3. Drop the Cigarettes and Pick Up the Moisturizer
Smoking is bad for you, period. It’s not only bad for your internal organs; it also wreaks havoc on your skin, the largest external organ you have.
The reason smoking is thought to be so bad for skin is because it ruins collagen and elastin.Webmd says without these, skin loses its elasticity and wrinkles faster. So put away the cigarettes and save your lungs and your skin from permanent damage.
4. Don’t Wash All the Time
It’s important to gently wash makeup and dirt off your face before bed. However, it’s also important not to wash your skin too much. Washing too often, especially with soaps that contain caustic chemicals, dries skin out and strips it of the oil it needs to stay moist and smooth. Plus, even minus the soap, most water coming from the tap still has the ability to dry out skin.
5. Bask in the Glory of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been lauded as the ultimate cure all for almost any problem. In fact, it’s even great for reducing the signs of wrinkles.
It may seem counterintuitive for those who struggle with acne or oily skin to slather a thick coat of coconut oil on their body. However, coconut oil is a great choice for anyone due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that keep acne and other irritants at bay. It’s also the ultimate hydration system, leaving skin soft and smooth.
Natural Living Ideas recommends placing a thin layer of coconut oil on the face for wrinkles, or pour a small amount in the bathtub so your entire body can be moisturized. As a bonus, coconut oil also works as a fabulous conditioner, so don’t be afraid to use it in the shower on your hair.