6 Tips for Healthy Skin in Colder Weather

keep your skin healthy as weather turns coldDon’t wait until the snow hits the ground. Redness, flaking and cracking of the skin can be common during the winter months when temperatures outside are so cold and the indoor air so dry. Start prepping your skin before the itching and drying starts, so you can have soft, glowing skin all season long.

Healthy skin isn’t just about creams and potions… although the right one for your skin is important. What you put in your body, and the environment you are in, also plays a role in hydrating your skin. Continue reading “6 Tips for Healthy Skin in Colder Weather”

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5 Tips to Protect Your Skin in Winter

skin careThe other day, my daughter reached out to hold my hand and she commented on how rough my hands were. With skating, skiing and shoveling, the cold air and whipping winds have dried out my skin, and to be truthful, I have not been the best at taking better care of it. In addition, cold and flu season has meant that my hands, in particular, have taken a beating from all the hand washing. So, here are some tips to help you sport soft, glowing skin in the winter, while enjoying your favorite cold weather activities.

1. Apply sunscreen: Just because you are wearing a coat, that shouldn’t mean that the sunscreen gets put away. Continue reading “5 Tips to Protect Your Skin in Winter”

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5 Supplements for Healthy Skin

healthy skinGlowing, healthy looking skin is a result of genetics, lifestyle habits, what you put on your skin, and what you put in your body. Unfortunately, winter can leave your skin a little dry, red and flaky. Using natural products and moisturizing regularly are helpful, but your skin care routine is only half the battle. These five supplements can help your skin look softer and more radiant.

1. Omega 3: Omega-3 fatty acids are needed for healthy cell membranes, helping your skin remove waste and lock in moisture. They lower inflammation and may reduce signs of aging. Continue reading “5 Supplements for Healthy Skin”

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Rx for Winter Skin

coconut-oilDry, flaky, itchy skin is common, but even more so in the winter because there is less humidity in the cool air, causing the natural moisture in your body to evaporate more quickly. Even the heat in the house can contribute to the dryness and itchiness.

So here are some tips for soothing dry, itchy winter skin:

1. Exfoliate. Gently brush your body with a dry loofah or dry skin brush before you turn on the shower. This will help get rid of dead skin cells that can cause that flaky look. It also helps your skin pores breathe.

2. Turn down the heat in the shower. Long hot showers strip the body of its natural moisturizing oils. Cooler, shorter showers may not feel great in the moment but will be better for your skin in the long run.

3. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Keep a bottle of almond oil or jojoba oil right in the shower and apply it all over your skin as soon as you turn the water off. Towel off gently and then apply a rich cream all over your body. My favorites are Egyptian Magic and plain organic Coconut Oil. Continue reading “Rx for Winter Skin”

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Egyptian Magic: All Purpose Skin Cream

egyptian magicI have been using this super moisturizing cream for years. It only contains 6 ingredients (olive oil, bees wax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, bee propolis) and is the best relief for super dry skin I know of. I switch to Egyptian Magic as a moisturizer once the cold weather starts to make an appearance. A little goes a long long way and it makes my skin feel hydrated and supple almost immediately after using it.

Egyptian Magic has many applications besides a facial moisturizer. Put it on your feet, heels, and split ends. It also is fantastic on baby’s skin. Skip the smelly baby lotions and rub this all over your baby instead. Customers have also also told me that it helped with reducing the look of scars.

No harmful toxins, unpronounceable chemicals or smelly perfumes. This is a wonderful product that should be in everyone’s cabinet! The best part is that it is on sale right now.

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