DAILY SKIN CARE
A lot of people ask me what I do for my skin care. They usually expect to hear some expensive answer. But the truth is…Water, Water and more Water is important for skin.
I wash my face with a wet wash rag morning and night, then I add a light moisturizer. I like St. Ives Collagen/Elastin lotion. I live in a dry climate and my skin gets thirsty throughout the day so I put water and lotion on my face whenever it feels dry or thirsty.
I have learned that we should never use moisturizer on dry skin. You should put lotion on wet skin to hold in the moisture instead of pull it out. Have you ever noticed that if you put lotion on dry skin that your skin feels even drier a short time afterwards?
I use a water base make-up. I took classes from a Hollywood Make Up Artist and learned that an oil base will block your pores not allowing them to naturally exfoliate every 28 days. As the pores start to exfoliate it fights the oil and causes a light scarring of the pores that make them appear larger. Now if you are modeling under bright lights for a long time…you need an oil base make up so it appears fresher longer. But models who have to wear that get it off as soon as possible and never use it for everyday use.
Another really, really important thing is not to touch your face with your fingertips –
It is amazing how many times most people touch their faces, noses etc… We touch many surfaces throughout the day – some where other people have been sick and then we touch our nose or mouth and drive those germs right into our system.
Also most all surfaces have many types of dirt and oil. Our fingers pick up those hidden oil and by touching our face we can drive it deep into our pores and create acne. The bodies way of getting rid of dirt.
Once a month or after camping or any activity that is particularly dirty, (when I feel like my pores are fat) I use a scrub on my face with warm water and a wash cloth. St Ives Apricot Scrub works well to loosen dirt in the pores. I used to use a green mask with cold water afterwards with Collodial Clay (a difficult to find clay that was known to be used by Cleopatra) This was to pull the loose dirt out and close the tiny now clean pores.
I put water and lotion on thereafter.