Bring on the fat

By this we mean, bring on the good fat — monounsaturated to be specific. It’s the kind of oil you find in avocados, olive oil, and in fish like salmon. Good oils keep your skin and organs naturally hydrated and lubricated, and help you get that rosy glow. Can’t stomach the above foods? Try a fish oil supplement instead. You’ll be amazed by how much the foods you consume affect your outer appearance.

Find the right facial moisturizer

Think you don’t need moisturizer because you have oily skin? Guess again. It’s a common mistake that people make — skipping the moisturizer because they don’t think they need it. But in reality, most of us do in order to keep our skin soft and in balance. The key is picking the right one for your skin type. If you have dry skin, go for one that’s thick and creamy. Oily skin? Use a lighter lotion that’s oil-free. See our readers fave moisturizers. You might find that your skin will be less greasy over time because your oil glands will stop overcompensating for the lack of moisture. Same concept goes for the rest of your body. Also, always apply moisturizer right after cleansing or showering while your pores are open and better able to absorb the product.

Don’t OD on products

Sure all of the, ahem, 87 products you use each week are necessary, but there’s always a chance that you could be overdoing it. And overdoing it can mean dull hair and skin reactions (not pretty, or touchable). To determine if you are using more products than necessary, make a list of all the products you use and how often you apply them. If you use all of them every day, consider replacing some of the products with multi-taskers like a tinted moisturizer with SPF or a hydrating body lotion that has firming properties. Or if you’re using a moisturizer that contains glycolic acid (or another chemical exfoliator) you can skip using a scrub all together. After you’ve whittled down that list, consider how much of each product you really need to use. For instance, if you go through your conditioner faster than your shampoo, you’re likely using too much, which can weigh down hair and make it look dull — use the amount recommended on the bottle and always be conservativ

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