Best Kept Beauty Secrets
Beauty editors accumulate the greatest trends, knowledge, and tips that us common folk aren’t necessarily aware of. Fortunately some of the greatest tips are exposed and given to us as little treats. Now let’s not forget them!
Always drink water. You don’t need to drink any specific amount of water, just drink enough that you aren’t thirsty. There is no direct correlation between how much water you consume and how hydrated your skin is. Here’s an extra tip: drinking a glass of water before each meal makes you less inclined to overeat!
Sunscreen is the foundation of youth. …Or at least it’s the closest thing to it. An SPF 15 should be in your everyday use no matter what type of weather it is outside. UV radiation is the major source of skin cancer and accelerated aging of the skin; both of which can happen without any visible signs.
Treat your hands and neck like it’s your face. The skin on our neck if thinner than the skin on our face yet most women overlook the maintenance of it—same goes of our hands. Much in the same way you would apply a retinoid or antioxidant serum to your face, you should spread some over your neck and hands to provide those areas with as much youth as you are providing your face.
There’s gold in drugstore brands. You can get the same, if not better, results out of drugstore products like cleansers, moisturizers, and treatments. Large cosmetic companies that produce drugstore products want you to be loyal to them and happy with their products so they put in just as much effort in their research and development as any expensive brand would.
Lotion with self-tanning. Buying a lotion that has a self-tanner in it will not only be better for you, but it also won’t put a dent in your wallet the same way going to a tanning salon would. Applying lotion to your skin everyday is especially important to keep your skin smooth so with a self-tanner in the lotion, you’ll get that year round glow that would take a month in a tropical place to get! You get a great tint to your skin without the sun exposure and getting a lotion with SPF will help you stay youthful looking.