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This post is in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Dove. The post is all me.mujerdove theartmuse Can't say I thought 40 would come this soon, let me tell you. I'm so glad I never had habits like cigarette smoking or sun bathing because it really does damage the skin. However, my biggest vice, ever since I got my first job in Wall Street in my 20s while waiting for my art teaching credentials, is coffee. Going for a cup of coffee was break-time, and I've been addicted ever since. This habit can leave your skin dry and dull. I find myself constantly having to moisturize my skin or try natural remedies to keep it rejuvenated. Drinking lots of water is especially important when you're ingesting so much caffeine!

A few weeks ago, we hosted a Twitter Party with Vive Mejor and Kika Rocha (who is known for her amazing beauty tips), and one of things that was emphasized was moisturizing. This simple act helps keep your skin glowing and luminous. And if you can use a lotion with SPF - even better. Even though its Fall/Winter and our skin is covered, the sun can still damage collagen, which results in spots and wrinkles. The Party was so informative, not only did I grab a few tips for beautiful skin during Winter, I even learned more about Dove's Clear Tone deodorant (which I talk about HERE and HERE). I mean, deodorant is deodorant, right? You have good ones and bad ones. I can't say I ever really thought about them as anything other what they were intended for. But - I learned that Clear Tone is the only deodorant in the US designed to visibly reduce red spots and has calendula and sunflower seed to help speed up the process of skin regeneration. Calendula is a healing herb that can be used for beautification purposes, to tone and moisturize the skin. And, yes, that's important for those arms of yours. Think of that crisp white shirt you'd love to wear or the strapless dress you've had your eye on. It's important to care for every inch of your skin. Not just your face, hands and neck. Exfoliate your skin a few times a week, wash your face thoroughly every night before bed, moisturize (night and morning), wear SPF and drink lots of water to keep your skin looking its best. Sounds simple but we get so busy sometimes, it's easy to let these routines go. But its so important to squeeze in a a bit of me time!