Be kind to your skin and you'll be rewarded with a healthy, naturally glowing complexion.
Step 1: Eat healthy Eat a healthy diet, loaded with antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits.
TIP: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, chili peppers, artichokes, berries, kiwis, and pineapple are excellent selections.
Step 2: Get essential fats Get Omega-3 fatty acids, which hydrate and moisturize skin from the inside. Wild salmon, fish oil, and chia seeds are great sources.
Step 3: Avoid toxins Limit or avoid aging toxins, like sugar, tobacco, and alcohol, which can lead to dull, dry skin.
Step 4: Limit sun exposure Limit sun exposure. Small, short bursts are healthy, especially in the winter, but cover up when you've had enough to avoid sunburn.
TIP: Make sure to cover your skin in cold winds in the winter to avoid windburn as well.
Step 5: Maintain weight Maintain a healthy weight. Losing and gaining too often may cause skin to wrinkle and sag.
Step 6: Exfoliate Exfoliate skin to remove dead cells once or twice each week. Use skin-care products that contain hyaluronic acid, which you should apply to your face when it is damp to lock in moisture.
Step 7: Moisturize Use natural moisturizers like coconut oil, which may help heal damaged skin and act as a natural sunscreen.
FACT: Dermatologists use 6 categories for skin types, from the lightest at type 1 to the very dark type 6.