Healthy Habits for Summer Skin

There are a few lifestyle changes I make every year when summer starts. We all want to look and feel our best during the summer months, and my little mental checklist makes me feel at least a little more in control and prepared during swimsuit season. Here’s my list of healthy habits for summer-ready skin from head to toe.

Avoid These 7 Mistakes to Maintain Glowing Skin This Winter

Dry, winter air can wreak havoc on skin. Not only does it steal moisture away, it can lead to tiny cracks in the surface, lowering skin’s ability to protect against free radical damage. In fact, if you’re not careful, you can suffer accelerated aging over the winter months.

With a few changes to your skin care routine, you can avoid the damage and keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant during these winter months. Avoid these seven mistakes, and step up your nourishing and moisturizing care.

5 DIY Natural Face Masks

Treating yourself to a face mask is a nice way to relax, rejuvenate and nourish your skin. Unfortunately, most of the commercial face masks are laden with not-so-great chemicals and harsh ingredients. These all-natural masks are super easy to make and a great way to bring that spa feeling into your own home!

The Whys and Hows of Exfoliation

We constantly hear how important it is to exfoliate, but chances are you are not doing it properly. You can both over-exfoliate and use the wrong ingredients, both will cause damage to your skin. So while it is important to make sure you exfoliate (as dead skin cells left on the surface of your skin can do everything from reduce the efficacy of absorption from the products you apply, increase dryness, aging and irritation to clog pores), it matters with what and how often. Most people are not exfoliating properly.

12 Tips to Keep Skin Soft and Glowing In Winter

Winter weather is not fun for skin. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and harsh winter wind makes the problem worse. Indoor heat further robs the air of moisture, as do hot showers or baths and harsh cleansers.

Are You Polishing Your Skin With Plastic?

Are you polishing your skin with plastic? You are if your favorite facial scrub contains particles made from polyethelene. It’s a common exfoliating ingredient in such popular products as Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Regeneration Cream Cleanser, the new Neutrogena Rapid Clear Foaming Scrub, and even Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Scrub. Polyethelene beads are made from polymers of ethylene oxide (say that three times fast)—the same synthetic stuff used to make plastic grocery bags.

The Why’s And How’s Of Exfoliation

It is important to make sure you exfoliate in winter. Dead skin cells reduce the amount of absorption you get from the products you apply, and increase winter dryness and irritation. Why: I often get asked questions about exfoliating. ”Is it necessary, how often, with what??” In order to maintain healthy, youthful, glowing skin we… Read more »

Skin Spring Cleaning

Atmosphere Characteristics: unstable climate, strong UV radiation, dust. Skin Issues: acne breakouts/clogged skin, skin allergies , irritation, inflammation, broken thread veins; dry, dehydrated, scaly, dull, rough, undernourished, wrinkled skin (Winter blues). Remedy: deep cleansing, exfoliation (skin renewal), rejuvenation and protection against UV radiation. EXTERNAL MEASURES Gently cleanse, thoroughly cleanse Springtime care should be aimed at… Read more »