Today, I'd like to talk about why you should have a good skincare routine.

You know the basics — drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, and wash your face, but what about everything in between? Luckily, there’s no need to shell out tons of cash on any magical procedures or expensive creams to achieve flawless skin.

  • Use a good cleanser
  • Moisturize day and night
  • Don't touch your face
  • Hydrate inside and out
  • exfoliate a couple of times a week
  • vitamins should go on your skin, too
  • clean make up brushes regularly
  • always use sunscreen
  • simplify your skincare routine

With so many new skincare products out there, it's easy to see a commercial, which an actor is promoting, and you say, "hey, if she thinks it's good, I'll try it". Just remember, she's being paid to promote that product and more then likely, does NOT use it. And always look at the ingredients because even though they say natural, most of them are not.

And I don't want to say, don't listen to a dermatologist because I am not a doctor. But remember, they will prescribe something that has chemicals and although it may work at first, it may not in the long run. It's best to find a product that is chemical free because once those chemicals enter your blood stream, they are there for life.

Remember, skin is our largest organ and needs to be taken care of.

Start each morning with a good cleanser. Then add a serum, then a good daytime moisturizer.

Keep from touching your face as this will spread bacteria and cause breakouts. It can also lead to scarring and an increase in wrinkles.

If you find you wake up with dry skin, don't change your daytime routine, change what you're adding at night. It’s easier to head off dryness at night than to reverse it the next day.

Exfoliating a couple of times a week will take the dead skin off and let your new skin come shining through.

Also, make sure to change your pillow case often as this absorbs any dirt and will cause skin problems.

And also, use a good soap or body wash that will add in moisture for your skin and not dry it out.