Fall is coming and with the cooler temperatures comes dry skin. Whether you tan indoors or outdoors, keeping our skin glowing can be a challenge.
There are millions of lotions that promise they are greaseless, long lasting and will return our skin “back to when we were 16” but the truth of the matter is most of them contain ingredients that actually do the opposite of hydrating our skin.
Most of us just want a little glow all winter and you can achieve by following these 8 steps.
- Dry body brush daily. It encourages the flushing out of excess fluids and toxins, improves circulation and lightly exfoliates the skin. Do this before you shower. Start at your ankles and brush upwards. You’ll see firmer skin within days.
- Encourage sparkling skin. Use a quality body scrub a couple times a week, eliminating dry, rough patches and allows for better absorption of body creams. Try So Naughty Salt Scrub or Sandalwood Apple Scrub by applying a small amount in circular movements and pay attention to dry or callous areas and cellulite prone areas. Rinse off in the shower.
- Have a tan plan. Apply a daily moisturizer with low-level tanning agents like Spa Luxury that will gently tint your skin as it hydrates, extending that glow throughout the winter months. If you haven’t tried an indoor low UV bed that blocks 90+% of the burning rays now is the time to check it out.
- Treat your skin while you sleep. When you sleep your skin is in repair mode so choose a moisturizer that will support this. A deeply hydrating lotion enriched with antioxidants like the Kardashian Glow Tan Extender for your body and Glam Factor After Dark for your face. These products will counteract environmental damage and infuse moisture and skim firming while you sleep.
- Freshen your face. Rejuvenate the skin on your face with a mask or light oatmeal scrub and then follow up with a quality facial moisturizer that is for sensitive skin that contains no oil or parabens that will hydrate without blocking those just opened pores.
- Hydrate and balance. Drinking water is essential to beautiful skin but we also suggest drinking 8oz of warm water with the juice of half a lemon after rising. The alkaline in the lemon helps with energy and decreases the need for caffeine. Another great product is Verve!
- Do Red Light. Discovered by NASA, red light penetrates to the bottom of your skin’s dermis layer and directly to the fatty layer. Red light simulates fibroblast cells, which boost the production of collagen and elastin proteins.
- Eat for radiance. Enjoy foods with high antioxidant content, such as berries, nuts and seeds and silica-rich foods like green leafy vegetables, cucumber and oats as they help trigger collagen production.