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12 Rules for Healthy Skin

By Mamakbest @mamakbest


 12 Rules for Healthy Skin

  1. Eat good stuff. Minimize the sugar, pop, caffeine and junk food intake; maximize the dark leafy greens and omega-3 fats. What you eat really can show up on your face. (See: 12 Foods for Healthy Skin, 7 Juicing Recipes)
  2. Sleep. It’s important now, but that seven or eight hours will be even more important as you grow older. Sleep is the body’s recharge, recover and repair time. If you skimp on sleep, stress starts to show on your skin in the form of dullness, breakouts and premature aging.
  3. Drink water. Infuse it with slices of cucumber and orange if you like. Herbal tea counts, too. (Iced herbal tea in summer… yum!)
  4. Clean your face, always after workouts/big sweats, and always before you sleep. Always.
  5. Moisturize, even if you have oily or problem skin (just use something super-light and oil-free — drying out your skin will cause more problems). Hydrated skin is happy skin.
  6. Use SPF every. single. day. No argument.
  7. Don’t smoke.
  8. Exercise. It gets the circulation going, which gets the glow going. (A healthy glow looks good on guys, too. Trust.)
  9. Don’t touch your face throughout the day. You don’t know what’s been where your hands were.
  10. Every week, switch to a clean, fresh pillowcase, preferably cotton, something breathable so as not to trap sleep-sweat and sebum against your skin. If you use lots of gel, mousse, hairspray or other styling products in your hair, wash it out before bed, otherwise it’ll transfer to your pillowcase and onto your skin.
  11. Pay attention to makeup and skincare expiry dates. If something starts to smell weird and icky, time to restock.
  12. Keep your makeup tools clean — and don’t share makeup. Bacteria travels from skin to makeup via fingers, brushes and sponges (dirty tools = public transit for bacteria). Best not to mix someone else’s bacteria with yours.


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