Revitalize Your Skin


Cold air, lack of sun, bundling up, means one thing…WINTER, which can also translate in to dull, pale, and even pasty skin (unless you’re in beautiful weather all year round…so jealous), which isn’t exactly “becoming.” Cold air, low humidity, and indoor heating combine to pull moisture from our skin, making us dry and lusterless. We should you how to keep your entire body moisturized this winter, but lets not forget what everyone sees the most: our face! This winter, revive your glow with these simple tips. Fake a summer vacation and get that refreshed, glowing look coveted all summer long; You’ll look as though you’ve been off for weeks!

Moisturize

 

  • Using a moisturizer is the most important aspect of any skin care regimen. If you don’t already do so, start! Slather on a rich, super moisturizing cream to instantly hydrate and plump skin. Look for one high in vitamins A, C, D, and E and oil-free as well to prevent clogging up pores. Moisturizers that include a sunscreen are an added bonus!
  • Moisturize your insides as well by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Green tea will also remove any unwanted impurities and help clear up your skin.
  • Don’t forget the sunscreen! It should be applied to dry skin 15 to 30 minutes before going outdoors, even in the winter.
  • Fill your sink with lukewarm or cool water and add a few drops of oil. Coconut oil and Almond Oil are great choices. Hold your breath and soak your face for as long as you can. Come up for air and keep soaking for about 3-5 minutes. Your skin loves to soak up water, and you probably know that after having a long bath your skin feels the most soft and smooth. Finish your soak by immediately applying a light, unscented facial moisturizer and either let your skin air-dry or gently pat dry with a towel.
  • Use cool water when washing your face to avoid over drying and it’ll  keep your skin looking fresh.

Food for Thought


Get a naturally sun-kissed look by applying bronzer to your entire face and a rosy blush just on the apples of your cheeks. Don’t overdo it though! Remember, less is more!

Keep it Clean

 

The number one rule of maintaining healthy looking and flawless skin is to keep your hands off it. Your hands and fingertips are crawling with bacteria. You don’t want this on your face and seeping into your pores. This is the number one way breakouts occur!!!!

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5 Things You Should Eat Everyday

We’ve all heard that there are many benefits to eating certain vegetables and fruits. Here are 5 superfoods that you should eat everyday to prevent certain cancers and more.

Spinach – Considered a super food, it can reduce your chances of developing osteoporosis, lower cholesterol and raise IQ.  It’s also high in flavonoids which prevent breast, skin, stomach and ovarian cancer.

Ways to Eat:  Eat it raw in a salad, replacing lettuce. Saute it with olive oil and garlic and serve as a side dish.

Eggs – They are a great source or protein and contain eight amino acids if you eat the whole thing. Protein is important for stay ing full and having energy.

Ways to Eat:  For breakfast, scramble eggs and throw together with veggies in a whole wheat wrap. Chop a hard-boiled egg and throw into your salad.

Apples – The saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” couldn’t hold more truth. Apples have soluble and insoluble fibers, making them filling and reduces cholesterol. They have also been proven to  reduce the risk of heart disease. Lastly, chewing on apples stimulates saliva which scrubs stains off your teeth and freshen breath.

Way to Eat: Classic peanut butter on sliced apples for a mid-day snack. Cut them up and throw into your oatmeal for breakfast or salad for lunch.

Winter Squash – Its bright orange color contains high doses of carotenoids, an antioxidant needed to prevent eye degeneration due to aging and filters out harmful rays from the sun. It also contains L-tryptophan which aids in preventing depression.

Ways to Eat:  Mix canned or pureed squash with sweetener for a healthier option of candied yams – serve as side dish.

Blueberries – One of the superfoods as well. It can prevent ulcers, cataracts, glaucoma, decrease risks of heart disease, various types of cancer and lower cholesterol. It also keeps your brain sharp and lowers the effects of dementia and Alzherimer’s.

Ways to Eat:  Throw some blueberries onto your oatmeal. Put a handful of frozen ones with some honey into a blender for an ice treat. Serve in a salad.

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