Skincare Habits To Keep You Youthful & It Won’t Break the Bank

October 8, 2022

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As women, we are always looking for ways to keep our skin healthy and young but may not understand how effective skincare works. We spend hundreds of dollars each year on beauty products that promise to make us look younger, but sometimes it feels like we’re just throwing our money away. In this blog post, we’re going to share with you some tips on how to keep your skin looking its best, without spending a fortune. So read on and learn how to get beautiful skin without breaking the bank!

Wear sunscreen

This one is a no-brainer. Too much sun exposure can damage your skin, so it’s important to limit your time in the sun—especially during peak hours when the sun’s rays are strongest (between 10am and 4pm).

Wearing sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV radiation can cause premature aging, wrinkles, and sun spots. It can also lead to more serious problems like skin cancer.

So, make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, even if you don’t plan on spending much time outdoors. And don’t forget to reapply every two hours—or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.

The right cleanser makes all the difference

Your cleanser should suit your skin type—dry, oily, combination, etc. You can usually find this information on the back of the product or on the company’s website. Once you’ve determined your skin type, look for a cleanser that is designed specifically for that type of skin. For example, if you have dry skin, avoid cleansers with alcohol as they will strip away your natural oils and leave your skin feeling tight and irritated. Instead, opt for a hydrating or milky cleanser.

Oily skin types should look for oil-free or gel cleansers that won’t clog pores. Combination skin types can get away with using a gentle foaming cleanser. No matter your skin type, be sure to cleansing morning and night as part of your daily skincare routine.

Choose quality over quantity

It’s tempting to stock up on drugstore skincare products because they’re so affordable. However, resist the urge! Drugstore products tend to be packed with harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances that can actually do more harm than good to your delicate skin. Instead of loading up on cheap skin care products, invest in a few high-quality items that will last longer and be better for your skin in the long run. A little goes a long way when it comes to quality skincare products, so start small and build up from there as needed. Your skin will thank you!

Make healthy lifestyle choices

Finally, remember that beautiful skin starts from within. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated both inside and out! Eat a balanced diet consisting of whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats. And try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night to allow your body time to repair and regenerate cells—including those pesky wrinkles.

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Drink plenty of water

Water is essential for healthy skin—it helps keep your skin cells plump and hydrated and helps flush out toxins that can damage your skin. So drink up! Aim for 8 glasses of water a day and your skin will look better for it.

Eat healthy foods

What you eat shows up on your skin, so eating healthy foods is crucial if you want beautiful skin. Fill your diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats like olive oil and avocado and your skin will glow. Avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive alcohol consumption as they can all damage your skin.

Quit smoking

Smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your skin. It causes premature aging and wrinkles by damaging the collagen and elastin in your skin. It also makes your skin dry and gives you an unhealthy pallor.

If you want to keep your skin looking its best, quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do.

Get enough sleep

Sleep is vital for both your physical and mental health—and that includes the health of your skin. When you don’t get enough sleep, it shows in the form of dark circles under your eyes and a dull, lackluster complexion.

To keep your skin looking its best, aim for seven to eight hours of sleep each night. And if you have trouble sleeping, try some relaxation techniques like meditation or yoga before bedtime.

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Don’t let the high price tags of department store skincare products deter you from getting the beautiful skin you deserve! With a little bit of know-how and by following our tips, you can find affordable solutions that will give you stunning results—without breaking the bank!

Looking for a mentor that can coach you cultivating a beauty routine specific to your specific beauty goals? Apply for private coaching today and let’s get you to the very best version of yourself!

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