Wash, Rinse, Repeat: Skin Care Tips
Why you should listen to me: I have been experimenting with skin care since I was six no joke. It all started with St. Ives Apricot Wash and has evolved into more expensive products. I’m no dermatologist, but I have used a lot of products in my life so here’s what I’ve learned.
-Wash your face twice a day no more no less. Washing infrequently leaves skin oily and washing too much leaves it dry.
-Use toner, but sparingly. I use natural toner with a little bit of salicyclic acid in it to help fight acne.
-If you can find a product with rosewater in it use it. Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco and actress, swore by this and it has helped many women stay youthful looking well into old age.
-Simpler the better is the rule when it comes to soap. Nina Garcia, “Project Runway” judge and fashion editor at Marie Claire magazine only uses simple bar soap on her face.
-Moisturize in the morning with a lotion with SPF to protect face from wrinkles later on and use a heavier moisturizing cream at night to make sure your skin is soft.
-Start anti-aging products now. It sounds silly, but using collagen-enhanced moisturizers and creams with retinol prevent wrinkles. Seventeen magazine has said they help prevent pimples too.
-Only use an exfoliate once in a while. Harsh face washes can leave your skin dry and actually cause more pimples because your pores produce more oil to nourish your face.
-Taking care of your face might seem like a chore, but it will pay off. It lets your natural beauty shine and you can wear less makeup. Also Botox won’t even need to be in your vocabulary.