Having glowing skin that people envy is on everyone's to do list, no matter if you're 15 or 45,

having perfect skin is something that everyone desires.  But how do you get flawless skin when

you're dealing with skin issues, the stresses of everyday life, or simply just don't know where to

start?  Well hopefully these simple yet important tips will guide you on your path to beautiful,

glowing, and healthy skin!

Clean your face on a regular basis

In order for your skin to be healthy, you have to make sure it is clean first.  Develop a routine in

the morning and at night by using products specifically tailored to your skin type.  For instance I

have very oily skin plus eczema, so I clean my face with dove soap, followed by a cleaning with

Cetaphil cleansing scrub, and then apply my daily moisturizer.  It's best to consult your

dermatologist if you don't know what your skin type is so they can recommend the products

that are best for you.

Don’t sleep with your makeup on!

The worst thing you can do to your skin is to leave your makeup on at night.  By doing this, the

makeup seeps into your pores which can cause irritation.  Remove makeup each night with a

gentle makeup remover or olive oil mixture to ensure your face won't get irritated.

Clean your makeup brushes

This will ensure that you are not reusing dirty makeup over and over again which can cause skin

irritation and even infection.  A good way to clean your makeup brushes is with a dishwashing

detergent and olive oil mixture.

Get a good night sleep

When It comes to your body, not just with skin, but with hair and nails as well, the overall

health and appearance isn't just determined by what you use, but can be determined by if

you're treating your body right.  By getting a good night sleep, at least 7 hours, your body will

have the strength to promote your healthy skin.

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!


Exfoliating at least once every week or two (depending on your skin type) helps to get out the

dirt left over in your pores that you may have missed with your daily washings.  I suggest a

sugar scrub which helps lift the dirt and gives you a gentle massage on the skin, leaving your

face feeling fresh.

Eating right, vitamins and water are your best friend

Vitamins help promote not only your skin's health, but your overall body's health and can give

your skin the extra boost it needs.  Besides a daily supplement, ask your dermatologist what

other vitamins there are to help your specific skin type.  On top of that, eating right and water is

the best thing you can do,  Eating a balanced meal is obvious, but did you know we're suppose

to drink 8 glasses of water a day?  I suggest getting a tall VOSS bottle in order to make this task

easier, it's re-usable because the bottle is glass, and you would achieve more than the

recommended amount of water by drinking just 3 refills of the bottle!

Leave your face alone!

If at all possible, don't touch your face throughout the day unless you really have to.  Your

hands encounter millions of germs with a few minutes.  By touching your face, you're only

causing your skin to be susceptible to dirt and germs.  Besides, if you have makeup on I doubt

you want to mess up the hard work you did!