3 Skin care secrets that will save your skin this winter

Secret #1. No matter if you are dry, oily combination or normal, oil is your friend.

Oil helps to lock in moisture and it feeds your skin. Yup, like food. Oils are the purest version of skin care products. In fact, go into your bathroom and turn over your lotion bottle. If you have a good one, you’ll notice that most of the ingredients in your creams and lotions are oils, like squaline, coconut, rice, apricot, avocado, cranberry, baobab, Vitamin E and Jojoba. I could go on and on. Seriously, on and on and on.

Remember, moister comes from water, not oil. That said, oils are sources of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that help to increase healing and cellular turnover. Raw oils, which are in their purest form are free from fillers that get in the way of the healing benefits that oils give to skin. I apply raw oils to my skin at least twice a day and have noticed wonderful changes in texture and plumpness.

If you have a good one, you'll notice that most of the ingredients your creams and lotions are… Click To Tweet

Secret #2. Don’t forget to eat good fats.

Foods like avocados, salmon, seeds, nuts, olive, avocado and coconut oils are great sources of good fats that you can digest for better skin. Eating your fats will help you from the inside out.

“Key elements in a natural skin care diet, essential fatty acids like omega-3s and omega-6s are the building blocks of healthy cell membranes. These polyunsaturated fats also help produce the skin’s natural oil barrier, critical in keeping skin hydrated, plumper, and younger looking.” WebMD

Secret #3. Sunscreen is for all skin types and colors.

Here’s a little story. I used to take life drawing classes, a lot of them. Like 3 years worth of them, lol. So, I’ve seen a lot of naked people. When you take that many classes you begin to notice things about the skin. A person’s Face, arms and hands can be gnarly and wrinkled. Showing wear and tear. While the body is not so bad. This breaks down to every day skincare. What’s covered most of all, the body, what’s exposed. Your face, arms and neck.

It’s called photoaging, but we call it dark spots, liver spots, acne spots. Basically spots or even shadowing on the skin. Beyond just spotting, the sun can cause skin to sag and wrinkle over time. The goal of using sunblock is protect your skin from long-term exposure so that over time, aging is less intense.

A key misconception with the use of sunblock is with darker skin types. I’ve spoken to loads of people that tell me the the sun loves their skin. Well, actually, it just takes a little longer to wrinkle, but you’ll begin to see other effects. Splotchy coloring, where you forehead may be darker other parts of your skin, or sagging has already started to occur.

One can also see, loads of dark spots on the skin. I don’t mean freckles, I mean dark spots. Where the skin has a huge dark patch that is normally the result of a pimple, picking or other damage. Did you know that wearing sunblock can help to limit the severity of dark spots. I’m not kidding. It really can.

Wearing sunblock on a daily basis;

  • Improves skin tone
  • Block UV rays from damaging the skin
  • Reduces signs of aging in all skin types

 

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