If there is something I’ve learned these past few years, it is that self care is an amazing thing to embrace. I have thus always tried to make it a point to take good care of myself in all aspects – body, heart, and mind. However, life got busy these past few months and I started to slack in the “for me, by me” department.
Now that summer is here, it seems like it’s as good a time as any for me to focus on my skin and get back on track with my routine. There’s no better way to prepare for more time in the sun than by working towards skin that is glowy, soft, and clear.
Keep on reading for the skin care routine I have been following as of late. Enjoy!
1. Dry Brush. If you still haven’t introduced dry brushing into your daily routine, you should give it some serious consideration. Doing it for just a few minutes a day can provide you with considerable benefits that run far deeper than your skin. On the outside, dry brushing unclogs pores and removes dead skin cells, making the skin both smoother (sayonara, cellulite) and softer. On the inside, it stimulates the lymphatic system and increases blood circulation, both of which promote detoxification.
2. Exfoliate. Exfoliation has very similar benefits to dry brushing, but it is not something I do on a daily basis. There are so many ways to exfoliate and so many products out on the market that it is virtually impossible to not find one that you like. If you’re more of a DIY-er, these are some of my favorite to use!
3. Moisturize. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Our skin is our biggest organ and it is constantly working to protect our bodies and aid in the detoxification process. Keeping your skin hydrated will keep it vibrant and happy.
4. Nourish Yourself. Last but certainly not least, learn to take care of your skin from the inside out. Eating plenty of fruit & vegetables and drinking a lot of water is one of the easiest ways to care for your skin. Bring on the kale chips and green juices!
Until next time,