How to Turn Skincare into Self Care

How to Turn Skincare into Self Care

Look and feel your best by giving your skin the same care and support you give to the rest of your health—starting with the right nutrients. With a thoughtful skincare regimen, you can look your best… and fend off future signs of aging in the process! Ready to turn every day into a spa day? Here are our top tips for youthful, healthy skin—at any age.

  1. Wash the day away

    Set aside five to 10 minutes every night to wash the day away. Cleanse impurities with an exfoliant scrub which not only removes the tough layer of dead skin cells, but also supports skin cell growth and collagen production.

  2. Quench thirsty skin

    Keep your skin looking soft, smooth and youthful—all day (and night!) long with age-defying lotions, gels and serums that offer deep, noticeable hydration. Apply a day cream in the morning, and use a night cream to diminish signs of aging while you sleep – how easy is that?

  3. Pamper your skin with a healthy lifestyle

    Nourish yourself from the inside out. Avoid smoking, alcohol and processed foods—instead, eat a well-balanced diet rich in healthy fats and essential nutrients. Also be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to hydrate from the inside out and promote a radiant glow. And above all else, be careful about sun exposure. Instead of worshipping the sun, worship your skin, and protect yourself from UV rays.

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Skin Care Information & Research

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How can you take care of your skin?

Oxidation, chemicals, stress and sunlight can all cause our skin to age prematurely. To maintain skin youthfulness, it is important to use daily skin protection with a non-toxic sun protection formula. In addition, a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables helps combat oxidative stress in the body and in the skin. Limiting exposure to chemicals, air pollution and cigarette smoke helps support skin health, as well as avoiding stress, which can cause skin to look older. A healthy skin care cleansing and moisturizing routine is also important.

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What should you look for in skin care products?

When choosing a skin care product, it is important to look for ingredients that are scientifically backed. If you are not familiar with an ingredient, you can look it up to see what it does. Because much of what we put on our skin gets absorbed systemically, it is also important to use products with non-toxic ingredients. The Environmental Working Group website provides a score from 1-10 for different skin care ingredients to help consumers evaluate their safety.

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What is a good skin care routine?

A basic skin care routine should include a gentle cleanser, toner, restorative serum, moisturizer and sunscreen, typically applied in that order. Targeted therapies for individual concerns may be added to this basic routine as needed. For example, eye cream or age spot cream may be applied after a serum and before a moisturizer. In addition, a weekly intensive treatment, such as a hydrating or cleansing mask, may be beneficial. Certain nutrients, such as collagen, astaxanthin and omega-3, have been shown to support healthy skin appearance when taken internally and are good choices for maintaining skin health.

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