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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Great ideas for Great skin

One of my favorite things I get asked about/complimented on is my skin.  My skin "secrets" are so simple and cheap.   You do not have to buy La Mer like J-lo to get healthy, amazing skin.  So run to your local grocery store and/or Target and be ready to amaze your mirror, your friends, and the bar tender who will once again, check your i.d.

This is redundant as I have blogged about this before, but DO IT.  Use oil.  I know, it sounds greasy and yucky, but it works.  I used to be the biggest fan of coconut oil, but I have changed my tune and have moved on to almond oil.  It has a neutral odor and absorbs more quickly into my skin.  I use it on my face and my body.  My husband uses it too.  You can also use it in the bedroom if you catch my drift.  Better than hitting your lady/man parts with lubricant that is full of chemicals and yuck (I know I've told you guys that one before too, but just reiterating what I feel is of the utmost life importance). 

Dry brushing.  Get a body brush made of natural materials (I got mine at Target) and dry brush your skin once a day.  I do it before I get in the shower.  Dry brushing is a great way to rid yourself of dead skin cells, make your skin smooth, and to scratch any bizarre itches you may have. 

Drink water.  Lots and lots of water- 1/2 your body weight in ounces every single day.  Example:  I weight 130 pounds.  I drink at least 65 ounces of water a day.  Because I am active, it is usually WAY more than that.  And if you are boozing it up or drinking coffee, make sure for every ounce of fun you have an ounce of water to counteract the thrills of dehydration. 

Diet.   Please do not be a fat phob.  Eating healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds, coconuts, healthy oils (coconut, flax seed, olive, etc.) and cutting out shit works wonders for the skin.  Eating sugar is almost as damaging to the skin as that lady in the movie There's Something About Mary with the leather skin who laid out with the tin foil.  Moderation my loves, when it comes to the unhealthy crap (booze, sugar, white flour, etc.)  Fruits and veggies.  Can't toot their horns enough.  Full of antioxidants and fiber.  How does fiber help skin, you ask???  Fiber moves shit out of your body.  Shit has toxins.  Toxins make your skin look like shit.  Getting rid of shit = healthy, toxin free skin. 

Exercise- Another way to move toxins from the body is to move your ass.

Cosmetics- As a former make up artist, I think the worst thing someone with aging skin can do is cake on the make up.  In my humble opinion, after age 30, powder is a no-no.  It settles into wrinkles and creases and makes women look old.  There.  I said it.  So invest in a nice moisture plus tint or liquid foundation and go easy on it.  And yes, I use almond oil on my face and THEN use the moisture plus tint on top of it.  To me, there is no such thing as too dewy.  I would rather look dewy than like a dried up old leather baseball glove. 

Hope that helps and please feel free to comment  with any questions or beauty secrets of your own!!!

1 comment:

  1. Great post Jane! I love the suggestion for almond oil. Will try! :)