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3 Healthy Skin Hacks 500 281 Facercise

3 Healthy Skin Hacks

facial exercisesWhile each skin type requires different care, there are standard practices such as wearing sunscreen and doing facial exercises that work across the board. However, it’s important to go beyond skin care products and think about your system as a whole. You need to focus just as much on how you take care of your insides as you do your skin’s outer layer. For healthy, happy skin, it’s important to address diet and exercise. Our skin is our body’s largest organ, so what you do and eat directly affects the way you look.

1. Adequate Hydration

Dehydration makes fine lines and wrinkles more prominent while giving the skin a dull, crepey appearance. To achieve glowing, healthy looking skin, you need to drink adequate amounts of water and tea. Only drink alcohol in moderation and consume a glass of water in between each drink—and try not to have more than one libation if possible. Proper hydration will even out your skin tone and result in a smoother, more radiant appearance.

2. Proper Nutrition

A balanced, antioxidant-rich diet is essential to healthy, well-nourished skin. Make sure to consume good amounts of healthy fats, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They help protect your skin’s moisture barrier, which thins as we age. This keeps toxins out while allowing water and important nutrients to enter cell membranes. The result is firmer, plumper looking skin. Strive to eat lots of fresh produce, which contains collagen-boosting vitamins such as A and C as well as other potent antioxidants.

3. Exercise

Working out doesn’t just benefit our waistline, it helps us achieve healthier, more radiant skin. Exercise boosts circulation, which nourishes our skin cells and keeps them vital. Increased blood flow provides oxygen to our cells, while helping to flush toxins and cellular debris away from the skin. Working out also reduces stress, which can cause breakouts and the squinting that results in wrinkles and creases.

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Sun Damage Doesn’t Only Happen During Summer 500 426 Facercise

Sun Damage Doesn’t Only Happen During Summer

sunblockWearing sunblock is an absolute priority—all year long! Damage doesn’t only happen during the summer, especially if you live in a sunny location. I am always shocked when Facercise clients ask me if they still need to wear sunscreen after summer’s over. YES! It’s mandatory all day every day—train or shine!

Here are a few reasons why:

UV Rays are Killers

There are three different types of ultraviolet rays that the sun delivers. It’s important to understand the difference and protect against each.

Ultraviolet A (UVA)

UVA rays have a longer wavelength that affect the deeper layers of the skin and are strongly associated with skin aging. They can cause permanent damage in the form of hyperpigmentation, sun spots, fines lines, wrinkles, and worst of all, skin cancer. Once damaged, it’s difficult and sometimes even impossible to undo the damage.  

Ultraviolet B (UVB)

UVB rays have shorter wavelengths and wield damage to the top layer of the dermis. They cause sunburns, skin cancer, aging. These potent rays also lower your body’s ability to fight illness.

Ultraviolet C (UVC)

UVC rays are not well-known, but they are the most dangerous as they come from the highest energy portion of the spectrum. While they do not reach the earth’s surface, damage can be caused when using a sun lamp, tanning bed or laser.

Whenever we go outside, we’re exposed to these dangerous UV rays, even when it’s cloudy or snowing. In fact, snow and ice reflect nearly 90 percent of these powerful rays. Use our Protective Sunblock SPF 30 even if you only plan to be outside to walk to and from your car.  Apply to your face, neck, decolletage, hands—and anywhere else you don’t want to show signs of ages—at least 20 minutes before heading outside and re-apply throughout the day.

Protect Yourself in the Car

It’s important to protect yourself from UVA rays when you’re driving. These powerful rays can reach you even through tinted windows. Wear a hat and sunglasses, put your visor down, and consider using some of the currently trending driving gloves many influencers are using.

Build sunblock into your daily habits—along with your Facercise routine—and you will protect your skin and combat the signs of sun damage.