hi lovelies! Woah – I just realized that I haven’t sat down to write a blog post in awhile. It’s not because I don’t love you all (I DO!), I’ve just been tied up with life. Summer flew by and now we are well into my favorite season; fall. As we set our clocks back today, I realized that winter is just around the corner and our bodies are going to start to really change with the colder seasons. Some people tend to experience lower energy, colds, joint pain and dry skin. These symptoms are often triggered during the cooler months but luckily there are a number of natural superfoods that can combat some of these cold season symptoms. I will write a separate post on avoiding low energy and yucky colds soon! For now, I wanted to touch on adjusting your skin care routine to avoid dry skin.
Dry skin always tends to creep up on me when the humidity and temperature drops. I usually switch up my beauty regimen to combat dry skin and incorporate more hydrating ingredients in my morning and nighttime skin care routine. I wanted to share some key ingredients to look for in products that are especially soothing to dry skin and will help maintain that fresh glow.
5 Key Ingredients for Dry Skin
- Jojoba Oil is an odorless light oil that is rich in vitamin E. It acts as a natural sebum (the natural oil that lubricates your skin) and has many anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can also be used for acne and eczema.
- Coconut Oil is loaded with healthy fats that help strengthen underlying tissues and removes flaky dead cells that are on the skins surface
- Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that is full of amino acids and has been used for decades to heal skin.
- Avocado Oil is derived from an ultra fatty fruit that contains Vitamin A, D and E that is super soothing to dry skin. Avocado oil also contains sterolins which can help boost collagen production.
- Shea Butter is natural skin superfood that is rich in essential fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin E, D and provitamin A. Shea butter is thick, creamy and locks in moisture for hours.
When you’re shopping for skin care products, check the label and make sure that you can pronounce the ingredients on the back just like your diet. Look for unprocessed ingredients and products without any harsh chemicals that can be toxic. Remember that skin acts like a sponge and it absorbs everything that we put on it.
Adding collagen to your diet is also another way to help your skin cells renew, increase elasticity and moisture. I love adding collagen peptides to my morning smoothies. Also, don’t forget to drink a TON of water to stay hydrated. Your skin and body will thank you!