“Always ‘go up’ - when washing your face, applying face cream or anything else, never pull down. I remember watching my Nana getting ready for bed, her skin wrinkle-free well into her 80s, always reminding me to never pull down on my face. My Mom - and her equally flawless skin - repeats the same mantra. Gravity pulls down enough, we don't need to help it out!”
“When cold New York winters would roll around and heat would flow from the vents, everyone in our home would fall victim to months of dry skin. Once the temperatures would start to drop, my mom would caution me to take shorter, cooler showers, as to not dry out my skin—and to apply moisturizer from head to toe, immediately upon exiting the shower. It was a bit difficult to shorten my showers, but making the water cooler always did help! At first, full body moisturization seemed like a chore, but now it’s a part of my skin care regimen that I never, ever skip.”
“I hear my Mom's voice all the time when it comes to my beauty routine. My Mama always said, ‘If you want pretty skin, drink a ton of water, always wash your face before bed, get a good night sleep and wear sunscreen every day.’ All simple and amazing tips that I follow every single day!”
Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty & fashion writer and editor. She's covered everything from backstage beauty at Fashion Week to celeb interviews and trend reports. When she's not writing or reading up on the latest trends, Chrissy is adding to her ever-growing collection of dresses or spa-ing it up. Follow her on twitter: @chriscal57.