Secrets I live by for an amazing skin.

A lot of people ask me about my perfect complexion and what are the secret products I use to have it. Well, it’s no secret at all, I just listen to 2 experts in my life, Mom & my dermatologist.
Everyone is on the lookout for great tips to a clear skin, but the greatest tip I could give you ladies –Along with 5 more – Is Love your skin and it’ll love you back. I promise!

There are about thousands of reasons causing our skin to break out. The key to fix such problems is to find the root of it. Poor diet, medical conditions, medications and hormonal changes (usually experienced by teens and pregnant women) allow our skin to become rebellious.
If you are striving for a clearer skin or trying to maintain it, read along.

Secret #1: Listen to your mama.
Get enough sleep. Cause while you’re dreaming, your skin is renewed and restored. Your skin texture improves, because old, dead skin cells are replaced. Harmful effects from your daily life are reversed. You literally wake with a new glow. (8 hours is perfect)

SPF is a must.  Even on non-beach days – As sun protection filters harmful UV rays which cause wrinkles, skin cancer and discoloration. (Try La Mer’s SPF 30 UV Protection Fluid – Avilabe at Saks fifth Avenue)
If you smoke, quit! As smoking deprives the skin of oxygen and nutrients. So some smokers appear pale, while others develop discoloration, plus the consequences include sagging skin and deeper wrinkles.

Change your bed sheets & pillow cases. As the epidermis of your skin (the top layer) is usually met with dirt, oil and toxins from the environment. and washing your skin only removes a portion. This bacteria can build on the pillowcase night after night and re-contaminate the skin causing increased acne breakouts.

Secret #2:You are what you eat ..& Drink.
 Antioxidants are your best friend. So eat blueberries & other fruits with rich color, which are full of antioxidants. Deep red, yellow and green vegetables are also good.
Let them eat fish. Fish, with its oils, is very healthy. If you don’t like fish have Omega 3 supplements.
Salt is the enemy. Avoid salty foods & other water-retention traps, this will help decrease the appearance of cellulite on your skin.
Stay hydrated. 8 cups of water is not a myth. & never overdo caffeine.

Secret #3: Keep your makeup out of bed.
Facial skin tends to remove dead skin cells and other irritants from pores while sleeping. Sleeping with your makeup on clogs the pores and suffocates the skin & if the pores were clogged irritants build up & eventually causes acne. Plus eye makeup causes dark circles as it stains the skin. So make sure you remove all your make up very well.

Use a 3 Step cleansing routine every night:

  1. 1   Makeup Remover (I use Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk & Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips by clinique)
  2.       Facial Wash ( Try Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser)
  3.       Moisturizer (Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is absolute heaven)

And invest in a good facial once in a month.

Secret #4: Sweet exfoliate & Moisture.
Harsh exfoliators may chafe the skin so I prefer a sugar scrub instead because it dissolves as you use it. And it’s hard to over-exfoliate with a well-made sugar scrub. Give your body H20 from head to toe. When you’re in the bath or shower, make good use of your awesome exfoliator or body polish. After toweling off, apply a rich moisturizer while the skin is still damp. (Try Sugar Crush from Soap Glory & the famous baby oil from Johnson & Johnson)
Secret #5: Become friends with your dermatologist.
Since many skin blemishes and acne are caused by a deeper problem than just bad skin, you may need to seek medical advice to find the real problem. 
Instead of continuing to battle bad skin, consult a doctor to determine the actual root of your problem. Since these problems are capable of being controlled with the proper medical attention, you can work to clear up your skin and become healthier in all aspects in your life.

Stay beautiful Bellas!

Muneera xx

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