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Daily Skin Care Essentials

Regardless of age, protecting your skin is important– especially as we approach dry, cold winter months. Make moisturization, restoration and protection a part of your daily routine with the suggestions that follow:

pumpkin pieYou have a dependable chapstick or lip balm in your purse as winter approaches. Chapstick is offering a variety of new formulas that will help you keep your lips hydrated, fuller, and smoother for the holidays. Check out their festive flavors including Vanilla Candy Cane Milkshake, Pumkin Pie and Candy Cane– all available at your local drug store.

SPF protection often moves to the back of our minds during the winter, but we are still exposed to harmful UV rays–especially on our face. It is the one area that we usually leave uncovered when we spend any time outside.  Consider using a facial moisturizer that also offers a powerful SPF, like Eve Lom Daily Protection + SPF 50 . The perfect two in one product for all skin types, Eve Lom SPF adds smoothness to your skin while providing protection against sun and environmental damage.

bellaonline1Toners are also a great way to hydrate and brighten your skin. EmerginC offers a pomegranate toner that uses high quality, potent and natural ingredients. The toner works for all skin types, even sensitive skin. The main purpose of the toner is to tone and brighten your complexion with also gently removing dead skin cells.

 

Pick up the November issue of Bella Magazine for more tips on cold weather skin care! 

Written by Kristi Hall

Keep your skin hydrated and healthy!

Many of us will be spending a lot of time by the water this summer. Whether you are enjoying a trip to a local body of water, or traveling to a beach, it is important to take very good care of your skin.

Mud_jpgFind a good “go-to” product that adds moisture. We like Miracle Skin Transformer Miracle Revival Mud. The thick mud mask improves hydration, firmness, and clarity. It also helps create a more even skin tone and reduce surface shine. Regardless of what you choose, remember to save room for it in your suitcase when you travel. It may be difficult to find a similar product at your destination. Do not rely on the hotel to provide soap that is good for you. Some resorts distribute luxury spa items for skin care, but many hotels provide private label options with mystery ingredients. You could be allergic to their products, and you might not get the same level of moisturizer if you choose to use them.

Don’t forget to save room in your suitcase for sunscreen as well. It seems obvious, but too many people forget to apply sunscreen regularly to prevent sunburn and disease caused by overexposure to the sun. Be proactive, and take responsibility for your health. Set a reminder on your phone to apply sunscreen at regular intervals. If you do get burned, apply aloe often, in addition to your regular moisturizer. Also, nourish your skin with a cool towel soaked in water or milk regularly. Do not peel the sunburn, and remember to pat the affected area dry after a shower.

If you are flying to your destination, moisturize before and during your plane ride. This may sound excessive, especially for those who just want to relax in the air. Remember, the cabin is a small space and relative humidity is much higher than you might think. If soda, alcohol, and salty snacks are necessary to your vacation, it is a good idea to wait and enjoy them once you reach your destination. Also, drink plenty of water. Your body will thank you for it!

We know your schedule is jam packed this summer, but try to set aside a few hours to pamper yourself each month if at all possible. You can save yourself a trip to the spa by creating facial masks from products that you already have in your kitchen.

For example, in Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty, and Relaxation, Sophie Benge recommends using an avocado masks to nourish your face and body. Mash the creamy insides of one avocado into a soft paste and apply to your face using the avocado stone to massage the flesh into your skin with small, upward, circular motions. Wash off with warm water after a few minutes. The nourishing oil is naturally rich in vitamin E and leaves your skin feeling soft.

Look for more ways to pamper your skin on our website, www.lovelybella.com, and share your ideas with us on Facebook!