I know I’m a broken record on this, but one of the most important things you can do for your skin is to stick to a healthy diet! Foods with vitamins, antioxidants and healthy fats will keep your skin glowing and healthy — and they’re easy to incorporate into your daily diet!
So I put together four of my favorite “Superfood” recipes, featuring salmon, kale, eggplant, tomatoes and avocado — all amazing ingredients that make for a terrific skincare-focused diet! Generally, the richer the color on a food (naturally occurring — Cheetos don’t count!), the more it’s stocked with healthy vitamins and minerals. So work a salmon dinner or a snack of kale chips into your weekly routine, and your skin will thank you for it!
Also, don’t just think about recipes — there are also easy snacks you can have on hand to sneak into your everyday routine! When I get home at night, the first thing I eat is something with healthy fat: olives in our fridge or almonds in our pantry. A quick snack of a handful of either of those and I’m less hungry for junk food all night. Seriously, try this! Stocking your kitchen with fruits and veggies is also crucial — the easier they are to eat, the more likely you will be to reach for them!
Last step? Top your excellent diet off with Simple Skincare’s Hydrating Light Moisturizer, with Vitamins B5 and E and Borage Seed Oil, and feel terrific about your skin!
Even in Texas, fall is here — although I guess that for the rest of you, it’s almost winter! But now that I’m breaking out my sweaters (sometimes) and the leaves are starting to change (well… a few of them), I wanted to do a little video about the changes I make to my skincare routine in the fall!
The most important one is something I do year-round, but need to remember especially in the winter: SPF! It’s crucial to use SPF 15 or more every day (like Simple Skincare’s Vital Vitamin Day Cream), even when you’re not sitting out in the sun! I also make sure to drink 8 or more glasses of water per day, even in the winter months. Simple has some great moisturizers to choose from.
What else? Switch to a slightly heavier moisturizer, because your skin won’t be as greasy as it is in the summer, and it’s more likely to dry out! If you’re only using moisturizer once a day, switch to twice a day for some extra protection.
And be sure to eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies! I’ve got a few recipe ideas for you guys coming up!
First of all, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s Simple Skincare Twitter party! It was a major success — we were the #2 trending topic on Twitter for the whole country, and gave out fifteen Simple Skincare gift baskets! I was so thrilled to get to chat with all of you guys who tuned in.
But for those of you who didn’t, I wanted to write about some of the tips we discussed!
First, even though the weather is getting colder, don’t forget that you still need SPF! I feel like I get a gold star from my dermatologist whenever I tell her that I wear minimum SPF 15 every day (Simple Skincare Vital Vitamin Day Cream), even if I’m just going outside for a few minutes! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and this is a tiny thing that makes a huge difference!
Second, don’t forget about what goes into your body! Great, glowing skin isn’t just about products on your face — it’s also about making sure you drink enough water and eat fruits and vegetables with antioxidants and healthy fats. One of my healthy tricks is buying fresh olives and keeping them in our fridge — when I get home from work, I eat a few for a boost of healthy fat that makes me less hungry as the night goes on.