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Having the healthiest skin possible and feeling my best is important to me in 2018. With my 40th birthday upon me (insert eye roll here), I have been fully focused on my skin regimen. The days of youth are catching up to me (more eye rolling). I need my skin to be healthy, because I plan on living life to the fullest!
Every picture I’m sharing is me with no makeup. I had this idea that I would show you me, as is. My hair isn’t styled and I’m not wearing one lick of makeup. Just me, the face and body, I’ve accepted and love. Maybe people are right that age makes you accept yourself more. This has been something I’ve been striving for lately, and I’ll take all the advice I can get. I’m sharing this advice I’ve received from Dove with you guys hoping you’ll join me in loving yourself, taking care of skin and decoding fact from fiction!
After doing a lot of research on how to take care of my skin, I realized I had been doing a lot of “don’ts” rather than “do’s” when taking care of my skin. I’d like to share some awesome myth busters regarding skincare that have helped me go beyond the skin surface but also layers deep.
In my quest to get the best information possible, I’m excited to partner with Dove to effectively cleanse and have soft, smooth skin but also know that it doesn’t have to come at high price tag! Amazing skincare is affordable! Amen to that.
Myths provided by Dove Dermatologist, Dr. Mona Gohara.
myth: hot water is best.
Wave goodbye to those hot, long steamy showers: hot water can actually be bad for your skin. It can strip skin’s natural moisturizing oils, leaving it dry and sensitive. So, if you’ve been experiencing dry skin, stick to warm water in the shower and see if your skin starts feeling more hydrated.
myth: rough scrubbing is effective.
Dove Dermatologist partners report that women are often not kind to their skin in the shower, which can often become a place for harsh, regimented washing instead of a gentle, caring experience. Exfoliating is an important part of your skin cleansing routine, but it’s also important that you don’t overdo it. Harsh scrubs and loofahs can do more damage than good, so always use a light hand and be gentle with your skin. Also, look for a scrub that exfoliates and nourishes skin.
myth: tight skin is normal.
If your skin feels tight after washing, you’re using the wrong shower products. Dove doesn’t leave behind that dry, tight feeling that ordinary soaps can, which can be a sign of dry skin damage.
myth: you don’t need to moisturize oily skin.
This is a big misconception. Whatever your skin type, it always needs hydration in order for it to stay looking healthy. The Dove Beauty Bar is formulated with the brand’s signature ¼ moisturizing cream with skin natural lipids to help replenish nutrients lost during the cleansing process and leave skin feeling soft and smooth.
Friends, love yourself and take care of yourself. Let’s fight the good fight in taking care of our bodies and minds. Information is power, people!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dove Beauty Bar. Thanks for reading, friends!