Hydrate Your Skin the Right Way

Choose the Right Cleansers

Many people struggle with dry, dehydrated skin, but there are several things you can do to alleviate this condition.

While dry skin conditions are definitely more common in colder climates, some of us suffer from dry skin all year round.To moisturize dry skin, it’s important to lock in our body’s natural moisture. Here are a few effective ways to help your skin look fresh and youthful.

Choose the Right Cleansers

As a rule, the more gentle the cleanser, the less harsh it is on the skin. Look for facial cleansers that are formulated to target dry skin. They are usually richer, creamier and more lotion-like in texture. Look for ingredients like soothing aloe vera, which can be useful for its excellent skin hydrating properties. Avoid harsh bar soaps that contain strong detergents and deodorizers. Don’t use these on your face, and also be selective when it comes to using them on your body.

Top Tip: Only cleanse using warm water. Water that is too hot can cause your skin to become even dryer. And limit your baths and showers to just a few minutes. The longer you bathe, the greater the chances of your skin drying out. Prolonged exposure to water, especially hot water, can strip the skin of its natural oils. So keep your bathing short and sweet. Use only warm water, pat your skin dry; don’t rub, as rubbing your skin with a towel can also remove oils. Apply your body and face moisturizers right after drying off while your skin is still damp. This will help to seal in water as well as your body’s natural oils.

Moisturize Your Skin From Head to Toe

For the face, consider adding a moisturizing serum containing antioxidant vitamins to your skincare regime. Follow your day lotion with SPF during the day and a night cream of your choice in the evening. These products can help hydrate your skin and minimise the appearance of fine lines. For the body, slather on a good body lotion immediately after your shower. Focus on your elbows, knees and feet, as these areas really showcase skin dryness. Remember to apply and reapply as necessary.

Give Yourself a Good Scrub From Head to Toe

A good exfoliation from your face to your toes can really help your skin retain moisture, as it helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface, revealing new healthy skin cells underneath. When your skin is exfoliated, it allows your skin care products, especially serums and moisturisers, to be absorbed more quickly and effectively. So, to combat dry skin, scrub away!

Hydrate From the Inside

This is the most obvious tip of all. Stay hydrated by drinking good old H2O. Coffee, soda and juice…they don’t count. Drink water to stay hydrated from the inside out.

When choosing skincare products to target your dry skin, look for ingredients like: aloe vera, soy, oatmeal and essential fatty acids that can help seal in moisture. If your skin isn’t sensitive, try products with shea butter, olive oil, almond, coconut and avocado oil. They are all useful natural ingredients that can provide some wonderful benefits to the skin.

It’s really that simple. Little changes to your daily routine can help alleviate the signs of dry skin. Keep your skin hydrated and protected 24/7. And remember, the healthiest skin is the most beautiful skin.

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Skincare:Take a Holiday From the Holidays

Cleanse your skin twice a day.

Sure, you look forward to the family gatherings and parties, but after the holidays, sometimes you feel like you just need a vacation.

It’s all fun and games while you’re eating to your heart’s content, but once the party ends, you look at your waistline and your skin, and you think, “I need a vacation.”You’re also probably staying out late, overindulging on sugary treats and alcohol. All of these can contribute to tired, dull looking skin. So here are three easy steps to get your skin healthy and glowing.

Use a Cleanser
Cleanse your skin in the morning and at night before going to bed. Make it a routine, just like brushing your teeth. Avoid harsh, ordinary soaps, and choose cleansers that are gentle, dermatologist tested and sulfate free. Choose something that’s appropriate for your skin type. For dryer skin, select products with ingredients like aloe vera, which help to soften and moisturize the skin. If your skin is oilier, pick ingredients like orange or citrus oil, which can leave your skin feeling refreshed. Also, make sure to use lukewarm water when removing or preparing products before they go on your skin, as hot water may irritate it.

Hydrate Your Skin
You know about the importance of drinking water for the healthy maintenance of your body, but it’s also vital for your skin. When your skin is hydrated, it looks beautiful and has a radiant glow. A daytime moisturizer is essential to maintain your skin’s moisture barrier and nourish the skin. Look for added benefits in the product like vitamins A, C and E, which are antioxidants that prevent free radical cell damage. To make it easier on yourself, you should use a protective daytime moisturizer with a broad spectrum sunscreen already in it. The sun emits harmful UV rays all year round, even on days when it’s less sunny. These rays can not only burn your skin, but also contribute to skin aging, sun spots and skin cancer.

Exfoliate
Exfoliating your face can leave your skin looking smoother and brighter in minutes. It’s important to scrub at least once a week because it helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. When you’re young, your body automatically sheds skin about every two weeks, but as you get older, that process is altered and slows down. Exfoliation reveals smoother, healthier looking skin. Also, it helps to remove the barrier that prevents your skincare products from penetrating into your skin and gives you the benefits they have to offer. Look for products with blueberry seeds, grapefruit, pomegranate or jojoba beads. These types of ingredients can help you achieve soft, smooth skin.
The New Year is a great time to get started on a healthy skincare routine and it only takes minutes. Remember, the skin is delicate and it needs to be taken care of, so look for quality ingredients that’ll deliver results.

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5 Effective Ways to Moisturize Dry Skin

5 Effective Ways to Prevent Dry SkinMany people struggle with dry, dehydrated skin, but there are several things you can do to alleviate this condition.

Many people struggle with dry, dehydrated skin. It’s bad enough that dry skin tends to be itchy and irritating, but also throw in the fact that it can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable and that’s all we need to hear to motivate us to do something about it. Dry skin is not an option. So what can we do?

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Does anything truly look better when it’s dried out? I have been wracking my brain to find something…anything…so far no luck. We have a juicy plump grape and a wrinkled old raisin. No, doesn’t work. We have beautiful fresh, colorful flowers and then dried out, faded crunchy flowers. That doesn’t work either. So what about our skin? What can we do to keep our skin hydrated and glowing?

While dry skin conditions are definitely more common in the colder climates, some of us suffer from dry skin year round. To moisturize dry skin it’s important to lock in our body’s natural moisture. Believe it or not, if our skin becomes extremely dry, it may develop little cracks. If severe enough, these cracks and splits in our skin can become an entry point for germs and bacteria. And this, unfortunately, can lead to illness and infection. So it’s not just about our appearance. Keeping our skin hydrated is an important step in keeping our body free from harm.

Here are a few effective ways to turn that dried out, wrinkly looking skin into something fresh and youthful looking.

Choose the Right Cleansers

Dry skin needs cleansers for the face and the body that contain ingredients known to provide that much needed moisture to the skin. Chances are the more gentle the cleanser, the less harsh on the skin. Look for facial cleansers that are formulated to target dry skin. They usually are richer, creamier and lotion like in texture. Look for ingredients like soothing Aloe vera, which is an excellent skin-hydrating ingredient. Avoid harsh bar soaps that contain strong detergents and deodorizers. Don’t use these on your face and also be selective when it comes to using them on the body.

Top Tip: Only cleanse using warm water. Water that is too hot can cause skin to become even dryer. And, limit your baths and showers to just a few minutes. The longer you bathe, the greater the chances of your skin drying out. Prolonged exposure to water, especially hot water, can strip the skin of its natural oils. So keep your bathing short and sweet. Use only warm water. Pat your skin dry, don’t rub, as rubbing your skin with a towel can also remove oils. Apply your body and face moisturizers right after drying off while skin is still damp and most accepting to your moisturizers. It will help to seal in water as well as your body’s natural oils

Moisturize Your Skin from Head to Toe.

Nothing says ahhhhhh to dry skin like a good application of moisturizer. For the face, consider adding a moisturizing serum containing antioxidant vitamins to your skin care regimen. Follow with your day lotion with SPF during the day and night cream of your choice in the evening. These products can help hydrate your skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines. For the body, slather on a good body lotion immediately after your shower. Focus on your elbows, knees and feet, as these areas really showcase skin dryness. Remember to apply, apply and reapply as necessary.

Invest in a Humidifier

In the wintertime humidifiers are a must for those of us with dry skin, but they are also good year round, too. A cool mist vaporizer will help your skin out tremendously. If you can get one that covers your entire living space, that’s great. If not, get one for your bedroom to help your skin while you sleep. There are some tiny little humidifiers on the market that work with a simple bottle of water. Keep one on your desk during the day to really combat the effects of dry skin.

Top Tip: If you don’t have a humidifier, keep a pot of hot water on your stovetop to produce the same effect or fill a crockpot with hot water, leave the lid off and let it simmer all day long.

Give Yourself a Good Scrub from Head to Toe

A good exfoliation from your face to your toes can really help your skin retain moisture. Think about it. A good scrubbing helps to remove the dead and dying skin cells from the surface, revealing new healthy skin cells beneath. It’s the newer cells closest to the surface that are the most moist. And when our skin is exfoliated, it allows your skin care products, especially serums and moisturizers, to absorb more quickly and effectively. So, to combat dry skin, scrub away!

Hydrate From the Inside

This is the most obvious tip of all. Stay hydrated by drinking good old H2O. Coffee, soda, and juice…they don’t count. Drink water to stay hydrated from the inside out. If you don’t believe that water can help our skin, think again. Ever see a droopy, lifeless plant? Give it some water and voila it gets a new life to it and looks younger as well. So drink up.

When choosing skin care products to target your dry skin, look for ingredients like Aloe vera, soy, oatmeal, hyaluronic acids and essential fatty acids that can help seal in moisture. Look for shea butter, olive oil, almond, coconut and avocado oil. They are all amazing natural ingredients that can provide some wonderful benefits to the skin.

It’s really that simple and obvious. Little changes to your daily routine can definitely help alleviate the signs of dry skin. Keep your skin hydrated and protected 24/7. And remember, the healthiest skin is the most beautiful skin.

Written by beauty expert, Jacquie Carter. Jacquie is Director of Outer Nutrition at HerbalifeDiscover the HerbalifeSKIN line here.

 

 

 

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5 Tips to Soothe and Treat a Sunburn

Stay hydrated after sunburn.

If you enjoy being outdoors as much as I do, then it’s very likely that you’ve experienced a sunburn or two during your lifetime. And, boy oh boy, are they hard to forget. The pain, the redness, the peeling…it’s a disaster for your skin. The one you always look for after a sunburn is a way to help soothe your poor aching skin.

Unprotected sun exposure is a key contributor to skin damage, premature aging and even skin cancer. But let’s face it, even those of us who take every precaution to protect our skin against the harmful UVA and UVB rays can sometimes mess up. And when we get a sunburn, we sure do pay the price. So, if you forgot to take cover in the shade, didn’t wear your sunscreen or simply forgot to reapply after a quick dip in the pool, I have a few tips to help calm your skin. And remember, for any serious burn, seek medical attention.

5 Tips to Help Soothe Sunburn

If you do experience sunburn…

Get out of the sun right away. The longer your skin is exposed, the more damage you may get. This exposure can ultimately increase your chances of skin cancer. Take cover immediately.

Check for blisters. If your skin has blistered as a result of sunburn, then you should consider seeking medical attention as soon as possible.

No one wants to derail his or her summer plans because of sunburn. Go out and enjoy. Just remember to stay covered up and in the shade, wear an SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreen and reapply throughout the day. If your skin starts to get red, remove yourself from the sun. Hey, there are a lot of indoor activities that are fun, too. Think movies, bowling, mani-pedi and my favorite—shopping.

COOL DOWN

If your body feels like it’s on fire after getting sunburned, then take a moment to cool down. Take a cool shower or bath to help alleviate the discomfort and keep your overall body temperature from rising. Avoid washcloths, as they can feel like course sandpaper gnawing at your skin. If you can, forget about using soap. Some harsh cleansers and fragrances in your bar soap or shower gel can aggravate your already irritated skin.

Don’t linger too long in the tub. If you soak for too long, chances are your skin will become dryer and more irritated. Remember, dry skin leads to itching, and scratching a sunburn leads to pain!

If you don’t have access to a cool shower or bath right away, then try spraying your skin with cold water or applying cold compresses.

LOOSEN UP

Depending on the location and severity of your sunburn, try to avoid any tight clothing. The straps on your bathing suit, the waistband on your pants and even the collar on your shirt can become major causes of irritation. So, as soon as you can, take off your clothes to prevent any unnecessary tightness or rubbing of your sunburned skin. If you can stay unclothed, then go for it. If you can’t, cover up with loose fitting, lightweight clothing to avoid the pain.

USE AN ANTI-IRRITANT

There is no substitute for a true anti-irritant product. Look for a product that lists among its indications treatment of sunburn and skin irritation. These products are formulated to address the symptoms of sunburn and in the U.S.A. are over-the-counter drugs. Sunburn is a medical condition that should be treated properly.

STAY HYDRATED

When your skin is fried, it’s also diminished in the moisture it needs to function at its best. Replenish your entire body with water during this time. When your body is hydrated, it will help to soothe sunburn and heal faster. So, drink up. This is also a good time to nourish and hydrate the skin’s surface to keep it from becoming dry, more irritated and itchy.

MANAGE THE PAIN

With most sunburn comes pain and inflammation. Taking an over the counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, can definitely help with the discomfort. Always take medication as directed on the label, and discontinue use if you have any issues.

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