Graham’s beauty tips (skin)

With summer coming up, there is only one thing on most people’s minds; getting out of school. However, while we are all preparing for the long break full of good times, friends and soaking up some rays, we must first take some precautions. I cannot stress enough the importance of taking care of your skin, not only for right now, but in the future too.

The sun has a way of drying out your skin, along with causing wrinkles and sun spots as you get older. Who wants those? Now, I’m not saying you should stay inside all summer long, but I do strongly urge you to start a daily moisturizing and exfoliating regime. Mine, for example, included moisturizing twice a day, and exfoliating at least once a day, more if your skin starts to peel or become flaky.

For a moisturizer, I highly recommend something non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores, with a decent SPF, to protect your skin from harsh sun exposure. Cetaphil makes a great line of moisturizing products that are guaranteed not to clog your pores, most of which are available at Walmart for a reasonable price.

While there are a few decent methods of exfoliating on the market, I tend to have better luck with a simple mixture of olive oil and brown sugar. Just mix equal parts of these ingredients, and store in an airtight container. A little bit goes a long way, and it does the double duty of exfoliating and moisturizing at the same time.

It is important to find a system that works best for you, and stick with it. While it may seem like a chore right now, trust me, your skin will thank you in the long run.

Blog by Alyson Graham