Don’t take your skin for granted! As your largest organ and your body’s protective layer, your skin can take a beating during the day, especially in extremely cold temperatures. Here are some easy ways you can replenish your skin throughout the day
Water flushes toxins out of your body and delivers nutrients to your cells which keeps skin healthy. It also helps keep your cells plump and full, which makes your skin look firmer and clearer. Fill a large container in the morning and drink from it all day! Eating lots of fruits and vegetables will help as well since they are packed with water.
Ban Superhot Baths
Don’t start your day at a skin moisture deficit. Hot showers and baths break down the lipid barrier in skin which can lead to loss of moisture. Warm water is better for skin.
You may be wondering how something that causes you to sweat can replenish your skin. Aerobic exercise promotes healthy circulation, which supplies skin with oxygenated blood. It also helps flush cellular debris out of the system leaving you with a post work out glow! Exercising at any time of day will give you results so pick a time that is best for you.
Snack on almonds
Healthy snacks are best for maintaining skin health. Almonds are one of the best sources of Vitamin E which helps nourish skin with moisture and protect skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays.
Try a juice
Replenishing your skin can be tasty with fresh vegetable juice! Cucumbers are known to combat dryness in skin. We like the Cucumber Tonic recipe from The Everything Giant Book of Juicing
Moisturize and Protect hands
The skin on hands can become over dry and cracked in the winter. The skin on your hands has fewer oil glands so it is harder to keep moist. It is important to protect hands from the cold with gloves. Also carry a special hand moisturizer with you and reapply throughout the day.
Perfect your poses
Your yoga poses that is! Working in forward bending yoga poses such as Uttanasana (standing forward bend) Downward-Facing Dog, and Child’s Pose into your day will help replenish skin cells with oxygen. Because your head faces toward the ground with these poses, blood flows into the face faster, bringing with it oxygen and other helpful nutrients that fight free radicals, encourage skin cell renewal, and give the visage a rosy glow.
Set up a humidifier
Central heating systems blast hot dry air throughout our homes and offices. Dry air can steal moisture from your skin. Humidifiers put moisture in the air, which stops it from stealing from your skin.
Adding a few of these activities to your day will go a long way in replenishing your skin. To learn more about how to get your personalized skin evaluation and tips for improving skin healthy, check out getOKU.com!