Great beauty starts with great skin. There’s nothing like a “lit from within” glow to make your makeup look absolutely gorgeous. Read on for the five things you need every day for healthy, radiant, flawless skin.

THOUS SHALT CLEANSE YOUR SKIN – No matter how early it is or how exhausted you are after a long night, cleansing your face twice a day is absolutely crucial for beautiful skin. Remember, even on makeup-free days, it’s important to cleanse and rid of whatever pore-clogging dirt and impurities you may have collected throughout the day. Some of the best facial cleansers can be found at the drugstore: try Cetaphil’s Daily Facial Cleanser or CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser.

THOU SHALT CONSUME WATER – Everyone knows they should drink 8 glasses of water a day for many health benefits, but your skin is the one thing that really shows the difference substantial H2O intake can make. Look at your face on days where you drink plenty of water compared to the days where you managed to consume just a bottle or 2; it’s a world of difference. Hydrated skin looks plump, smooth, free of blemishes and sagging.

THOU SHALT KEEP A HEALTHY DIET – What you eat is just as important as what you drink. A healthy diet, filled with lots of vitamins and essential fatty acids, is crucial. The nutrients found in these healthy foods allow your skin cells to do their jobs and protect you from sun damage and pollutants. Eat tons of fatty fish (like salmon), nuts and green veggies for a beautiful complexion.

THOU SHALT PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN – We can’t preach the importance of sunscreen enough. It doesn’t matter if it is below zero degrees…if you are stepping outside, apply sun protection! Too much sun exposure puts you at a greater risk of getting skin cancer and aging prematurely. Look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher and make sure to apply it twenty minutes before stepping outside. Some of the most popular sunscreens on Pampadour are Neutrogena SunblockCoTZ Sunscreen and Chanel Sunscreen.

THOU SHALT USE ANTIOXIDANTS – Antioxidants, like Vitamin C and Vitamin E, are another key component to luminous skin. Look for skincare products and foods that content healthy antioxidants with anti-aging properties. Foods like berries, citrus fruits and apples are very antioxidant-heavy. As far as products, we love Origins’ A Perfect World Moisturizer and Clinique’s Super Rescue Moisturizer.

Do you follow the five holy grail rules of skincare? What do you do to keep your skin in tip-top shape? Tell us in the comments below and on PAMPADOUR!

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