So I was wondering how import models I followed in high school look younger than me now! Then I hopped on their IG and saw their Botox videos. Oooh. Makes sense. 😳 Well, I'm not ready to try Botox injections yet nor do I want to spend so much money to do it. Luckily...
This morning a professional cosmetologist/permanent makeup artist complimented me on my "beautiful skin." I was so flattered and shocked. I haven't really been complimented on my skin since high school! I'm flattered by @raez_n_dead also who complimented me the other day. Thank you so much. I am so bad at accepting compliments. 😖😳
I am so thankful for It Works! products because they have helped bring back my healthy, youthful skin. I was addicted to tanning in my early twenties, used more makeup than I needed to, then pregnancy hormones changed my skin, I gained adult acne, horrible habit of popping pimples because I was embarrassed to have them on my face, scars, brown spots, fine lines, the works. I didn't think I could reverse the damage! But I am doing it!
Basically I have adopted the Korean 10 Step skin care regimen using It Works! products. You can read about it here.
Use Two Different Towels
It's good practice to have separate towels for body and face because your shampoo, conditioner and body wash residue may linger on the body towel. When you wipe your face with the same towel, you're transferring that residue to your face!
Not ready to start using two towels? How about one that distinctly shows which end of the towel to use? This hilarious and useful towel can be found on Amazon.
Removing your makeup is AN ABSOLUTE MUST! Never ever leave your makeup on your face. The pre-cleansing step involves using a towelette to wipe off your makeup. Avon has a gentle makeup remover infused with mineral complex.
If you have a Costco membership, I recommend buying the Kirkland brand baby wipes. You get a 900 count for under $20! Insane! It's gentle on your skin and still removes everything. It's so much cheaper than face branded towelettes too. Trust me, baby wipes are totally awesome!
I actually recommend using baby wipes for removing eye makeup and mascara too. But if you use waterproof cosmetics, actual makeup remover will help.
Now that you've removed the layer of makeup, you can really clean your face. Use It Works cleanser to get deep into pores to wash away sebum, dirt, oil, and leftover makeup residue.
At least twice weekly, you want to exfoliate the skin as it helps lift away dead skin to reveal new and healthy skin underneath. With It Works Exfoliating Peel, it'll help do the following:
What is referred to as Toner in the US is referred to as Refresher in Asia. Toner is important in helping close your pores and normalize your skin's Ph balance! It also helps your skin get extra clean by removing any lingering residue and prepping the skin to absorb the next step. Avoid toners with alcohol because it can dry out your skin. It Works toner is natural and doesn't have alcohol.
Ampoule is frequently used in Asia before applying cream. Ampoule is equivalent to serums. They're heavier than moisturizers and packed with concentrated active ingredients. They work to make the other products more effective. It Works! WOW is your Ampoule.
It Works! WOW™ wipes out your wrinkles! In 45 seconds you will start to feel it working, and in 45 more seconds all you will be able to say is WOW! Pair with Lip & Eye for the ultimate eye raising results!
Moisturize With Day & Night Creams
Moisturizing is very important in protecting your skin! Find one that's nourishing. If it's in your budget and if you have time, invest in separate day cream & night cream, like it Works PreventAge and RepairAge. PreventAge has the SPF protection you need for during the day and RepairAge will go to work at night to restore your skin's health. Remember to moisturize all the way down to your decolletage. When adding moisturizer, massaging the face in an upwards motion will help keep your skin taut and wrinkles at bay.
Don't forget to moisturize your lips also! The main thing in Asia is having well pampered skin, including the lips!
Pat On Eye Cream
Zang Zi Yi says that she stays looking young and ageless by using a very good eye cream. Use It Works eye cream to look instantly lifted, puff free, and wrinkle free! When applying the eye cream, pat the cream on gently because the skin around the eyes are most delicate. You don't want to tug and pull at the skin or else you'll cause more wrinkles.
The It Works Lip & Eye cream gel takes care of you by:
Essence Face Mask
In Asia, it's very popular to use face masks, which are referred to as paper essence face masks. In fact, it's a must in their skin care regimen. Use the It Works face mask twice a week and your skin will thank you! It'll feel soft, supple, and lifted. Say goodbye to wrinkles! Tighten, tone, and firm to give your face a lift in as little as 45 minutes. This cream-infused, deep hydration mask soothes skin and softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles while continuously hydrating for a more beautiful you!
Use The Right BB Cream
BB Creams are very popular in Asia. They're sought after because of their multi-benefit properties. I've actually tested several BB creams, including Asian and American brands. My absolute favorite is an unknown brand called, Dermaloque. It's staying power even on oily skin is amazing. It doesn't feel heavy, and it keeps my eye-shadow smudge-proof and oil/sweat-proof. I only need one layer for excellent coverage, but you can build more coverage if you need it or want it. It has SPF protection among many other benefits. It applies dry and last for hours. It is great for sensitive skin and skin that's healing from peels, etc. Only down side that it comes in one color.
You're probably thinking, "HOLY COW! AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!" But I tried it and it only takes about 15 minutes to do all this. The process may seem crazy long and like your mummifying your skin, but it's clearly worth it. You're nurturing your skin, reversing damage as well as preventing and protecting from further damage. You'll also beat the signs of aging! This is an investment in your skin! Take care of it well and you won't need to do expensive facials, botox, face lifts or anything of that sort! ;)
If you're truly committed to improving your skin, nurture it from within. Here are more suggestions below!
NURTURE YOUR SKIN FROM WITHIN!
Drink plenty of water. It helps keep your skin soft, hydrated and supple. Of course, that's just one of the amazing benefits of water. Read the photo to the left from the water.usgs.gov about how water is so important to your body.
Get Your Full Servings of Fruits & Veggies!
Fruits and veggies are so important for your body. Did you know it helps the skin too? This fantastic article from The Health Site shares specific fruits and veggies that boost your skin!
Do you find it hard to get all your servings in a day? Greens is the answer!
Get Your Blood Pumping
Sleep 8-9 Hours a Day
Studies show getting 8 hours of sleep a day makes a huge difference in one's quality of life and health. I love this article that outlines benefits of sleep.
Need a little help with getting quality sleep? Try using New You! It also helps in these following ways:
Be a more radiant, youthful looking you with support for stronger nails, softer and smoother skin, and shine-worthy hair! With essential vitamins, minerals, and plant-based nutrients, Hair Skin Nails enhances your own natural collagen and keratin production, supports healthy cell growth, and boosts your body’s free radical fighting defenses. It’s optimal nourishment to look your beautiful best from the inside out!
Whether you implement some or all of these suggestions, you're still taking a step forward in improving your health! It may be overwhelming doing all of this at once, so trying implementing one new thing at a time! Remember, you're worth it and you deserve the best. How you take care of yourself on the inside will show on the outside!
I'm working on my health and building my dream career with IWG and helping others do the same!