THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF GOOD SKIN CARE

Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Whether you’ve got freckles or a cute button nose, have blue eyes or brown, long hair or short, the most important thing is to be proud of your looks and highlight your best features. Here are some must do’s and don’ts for maintaining a healthy skin. After all, a makeover isn’t just about piling an eye shadow and lip-gloss.

DO’S

GET YOUR GROOVE ON

get your groove on

Exercise gets your heart pumping and your blood flowing, which gives your cheeks a natural flush. Who needs makeup when you can shimmy, skip or cycle your way to better skin?

KEEP YOUR PHONE CLEAN

keep your phone clean

A phone is handy for saving names, numbers, and notes. But it holds onto grease, grime and grubby stuff which get transferred to your fingers and subsequently, your face. Make sure you wipe it down regularly with a tissue or cotton swab.

DRINK PLENTY OF H2O

drink plenty of h20

While water won’t actually add moisture to your skin from the inside out, it does help flush out toxins and gives your complexion a healthy glow.

WASH UP BEFORE YOU GO TO BED

wash up before you go to bed

Leaving blush, eye shadow, or mascara on overnight can clog pores and cause skin problems. Besides, it’ll make your pillowcase filthy! Remember: Going to bed with makeup on is something they only do in the movies or on TV.

USING A FACIAL SCRUB

using a facial scrub

If you’ve got oily skin, you should use an exfoliating facial scrub twice a week to prevent clogged pores and keep blackheads from forming. Dry skin types shouldn’t scrub more than once a week to avoid further drying out their skin.

DON’T

EAT SALTY SNACKS

don't eat salty snacks

The salt in junk food can aggravate acne; ditto all those chemicals and preservatives.

USE PLAIN OLD BODY SOAP ON YOUR FACE

soap

Unless your shower or bath soap claims to be moisturizing, it’s going to strip your face of essential natural oils.

PULL HAIR ACROSS YOUR FACE

pull hair across your face

Twirling you hair across you face or sucking and chewing on the tips of your strands is a big no-no because the oil and haircare products in your ‘do will get smeared all over your skin.

REST YOUR FACE IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

rest your face on palm

No matter how clean you keep ’em, dirt and oil your hands can clog pores and cause pimples along your jaw-line if you cup your chin or cheek in the palm of your hand.

GIVE YOURSELF A STEAM

give yourself a steam

Leave the steam masks to the pros at a spa. If you’re getting ready to go out and plan to put on makeup, splash your face with cold water to close your pores before applying any products.

You may just find that some minor changes on the outside can change how you feel about yourself on the inside. So, follow these do’s and don’ts and get the healthiest skin possible!

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