Saturday, March 13, 2010
In this industry, things get crazy and hectic sometimes. Late nights, early mornings and inconsistent schedules can reek absolute havoc on a girls complexion - Not to mention other variables such as stress, illness and poor diet. A very strict regimen is required to keep skin fresh, healthy and blemish free. And I mean strict. This is NOT a Proactive commercial. This is about developing good habits that benefit you for the rest of your life. I think the hardest part of taking care of your skin ISN'T actually finding what product is perfect, but it's the discipline that is required. You can clearly tell when a model takes care of her skin.
Here are things that your mother may have told you when you were a teenager, but never get old:
* STOP touching your face! Seriously. It can be a difficult habit to break, so pay attention.
* WASH your hands before applying makeup. This is very, very important.
* ROUTINELY change your makeup applicators and clean your brushes.
* REMOVE your makeup and thoroughly cleanse before bed. NO MATTER WHAT!
* CHANGE your pillowcases more often than your sheets if you need to. Hair and facial oils get all over them, so even if your face is clean it doesn't do you much good while laying on a dirty pillowcase!
* DRINK lots of water. Especially during the dry winter months. It's easy to forget then.
* USE a facial lotion with SPF. Sun exposure ages you prematurely. No bueno.
* TAKE your vitamins
I wash my face twice daily, moisturize twice, and tone once before bed.
Here's a list of products that I use(just in case you're curious), all of which can be found at a neighborhood Walgreens:
*Cleanser: Aveeno Positively Ageless Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
*Eye Makeup Remover: Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads(AMAZING! They remove even all-day lip color super gently)
*Daytime Facial Lotion: Olay Complete All Day Moister SPF 15
*Nighttime Facial Lotion: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Cream
People often laugh and ask me why on earth I use anti-wrinkle cream before I'm even thirty years old. I answer "Why would I want to wait until I start getting wrinkles to try to prevent them?!" To be able to age as gracefully as your DNA will allow, be sure to stay out of the sun (tanning beds included) - and moisturize, moisturize. Now get to it!
Posted by Catherine Kung at 11:56 PM