Lauren Conrad's Ultimate Tips For Perfect Skin

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From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our own heart. So, each week, the born-and-bred California girl and editor-in-chief of LaurenConrad.com will share with us her insider secrets and personal musings. Plus, check out her visually stunning guest pinning here! Next up, Lauren shares her secrets to smooth skin.
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Word to the wise: Wrinkles are inevitable. Whether we like it or not, they are a part of life. But, there are many simple tricks you can work into your everyday routine to keep them at bay. Here are my top ten tips!
Don’t be a straw dog
Try not to use straws (and definitely do not smoke). Pursing your lips constantly will cause micro lines to become serious crevices. No, thank you.
Sleep smart
Believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way to sleep (in terms of positioning, at least). The wrong way: sleeping on your face or side. The right way: sleeping on your back (even the American Academy of Dermatology recommends this). Just be sure to keep your head elevated.
Slather the SPF
No surprises here: SPF is a must if you want smooth, youthful looking skin. While a tan might look good now, don’t forget what it will look like later! (Click here to learn about what ingredients I recommend looking for when buying sunscreen.)
Moisturize
Prevent cracks and keep your skin soft and supple by moisturizing your face (and body) twice a day.
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Sleep clean
Always, always wash your face before bed. I cannot stress this enough. Never, ever sleep with makeup on.
Wear your sunnies!
Not only are sunglasses a great style staple, they also protect the delicate skin around your eyes from harsh UV rays. Just make sure you buy sunnies that are polarized to ensure maximum protection. And, the bigger, the better! (I definitely just gave you a wonderful excuse to go buy a new pair of sunglasses, so use it!
Take your vitamins
Take a multi-vitamin every day and make sure you’re getting enough omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
Eat right
You are what you eat so be sure to make your diet vibrant and full of color. Do this by consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables everyday. This will keep your skin firm, hydrated and happy.
Drink up
You’re only eight glasses away from happy skin!
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Smile!
While science has yet to prove the direct link between wrinkles and stress, based on my experience the evidence is pretty clear. Stress manifests itself externally (and from what I’ve seen, wrinkles are a common symptom). Take a deep breath, exhale and smile!
That said, if you already have wrinkles, wear them proudly! I have little smile wrinkles. Most women my age would freak out, but to be honest, I kind of like them. As Lauren Hutton once said, “We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life.” Couldn’t have said it better myself — but it can’t hurt to make those “medals” a little less obvious before you join the half-century club, right?
Is there an old beauty wives’ tale you’d like demystified? Let me know in the comments below.
XO Lauren
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