How to Keep Skin Youthful -- A Mindful, Minimal Approach

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Ah… the never-ending quest for youthful skin. We know her well. 🙄 If you’re anything like me, you too have been suckered into gimmicky products and pricy AF skincare scams, all on the mission to keep skin youthful

But it’s important to keep perspective. Aging is beautiful. And we won’t be duped into buying any little high-tech gadget or gizmo in the name of eternal youth.


Farewell 30-minute skincare routines! So, how can I make my face look younger with minimal effort and zero guilt? 

We lazy babes can master how to keep skin looking youthful and do it our way—without breaking a sweat, the bank, or our precious time with our fur babies.

First things first, what makes our skin lose its youthful glow?

What Causes Skin to Look Less Youthful?

Fine lines? Lack of elasticity? Dark spots? Dry skin? I hear you. We often wonder: why is my skin aging so fast?! As we get older, it starts to feel like our skin ages at hyperspeed.

I feel your pain. The good news is that understanding the root of aging skin is the first step in slowing it down. The better news? You can easily master how to make skin look younger naturally, and it doesn’t take a lot of effort!

Before we spill the tea on how to keep skin youthful *lazy girl style*, let’s look at some of the most common causes of aging skin:

  • Overexposure to the sun. We all need a healthy dose of Vitamin D3, but too much sunshine does more harm than good

  • Free radicals and air pollution. Free radicals and environmental pollutants break down collagen, cause skin blemishes, dark spots, and more.

  • Stress. High amounts of cortisol (aka the stress hormone) also wear down skin’s collagen and elasticity.

  • Sleep positions. Where my side-sleepers at? 🙋 The way we sleep could manifest in signs of aging on the skin. 
  • How to Keep Skin Youthful—Effortlessly

    So what makes a woman look younger? We’re happy to report that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars or endless hours on bougie skincare products and gimmicky routines to keep skin youthful

    While we can’t pull a Doctor Strange and turn back time, we can take steps to keep our skin looking (and feeling) young, healthy, and fabulous! 

    Here’s how to preserve your youthful complexion and main character swag with bare minimum effort.

    Stay shady.

    Ever wonder why the Cullens sparkle? I’m convinced it’s because they avoid the sun. Pfft… the skin of a killer? More like the flawless, glowing skin of my forever-young dreams. So how can I look 10 years younger? Do I drink blood and wait for my superhuman strength and perpetually youthful glow to magically kick in? 

    Before you dabble in vampirism to keep skin youthful (which btw is totally a real thing), take a page out of the Cullens’ book and cut back on your sun exposure. UV rays literally age the skin, so wearing SPF and staying in the shade when possible is essential for how to keep skin younger and wrinkle-free

    Try skinimalism. 

    In this era of influencers and beauty gurus, it’s easy to be swayed into trying all kinds of skincare products—sometimes for no reason other than they look cool. Guilty as charged! (I’ve got a crowded bathroom drawer to show for it.)  

    When it comes to skincare though, less really is more. Enter: skinimalism!

    Skinimalism is all about stripping your skincare routine back to basics. So to keep skin youthful, ditch the lengthy, multistep regimens and try keeping it simple. 

    Here’s more or less what it looks like: 

    Morning Routine

    • Cleanser
    • Moisturizer
    • SPF

    Nighttime Routine 

    • Cleanser
    • Moisturizer or night cream

    Embody’s new one-and-done cleanser skips the dreaded double cleanse, serving up a makeup remover and facial cleanser in one wash! More time for me and the Viscount of Bridgerton? Oh, how I burn for you

    Incorporate ingestible skincare. 

    Ahem, speaking of delicious… It's no secret that we are what we eat. What we put in our bodies is part of how to keep skin youthful. So on top of a healthy, balanced nutrition, why not give your skin a boost with ingestible skincare?

    Enhance your youthful glow from the inside. Embody’s tasty AF Retinol Gummy gives maturing skin the extra pick-me-up it needs from beneath the surface. The best part? Taking retinol orally does more than keep skin youthful — it supports your eyes, organs, and immune system.

    Goodbye, expensive serums. Hello, #youthfulskindiet!

    P.S. Don’t forget to check with your doctor before trying a new dietary supplement.🩺

    Relax and recharge. 

    On top of everyday responsibilities, sky-rocketing inflation, political tensions, and everything else we lose sleep over, now we have to worry about how to keep skin young after 30, too? Ah, the joys of adulthood.😒

    Let’s be honest — if stress were good for our skin, we’d all have Jlo’s flawless glow. Unfortunately, reality dictates otherwise. The truth is stress and skin go hand-in-hand, and not in a good way. Our stress hormones wreak havoc on our complexion and make our skin woes worse. So what the heck are we supposed to do about it?

    I’m frustrated, too. It gets harder to outsmart stress the older we get — especially us millennials and genZs. And it can feel like making time for a little R&R in our busy day-to-day just isn’t a priority. 

    But wanting to keep skin youthful isn’t surface-level fluff. 

    It’s about reclaiming our skincare routine and loving the skin we’re in. Can I get a heck yeah?!

    Here are some easy, low-effort ways to minimize the stress and maximize your glow:

    • Meditate and soak in the zen
    • Take a relaxing drive
    • Watch a rom-com 
    • Cook your fav meal
    • Stay in and have a spa night
    • Snuggle up with your fur-baby

    Shake your body. 

    Speaking of stress relief, did you know exercise can help with stress management? I know, I know… working out isn’t necessarily a lazy girl’s fav pastime, am I right? 😅 

    But hear me out. Inactivity, like stress, doesn’t do our skin any favors. When it comes to how to keep your skin younger and glowing, exercise is way at the top of the list. And I’m not talking about guilt-exercising. I’m talking about long walks, impromptu dance parties, tumbling in the sheets with your partner, or simply taking the stairs here and there.

    However you love to move—do more of that.

    Whether that’s going for a walk around the block or rearranging your living room, a little exercise goes a long way to keep skin youthful and your mind sharp. 

    Cheers to Loving Your Skin at EVERY Age 

    You know one of the biggest secrets for how to keep skin young and youthful is keeping it so fresh and so clean, clean; but what do you use? 

    Look no further than our brand new One & Done Cleanser—a lazy girl’s BFF! 

    In a world of double-cleansing and too-long skincare routines, the One & Done Cleanser works double-time. 

    It starts as an oily cleanser that removes makeup and impurities. Then emulsifies into a milky lotion that balances and hydrates, leaving skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

    Ditch the aging stigmas. Embrace glowy skin. Take control of your time—and beauty counter. Order your One & Done Oil Cleanser today!