Being a beauty maven and skincare junkie, people often ask me what they need to do to keep their skin healthy, young, vibrant or just looking better. What I often say is that skincare is highly individual and there is no one size fits all, but I will often recommend steps to take and signs to be on the lookout for, that tell you that your skin is not up to snuff. Following is a list of 4 signs and symptoms to look for that tell you that your skin might not be looking its best as well as some suggestions for how to improve it.
1) Dull Skin looks tired, sluggish and lacks luminosity. As we age, the natural vibrancy and perkiness of our skin tends to dull and this only becomes worse when we don’t get enough sleep, eat unhealthy foods, drink too much caffeine and alcohol. Using a gentle but illuminating cleanser like AVEENO’s POSITIVELY RADIANT Brightening Cleanser ($6.49) is an excellent way to maintain the luminosity in your skin. This cleanser helps improve the clarity of your skin and results in brighter more radiant skin. I also love using a creamy shimmery luminzing product on my cheek bones, brow bone, nose and inner corner of my eyes to give me a more radiant look.
2) Dry Skin looks parched, flaky, old and dehydrated. Dry skin totally ages us. The key to combating dry skin is to drink plenty of water and regularly hydrate your skin with the right level of moisture for your skin type. My skin tends to be dry, so these days I have been loving dry oil serums that instantly hydrate, rejuvenate and keep my face and body glowing all day long. Oily skin types tend to do better with gel based or oil-free moisturizers.
3) Uneven Tone/Pigmented Skin looks blotchy, spotty, brown and weathered. Because the sun is so strong and I also worshiped the sun in my youth, this is my most bothersome skin problem. I regularly use anti-aging products that address my pigmentation issues. AVEENO POSITIVELY RADIANT Intensive Night Cream ($15) is an affordably priced night cream with vitamin B3 that noticeably brightens and evens your skin tone. I like how refreshed my skin looks the morning after I apply it.
4) Rough Skin Texture looks thick, heavy, dirty and old. I think the best way to make your skin look smoother is to regularly exfoliate your skin with a scrub, brush or peel. I am always amazed by the difference that a nice scrub or a peel pad makes in how fresh and luminous my skin looks. It’s a quick and inexpensive way to immediately transform your skin.
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