Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Get the Glow - In Winter

Winter: The finality of sunny days and glowing tan skin. Or is it? You can't control the weather but you keep your skin smooth and glowing during this time of year. Below are some of my favorite tips and products to keep you glowing all winter long.
Wear Sunscreen:You may think sunscreen is only necessary when tanning on the beach or lounging by the pool, but even in the winter months the sun’s rays can still be damaging to your skin. A heavy sunscreen may not be necessary but make sure to use a moisturizer containing at least SPF 15 everyday. I love Kiehl's lightweight sunscreen. It can be price but its well worth it and trust me you will use it year round.
Follow a Healthy Diet:What you put on the outside is just as important as what we put inside. Eating a diet that is filled with Omega 3s, Whole Grains, and B Vitamins is essential to maintaining your skin’s youthful glow. I love a healthy, yet filling quinoa and salmon salad. Full of nutrient and taste great.
Stay Hydrated:There are a million different reasons to drink water but staying hydrated to help your skin may not be an obvious one. Drinking the recommended 8 ounces of water a day helps flush out toxins in your system, which in turn helps get rid of unwanted acne and blemishes. I love water but sometimes get bored. To mix it up, try naturally flavored water like HINT containing zero calories, zero sugar and no artificial flavors or preservatives. 

Keep Moisturizing: Having healthy skin doesn’t only mean having a blemish-free face, make sure you aren’t neglecting the rest of your body. Every morning after you shower and at night before bed you should be applying moisturizer to your entire body to keep skin hydrated. Also, it wont hurt to keep a bottle of lotion in your bag or on your desk at work for moisturizing your hands throughout the day. For body, I swear by coca butter because it works. At my desk and purse I like to keep a tube of l'occitane hand cream.
Beauty Sleep:Last but not least, you need to get 7 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. This will help keep off dark circles, puffy eyes, and keep your skin looking fresh and relaxed. 

Fake it 'till you Make It: Self tanners also help you keep that summer glow all year long. I like to apply a self tanning cream or lotion that will gradually bronze you. Spray tans are also a quick way to get you glowing.


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