Take this advice from someone who has no actual knowledge or expertise in this area. I just know what works for me.



I mean, I feel like this is a no-brainer. If you want your skin to stay healthy and hydrated, you must first hydrate your body. You can slap on as much moisturizer as you want but if you’re not drinking water all day, every day, your skin will reflect that. Again, coming from someone who occasionally goes 24 hours without drinking water and then wonders why I have headaches or bags under my eyes, learn from my mistakes.

Diet – reduce sugar


Oh lord has this been a game changer for me. Sugar is the absolute worst. It tastes like happiness and fluffy goodness, but what it does to your body is evil. Look up “glycation” and no, that’s not a vacation for gly. Sugar causes premature aging…and who the hell needs help with that? So, just say no. Or at the very least say, “not so much”.



I don’t get facials. With that being said, I totally should. Why don’t I get facials? I’m a “woman of a certain age” and I know, without a shred of doubt, that facials are a fantastic way to heal your skin and prevent a lot of damage that we inflict on this poor organ of ours. I’m setting a goal for myself right this second to get monthly facials. There. So now you should too.                                           



Invest in a decent moisturizer. There are so many out there and you need to know your skin type in order to choose wisely. I leave this up to the professionals at my local “medspa”. Omg, “Nectify” is the most amazing magical lotion on the planet. My crepey neck skin is oh so less crepey now. I wish I could bathe in this stuff. Also I hate the word “crepey”… it’s up there with “moist”. But somehow moisturizer is not as skeevy.

To summarize:
Water, water, water and more water. Oh and less sugar, facials, moisturize and of course, limit your time in the sun (says the woman who had a basal cell carcinoma cut out of my face). LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES DAMMIT! I do these things for you.

Kris Janovitz