The New Year is here, and it’s the perfect time to revamp your beauty regimen. We all want healthier, glowing skin, but who really has the time for elaborate grooming rituals? Thankfully, a good beauty regimen doesn’t have to be exhausting to work on if you know the right tricks. Here are a few quick, no-hassle tips to make 2016 your most beautiful year yet.
In the Shower, Cool It
Long, piping-hot showers may be a great way to relax, but they’re terrible for your skin. Hot showers dry the skin out, robbing it of its natural moisture. Try to keep your showers limited to no more than 10 minutes and keep the water cool.
Just Say No to UV Rays
We all know the dangers of sun exposure — in addition to being a threat to your health, UV rays can prematurely age your skin, leave spots, and dry it out. That’s why the first thing you put on your face in the morning should be a moisturizer with sunscreen. Look for a formula with at least SPF 15 to keep the sun out and moisture in.
It’s All About Retinol
“Retinoid” may sound like something from that 10th-grade chemistry class that you’d rather forget, we know. But once you hit your mid- to late-20s, it should be an essential component of your nightly beauty regimen. Retinoids are topical anti-aging creams that can do everything from reducing fine lines to clearing up acne. You can get a prescription-strength retinoid in the form of Retin-A or Renova. Alternatively, you can also find over-the-counter creams containing retinol that work more gradually.
You are What You Eat
There’s no disputing the connection between diet and skin health. That means that the way your face looks depends a lot on what you put in it. First tip, and we know you’ve heard it a million times, but drink more water. Dehydration can exacerbate wrinkles and fine lines and diminish your skin’s glow. Also, researchers have found that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in bad fats and refined carbohydrates promotes youthful-looking skin.
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