If there is anything we can take away from the pandemic, it’s that we’ve all been washing our hands wrong. Hopefully after we get through this, the normal flu season will never look the same thanks to a new, higher awareness and appreciation for good hygiene!
So perhaps it’s not such a big surprise to find out there are common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to washing our face too, and some important tips for maintaining clear, healthy skin.
We’re spending more time at home than ever before, which is to say, A LOT. This is especially telling, since pre-Covid times Americans were already spending approximately 90 percent of their time inside.
But it turns out that our home may not be the safe sanctuary we think it is when it comes to protecting our skin from air pollution. Did you know that the concentration of air pollutants can be up to 5 times higher inside our homes than the great outdoors?
Hyaluronic Acid has become a cult product for getting on your glow factor. Synonymous with hydration, Hyaluronic Acid runs the gauntlet from plumping and increasing volume, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, and helping with skin elasticity! With so many benefits, many of us are wondering ‘how do I incorporate Hyaluronic Acid into my skincare routine?’
One of the best ways to get your glow on, while also protecting your skin’s moisture barrier is Argan Oil. The 100% natural, unrefined oil is derived from the kernel of the Argan tree nut and has been used for decades in North Africa.
Also known as ‘liquid gold’, Argan Oil has amazing healing and repairing properties. Like superfood for your skin, Argan Oil is rich in several antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds!
So what are some of the most ingenious uses for Argan Oil this winter?
As an antioxidant, vitamin C neutralizes the free radicals or unstable molecules that attack the healthy skin cells. Due to exposure to the damaging effects of the outside elements, an effective vitamin C serum for the face, neck, upper chest and even the back of the hands, is ideal.
For such a popular skin care ingredient, there’s a lot going on with HA, so beware of love at first use! There are more layers to using HA than the simple equation, Dry Skin + Hyaluronic Acid = Hydrated Skin. In some conditions, the intended results can actually backfire. Think the opposite of clear, dewy, plump skin. So how do you use HA properly?
First - Debunking Common Myths about HA
Hyaluronic Acid is not actually an acid, like glycolic or salicylic acid that exfoliates the skin. HA is a complex sugar, known as a polysaccharide, that occurs naturally in the body providing hydration for our joints, hair, eyes and especially the skin.