Less is more when it comes to caring for the skin?

There are people who hardly do anything to their skin and still achieve such glowing complexion. Just what is their secret? Sure, alot of factors do play a part like diet and good genes.

However, sometimes the key to achieving great-looking skin is much simpler than we have thought it to be. Of course, it’s difficult to believe that since we are often bombarded by the media on how our skincare regime should be like. If you happen to have a complicated and long skincare regime that works for you, it’s fine. Afterall, it’s also really up to one’s preference.

Anyway, let’s take a look at a handful of simple tips which can help with achieving the skin you desire.

#1 – Be gentle with your skin

One thing I swear by for years is just rinsing my face in the morning with just water. I do not use a cleanser and just tap water only. Some people tend to overcleanse and this strips the skin off its natural oils. If you need to do daily scrubs, find one that is mild enough for daily usage.

Another great tip would be to limit your shower time, you can save water and your utility bills at the same while also saving your skin from getting its nature oil stripped off too. Hot baths are also a culprit so try to take warm baths or showers instead.

#2 – Sun Protection

I know this has been emphasized and repeated many times but sun protection is extremely important. Sun exposure can cause a host of problems and photo damaged skin means wrinkles, pigmentation, uneven skin tone etc. It may also lead to skin cancer risks.

So never ever leave your house without applying sunscreen even though you are not going to have a fun day out on the beach. We are exposed to UVA andUVB lights everywhere, even indoors.

#3 – Don’t smoke or drink

Apart from being bad for your health, smoking isn’t great news for the skin either. It ages your skin and not only it gives you wrinkles but it also depletes the skin’s natural collagen and elastins. These fibres are essential for keeping the skin pumped and firm.

I guess social drinking is still fine since it’s recommended to have a glass of wine a day. However binge drinking is a no-no because alochol is severly dehydrating. And dehydrated skin will lead to a faster rate of aging, things are worst if you drink and smoke often. In fact, alcohol restricts the intake of vitamins and minerals that are essential for good skin.

So do not be surprised if you are often mistaken to be much older than your biological age if you are an active party animal.

Let’s do the jingle bell rock!~

Anyone not soaking in the festive mood yet? I’m excited about the presents and the shopping for presents too. It’s also a great time to gather with people you love and care for, at the same, also to remember God’s gift to mankind. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing this Xmas other than the usually Xmas parties and gatherings. Maybe I need some inspiration from the MFP Christmas Special.

Have you girls checked out the MFP Christmas Specials? If you haven’t, then you don’t know what you have been missing out. Christmas is just round the corner and if you are still clueless on what to wear or what look should you go for then the Christmas Special would come in handy.

With 6 sections from beauty to fashion to lifestyle, this MUST READ guide has everything you need to prepare for this festive season!

It’s like those extra booklets/catalogues you get in your fashion/female lifestyle magazines but the good news is this information is FREE FOR ALL. Looking like an online magazine, My Fat Pocket’s Christmas Special guide is simply a visual orgy. I really dig the colors and graphics used, it was all very appealing and eye-catching. The articles are informative & very relevant. So have you checked it out yet?

In Skincare, find perk-me-tips so that you would look fabulous for Christmas and also learn how to salvage post-party tired skin. This is one of my favorite sections because my skin is always so dull and tired out these days. I do really want to look my best for Christmas and as I usher in the new year, 2012.

Next, there’s Makeup which is also where you can find ideas on what makeup look to wear or how to get those pretty Christmas-themed nails. This is another fav of mine because I’m really running out of ideas on my Xmas party look.

And no, I don’t think those reindeer horns are a good idea.

The other sections are worth a read too. Under Bodycare, read up on articles that caution against those 5 inch stilettos and also tips on how to get sexy, long legs.Fashion brings you news from Chanel, where you can do your last minute shopping with ease and also juicy news on those topless A&F boys. Moving on, we have Living It Up, the lifestyle guide on where to go and what to eat or simply just what’s up in town! Last but not least, the Aesthetics section shares short-cut treatments to achieve that beautiful look you’ve always wanted.

So do remember to pop by the  MFP Christmas Specials ok? Meanwhile, I’ll go think up my 2012 resolutions.

Anyway, regardless of whether you’ve been naughty or nice, I’m wishing all of my dear readers a MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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