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5 steps to healthier skin this summer is easy!
The older I get, the more aware I become of the importance of taking care of my skin. Not only do I want to care for my skin so it looks and feels good, but I also want to stay healthy and avoid the dangers of skin cancer.
I wish I had listened to all that advice about using SPF every day, but I didn’t. Worse- I tanned a ton in high school and college. Ugh- I really regret that! Now I have some sun spots and wrinkles on my face and body.
Also- I did a decent job putting sunscreen on my face when I was outside, but I rarely put sunscreen on my body. I also rarely think about how important a good skin care routine is for my entire body. Soft, healthy, and smooth skin should not only be limited to my face! I love to go hiking, running, and biking as much as I can- so I want to make sure I take care of my skin when I am enjoying the great outdoors!
Here is a list of 5 habits I am trying to keep to take care of my skin all over my body!
1. Drink green tea (and plenty of water!)
Green tea is known to be an anti-inflammatory drink. It also contains EGCG which may help prevent collagen destruction that leads to wrinkles. Drinking plenty of water also helps skin look brighter and fuller. Hydrating with water and including some green tea has many benefits that go beyond skin-level as well!
2. Get adequate sleep
Everyone knows this- but lack of sleep makes skin look really bad. Getting proper rest is a simple way to have healthier skin that glows! Recommended amounts of sleep are at least seven hours a night, but I feel best when I get eight hours of sleep!
3. Use sunscreen
Everyone over the age of six months should wear sunscreen, everyday. Sunscreen is the single most effective way to prevent skin damage and wrinkles. Some sunscreens are more effective and safe than others. The sunscreen should at least contain SPF 15, and should be re-applied every 2 hours if in the sun. Waterproof sunscreen is great for swimming or sport activities outside.
4. Use a good cleanser
A good face and body cleanser goes a long way to keep skin healthy and looking good. A good cleanser should clean skin thoroughly yet not strip oils. Experiment with different cleansers until you find one that is right for you. I also love using a cleansing brush to ensure I get my skin squeaky-clean and exfoliate all at once!
5. Moisturize to prevent and repair aging
Use a double-duty lotion or spray, such as a multi-function beauty product, that has SPF protection to help in achieving beautiful skin. Many even contain SPF. I just tried the new NO-AD Prevent & Repair Spray Lotion and the No-AD Prevent & Brighten Pump Lotion. My skin feels tighter and more supple, and I love that I am also repairing years of sun damage. These new beauty products help prevent photo-aging, and beautify and moisturize skin everyday. Packed with a premium blend of vitamins, antioxidants, and SPF 15 broad spectrum protection, these are new multi-functional products unlike any other. These products should be used all over the body, not just on the face, because skincare is not limited to the face only!
Save $2.00 on any one (1) NO-AD Anti-Aging Body Moisturizer Pump Lotion or Spray Lotion. Not all locations carry this product, so look here first. NO-AD Anti-Aging Body Moisturizers are new products located in the Skin Care Section at Walmart. The scent is amazing for both the spray and lotion- and they go on light and non-greasy!
I’ve shared my five steps to better skin. I’d love to hear about your skin care routine! Leave a comment sharing your tips for maintaining healthy skin!