Around this time of year two things tend to happen, as the weather gets drier and colder, and we've overindulged on holiday merriment;
- your skin is feels dry, dull, or is completely clogged or broken out
- you've resolved to do better in the new year.
So let's make a clean sweep of it, forget past mistakes, and work toward healthier skin. Here's the simple to follow plan;
1. Start eating better. You know what this means. Half of each plate should be vegetables (greater percentage should be cooked at this time of year). Make sure that you're getting a healthy serving of dark leafy greens at least once per day. Minimize dairy, and if you must have dairy, try sheep or goat milk varieties that are easier to digest. Reduce your sugar and sugar-y foods intake.
2. Hydrate inside and out. Minimize caffeine; opt for water with lemon or cucumber. Drink your body weight in ounces. Moisturize your skin morning and night, applying to damp skin, and applying enough to have your skin feel moist.
3. Throw out old makeup, replace with healthier versions, wash your makeup brushes.
4. Use products regularly, and only those that make sense for your type. Avoid harsh cleansers, exfoliate once per week, use a treatment masque or serum, and moisturize.
5. Its a good time of year to consider having some corrective treatments, so that by the time spring rolls around, your skin will be in shape. One of my favorites is microdermabrasion, and I have a special new method that uses organic flower grains, eliminating the need for aluminum crystals as in traditional microdermabrasion. My Organic Microdermabrasion series gives you a deep down clean by sweeping away dead skin cells and blackheads that clog the skin and make it dull, flaky, unable to accept moisturizer, or full of acne. This series will also help minimize fine lines, mild acne scars and sun damage.
6. Need some hand-holding? Sometimes it helps to have someone to work out the implementation of your plan, someone to hold you accountable, and some positive reinforcement. I'm always here for you!
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