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You Want Clear Skin??

Updated: Apr 10, 2019

Well let me let you in on a little secret...DRINK WATER!!!

Did you know the body was made up of 80% water?? It's what allows our bodies to function properly. From our organs to our muscles to our SKIN, it keeps us healthy.

We must keep our bodies hydrated so that we can maintain a fabulous, flawless look. It is important that the skin be able to detox to rid the body and SKIN of its impurities. Everyday pollutants (from the air), sweat, dirt and sometimes even makeup contribute to inflammation and possible "breakouts" on the skin. Drinking water allows us to release waste by secretion, whether it be sweat or urine. It's simple: if we can't get rid of it, it stays in. Blackheads, whiteheads, fine bumps, dry skin and hyperpigmented areas, usually around the eyes and mouth, are all signs of DEHYDRATION.

"BUT I DRINK WATER!!" Of course everyone drinks SOME water, but "Is it enough?". They say drink 8 glasses a day (64oz), but that is for someone who is between 100-120lbs. If you do not fit in that group you must divide your weight by two and that gives you the amount of water you should be drinking in ounces, a day. However, most of us drink coffee/tea, sodas, and juices, which when consumed in excess can cause dehydration. We must now counterbalance these with additional water. Diet must be kept in mind as well when trying to keep the skin hydrated. There are certain foods (especially when consumed in excess) that add to the dehydration of skin. Sugars, Starches, which turn into sugars, Acids (including peppers) and Citrus all lead to dehydrated skin when not eaten in moderation.

In addition to consistent hydration there are 2 other factors that go hand in hand with maintaining CLEAR SKIN...

1). CLEAN Skin: Facial Cleansers should be only used on the face. This skin is much more sensitive because it's thinner. Therefore, bar soaps and body washes are never suggested. Most of these products contain alkaline which is very drying to the skin. Cleansing twice a day is recommended.

2). PROTECTED Skin: SPF!!! YES...SUNSCREEN. Contrary to what your "Granny" says, African Americans need to protect their skin just like everyone else. In fact, we need it most (**remember: dark colors absorb light).

Now you have the tips to having CLEAR SKIN. It's going to take your effort, commitment, and consistency.

So here's your CHALLENGE:


Game On...LET'S GET IT!!!

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