Cultivating habits can keep you (and your skin!) looking youthful and vibrant. You can’t blame genetics. The way you look has a lot to do with good skincare and health habits, not just genes. Lifestyle habits like sleep, cleansing, hydrating and more have a lot to do with how you appear and how you feel.
Easy to remember, but not easy to do. Late nights and hot dates lend themselves to falling directly into bed, but if you don’t remove your makeup thoroughly, your skin cell turnover slows down during precious nighttime hours, when skin is most receptive to regeneration.
Constant washing and sun exposure give our hands a rough (pun intended) time. Fight excessive dryness and incidental sun exposure is by applying an intense hand hydrator with broad-spectrum sunscreen throughout the day.
Get at least eight hours of sleep
Lack of sleep doesn’t let your skin regenerate properly (just like wearing makeup to bed) and can give you dark undereye circles and tired looking skin. Eight hours ensures healthier, glowing skin.
A good eye cream keeps the delicate eye area plump, moisturized and protected. Tap gently around the eye area morning and night. There are very few oil glands underneath the eyes, so an intense hydrating eye cream is a must to stave away the signs of aging.
Don’t let stress get out of hand
You can do all of the above, but if you don’t control stress levels–and let’s face it, who doesn’t have stress in their lives?–it will show. Do what you can to reduce stress: meditate, do yoga, spend time in nature, unplug from technology and count your blessings.