Summer is over. Fall is arriving, and winter will be nipping at our heels. During summer our skin loves being sun-kissed, absorbing vitamin D and developing a nice warm glow. As your glow starts to fade, though, your skin will start to feel dry, dull, and lifeless. How do you prepare your skin for the next transition?
Hydrate and Nourish Skin from the Inside Out
Of course you know to include plenty of H20 to kept your body well hydrated. Feel free to squeeze a lemon or lime in your water to help alkalinize and add antioxidants. And don’t forget tea: chamomile, mint, berries, ginseng, etc. Herbal teas are a good method of detoxifying. Water is key to getting rid of waste and toxins, which are the main cause of dull skin. Always remember that not all beverages are healthy for hydrating your dry skin. Keep away from those drinks, filled with empty calories that cannot provide skin nutrition.
Foods that Hydrate
Vegetables and fruit nourish and hydrate. Make sure to get as many as possible into your diet. Most of the fruits and vegetables are not only rich source of fluids, but also provide benefits of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Remember this includes: oranges, berries, tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, lettuce, peaches, watermelon, celery, apples, et al, the list is long and varied. The more diversity in diet the more complex and rich in vitamins and nutrients that we absorb. And a healthy skin is a beautiful skin.
Only Oil Can Hydrate
Only oils hydrate and restore natural moisture balance. Did you know body lotions and creams, contain up to 80% water, when your skin actually needs oils to fully restore itself? Most lotions have only a small percentage of real natural oils – the remaining will usually be synthetic preservatives, emulsifiers, fillers, substitutes, and artificial fragrance with zero nourishing value for your skin and actually may be harmful. That’s why they rarely nourish your skin.
Feed Skin Nutrients:
When choosing a skin care product make sure to read the ingredients. Just like reading ingredients at the grocery store, if you can’t pronounce it you probably shouldn’t put it on your skin.
Our skin absorbs whatever we put on it. Transdermal absorption is used for nicotine patches, hormone creams, etc. This is true with skin care. Cosmetic ingredients do not remain on the surface of the skin. They are designed to penetrate, and they do.
That means 20 square feet of transdermal nutrition absorption. Choose a product that maximizes nutrients and vitamins.
We recommend VIRTUE SKINFOOD Body Butter. Just a dab of this rich cream will hydrate the driest areas of your body. Never use anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat.
Protect and Feed Your Body from the Outside In
Feeding your body via your skin, not only will enhance the quality of your skin but your overall health. Our skin absorbs up to 60% of what we apply to it. So optimize your largest organ to feed your body vitamins and nutrients. So what do you choose to revitalize and rejuvenate?
A Balanced Acid Mantle
Make sure to clean your skin with gentle nonabrasive soap and cleansers. Look for products that will not disturb your natural acid mantle. If our acid mantle becomes disrupted, our skin can lose its moisture and be prone to infection and damage, and speed up skin aging! Just like natural probiotics protect the natural flora of the gut. Your skin has a natural acid mantle. Using products that strip will leave it vulnerable. Castile soap is one of the most gentle products for your skin. Made of antioxidant rich olive oil, it isn’t an inexpensive product. But it also leaves your acid mantle intact while washing away dirt and toxins. Check out the VIRTUE SKINFOOD Face Bar made with Olive Oil with a touch of Goats Milk. You will be amazed at how great your skin feels afterwards.
This 100% raw body butter is based on highly moisturizing cold-pressed organic shea, mango, cocoa, and illipe butters and virgin organic cold pressed black cumin seed, pomegranate, avocado, rosehip seed, sea buckthorn, hempseed, and eveing primrose oil to hydrate your skin, protect from dryness, regenerate and restore elasticity, reduces inflammation (which is what ages our skin and body), replenish collagen, and repair damaged, delicate, and mature skin, as well as protect skin from damaging environmental elements that surround us everyday. Rich in vitamins A, C, D, E, F, B1, B2, B3, Folic Acid, and much, much more.
Since only oils hydrate and restore your skin’s natural moisture balance, our body butter contains raw, bioavailable, organic, easily-absorbed, food-grade butters and cold pressed oils. Vitamin E is including as a healing agent, as well as an all-natural preservative that helps extend the shelf life of this food grade product. Contains only cold-pressed, unrefined, raw, organic, natural ingredients as nature intended – pure and effective. Using only organic essential oils – our Body Butter is fragrance, synthetic and chemical preservative free – providing therapeutic healing benefits.
Use VIRTUE SKINFOOD when you care about what you put IN and what you put ON your body, and help to heal post-summer skin.
Originally posted on the Plastic Surgery Center Blog.