* Keep a treatment and moisturizer on
your face, day or night. Put your skin first. After you wash it at
night, put on some kind of skin treatment, whether it's alpha hydroxyl
acids, vitamin A or C, or any kind of special cocktail treatment. Let
that sink in, then put a moisturizer over that. In the morning, do the
* Don't use the cheapest or most
expensive cosmetics. Mom tells me that moderately priced cosmetics are
the best. They get the job done, and the ingredients are usually pretty
good. You have to keep trying various brands until you find something
that works well for you.
* Hydrate your face throughout the day.
Whether it's a commercial product, or one you make yourself (fill a
spray bottle with distilled water, add a few drops of chamomile or rose
essential oil, shake it gently before each use, and spray it on) hydrate
your face, even over makeup, frequently throughout the day.
* Treat your face gently. Never pull,
tug, or scrub your facial skin. Be very gentle when you clean it,
moisturize it or makeup on it. This will lessen the chance that you'll
damage your skin and get wrinkles.
* Keep your face covered when you're in
the sun. As beautiful as she is, my mom never lets anyone see her face
when she's in the sun. She'll slather on a high factor sunscreen, put on
sunglasses, and a wide brimmed hat.
* Eat fresh foods and drink lots of
water. My mom tells me to stay away from "dead food" food that's
basically not fresh. She always eat lots of veggies, fruits, nuts, and
drinks tons of water.
* Let go of stress. Stress can show up
on your face, no matter how well you take care of your skin. Do
something your enjoy everyday, whether it's watching TV or going
shopping. Your face reflects what's going on inside of your mind.