As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), I help women improve their diet by focusing on the foods they put into their body to help improve overall health. But it's also really important to pay attention to what we put on our bodies, so I've asked my friend, Connie Gazarian, to write a guest blog about skin care.
As the seasons change, so do our skincare needs. Hot months turn cool, exposing skin to different environmental aggressors. Here are a few easy tips and effective products that will keep your complexion looking fabulous all year long!
If you notice your skin reacting negatively to the seasonal changes, try switching your usual soap for a hydrating cleanser. Wind and cooler temperatures can dry out skin and cause redness and sensitivity. Start by removing your makeup, then use SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash to combat dry, irritated skin.
Remember the importance of exfoliation. This process is a necessary step for glowing skin, especially in the winter months. A gentle exfoliant helps to remove dead skin cells which in turn allows skin treatments to perform at their greatest efficiency. Hydration, from the inside and out is key as the months become cooler. Not only do you need to continue to drink plenty of water but using a serum, such as RF’s new Active Hydration Serum - which increases your skin’s hydration level by 200% - will give you the glow you are looking for. A great overnight moisturizer is also a must have. Choose a thicker lotion and look for the ingredients,
hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and E to promote moisture retention and nutrient replenishment.
Lastly, don’t skip the SPF! Just because you’re ditching the tank tops and donning the sweaters doesn’t mean the UVA and UVB rays aren’t still coming your way. Every Single Day, you should use a shot glass worth of a high quality sunscreen like ESSENTIALS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen.
Jill West, RDN can help you follow a healthy diet that is personalized to your health needs. Eating the foods that are right for you, combined with the these skincare tips, will create a gorgeous, glowing complexion no matter what weather you find yourself in.
Connie Gazarian is a wife, mother of 2 boys, and Danville resident. She owns and operates her own Rodan + Fields business where she helps people of all ages achieve the best skin of their lives. She also helps to coach and mentor individuals who would like to have their own small business with the #1 skincare brand in North America. Interested in a free consultation? Please contact her at 925-389-6321 or firstname.lastname@example.org