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Our Favorite Beauty Tips From Our Mothers

For many of us, advice from our mother was usually something that went in one ear and out the other. But when it comes to beauty advice, mom usually knows best. After all, she’s been around the block a time or two when it comes to trying to keep youthful skin. Here are our favorite beauty tips from our mothers.

Take Care Of Your Skin With Olive Oil

First is the trick of using olive oil on your skin and hair. Simply pour it liberally on the skin, rubbing it in and letting it soak. While it may not be easy for women to do this on a regular basis, try to use olive oil every now and then for rejuvenation.

Don’t Forget Your Neck

While we all know that we need to take care of our face, sometimes our neck skin gets overlooked. It’s important to keep your neck moisturized to keep your skin from getting droopy. The neck never lies when trying to tell someone’s age.

Less Is More With Makeup

It’s tempting to layer on the makeup. After all, there are so many products to try and so many looks to experiment with. But when it comes to makeup, try to keep it simple. You’ll be giving your face a break and as you get older, it will keep you from aging excessively.

Be Careful In The Sun

How many times did your mom tell you to wear sunscreen? For some of us, it was probably too many times to count. But as it turns out, mom was right. Skipping on the sunscreen can lead to skin damage, which ages the skin. Wearing sunscreen not only has beauty benefits, but it has health benefits because it can help prevent melanoma.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

What’s the best way to keep the wrinkles away? Moisturize, of course! There are many ways to keep your face moisturized, including homemade treatments made from stuff in your kitchen. Regardless of how you do it or what you use, find a moisturizer that works well for your skin and make sure you use it often.

Keep Your Hands Off Your Face

Your mom may have constantly told you to keep your hands out of your mouth and off your face. When you think about it, it makes sense. Keeping your hands off your face keeps germs off your skin. This helps you steer clear from acne breakouts and keeps your skin clear.

Rice Water For Bright & Clear Skin

Ying Chu, who is the Executive Beauty Director for Glamour, says her mother believed in the power of using rice water to rinse her face. While most of our mothers probably didn’t give us this advice, her advice may still have some merit. Each year, more and more rice-based products are making their way onto the market.

While it’s not always easy to get advice from our moms, we should all learn a lesson or two from mom’s beauty book. After all, our moms are full of wisdom and advice gained throughout the years. Try these beauty tips and you’ll find yourself keeping your youthful looks.

Jessica Walrack is a gal from California who loves to write. She has been freelance writing for 4 years while traveling the world. Jessica specializes in travel, fashion. health, and all things beauty-related.