By Susan Romero
It’s that time again when we start to think about having to show more skin, and realize that we are not quite ready for prime time. These products will jump start your skin from the inside and outside, and have you feeling moist and hydrated by spring.
If you want to make a change to your skin from the inside out, try Aethern, a liquid formula with fourteen ingredients, including collagen, hyaluronic acid, astaxanthin, beta carotene, zinc, selenium, magnesium, vitamin E, lutein, and Mediterranean polyphenols. It comes in slim tubes with a daily dose in each, that is perfect for travel. I tried the first dose and swear by the next morning my skin had a totally different glow. I was hooked, and believe me, the glow is real people. Of course, it helps to take care of your skin from the outside as well. Even Aethern won’t make you glow if you eat too much junk.
Available at http://www.aethern.com.
Another great way to induce a glow from the inside out is by drinking BluePrint with Kombucha and Apple Cider Vinegar. The Daily Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic in Ginger Maple and the Kombucha blend in Heart of Gold with pineapple, apple and mint are excellent for overall health and detoxifying your system from the inside out. This will show on your skin and help to fend off the winter dullness. Try all of the Kombucha flavors that are infused with black tea and other all-natural ingredients.
Available at http://www.blueprint.com.
While you are tending to the inside, keep the skin on your face smooth and reduce fine lines and wrinkles with Ao Skincare Rewind Retinal. This serum includes retinol, Bakuchiol an antioxidant from the seeds of a plant Psorelea Corylifolia, astaxanthan and sodium hyaluronate. I have tried many different retinol creams and serums, but this is one of the best. I had no adverse reaction, and it immediately made a huge difference in the texture and look of my skin. My skin has come to rely on Rewind Retinal to look its best.
Available at http://www.aoskincare.com.
To say that I am obsessed with the SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence, is truly an understatement. One splash of this Facial Treatment Essence, and you will quickly see why it is known as a “miracle water.” It contains more than 90% PITERA™ – a bio-ingredient with over 50 micro-nutrients – to soften and smooth skin, minimize the appearance of pores and wrinkles, even skin tone, and enhance radiance. I will never be without this miracle skin care product, especially in the winter. http://www.sk-ii.com.
If you love baths like I do, Medical Springs Mineral Therapy has the most hydrating and skin friendly bath salts direct from real mineral springs. The Hot Tub Skin Formula is great for soaking your dry skin and preparing it for the warm weather. Spritz on the Skin Formula Magnesium Enhanced Hot Spring Spray after a soak, or in between baths to hydrate your skin. This Skin Formula is created from the Blue Lagoon of Iceland that is famous for treating skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne and dry skin. I use this handy spray any time of day when my skin feels dry. It is a lifesaver for my dry winter skin.
Available at http://www.medicinesprings.com.
To keep the skin on your body smooth and glowing, Eclair Naturals Himalayan Salt Scrub in Grapefruit, is amazing. This scrub is great for exfoliating as well as soothing sore muscles with its healing salt and arnica. It is formulated with arnica Montana flower extract, sunflower seed, jojoba and sweet almond oil for incredible softening of your skin. The Éclair Naturals scrubs also come in sugar and Dead Sea salt variations.
Available at http://www.eclairnaturals.com
Raw Sugar Scrub is another hydrating and exfoliating gem. I am obsessed with how smooth it makes my skin and how little moisturizing I need to do after using this scrub. The Raw Coconut & Mango scent is my favorite. It is made with pure coconut oil and vitamin A from mango extracts to brighten and even out skin tone. I just imagine I am on a tropical beach as I slather it on in the shower or bath. No moisturizer is needed after using this scrub. http://www.rawsugarliving.com.
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Sumbody Skincare’s Skin Detox Collection will revive your dull winter skin. Start with the charcoal-infused Detox Cleanser, then the Detox Toner, with witch hazel and apple cider vinegar. Hydrate with the Detox Me Facial Serum and Moisturizer, and finally, use the Deep Sea Face Mask when you really want to unclog pores. The travel collection is great to keep in your purse.
Available at http://www.sumbody.com.