It’s no secret that I’m a huge lover of all things skin. It started at a very young age for me. I started really taking care of my skin when I was 15, from one of my good friends growing up. She taught me all the basics! So I started taking off my make up with the good ol’ dove cream make up remover, and using clinics line, morning and night. I got in the habit of doing it twice a day, and loved doing it. I’ve always been highly obsessed with skin.
Nicely applied make up starts with your skin. SKIN comes first. So what can you do to keep your skin from premature aging? Over the years I’ve protected my face, neck and hands so much so that I haven’t had any signs of premature aging… (knock on wood). It’s so important to start taking care of your skin while you’re young so that you’ll have long lasting youthful skin!
A little background though, I used to be a HUGE tanner in high school… (BARF)… didn’t we all though? I feel like that was a thing?.. No? ha. My friends and I would walk to the nearest salon after school and just bake the shit out of our skin in those deadly beds. We would even put the little heart stickers below our belly buttons, just above our panty line… ummm.. (NO) Kinda trampy if I might add.. haha. You guys know the stickers.. you know those things. Anyways, you could visibly see that the tan line, we tanned so much! Nowadays you have to have your parent WITH YOU while you tan under 18. SO smart. Wish that was the case in my days. So all that tanning wasn’t smart! But now that I’ve grown I know the importance of it!
But it isn’t JUST washing your face morning & night that will keep you from aging. I wanted to share 3 simple, but affective AND affordable ways you can add this onto your skincare routine, and it will help keep you from premature aging.
- STAY OUT OF THE SUN WITHOUT PROTECTION & ESPECIALLY TANNING BEDS. Use SPF. EVERY SINGLE DAY. A good one without all the chemicals. I use ELTA MD UV CLEAR SPF 46. Even in the winter months… every damn day guys. You wouldn’t believe how much the UV rays damage your skin. They cause sun spots (those ugly brown spots) on your face, neck & hands, and cause wrinkles (the leather look) guys– speaking of the leather look. I used to work at a few tanning salons, so I know the look. Its barf guys. Barf. I wanted to lather every one up with sunscreen, and send them on there way out. Thats another reason why I’m so careful because I’ve seen it firsthand! Worked in 5 different salons from ages 16-23, and stopped tanning at 21. So don’t do it! SPRAY TAN GUYS. Those are why I look tan all the time. Use ST TROPEZ rub on. SO GOOD.
- WEAR HATS. The bigger the hat the better. Whenever you go out, Wear the hat as MUCH as you can. You will thank yourself at age 40.
- DRINK WATER. LOTS of water. Seriously, such a great way to keep your skin hydrated. I can totally tell a difference when I’m not drinking enough. My skin feels extra dry, and I live in a dry state (UTAH) so I drink tons of water. I got this 40 oz bottle that I fill up 3x a day. You’ll need more water if you work out. So thats why I drink so much.
SO, sounds super simple right? Well, it is. The issue we run into is consistency! You’ve got to keep up with it. Make it a habit! Creating healthy habits go a long ways, and you’ll be so glad you did.
Have a great day!