While most little girls were taught the importance of healthy skin at a young age, I must admit I was not one of them. My family has a lot of Cherokee Indian in our blood line, so my parents tan naturally and stay tan throughout the year. My mom’s year round tan makes me so jealous! This is not the case for me, as apparently that skin didn’t get passed down to my sisters and me (all blondes while my parents are dark haired). Exhibit A, I am pasty white right now and it’s fine because as I’ve grown older I am realizing the importance of skin care. I was the girl in high school who tanned in the tanning bed before prom and even into college at times. Once I met Aaron, he would lecture me on the dangers of the sun and my girlfriend even had some cancerous moles removed. Since then I have not stepped into a tanning bed and wont ever again. I even wear sun screen now which is cray cray! And I don’t just protect my skin from the sun nowadays, I try to take care of it all around with creams, gels, you name it! I want to keep my skin fresh, young and beautiful!
Wash your face every.single.night. I know this is hard, but getting your makeup before bed is essential. I love makeup wipes for that reason. On nights I’m out late or just too tired to wash my face, I reach for a wipe and usually use two just to make sure I’ve gotten everything off. If I do have the energy, I use a mild soap with a little bit of salicylic acid in it.
SPF, I love a good BB cream with SPF built in. I use my BB every day, so in return, I’m also sun protecting everyday (and sometimes I put another layer on with an actual SPF).
If you have skin trouble, do something about it! I have struggled with my skin all my life and have a dermatologist I see regularly. However, even using a great acne wash and toner can really make all the difference! If you need a little extra help for skin issues like rosacea, be sure to check out the line of prescription products from Galderma, including Soolantra® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% that helps treat inflammatory lesions, or bumps and pimples of rosacea.
Above all, hydrate. Make sure you drink those 64 oz of water, each and every day. It’s amazing what H2O can do for the skin!
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