Monday, March 26, 2018

5 Things to Do Now for Better Skin



Skin is in. It's all the rage to have a healthy, glowing epidermis. 

I mean who doesn’t want to feel glowy and healthy through their largest organ! That’s right, skin is our largest organ and is also a telltale sign of what’s going on INSIDE our bodies. 

Didn't we learn this in like 6th grade science class? 

Before, I feel like a little skillful makeup application was sufficient in creating the allusion of good skin.

Now, it's the real deal people want. We're talking totally nude, smiling faces sporting just-rolled-out-of-bed top knots walking down the street. 

The natural look is so in.


I'm not going to lie, this intimidated me greatly at first. I didn't feel confident in the way my skin looked without at least SOME makeup on.

But good skin doesn't have to be some fabled unicorn of womanhood. 

It's right within our grasps. 

We just need a little coaching :)

Check out these quick tips for better skin:

1. Eat healthy fats! 

Avocados, extra virgin olive oil, nuts, whole eggs, and fatty wild caught fish all promote plump, healthy skin! Aaaand your hair and nails will also thank you! 

(I've literally seen an eyebrow renaissance thanks to these healthy fats.) 

Refined sugars and carbs worsen hormonal acne that you see along the jawline and chin. 


2. DRINK WATER LIKE IT'S YOUR JOB. 

Yea, yea, we've all heard this before. Pretty boring tip TAYLOR.

No, no, no. It's key.

I can literally see my skin droop and crinkle at the slightest hint of dehydration. It's crazy how much it affects the look of our faces. My under eyes are more bluish, hollow, and gaunt looking and my face feels puffier, like a big Cheeto puff. 

Not very flattering.

Did you know that dehydration causes your body to retain water and therefore bloat? 

Don't droop and crinkle, DRANK GURL. 





3. Oil it up!

Oils like Rosehip oil supply your skin with omegas 3 and 6 that combat acne, scarring, pigmentation, AND encourage regeneration of skin cells. We're basically turning back the clock people.

The best part? Organic Rosehip oil won't break the bank. In fact, it will only set you back by about $9. 

Here's the kind I use, linked here.

4. Wash your makeup off.

Every. Single. Night. 

Your skin needs a naked face to regenerate. A face caked with makeup all day and night WILL age you faster. Plus think of all the non-organic products you most likely apply to your face on a daily basis. 

(hey, we can't all afford organic beauty products) 

Chemical city.  Scrub, scrub :)




5. SPF. 

No really, have you seen how young asian people look!? 

The sun is so so damaging to our skin and the effort it takes to reverse the sun’s damage is colossal. 

Save yourself the trouble and don’t damage your precious face in the first place! 

All the water, creams, oils, green juices, peels, facials, and prayers will fall flat as a paleo pancake if you are out in the sun receiving regular damage to your face. 

Can you see how it's counter productive to apply a serum that helps reduce pigmentation of the face, when you are worsening the pigmentation from exposure to the sun?

Also, don’t forget neck, chest, and shoulders too for SPF. Use a block vs. a screen if at all possible and re-apply like a really annoying mom to her kids at the beach.

hah. 




Good skin is worth fighting for. Even just toting around a refillable water bottle to work can allow for a major skin upgrade. 

Take it day by day, and pay attention to how your skin reacts to certain foods you eat and products you apply. Ultimately your body will tell you what's up.

Cheers to beautiful, naked skin!

Talks soon, XO



Post Details:

Photos by my girl Danielle McBrayer

Makeup by Kissed by Alma

Sailor Cap by Scala Hats. 







5 comments:

  1. These are some great tips! I started forcing myself to drink more water last month and it's made a huge difference, not just to my skin but I feel physically better too. I really need to use SPF though - I have a bad habit of thinking "my foundation has it in so its fine"

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  2. yes!! I know I need to work on the SPF as well!! so hard to find time to add something ELSE to my morning routine lol

    Thank you for the read!!

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  3. nice tips tator!! I need the sunscreen, I found a tinted MOUISTURIZER I love since I don't do powder or foundation.

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