This is a re-post from February 2012.
Today’s blog title is a blatant attempt to receive beauty endorsement deals! But seriously, the beauty and skin products market is a huge industry. According to a Women’s Wear Daily article from August 2011, the top 100 global beauty manufacturers alone had sales of $176.18 billion for 2010. This figure is 25% higher than 2009 sales.
A good friend of mine has plans to launch a skin care line that will focus on proper body (not facial) skin care and cleansing. She has a great idea and this is an exciting venture.
My mother-in-law once told me that you can’t ever spend enough money on products for your face. This advice was given to me when she just turned 50, a time when women really start fighting mother nature. I firmly believe that your environment and what you put in your body (eat and drink) is what really affects your appearance. You won’t find a lot of make-up products on my bathroom counter.
Since I receive compliments on my skin, thought my beauty routine could be shared in the list below. It must be noted that I don’t wear much make-up because I’m lazy mostly.
My 8 beauty tips:
1. Stay hydrated with water. I drink at least 8 cups of water per day (64 ounces).
2. Limit alcohol consumption. I don’t drink either…maybe a glass of wine once in a while. My husband always said I was a cheap date.
3. Don’t smoke. I’ve never been a smoker.
4. Wear sunscreen on your face and neck if you’re out in the sun. I use a daily moisturizer with SPF15 no matter the weather. And I now wear a broad-rim hat when on the boat.
5. Get plenty of rest. I sleep 8 hours a day on average.
6. Wash your face before you go to bed. You’ve been exposed to a lot of grime today! I use an organic gel cleanser, then a toner, then moisturize.
7. Moisturize your skin daily with paraben-free body lotion or baby oil (or coconut oil). This means your whole body. I do this at night before bed.
8. Eat healthy. No matter how much money you spend on beauty and skin products, if you eat a lot of junk food, it will eventually affect your health in some way.
Let me know if there are any other helpful tips you’d like to share.