Easy Steps to Healthy Skin

Today we are unfortunately subject to some very harsh environmental factors that can have a huge effect on how our skin ages. Living in California, we constantly have the sun beating down on us, we probably have the worst pollution I have seen in any state I have traveled, and when it get’s to be winter time I know a bunch of people who travel to snow board or ski which puts us in a cold climate that can really dry our skin out during the winter months.

It is important that we really take care of our skin because of all of these factors and, let’s face it (no pun intended) we always want to look our best and we want to stay away from having wrinkles and acne as much as possible, but how do we do it? Here are some easy and fast steps that anyone can do, let’s start from the point where we wake up!

I know it’s early, we don’t wanna get up to go to work or school, but what always helps me is a good washing of my face! I usually do this in the shower but if for some reason I took a shower at night I will still make sure to wash my face in the morning, it helps to wake me up and believe it or not we acquire a lot of dirt and oil while sleeping that can really build up. A product I love to use is L’oreal’s Go 360 Clean face wash for sensitive skin. This stuff is amazing! It comes with a rubbery cleanser pad that claims to get deep down into your pores to clean them out and it removes make-up so easily!! Also, about two times a week I love to exfoliate my face to get rid of the dead skin so my moisturizer can really soak in when I get to that step. What I use for this is St. Ives Green Tea Exfoliant Scrub. This is a great exfoliant that even helps to reduce redness in my skin that I deal with constantly. It’s so quick and easy and my skin feels extremely soft after wards. It is really important to wash off the dead skin because our skin cells are constantly being replenished on our face and if we don’t do this step they build up and can cause acne and bumps.

The next step after washing my face is applying moisturizer. Try and get a moisturizer with some SPF in it to protect you from the sun. Make sure that it really does make your skin soft and does in fact add moisture, otherwise, if your skin is dry it could start to flake and peel which can be really bothersome, and it will hurt, I promise! I use Olay Daily Moisturizer with SPF in it.

After this feel free to put on make-up and go on with your day. At the end of the day though, remove that make-up! If you don’t I can pretty much guarantee you will wake up with a zit or missing a few eye lashes. I know this is a hard step for me because when I return home after a long day I just want to sleep! Make sure to get a make-up remover that is oil free and for sensitive skin just to be on the safe side. I use Mary Kay make-up remover and it works well, and really fast! After this step I will usually wash my face again just to make sure I get it clean.

I hope these steps help you to improve your skin for the future! Any things you find beneficial to your skin? Let me know, I’d love to hear it!

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About Megan Fitzgerald

This blog started out as a school project and I have been inspired to make it a beauty blog to put myself out there and share my thoughts on things from make-up to life and everything in between. Feel free to leave comments, good and or bad, as I am always looking to improve myself :) A little about me. I am 23 years old and recently graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in June of 2011 with a BA in Psychology. My passion for hair design and make-up artistry has always had a big part in my life. It started as an addiction, really, and now I am hoping to go to school to become licensed. Some may say "what a weird transition.. degree in Psychology to beauty school?" However, I believe people should follow their passion and their dreams, and this is mine! Life is too short to sit behind a desk! I rather be behind the chair or in front of an individual making them feel truly beautiful inside and out. I mean, hey, a lot of hair dressers I meet swear they are therapists as well ;) Here's to passion!

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