Winterizing Your Skin
What you put in your body, shows up on your skin. What you put on your skin gets absorbed into the bloodstream.
A few quick tips to help keep your skin moisturized and to slow down and/or minimize aging: Drink plenty of water. This is healthy for so many reasons, from detoxing to helping your organs, including your brain and your skin work optimally but also keep your skin soft and supple. Moisturize your skin with a good moisturizer. This is vital to more than your complexion.
Change your skincare just as you change your wardrobe for different season.
Plants have a natural defense to their environment. We also have one, its called our immune system, but sometimes it needs some TLC and we can derive this from plants. Plants offer a plethora of physical and mental health benefits. For example, we know aloe may naturally help with cooling, soothing and healing for skin burns, insect bites, rashes, but also nurturing to our skin not only keeping the pH level, but moisturizing.
Due to drier weather, less sun and other environmental influences, getting a facial and reviewing your skincare routine is necessary 3-4 times per year, work with a good aesthetician.
Wearing sunscreen, yes, even during winter, not only protects from skin cancer, it also helps slow down or minimize the aging affects from the sun. Whether out hiking or headed to the office, generously apply sunscreen daily, don't forget your ears, the back of your neck, your hands and décolleté. And wear a good pair of sunglasses to help protect your eyes from UV as well as minimizing wrinkles around the eyes.
Get a humidifier. This will add moisture to the air, and help your skin look and feel better.
Try not to pick at your face, or touch your skin. Especially with all the germs being shared all around us. Picking at your face or skin is always detrimental, but especially if you have acne, other sensitivity or issues going on, but to keep from spreading any bacteria. Additionally, touching your skin too much can also affect your pH and possibly drying it out more.
Eating tomatoes can help prevent wrinkles. They're plump, juicy and taste good in and on everything. The antioxidant lycopene in tomatoes may help prevent wrinkles by helping to protect your skin from UV damage, according to Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in New York City. Lycopene in cooked tomatoes is better absorbed by the body.
Change your pillowcase. Dead skin, oils and mites are on your pillowcase so change your pillow case every three days.
More tips coming soon for Healthy Skin year round, as well as Anti-aging tips!
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