Get a dose of vitamin C
One of the single most effective things you can do to see marked improvement in the overall tone and texture of your skin is to incorporate a vitamin C serum into your daily routine. Topical vitamin C repairs and prevents environmental damage on a cellular level while strengthening capillary walls, making skin more resilient against extreme conditions. I would not last a day without my Skin Ceuticals C E & Ferulic (www.skinceuticals.com).
Outward beauty is a reflection of inner health
To boost your skin’s luminosity from the inside out, try to drink eight to 10 glasses of room-temperature (not cold) water each day. Add a squeeze of lemon—it’s tastier, and the dose of Vitamin C may help prevent skin cancer. Add foods and supplements containing fish oil, flax seed oil, and evening primrose oil for essential fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation and lower the risk of certain chronic illnesses.
Hydrate the right way
Hydrating your skin doesn’t mean slathering layer upon layer of heavy cream. Dr. Hauschka’s Moisturizing Day Cream (www.drhauschka.com) is a lightweight blend of nurturing oils and plant extracts—with an uplifting scent—that provides the perfect level of hydration. Its natural carrot seed adds a warm glow.
When the sun goes down…
Nighttime is our chance to restore and rejuvenate our skin. In Fiore’s Fleur Vibrante (www.infiore.net) is a luxurious, quick-absorbing balm that soothes compromised skin and reduces redness on contact. Even inflammatory conditions like rosacea and eczema benefit greatly from this curative treatment: it’s loaded with healing vitamins and nutrients. Essences of calendula, jasmine, and rose also lend a pleasant aromatherapy experience.