Summer’s here. Is your skin ready? Mind these tips.
HYDRATING YOUR SKIN THROUGH YOUR DIET - Omega-3 fatty acids limit water loss in skin cells. Add in wild salmon oil supplements for quick results. - Add aloe vera juice and/or pulp to your smoothies to increase skin hydration and hair strength. - Add more water-rich foods to your diet like cucumbers, berries, watermelon and celery. - Add antioxidant power to your water by using herbs and citrus. Try a combo of rosemary and lemon. Sugar dehydrates the skin, so one way to avoid losing hydration is to lay off the sweets.
GET RID OF UNDER EYE CIRCLES: One cheap way to rid of dark bags is to create a DIY serum with vitamin E, apricot oil and two drops of lemon essential oil. Use a 3oz travel-sized bottle and mix equal parts vit. E and apricot oil, along with two drops of lemon essential oil. Shake well and apply to eyes in the morning and night.
HOW TO GET A FLAWLESS BACK: Your back will likely be out all summer long, so make sure to use (on a daily basis) a natural bristle back brush to exfoliate scars and keep “bacne" in check. Make sure the bristles of your brush aren’t too rough because you’ll scratch your skin. Use a bacteria-killing soap like Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Pure Castile Soap, or Rose Pure Castile Soap for sensitive types. Spray on a mixture of almond oil and lemongrass while your back is still wet to seal in moisture and help fade scars. Pat dry with your bath towel.