Remove That Makeup! Removing makeup allows the skin to breath and prevents clogged pores and breakouts. When taking off makeup around the eyes be as gentle as possible and refrain from rubbing as the skin around the eyes is extremely delicate. I like to use products like Albolene or Aquaphor to remove eye makeup as it acts as both a cleanser and hydrating eye cream.
Use A Gentle Cleanser Cleansing is essential to remove old makeup or anything else that has gotten on your face throughout the day. Look for products that do not contain alcohol as these may dry out the skin. If you have dry skin try using a creamy based cleanser. For oily skin go for oil-free products. Apply gently and pat to dry.
Wash Your Pillowcase Pillowcases store dirt, old makeup and other junk on them which can contribute to breakouts and oily skin. Be adamant and wash your pillowcase on a weekly basis.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! Moisturizer adds an extra layer of protection and rejuvenates the skin. I prefer to use a lighter moisturizer in the morning and go heavier in the evening. If you have oily skin or have breakouts try using an oil-free moisturizer. If your skin is dry, try a face cream like Eucerin or organic almond oil.
Eat From The Earth Diet plays a huge factor in the way your skin looks. Make sure you are getting plenty of vitamins and minerals by eating foods that come from the Earth like fruits, vegetables and whole grains!
Exfoliate Lather up a dry brush with some coconut or almond oil and scrub the body a few days a week. To exfoliate the face use a gentle exfoliant once or twice a week depending on your skin type. People with sensitive skin should be extremely careful with exfoliating and consult a dermatologist before use.
Stress Less Stress can cause acne, worsen breakouts and cause dark circles under the eyes. Do your best to get enough sleep and plenty of r&r!
Exercise Everyday Sweating helps the body to detox, allowing dirt and other buildup to wash away. Exercise also helps to improve circulation as well as releases endorphins, a natural mood booster.