The secret of the Italians is that they avoid the damage early on so they never have to repair it. They are more careful with their diet, use higher quality makeup, and are still using practices inspired by the original skincare routines developed by their ancestors.
Keeping your skin hydrated is vital not only for the health of your skin but without enough water your body simply won’t function properly. The skin is largely composed of water (roughly 70%) and has its own natural mechanisms to maintain correct hydration levels and protect against external elements, i.e environmental toxins, pollution, etc.
A midwest girl (Michigan) to the big city of Los Angeles some years ago on a mission to create a better lifestyle and to build an empire, career. I grew up in a blue collar town with an amazing, mother, father and two brothers. I knew at an early stage that there had to be more to life outside of the boundaries I was in.