The LA Beauty Regimen
TIP #1: SUNSCREEN
Make sure you are applying SPF on the daily! Even on those not so sunny looking days, the UV rays can be just as damaging. Aim for a sunscreen, moisturizer or primer that has an SPF of at least 30. By shielding your face (and hands) with a layer of protection from the sun year round, you are avoiding wrinkles, sun spots and fine lines (especially when you’re stuck in that 405 freeway traffic). Think of it as a down-payment on great looking skin.
Tip #2: HYDRATE
Hydration is key in keeping the glow going strong! Dehydration leads to wrinkles and fine lines, so plump that skin up with a daily water intake of at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water. Grab a S’Well water bottle to cut down on your carbon footprint and get your guzzle on!
Tip #3: EXFOLIATE
Dull, dry looking skin is not your friend. Your skin is constantly working to regenerate itself and as a result, dead skin cells begin to accumulate on the surface. Instead of piling on the creams and serums to make up for the dryness, try exfoliating your body, face (don’t forget your lips!) 2x a week to reveal healthy, smoother skin.
Tip #4: MOISTURIZE
Moisturizing is an essential tip for your hair, nails and skin. Find a moisturizer that is in sync with your oil production so that you don’t get over-moisturized or oily. A simple, all-purpose beauty hack to replenish moisture: jojoba oil. It’s easily absorbed and locks in moisture all day. If you are acne-prone, opt for argan oil instead, as it non-comedogenic and less likely to clog your pores. Add to hair, skin and nails for the ultimate moisture surge.
Tip #5: MASK
Take back your radiance, boost hydration and repair damage by incorporating a weekly mask into your hair and skin beauty regimen. Hair masks are stacked with antioxidants and vitamins that help repair and strengthen damaged and stressed out locks. Face masks are also a great way to detox all the daily pollution your face is exposed to and target specific issues. Make sure you choose a mask with whole, natural ingredients you can actually pronounce. Mask Monday is on!
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Tip #6: LIPS
Because the skin on your lips is way more delicate and thin than the skin on other parts of your body, they need an extra level of TLC to keep them soft, healthy, and moisturized. Remember, lip balms are not all created equally. Many major brands contain synthetic chemicals, preservatives, and other compounds that actually dry out your skin. So, don’t forget to read the labels and choose lip balms with hydrating, natural ingredients like vitamin E, coconut oil and jojoba oil.