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The very cold weather has taken it's toll on your skin. So some tips and reminders to try to help that...All year round I say that if your skin is balanced meaning properly exfoliated and hydrated chances are you will not feel the change as much on your skin. We all feel the change but if its drastic and you are flaky and itchy and your makeup is not going on smooth then that's extreme and you need to fix that. If you are using the same moisturizer in Winter as Summer you will have a problem. If after you cleanse your skin you feel tight and flaky that is a problem as well. We need a creamy or oil cleansers or both in the winter. You may have to alternate using two different moisturizers at night through the winter. You need to never leave the house without a moisturizer (EVER) and I suggest wearing foundation for additional protection during the day. And Sunblock all year round. Once you have made changes to your skin routine you may have to address hydrating from the inside as well.
EXFOLIATE: using the correct exfoliator for you and knowing to not over or under do it.
MOISTURIZER: You need to know if your skin is dry or dehydrated there is a difference so if your product is not working then more then likely its wrong for you.
CLEANSING: What you use, how you use it, temperature of the water, soap, creamy cleanser, oil cleanser. All makes a difference. You need the product that works for you.
HYDRATING FROM THE INSIDE:
WATER: You have to drink it! Add fruit to it if you have to some suggestions, frozen berries, apples, lemon, anything that helps you get it down.
OMEGAS: Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. They will limit water loss in skin cells, and keep you looking and feeling refreshed. They will also soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. SALMON, TUNA, OLIVE OIL, ANCHOVIES, WALNUTS,ALMONDS, & AVOCADO!
SILICA: key element for healthy bones and teeth. Also will help hydrate your skin and maintain elasticity. Found in fruits and veggies...you just need to leave the skin on!
Vitamins need to be a part of your diet it is not always easy to eat enough of them and I strongly suggest taking vitamins. Eating foods rich in Vitamin B and C is very important as we age. Vitamin B (Proteins & Whole Grains)can restore collagen. Vitamin C also helps with the formation of collagen, and therefore can reduce wrinkles and increase hydration. Examples: ORANGES, STRAWBERRIES, GRAPEFRUITS, & BROCCOLI!
Limit junk food... but we all have cravings now don't we.
Everyone complains about their hands and cuticles this time of year.
First I have to say this if you are not using my Christine Valmy Hand Aid you should be. Second, I've said this before anti bacterial soaps are not good for you, sitting under lights at the nail salon is also not good.
Applying a cuticle oil( I sell Apricot Oil) every day can be very helpful. And I read soaking hands in a warm basin of whole milk for several minutes will help remove dead cells and soften cuticles. The lactic acid in the milk is what does this, the natural fats help replenish dry skin. (I'll be picking up my whole milk today for sure)
I will just say this removing fats from your diet is not a good thing....eat the good fats your whole body will benefit!
EAT, DRINK, SLEEP, RELAX, BE KIND, BREATHE, LOVE, PEACE
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Up next on the site... Our New Spring Make-up line "Just be You" Cosmetics
also some New skin and body products.
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