"I'm a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, you really won't need a lot of makeup." -Demi Moore
Oh, how time flies. One moment you're dreaming of a white Christmas and the next thing you know spring is just around the corner. Winter weather can take a toll on skin, but if you make a few changes now, you'll look fresh and vibrant when spring comes around.
Improve Your Skin By Eating Seasonally
Despite the chilly temperatures, citrus is in season during the winter months, and it can do great things for your skin. Minneolas and mandarins are high in vitamin C and are at their peak between January and March, so there's no excuse not to include these juicy citrus fruits in winter. And if you need more convincing, researchers at Oregon State University found that "Oral supplementation with vitamin C may help prevent UV-induced damage, especially in combination with supplemental vitamin E." Antioxidant rich avocados and fatty acid rich salmon contain both vitamins and are heart healthy, too, but you'll still need to wear sunscreen.
Banish Dull Skin with Exercise
Eating right keeps your entire body healthy, and so does exercise. While you're still enthusiastic about keeping your new year's resolution to work out more often, just think of how exercise benefits your skin. A sluggish metabolism can lead to a dull, dry complexion, thanks to poor blood circulation and a lack of oxygen. Regular exercise will help improve your body's circulation, which means your skin will be able to rejuvenate itself more effectively. Just remember to cleanse thoroughly afterward to remove any excess pore-clogging oil, and be sure to wear sunscreen if your workout takes you outdoors.
Do Your Hair Removal Homework
If the thought of shaving gets you down, then now's a great time to learn more about permanent hair removal. Spring break signals the beginning of swimming season, and eliminating unwanted hair is a great way to cross something off your daily to-do list. Electrolysis, laser hair removal, and IPL (intense pulsed light) are just some of the options you can choose from, and men and women both benefit from these procedures. Before heading off for a tropical spring vacation, check out your options. You can learn more about all three in our earlier article.
Renew and Rejuvenate with Retinol
Aging may be inevitable, but that doesn't mean we have to accept it passively. When it comes to truly effective rejuvenating products, retinol continues to top the list. Not only does it reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but it also improves skin cell turnover and improves elasticity. Retinol may be included in numerous products, but the best results come from medical grade products that are properly formulated. If you're thinking about adding retinol to your routine, try Replenix All-trans Retinol Smoothing Serum 2X. It includes hyaluronic acid to keep your skin hydrated and can even be used if you have sensitive skin. As an added bonus, you can upgrade to a stronger formulation once your skin adapts, so you'll continue to see good results long-term.
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Before you know it, spring will be here, and we hope these tips will help you ward off the winter blues, so your skin and body will be ready for a fresh start. Let us know if you need help revamping your skin care routine. We'll customize a skin care program to suit your needs and goals. Click here to take our skin care quiz today.
To sunny days ahead,
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