Five Ways to Improve The Way Your Skin Looks and Feels During National Healthy Skin Month
As skin is our biggest organ, it’s no wonder than an entire month is designated to bringing awareness to keeping it healthy. November is National Healthy Skin Month, as great a time as any to learn ways to improve the look and feel of your skin. Dr. Willard’s® will provide you with five valuable tips as well as recommendations for which of our products can help you treat your skin right.
Wash Your Face At Least Twice a Day
Most of us know the importance of washing our face before going to sleep. Washing off makeup as well as oils, environmental pollutants and dirt our face accumulates during the day is essential to keep it looking clean, refreshed and to prevent breakouts.
The fact is that washing our face in the evening is not enough, and it’s just as vital to wash it in the morning. Allergens and dead skin can accumulate on the pillowcase, in addition to dust and other irritants that can circulate through heaters and air conditioners requiring them to be cleansed from our faces as soon as we wake up.
A third face wash may be required throughout the day if you sweat, such as after exercising. When you sweat, the grime from your pores gets extracted unto your face, which you can easily remove when washing it. However, if you let the grime settle there, your skin will soak it back up, causing rashes and breakouts.
Protect Your Skin from The Sun
While sunscreen sales soar in the summertime, it is important to protect your skin from the sun all year round. The winter can be just as brutal on your skin, as the snow and ice reflect the sun’s ultraviolet rays, leading to bad sunburns.
Use water-resistant and broad-spectrum sunscreen, as well as protective clothing, such as hats and shirts with longer sleeves to protect your skin. Try to avoid being outside during the times of peak UV rays, 12 to 3pm. Whenever possible, seek shade and avoid being under direct sunlight.
Moisturize Your Skin
If you failed to protect your skin from the sun and ended up with a sunburn, moisturize your skin with Dr. Willard’s® Aloe Gel to help alleviate the burning sensation to help you feel better.
Aloe Gel is not only intended to treat overexposure to the sun, but is actually an important everyday skin staple. Aloe keeps the skin feeling moisturized without making it look greasy. During the colder months, when we blast our heaters, it is a beneficial solution to dry and cracked skin.
Dr. Willard’s® Aloe Gel is better than the Aloe you can find at your local grocery store. With the addition of our Dr. Willard’s Water®, our gel’s natural therapeutic qualities are maximized to leave you with the smoothest and most refreshed skin.
Eat a Healthy Diet
What we put in our bodies is just as important as what we put on our bodies when it comes to good skin care. “The skin is a reflection of your total body health,” states Cheryl Karcher, MD, a New York dermatologist and the spokeswoman for the American Academy of Dermatology, in an article on WebMD. Foods that are high in sugar, as well as dairy and gluten, can cause some people to get acne.
On the other hand, a diet full of Omega-3s, B Vitamins and whole grains, as well as organic fruits and vegetables, can make your skin look and feel its best.
Spray your skin with Willard Water® CLEAR
Most of our readers are familiar with the health benefits our Willard Water® Concentrates offer when ingested – from increased bioavailability and effectiveness of vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients to the excretion of waste from the body – this natural formula is safe and non-toxic.
A great tip is to add a capful of Willard Water® CLEAR along with water to a spray bottle, and spray it on your face and body for a refreshing feel all year long.