5 Things Your Skin Needs Right NOW

This post is a submission via our member Nadia Crawley. For more information on this article or for any questions, please feel free to contact her directly. 

This post is a submission via our member Nadia Crawley. For more information on this article or for any questions, please feel free to contact her directly. 

When it comes to the world of beauty , it can certainly lead to a world of intimidation. From the latest trends, social pressures of keeping our eyebrows on fleek or keeping our contour game 100%. But great skincare really isn't that complicated or at least it shouldn't be. Whether you've got dry skin, combination skin or oily, I'm sure you've experienced a market place saturated with millions of products claiming to rid you of your most annoying beauty ailments.  Many to which simply will not work for many of us. Here are five simple beauty rules to live by that are sure to keep your skin looking its best.

1. Sleep - I've got to have at least six hours of a good nights' sleep or else. Less than six hours of rest alters my mood (talk about cranky), creates eye baggage and other stress factors impacting the appearance of my skin.

2. A Fresh Face - I don't know about you, but I can't wear makeup everyday. For one---it's too much of a hassle and two, my skin will hate me. I try to limit a full beat face to 3 days a weak unless it's absolutely necessary. Too much clogging of my pores will send my skin into a pimple-infested frenzy. So allowing the skin to breath make-up free does the face good.

3. Exfoliation - Ridding the skin of its surface dead skin is key to healthy and smoother skin. As I get older, I find the need to exfoliate more often. So I exfoliate both my face and body at least twice a week. It helps to combat my dry skin and helps to hold more moisture in.

4.Water - I can't live without drinking at least 32ozs of water daily. I have dry skin and it's really easy for my skin to flake and act an ashy fool. So the only way to combat this along with proper skin moisturizing is to drink plenty of water.  Not only is water good for combating dry skin, it's also good for ridding the body of impurities and controlling weight gain.

5. The Sun - Can we say vitamin D! Sunlight is known to trigger the production of vitamin D in the body. Researchers found that this causes immune cells to relocate to the outer layers of the skin where they aid in the protection and repair of damaged skin caused by excessive sun exposure. Studies also show that moderate skin exposure can help heal certain skin conditions like acne and eczema. I knew there was a greater reason I enjoy basking in the sun. Sunshine makes me oh so happy and does my melanin-rich skin good.

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