When your skin is not at its best, you may not feel your best. During this time of year, dry skin is fairly common due to the lack of moisture in the air. Sure, lotions and moisturizers can definitely help, but you can also help combat dry skin in other ways too, from the inside and the outside.
Many bars of soap contain ingredients and chemicals that are harsh on your skin. Using harsh soaps on your skin can lead to redness, irritation, and even dryness.
Try switching out your soap this season with bodywash that is specific for sensitive or dry skin. You can even try organic or natural soaps, as natural ingredients are typically safer and gentler on the skin.
Drink more water! Drinking enough water throughout the day helps your body stay hydrated (including your skin). The more hydrated your skin, the less likely it is to dry out.
If you're tired of water, try an herbal tea. Green tea, specifically, is very hydrating and packed with antioxidants which are great for helping fight skin damage. Drinking only a cup after your meals can work wonders on your skin.
Our parents didn’t lie when they told us veggies were good for us. They contain a handful of vitamins that are necessary to maintain healthy skin.
Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, carrots, and potatoes are all really high in antioxidants, like Vitamins C and E. These vitamins help to fight redness and inflammation in the skin. Plus, adding more vegetables to your diet can help strengthen your digestive and immune systems.
Using face masks can be a great way to help your skin and help you relax. Some face masks that you find at the store don’t have the best ingredients in them, but it's easy to make your own at home!
Mix some avocado with a little bit of honey for a simple DIY mask. You can find that recipe and more here.
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