6 Beauty Habits You Should Adopt Now


6 Beauty Habits you should Adopt Now

By Meagan Anne Hegler

Blackheads, pimples, and wrinkles, OH MY! Here are 6 beauty habits you should adopt into your routine because looking and feeling your best is so worth it.

  • Wear sunscreen daily.

    By Meagan Anne Hegler

    1.       Wear sunscreen daily.Sun exposure is the leading contributor to premature aging so it goes without saying sunscreen should be in the lead when it comes to your daily skin ritual. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least 30 SPF which covers both UVA and UVB sunrays. It’s important to cover areas such as the face and neck and any other areas exposed to the sun. 

  • Moisturize.

    By Meagan Anne Hegler

    Moisturizing is crucial when it comes to taking care of your skin. Moisturizing will help you look and feel younger by supplying your skin with the hydration it needs for that youthful glow.  Moisturizing helps create a barrier that protects your skin from the elements as well as helps fill in the space between the cells giving your skin a smooth appearance. When shopping for a moisturizer make sure to take into account the type of skin you have as it plays an important role in what’s going to work best for you. 

  • Remove cosmetics completely at bed time.

    By Meagan Anne Hegler

    This one seems like a no brainer but it’s important to emphasize and revisit time after time, and not in a Cyndi Lauper kind of way. We want you to think of sleep as a restore and repair process when it comes to your skin. Now, how will your skin do this if it’s consistently being suffocated beneath cosmetics? It won’t! Make-up holds onto the free radicals in the environment which over time can break down healthy collagen causing fine lines and wrinkles. Consistently sleeping with cosmetics on puts your skin at risk for clogged pores and dreaded breakouts. So make sure to cleanse your face every night! A [great practice](http://blog.virtualacne.com/2015/05/13/10-tips-for-healthier-skin/) for those late nights or days you simply just can’t summon up the energy is to keep cleansing wipes next to your bed. This way you’ll never forget! 

  • Exfoliate.

    By Meagan Anne Hegler

    [Exfoliation](http://blog.virtualacne.com/2015/10/01/everything-you-need-to-know-about-skin-exfoliation/) has become one of my personal favorite topics when it comes to skin care. Exfoliation helps remove the dead skin cells that cover your skin, making it look dull and less smooth in appearance. As we age, our skins natural exfoliation process slows down, reducing cell turnover which results in accumulation of dry skin cells giving your skin a dull, lack-luster, unhealthy, or wrinkly appearance. In order to rejuvenate and keep your skin glowing and looking smooth it’s important to exfoliate which in turn promotes healthy cell turnover. Not only does exfoliation promote healthy skin, it also aids in the process of proper absorption of other things you apply to your skin as part of a routine such as a daily moisturizer. Bye bye dead skin!

  • Clear out old makeup.

    By Meagan Anne Hegler

    You heard correctly! Clear it out! Its time to dispose of old cosmetics, brushes, and sponges. Using old makeup puts you at risk for the transferring of bacteria to the skin which can cause clogged pores, breakouts, infections, and many other skin irritations.  Read this article by pop sugar on [when it’s time to toss it](http://www.popsugar.com/beauty/When-Get-Rid-Makeup-7871810). 

  • Visit a Dermatologist.

    By Meagan Anne Hegler

    You don’t have to have [acne](http://blog.virtualacne.com/2015/05/01/different-types-of-acne/) to visit a Dermatologist.  It’s nice to get the opinion of a skin expert when it comes to caring for your skin. [Dermatologist’s](https://www.virtualacne.com/#doctors) provide many benefits and can point you in the right direction when it comes to creating a skin care routine/regimen that’s right for you. No time for an [office visit](http://www.spokanederm.com/)? Great, download [our app](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtual-acne/id950380215?mt=8) in the app store today and get the care you need in four easy steps.

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