5 Tips for Healthier Skin


My skin care routine is extremely important to me. As a fair skinned woman who has had her share of sunburns and sun exposure, I realized in my 20’s that I needed to be taking much better care of my skin. Here are 5 tips for healthier skin:

Drink water.

I drink a lot of water and I always carry a water bottle with me. Proper hydration means clearer skin so get in your water whenever/wherever you can.

Clean your skin and always remove makeup.

I wasn’t always good about this in my 20’s but I am so much better about it now. I clean my skin everyday when I get up and I clean my face again right before I go to bed once I remove my makeup. Leaving any residue of makeup may give you blemishes or cause you to breakout.

Galderma Pic 3Eat healthier and manage your stress.

One of the keys to better skin is eating the healthiest diet that you can. Eating lots of fruits and veggies means that you are treating your body well. Stress can most definitely affect your skin and managing your stress gives your skin the best chance of looking good.

Use sunscreen everyday.

I never leave home without having sunscreen on. I know that I have some sun damage from spending years at the beach and now I am a fanatic about making certain that I am always protected. Get some Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33% Gel. If you are suffering from the persistent facial redness of rosacea, an inflammatory disorder affecting the face, speak with your doctor about whether a prescription may be right for you. One option is Galderma’s Mirvaso Gel which treats the persistent facial redness of rosacea. Here are more great skincare tips from Dr. Doris Day, board certified NYC dermatologist and Galderma consultant. Galderma 2


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Important Safety Information – Mirvaso® Gel

Indication: Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* is an alpha-2 adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older. Adverse Events: In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin-burning sensation and contact dermatitis.

Warnings/Precautions:  Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud's phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of Mirvaso Gel by children have been reported. Keep Mirvaso Gel out of reach of children.  Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

*Each gram of gel contains 5mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base

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I was selected, as a member of Clever Girls, to post on behalf of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. The content and opinions expressed here are my own. You should discuss any medication with your doctor.

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  1. Drinking lots of water is one of the best things for your skin! It can be hard to manage stress, but it really is hard on your skin 🙁

  2. Robin Massholemommy

    So many people underestimate the importance of drinking plenty of water every day. It’s good for our insides and outsides.

  3. I definitely notice a difference when I’m well-hydrated. Those are really helpful skincare tips!

  4. I couldn’t agree more how important water is for the skin. Thank you for sharing the list.

  5. These are great tips! I have acne prone skin so I’m glad to see I follow pretty much all of these! I always say you pay for quality so I tend to get the best for keeping my face healthy,

  6. I have super sensitive skin and have to be careful about what I put on my face. I always wash my face at night as well due to allergies and such.

  7. Staying hydrated is the best way to keep skin supple and glowing. There are other beauty routines that we can do like making sure we remove make-up before going to bed and using sunscreen. Thank you too for informing us about Rosacea and Miraviso Gel.

  8. Rebecca Swenor

    These are great tips for taking care of your skin. My ex mother in law had rosacea and had seen the doctor for it. It is important for you to drink plenty of water and to control your stress levels as well. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I never go to bed with makeup on. A cleansing routine is so important, as is sunscreen. These are all great tips for healthier skin and I totally agree with them all.

  10. I don’t wear make up often just because I don’t really know how but once in a while when there’s a soecial occasion, I try to.

  11. Drinking water is a must and I’m so bad lately. I notice the difference when I drink enough water in my body. Thanks for reminding me.

  12. Rosey

    My skin was so dry from winter. It’s recovering now and I’m so glad! It literally took most of the summer to get it back to being soft.

  13. Great tips! I drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and I make sure to use sunscreen especially when we’re out and about. I also use moisturizer before I go to bed.

  14. These are awesome tips. Drinking lots of water really helps. Your skin doesn’t feel dry, plus you flush out toxins for a more beautiful skin.

  15. These are great tips for healthier skin. I rarely wear any make u0p. If I do, I remove it before i go to bed at night.

  16. Ann Bacciaglia

    I have been drinking a lot more water lately. I always make sure to remove all my makeup at night. These are great tips.

  17. I don’t wear makeup but I love seeing this post encouraging women to break up with makeup. It’s not needed at all. We are all naturally beautiful.

  18. Bonnie @ wemake7

    These are super great tips! I try to drink as much water as I can but stress is a big one in my life and hard to get rid of.

  19. One of the things I always have problem with is remembering to remove my makeup before going to bed! UGH! I could also do with drinking more water!!

  20. I’ve been working on my water intake. During the warm months I work extra hard to get my 64 ounces in.

  21. I know it sounds cliche, but there is nothing more beneficial for the skin than drinking plenty of water! I have been getting back into the groove of drinking plenty water on a daily basis, and have already noticed some wonderful changes (i.e. better mental clarity and clearer skin).

  22. Thanks so much for the great tips and giveaway. I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis but do realize the importance of washing it off when I do.

  23. Drinking water seems so easy, but I constantly forget and sometimes go an entire day without it. I need to set a reminder on my phone to drink water.

  24. Drinking water makes a huge difference. I need to start drinking more water again.

  25. These are some really great tips for trying to keep healthy skin. I have combination skin so sometimes it’s very difficult to find a good skin care routine.

  26. I have pretty healthy skin, but I never remember to wear sunscreen. That is a tip I need to get better about.

  27. I recommend finding a good moisturizer, especially for your face, and incorporating that into your nighttime routine. Also, get a little bottle or sunscreen to keep in your purse.

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