Your lifestyle plays a major factor on the health of your skin. COSMEDIX believes in a holistic approach to skin so these few simple tips will help improve your skin from the inside and the outside.
1. CATCH SOME ZZZ
Getting a good night’s sleep will refresh your mind and body, but what about your skin? Sleep is necessary for our bodies to build up energy reserves and regenerate body cells and tissues. Getting an adequate amount of sleep each night also helps the body to metabolize free radicals.
2. DIET FOR BETTER SKIN
Healthy skin starts with a healthy diet of protein, vegetables and fruits. Try foods high in skin-strengthening Omega-3 fatty acids such as sardines, chia seeds, flaxseed and walnuts. Vitamin C helps stimulate collagen production so try adding bell peppers, strawberries, kale, broccoli and, of course, citrus fruits, to your diet. Antioxidants are great for your skin whether applied topically or eaten in antioxidant-rich foods like vitamins A and E charged almond butter, wheat germ, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrots and melons such as cantaloupe. Some of our favorite ways to incorporate these foods into our diets are through juicing, smoothies and constant inspiration from health and food bloggers.
3. DRINK MORE WATER
There is simply no substitute for water. The majority of the human body, including 85 percent of the brain, is comprised of water. Maintain your skin’s radiant glow and improve its texture by drinking plenty of water. Believe it or not, water is one of the best method for keeping your skin healthy and supple.
4. GO NATURAL
Purify and refresh your skin by incorporating a weekly, at-home or spa facial treatment like a face mask — an important step that is often overlooked in a skin care regimen. Also, choose a mask that contains exfoliating ingredients that will not only keep your skin cleansed and nourished but will also keep your skin looking fresh and radiant.
5. PROTECT! PROTECT! PROTECT!
Although it’s common only to think about sun protection during the summer months, you should still use a product with an SPF during the winter season. Even in colder weather, the sun can cause damage to the skin. Prevent premature aging and the formation of lines and wrinkles by using skin care products with sunscreen that will protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Using a product that’s packed with moisturizing properties will keep your skin looking youthful and healthy all year long. Using a daily moisturizer will keep skin supple. In winter, switch out your lightweight version for something a little thicker for intense moisture replenishment.
7. EXFOLIATE EVERYWHERE!
It is important to exfoliate to keep skin fresh and revitalized. Exfoliating both your face and your body on a weekly basis will remove dead skin cells, dirt and debris and will help your serums and treatments penetrate the skin and deliver nourishment faster. Purity Detox Scrub combines poppy, jojoba and date seeds with salicylic acid for a multilayer cleanse that clarifies pores and smoothes skin for full-body exfoliation.