Some people have naturally great, photogenic skin. I'm not one of them! This week I received several inquiries about how I maintain good skin so I decided to create a video.
In my teens and early 20s I used to get pimples all the time but now I rarely do and I think it's because I have a good skin routine. When I stop doing these things my skin starts to flare up, so here's what I do:
1. I drink eight 250 ml glasses of water daily.
This does not include coffees, teas, juices. If I drink a herbal (i.e. non-caffeinated tea) without any sugar, e.g. a peppermint tea I will include in my water count but anything else does not count.
All my water is drunk at specific times:
2. I jog
I have no idea how this works but when I stop exercising my face starts to look less good.
3. I wash my face twice daily
I do this almost without fail. It's easy enough because I also shower twice a day. Sleeping with makeup is an absolute no-no.
4. I rinse my face off with cold water after washing my face
This is a must to close the pores. I even do it in winter.
5. I do not wipe my face with a face cloth
I stopped doing this over ten years ago. Face cloths harbor so much dirt.
6. I use Dr Miracle's It Formula for my face
I have been using them for about 3 years now and I think they are very good. The system consists of a facewash, toner and a cream. None of them smell good but they work! The pack lasts about 6 weeks.
7. I use Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse Foundation - Cocoa
This foundation looks so good on me that about 10 other people started using it because of me including my mother, two sisters and cousins.
8. I should exfoliate weekly but I don't!
Because I am doing everything else correctly skipping this one thing does not appear to be too problematic for me. When I do exfoliate I love St Ives' scrubs. They are very good and they smell great.
By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
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