Dealing with skin that’s dry, red, scaly, or just all-around dry? Chances are, your moisture barrier is in need of some good old-fashioned TLC.
While making any long-term changes to your skin takes time, you can start to repair your moisture barrier — and notice a serious boost in hydration to the skin — in just a few days.
Are you ready to see noticeably different complexion by Christmas Eve? We have just the advice to repair your moisture barrier and get the healthy, hydrated skin that will leave you glowing for the holidays.
When it comes to repairing your moisture barrier, a lot of people just focus on products — but what you put into your body is just as important as what you put on your body.
If you want to repair your moisture barrier and replenish hydration to the skin, you need to give your body what it needs to stay hydrated.Your skin is made up of 30 percent water, and increasing your water intake can offset water loss and increase hydration in the skin.
It’s important to wash your face every day — but if you’re using the wrong cleanser, it could be stripping the skin of its protective oils and doing more harm to your moisture barrier than good. We love our Wake Up & Cleanse, it gently cleanses and nurtures your skin while protecting the gentle lipid barrier that protects your skin.
Next step, stock up on some essential fatty acids in your diet.
Enjoy and stock up on some foods that contain essential fatty acids, tuna and salmon sushi, nuts, seeds, beans or avocados.
Fish, nuts and seeds are high in essential fatty acids, which can help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier. Beans are high in zinc, which can boost collagen production in the skin and speed up the bodies skin repair process. Avocado is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids which help reduce skin inflammation and can help repair the skin's barrier.
Want a sweet treat, sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin C, which boosts collagen production, cook them in olive oil which is full of the essential fatty acids your skin loves.
If you really want to speed up the moisture barrier repair process, the best thing you can do is hydrate around the clock. And the best way to do that? With a hydrating night and day oil. Our Original Wake Up & Glow is packed with antioxidants, omegas, vitamins and fatty acids which increases collagen production, while deeply hydrating and protecting your skin.
Jojoba Oil is a humectant ingredient.
What does that mean? It means that the oil works to seal your skin with a protective barrier to keep it from losing moisture. Boost contains high amounts of natural vitamin C which promotes skin regeneration and texture. Adding our Hydra Boost in the am is the extra layer your skin needs in these winter months. Use it on its own or apply 2-3 drops on top of Wake Up & Glow.
Holidays can be stressful. Stress can cause your body to slow down your skin’s barrier function and delay the repair process. If you want to repair your moisture barrier, you need to keep the stress to a minimum.
Next time you feel yourself getting stressed, pause and take a few deep breaths. Just a few minutes of deep breathing or taking 10 minutes for self care can trigger your body’s relaxation response and keep stress at bay, making it easier for your moisture barrier to repair itself. Try our Wake Up & Renew ANTI-AGING mask, Lavender lip scrub and balm and take time for yourself, even if it is just a few minutes of calm before the storm.
These tips will help you get ultimate glowing skin. Healthy, radiant skin is what each product in the Wake Up and Glow collection is designed to bring.