SKIN FACTS Spring 2016

H20-are you getting enough?

You may notice the following signs if your water intake is not sufficient:

If you are overly hungry you may just be thirsty. Water can make you feel somewhat full, but if you are not getting enough, you may eat more than you actually need.

Your metabolism can slow down from not being properly hydrated. Water helps clear out your system and can aid in weight loss.

Undereye bags beome more pronounced from dehydration. The eyes can be most affected from lack of hydration. Even a small decrease in water intake can make them look hollow.

Nails should not become brittle and split easily.They need hydration just like the rest of your body. Use a hydrating nail and cuticle cream until your body gets the proper amount of water.

The lines on your face are becoming more visible. This can change daily based on how hydrated you keep your skin. Cells need to be fully hydrated with water and water filled foods. This process begins from the inside out to slow down the loss of cellular hydration.

Repair skin damage incurred during the winter months with the right combination of ingredients that will leave your skin perfectly prepped for Spring. Choose products that will not only stop the signs of aging, but also help reverse it.
RETINOL a real wrinkle fighter it helps prevent collagen breakdown and speed up skin cell turnover.

ALPHAHYDROXY ACIDS (AHAs) slough off dead skin cells on the surface for a more even tone and allover glow.

VITAMIN C decreases signs of sun damage, helps prevent future damage and boosts radiance.

ANTIOXIDANTS protect skin from environmental skin stressors (think sun, smoke, pollution). Most are naturally sourced making them compatible for most skin types.

HYALURONIC ACID this ingredient binds water within the skin and delivers intense moisture for a more youthful look.
• Always hydrate, exfoliate and protect your skin.
• Incorporate a retinol to increase collagen production. Start with a low dose and increase based on your skin’s tolerance.
• Wear sunscreen daily.
• Add an antioxidant for extra protection.

1 l Turn off e-screens one hour before bed time.
2 l Exercise every day. A minimum of 20 minutes of moderate cardiovascular activity.
3 l No food or alcohol 3 hours prior to sleep.
4 l Take note of how caffeine affects your sleep and adjust accordingly.
5 l Try sleeping in a dark, quiet, cool room.
6 l Find a comfy space and do something relaxing to put your mind at rest.