Just the other day, I was asked "what is your beauty regimen?" I politely said, "stress and moisturizer." Needless to say it made for a good laugh. I think most woman would agree that it is nice to receive a compliment here and there. Compliments are always welcomed on days you aren't feeling your best.
Okay beauty regimen? What exactly is that? Well, some may call it beauty secrets, daily routine or simply skin care. I like to think of it more as my daily routine. No secrets, no special berries or juices, just routine. As a matter of fact my "daily routine" is rather simple. Simple and feasible enough to share with you all. Okay let's get started.
1. This will never change and I have said it time and time again. Moisturize, Moisturize Moisturize.
Using a moisturizer that matches your skin type is vital. If you have oily, acne prone skin use an oil free moisturizer. In a nut shell hydrated skin looks more healthy and youthful. Remember, moisturizer ingredients locks in water. Our skin needs moisture to function properly and slow down the aging process. Yes, I am referring to wrinkles. Be sure to moisturize in the morning and evening before bed.
2. Never sleep face down. Did you know that the second cause of wrinkles is sleeping? Sleeping face down causes fluid to go forward and cause puffiness in the face which takes a while to go down once awake. Also, constant squishing of the face will cause creasing and after a period of time will cause premature wrinkles. Remember, the skin repairs itself when you sleep, so try to sleep properly. I start sleeping on my back or my side with my pillow supporting my head and not my face. Now, I do toss and turn throughout the night and who knows what position I may be in once I fall asleep, however I try my best to be conscious of my position.
3. Get adequate amount of rest. Sleep plays a vital role in one's life. A sound night's sleep can help with your mental and physical health. You can tell when someone doesn't rest; they look sluggish, and tend to react slower. Remember during sleep is when your skin repair and restore itself. "If you get enough sleep, your skin cells have a chance to rest and refuel for the next day's battle," Dr. Alexiades Armenakas.
4. Don't over tweeze your eyebrows. I've have read that next to teeth eyebrows are the most important feature on any face. I agree wholeheartedly! Don't skimp on your eyebrows. The fuller the better. Too thin of an eyebrow can give you a more mature look. I tend to groom my brows every two weeks. I allow some of the hairs to grow back in before tweezing. I think some people get carried away with the tweezer and low and behold they start to thin out their eyebrows. Even though I have fairly full brows I do fill them in with a brow pencil etc. Trust me a groomed eyebrow will give you an instant makeover.
5. Never go to bed without washing your face. It is nothing worse for me than going to bed without washing my face. Not only it will help you relax before bed but it will also clean out those pores that probably took on a beating throughout the day. Along with cleansing I like to gently exfoliate to remove any dead skin cells. In return it gives my face a natural glow. On lazy nights I use a face wipe to remove most of the makeup etc.
Closing Remarks: As you can see my daily routine (Top Five Beauty Tips) is fairly simple yet feasible. Notice, I didn't talk about any particular product. I think that will make for another great blog. I will call it My Favorite Things. Try My tips and tell me what you think. Thanks for reading....