First- my usual disclaimer- I am no health registered anything, not a medical specialist, Nor a skin advisor, never worked in Sephora and don’t wear any make up.
So why listen to anything I have to say?
Well because I have a lot of free time , I am very interested in finding the best ways for leading a healthy life in a strong body , and I like sharing my results with you on this blog.
All the above means that as usual- you need to use your brain and decide- as with everything else in your lives- what advice and tips you want to take with you, and what you will gladly forget as soon as you’re done reading this post.
Now to the post.
I hope you read part 1 last week- if not- feel free to go read it- I’ll wait.
So how do you manage without Botox?
#1. Drink less alcohol- more water.
you’ve probably heard this before- but from my personal experience- it’s true. the best way to take good care of your skin- is by taking care of what you put inside your body.
This starts with proper hydration -and I don’t mean sugary sodas and/or any kind of alcohol.
Actually -in my experience- alcohol dehydrates your body- thus your skin, plus leaves it looking a bit grayish, whereas water is free, tasty, and -well= hydrating.
#2. If you are a smoker- please try to quit/limit your smoking -it has a significant influence on your facial skin! here is a link to one of many articles on this:
#3. exercise! getting your heart pumping amd body moving is a great way- in my experience- to get a healthy look -in your face. ( pun intended).
#4. facial exfoliating.
I don’t use any fancy scrubs or what not- just my towel. be careful if you have delicate skin or any skin condition that requires special care and no scrubbing or exfoliating.
Also -I immediately follow with #5:
#5: hydrating cream! I use a cheap 17$ brand , and it does a good enough job for me. oh- and my cream has a 30 SPF , because I live in a hot country, thus remembering #6:
#6: limit sun exposure- I wear a hat when I go out after 9 AM , always have that #5 sunscreen included facial cream on, I do not go sunbathing , and I regret those long hours I used to lie in the sun when I was a teenager- because these years bite you back after 45.
#7. Hyaluronic acid serum : I use it once a week- I think it makes somewhat of a difference- in my opinion- and on my face- but again- do whatever you want.
#8. losing a lot of weight can result in skin sagging and wrinkles-I’ve seen it happen to family and friends. please fuel your body properly to stay healthy- and have great looking skin too.
#9. I understood a while ago- I look much better smiling than pouting.
#10. rest well! so important!
#11. The best tip of all- I accepted that this is the way I look now- and that more wrinkles will join the current ones, and that’s ok. I think.
I’ll let you know if I change my mind.
Enjoy – the cooliflower.