make the application process of your facial cream more like a mini massage. here’s why: upward, gentle circles on the cheeks, forehead, and neck will help fight the natural, downward pull of gravity.
- prevent the wrinkles
treat them from the inside out with high amounts of water intake-drink your weight in ounces. on the outside, apply products that contain hyaluronic acid, which holds water in the skin, giving it a nice plump look
- revive parched skin
DIY masque: mix two tablespoons each of honey, avocado, and olive oil and one mashed mango. the honey is hydrating. avocado is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and b vitamins, which are incredible for your lymphatic system and restoring the skin’s lipid layer, mango is rich in skin-brightening vitamin c, and olive oil is anti-inflammatory and reverses the signs of sun damage.
- bring oil back
use food-grade oils of almond, olive, or coconut before bed. I’m a big fan of coconut oil – it’s known to soften and shrink wrinkles and protects against sun damage.
- pick up a dry brush
dry brushing, exfoliates dead skin, stimulates circulation, and eliminate toxins — all essentials for healthy skin. i do this three-to-four times a week before showering. i’ll have more on how to dry brush in our next beauty post.
- drink your greens
swapping out your afternoon coffee for a veggie drink. it helps oxygenate the skin and stimulate lymphatic drainage, so it’s de-puffing, too
- butter up your skin-care regimen
you might reserve rich shea butter for dry, winter skin, but it’s an important anti-aging ingredient to include in your routine year-round. shea butter as a moisturizer has been clinically proven to reverse the signs of aging – to save money find a moisturizer that includes shea butter for an all in one all body treatment.
- don’t neglect your neck
as you age, it’s important to care for your neck, which includes regular exfoliation. use a smooth-beaded scrub a couple times a week in the shower. as you apply it, look up so the skin is pulled really taut, makes it easier to roll the scrub across the skin.