By @ThebeautyblogOC

Looking young and youthful is an attribute that every woman desires in today’s when you compliment a woman by telling her how great and youthful she looks. You make her feel she won a million bucks! We spend so much on skin care products to maintain our looks and thanks to women like us the beauty industry is worth more than 1 billion dollars. Sometimes it’s easier to just go get a few fillers here and there but we all know you have to stay consistent once you start this process. The secret to staying looking young and youthful is starting an early skin care routine at the age of 15. That’s when I first started adapting a skin care ritual for myself.

There are steps to follow up on daily to keep your skin clean and flawless. First, your pores must always stay unclogged and clean or you will end up with blackheads all over your T- Zone area. Second, washing your face twice a day gets rid of residue and buildup. Third, using a toner after washing your face closes your pores and exfoliates your skin naturally. Lastly, moisturizing your face, neck and eye area is essential as your face gets dry from washing therefore you need to seal the moisture back into your skin. In addition, caring for your hands should never be neglected as they give away your age instantly. Use your night cream on your hands and cover them with cotton gloves before heading off to bed and watch the results by time. You will have very soft youthful hands.  Extra steps to clean your pores deeply are: a clay face mask once a week naturally exfoliates and gives you a glow( I usually leave this part for the weekend) Also doing a deep facial at a Dermatologist at least once every two months is very important to keep your skin clean. When you hit the age of 25 I recommend you choose products that contain retinol and Alpha lipoic acid which is a wonderful anti- aging ingredient. Retinol which is another type of vitamin A causes the skin to naturally peel. Starting with these products at an early age will help keep your skin youthful.

Your body should also be looked after. Follow these simple steps and you will have glowing youthful skin.  Use a natural homemade sea salt body scrub once or twice a week to get rid of dull flaky skin. Exfoliating with a body brush on dry skin before entering the shower gets rid of cellulite. Spraying your body with a toner after you shower seals your pores and keeps your skin looking youthful. I use a rose water toner all over my body after I shower that I keep in a spray bottle, followed by a body moisturizer that I mix with a little of vitamin e oil.  These steps keep your skin toned and smooth. Last but not least, using the sauna and steam room at your local gym at least once a month helps cleanse out the toxins. There is no need to go out and splurge on products when you can do your own natural home remedies at home.

Obviously taking care of the inside is just as important. Maintaining a very healthy diet along with exercise and avoiding processed sugars will also keep you looking youthful. Drinking green tea once a day is an antioxidant that flushes out toxins. Substituting lemon water in the morning (something I still do until this day with teaspoon of organic raw honey) instead of heading for coffee first thing in the morning also detoxes the inside of your body and over time will leave your face with a glow. Getting beauty sleep and taking a walk under the sun all reduces stress and helps eliminate toxins in the body that keeps our under eye area looking dull. Yoga is known to cleanse the organs and eliminate negativity along with stress; or if you’re not a big fan of yoga you can try to meditate for 10 minutes a day every morning to release all toxic energy. These steps all combined together will help you stay youthful, and stress free. Welcome your day with a positive outlook and remember to always be thankful for the blessings that you have.

Remedies to use at home:

Hand & Body Scrub: sea salt scrub mixed with coconut oil, orange oil, grapeseed oil.

Face Exfoliator: Baking Soda with a little bit of water. Form a paste and scrub your face you will get shinny smooth skin.

Lip scrub: Mix fine sugar cane with coconut or EVOO oil and scrub and a drop of cinnamon oil to keep lips smooth and plump.

Other natural products that I use can be purchased on

Anti-aging serum, clay mask, face toner, teenage pack for clear skin.