Skincare 101

Your skin is your body’s largest organ and protecting it is essential. However, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the excess of lotions and potions filling the aisles of the

Your skin is your body’s largest organ and protecting it is essential. However, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the excess of lotions and potions filling the aisles of the drug store. Here is a short and sweet breakdown of essential skincare products and lifestyle habits you should try to implement on a daily basis:

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

Daily moisturization is the best way to combat dry skin. Apply body butter, lotion or cream to your skin right after stepping out of the shower; this way the moisture your skin has just absorbed can be sealed into place.

Sanitize your smartphone.

You wouldn’t want to put a toilet seat up to your face, right? Smartphones and tablets play host to more germs than any public toilet seat. It’s no wonder that holding up a smartphone to your cheek can cause breakouts and rashes. Wipe your phone down with antibacterial wipes to avoid nasty germs.

Get a little rough.

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, gets rid of toxins, improves skin tone and brightens the complexion. The slightly rough texture of exfoliating products evens out the skin’s surface to reveal younger, healthier skin. Apply facial and body scrubs after washing thoroughly, and make sure to follow up with moisturizer.

Go green!

veggies

Skin’s health works from the inside out. Spinach, arugula, chard, romaine lettuce–all of these vegetables can provide you with natural antioxidants. Dark leafy greens like kale and chard specifically contain beta carotene, an antioxidant that assists in repairing and renewing the skin. Spinach is full of folate, a vital nutrient that repairs DNA and as a result, makes your skin look healthy and glowing.

Hit the hay.

Sleep deprivation is all too common in our fast-paced society, but sleep is essential to maintaining healthy skin and an even complexion. When you’re tired, you are easily stress, and stress can cause breakouts and dull your complexion. Sleep is what recharges us after a long day, so do your best to get a full eight hours.

 



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