Between the dry winter weather and a hectic 2019, it may feel like your skin routine is on the D.L. But there’s no better time than a new year to refresh your beauty regimen and give your skin the reboot it needs. While we do love a good DIY spa day, let’s face it: sometimes 10 minutes is all you have! So for sake of ease and time, here are our top three beauty hacks to add to your daily routine. Consider them easy lifestyle habits we love that’ll help you get glowing skin from the inside out.
1. Indulge in a Daily Dose of Kombucha
Glowing skin starts from the inside out, and looking after your gut is one sure-fire way to support your digestion, energy levels, sleep schedule, and even your complexion. Indulging in fermented tea (full of antioxidants, healthy probiotics, and B-vitamins) will help balance the bacteria in your gut. This can also help skin radiate on the surface for a beautiful complexion. Plus, it tastes delicious. So instead of that second latte, grab a Kombucha and sip away.
2. Cleanse with a Non-Irritating, Fragrance-Free Face Wash
Struggle with dry or irritated skin that you can’t seem to calm? Your face wash may be the culprit. Many washes that can be found on the shelves in drug stories or markets can include harsh ingredients and synthetic fragrances which can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause redness, irritation or over-drying. Instead, opt for a creamy face wash free of parabens, gluten, color, scents, and sulfates. Made for sensitive skin, our Facial Cleanser softens and cleanses by eliminating dirt and oil without clogging pores or causing irritation. Plus, it’s hypoallergenic, gentle for daily use, and removes makeup like a champion. (Something you should always do before bed!)
3. Wear a SPF Sun Protection 365 Days of the Year
It’s never too early to start wearing sunscreen, and despite cold weather or darker days, it’s crucial to wear an SPF moisturizer every single day of the year. Habitually protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is the first (and most important) step in preventing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and other signs of aging skin. Jeanine Downie, M.D., board-certified dermatologist and director of Image Dermatology in Montclair, New Jersey tells Everyday Health that we should be wearing SPF 30 daily, and reapplying if outdoor exposure lasts more than a few hours. If you need an extra hydration kick this winter, spritz on our Facial Toner to nourish and condition skin before applying your SPF moisturizer.