- Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen.
Not to sound like a broken record, but did you know that the sun is the #1 cause of ageing? Whether it’s au natural or from a tanning bed, UV rays will cause wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and other scary forms of skin damage. The only way to protect your skin from uva and uvb rays is to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. Make it easy on yourself and find a moisturizer and spf in one. Me? I use the Malin+Goetz SPF 15 every day because it hydrates without adding oil, protects my porcelain skin from the sun and is a makeup primer all in one. Excuse me, I need to go get my healthy dose of vitamin D.
- Wash your face. Repeat.
Washing your face every day is essential to keeping those pores clean and as tiny as possible. No one likes breaking out, but there’s an easy solution to tackle the never-ending battle against pesky pimples… Wash. Your. Face. Sure, it’s a task, and one I’m not always excited to check off my list, but I leave myself no other option before pouring myself into bed. And, I see results. Not only do your pores benefit, but your moisturizes and creams don’t have to work as hard to penetrate your skin. Get on board.
- Hydrate Inside + Out.
We’ve all heard it before, “Drink 8 cups of water a day.” And while the amount varies, the principle holds true, our bodies depend on water to function on a day-to-day basis. The same goes for moisturizing! Everyone needs it, no matter the skin type. Hydrating the skin combats ageing, douses it with vitamins and keeps it bright. Just remember about our friend, SPF during the am, and you’re well on your way to rocking your 60s Helen Mirren style.
It seems there is nothing a good night’s rest can’t do for you. Fresh face? Check. Memory booster? Check. Stress reducer? Check. Get your 40 winks and live an all-over healthier and happier life.
Did you know that exfoliating on a regular basis helps remove that dead layer of skin and reveals a dewy, youthful complexion? Well, it does. Exfoliating speeds up the cell renewal processing, reducing the appearance of fine lines and discoloration (damn you, sun.). All well-rounded skincare regimens have one. Don’t be the odd man out, exfoliate that face with the Malin+Goetz Jojoba Face Scrub. It’s a gentle cream-based manual exfoliator that doesn’t cause micro tears in the skin, but gently rolls dead skin away. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, check out the Malin+Goetz 10% Glycolic Pads…Get in line for a new face.
Turns out your mom was right, eat your vegetables. Not only are they good for you, with their power punch of nutrients, they also contain antioxidants which fight free radicals that cause ageing from the inside out. Whoa. Pass the brussel sprouts.
We know the age-old saying – it takes more muscles to frown than to smile… Hello wrinkles. Smiling boosts your mood and immune system, and makes you more attractive. It’s an instant and cost-free face lift!
- Keep your mitts off your mug.
Your hands are covered in bacteria and oil and it transfers right over to your face when you can’t keep your hands off! You just committed to washing your face daily, don’t ruin your beautiful work.
- Fats, but only the healthy kinds.
Healthy fats not only taste good (mmm, avocado), but they help the body absorb nutrients. Get healthy fats through olive oil, nuts and olives. Get to snackin’.
- Take time for you.
One of the biggest mistakes we can all be guilty of is not taking time out for ourselves. Whether a walk in the park or a yoga class, allowing your mind and body time to decompress is part of a healthy lifestyle. Perfect that downward dog.