Not even a week into 2014 and the country is seeing painfully extreme weather and record dryness. If you don’t have a game plan ready for reviving your skin, you could be in a world of regret later. Artificial heat and the low temps can wreak havoc on your body’s largest organ, but taking the steps now can set you up for a successful year. These 3 easy and necessary things will not only make you feel better, they’ll help you attain your best skin yet.
- Dry Brushing – Dry brushing is an age old method for better overall wellness, however it’s passed over more often than not. It’s something that we should all be doing daily, if not twice a day. It’s an effective method for reducing cellulite, aiding in cell turnover, exfoliation, boosting circulation and helping rid the body of harmful toxins. I cannot stress how amazing this is for your skin. Get a head start on glowing, supple skin with investing in a dry brush and always remember to brush towards the heart with long sweeps. You’ll thank me later!
- Get a Humidifier - Everyone I know avoids humidity like it’s the plague – it could be the California attitude and a dry climate but literally everyone from one state to another HATES it. I on the other hand welcome it with open arms and the best way to get a little humid air therapy is to get a humidifier in your house ASAP. The cold season brings on artificial heat, dry cold and distress on your respiratory system. The worst is how you feel the effects of the above on your skin. If you’re looking for a quick turnaround on your dry skin, turn on your humidifier when you sleep. It will soothe dry skin, relieve those chapped lips and keep your nasal passages lubricated. If you’re someone who sleeps next to a snorer a humidifier will relieve the intensity of the sound of snoring. HUGE bonus! If you’re in the market and need some help, check out this easy guide to finding the perfect humidifier for you.
- Eat your Omega-3’s – By taking your Omega-3 fatty acids you’re going to see a better oil/moisture balance in your skin. Keeping these essential fatty acids in your body not only protects your skin from free radicals, but it also keeps your skin hydrated while helping to relieve unwanted skin conditions like eczema, Rosacea and dry skin.
Stay warm and hydrated!