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4 tips for hydrated and vibrant skin this winter.

1. Drink water

 

Yes! Water is essential! I can't stress how important it is to drink water. Our skin is the largest organ of our body meaning that it needs the most water. When we are dehydrated, we tend to notice it first in our face: lines appear under the eyes, around the mouth and next to our nostrils. It used to be recommended to drink 2 litres of water a day. I say, use that as a guide and if you are still thirsty, drink more. 

 

Extra tip: Spruce up your water with electrolytes, unsweetened herbal iced-teas and fruits. 

 

2. Exercise! 

 

This is imperative for a fully functioning healthy body. To be your healthiest, you must release toxins somehow. Exercise is the quickest and most effective way to do so. It also releases endorphins which give your skin a boost of collagen- leaving your skin more youthful. It is recommended to exercise 5 times a week. 

 

Extra tip: You must sweat to release toxins of your body so choose an exercise routine that gets your body dripping.

 

3. Meditate!

 

Meditation has been around for at least 5000 years. Amongst the many great things that meditation does, it reduces stress. And, we all know that happier people have more vibrant skin. If you are a beginner, start with 3-5 minutes a day in the morning and overtime you can meditate for longer at different times of the day. 

 

Extra tip: YouTube has some great guided meditations that are free. 

 

4. Moisturize! 

 

When your skin is dry, it needs moisture. I recommend body oils over creams as creams tend to have synthetics that can irritate the skin and dry them out more. Use oils that have argan oil for extra moisture. Also, tea tree oil is great for restoring dry skin. 

 

Extra tip: Try swapping out your soap for oils when you shower. It will leave your skin more hydrated afterwards.

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