The seasons are changing and I can already feel my skin becoming drier. What can I do to keep my skin nourished in the cooler months to come?
This is a common issue many of us encounter in the fall and especially in the winter. Our skin becomes dry because there is less humidity in the air- it’s cold outside and often warm and dry inside. Dry skin is not only unattractive, but can contribute to itchiness, discomfort and signs of aging.
It is a great idea to start making changes in your diet and beauty products now, so that by the time winter comes, you and your skin will be ready. A Green Beauty Routine happens to be a great way to help keep your beautiful skin smooth and supple through fall and winter!
Get more Omega-3 essential fatty acids in your diet. Omega 3’s have been found to help nourish, repair and protect the skin from the inside out. Some of the best sources happen to be delicious plant foods- walnuts, flax seeds and avocados. Although if you eat fish, sardines and salmon are also rich in Omega 3’s. I think it just makes sense that these “good fat,” nutrient-dense foods help maintain a glowing complexion!
Ditch the “dermatologist recommended” lotion. You may be surprised to know the brands you grew up with (like Lubriderm, Aveeno or Palmer’s Cocoa Butter) actually contain loads of parabens, mineral oil, alcohol and fragrance, which are not conducive to healthy skin or body! Try out something simple like pure shea butter, almond oil or argan oil, all of which are super moisturizing and healing to the skin. A couple of my personal favorites are CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion for the body, which also helps with itchy skin and Kahina Giving Beauty Serum for the face, because it smells amazing and absorbs quickly into the skin.
Skip synthetic fragrance. Aside from perfume, many other products we use in our day-to-day lives contain synthetic fragrance- everything from our skin care to laundry detergent. The issue is, one “fragrance” can contain hundreds of chemical compounds, including phthalates, which cause health concerns such as hormone disruption, reproductive and developmental toxicity. From the outside of the body, fragrance can contribute to skin irritation and dryness. Try going fragrance-free with your skin care, bath and laundry products or opt for natural brands that use essential oils instead.
May your skin be glowing, smooth and gorgeous all year round! If you need some support making changes in your diet and/or beauty routine I love to work with you one-on-one. Learn more about my Beauty + Wellness Coaching and signature “Green Your Beauty Routine” makeup lesson at www.rebeccacasciano.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
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