? Balancing PH helps to prevent future breakouts. It is also very soothing for your skin.
I use a low cost target bought facial toner from T.N. Dickinson’s. Click here to check out the one that works for me. 😘
#4. Facial Cleanser
The most obvious one here. (As seen on every commercial targeting teens.) Cleanse. The. Face. It is extremely important that you find what works for you! Read the labels to understand if they are for your skin type or not.
#3. Eating habits
Okay, let me be super transparent… I am not a meal prepper.. nor do I know of any fancy recipes that are “healthy, but also delicious.” Not me, but maybe one day!
However, I do believe that you should pay attention to how much bad goes into your body. And also trying your best to intake the good.
Yes, I still eat Mickey D’s but if I eat too much of it I will always find ways to make sure I’m balancing the bad with the good. For example- exercising and eating more fruit and veggies.
BALANCE = 🗝
#2. A little exercise (Seriously, a little.)
Honestly, a little goes a long way. Again, I am not the healthiest cupcake around, but I do take pride in keeping up with myself to a point where I’m confident and satisfied.
Three days of 20-30 minute of cardio per week is better than sitting at home watching Netflix. We don’t have to be Olympic Athletes to have beautiful skin. As long as we’re keeping the blood pumping to a healthy degree, we should have that radiant and healthy glow.
#1. Know yourself
I state this as #1 because it should determine everything you do/ put on your face! Going from face lotions, all the way to what foundation you use! Know your skin! Are you dry during the winter but oily in the summer? Do you have combination skin all year round? Know yourself. As we grow, we learn more and more about ourselves and our skin type should be something we should take the time to learn if we want to maintain it and age well.
Example: if you have oily skin, you should use a foundation with more matte coverage. If you have combination, look for labels targeting combination skin. And etc. Read the labels and know yourself, it is your greatest power. 💓
I hope you found some helpful and easy tips here! I know how hard life can be in 2018 when we’re constantly on the go-go-go. I just want to remind everyone that the purest beauty lies within. Don’t let anyone make you feel incomplete or insecure because of any skin condition you may have. Be bold no matter what kind of stress your skin is feeling and have confidence every step of the way, ladies and gents! Confidence + kindness = greater value than any external detail. 💋