Monday, 15 October 2012
I am sad to report that I did not meet either of my goals I set forth to achieve in the month of September. But, it has not gotten worse. I still sleep 5 to 6 hours a night, and I still did my walking 3 to 4 times a week. I still hope to achieve those goals. I will continue to work on them. Even though I have not achieve them, I have some new goals I want to achieve for October. Both of them have to do with hydration.
- Drink at least 8 cups of water everyday. But, much sooner than just before bed. I've noticed that I've been drinking at least 2 cups before hitting the sheets and that is messing up my sleep because I wake up having to run to the restroom after a few hours.
- Moisturize and protect my face and body from the sun. Better late than never, right? I have fairly dry skin all over my body (I have my mom and dad to thank for! They both have extremely dry, sensitive skin. But thankfully, I do not break out in hives much, but I still to "sensitive skin" formulas, and/or formulas meant for children whenever I can when it comes to body lotions.) As much as I love scented lotions, those such as from Bath and Body Works, I don't use them too much because 1. they aren't rich enough for my dry skin. 2. Do not absorb well/takes a long time. And even though the days are less sunny (typically. For some reason we are still getting weather in the high 80s and low 90s in October this year), it is always good to practice good habits when it comes to protecting the skin.
Sometimes, I still get carded when I buy a drink. I don't know if I still do look young, or if people ask all folks who appear to be under 40. Now that I am 30, I have noticed some significant changes in my skin due to my neglect, when compared to how my skin looked when I was 20. I do not moisturize daily, and you can better believe SPF isn't on my mind much unless I know I intend to be outside for more than 10 minutes at a time. To achieve this, I must make time and effort to apply, so I may need a routine to accomplish this. Of course, for the best looking skin, you will need to do a combination of things in addition to replacing sugar- and chemical- filled beverages with water and applying moisturizers. You must practice good skin care--most definitely washing off all makeup before bed, eating a balanced diet, avoiding foods that offer little to no nutritional, avoiding drugs and alcohol AND to include frequent physical activity.
Do you do anything to maintain youthful looks? What does your skin care routine consist of?