Winter Skincare

Winter Skincare

I remember one of my friends slapping Vaseline on her face in the winter before heading out to the NY streets. The effects of seasonal weather changes, especially during the winter, can take a serious toll on your skin.  Facial skin ravaged by exposure to the elements can exhibit symptoms of dryness, flaking, itching, cracking, and even sore, scaly, patches. Follow my tips during winter weather.

Although it may seem contradictory, dry skin benefits immensely from exfoliation to help rid the flaking dead skin cells, to smooth the skin’s surface and promote cell rejuvenation. Whether you choose a manual or chemical exfoliate like a glycolic acid incorporating the right exfoliate to your routine a few times a week can dramatically improve dry skin.

The skin is typically hydrated after a warm shower or steam. Avoid using the four letter word “soap” or any type of astringents they’ll dry out your skin even more. Instead, use a cleanser and toner, with ingredients that hydrate and calm skin.

Maintaining the skin’s moisture content during the winter months is critical. Seal in moisture with a rich moisturizer that keeps the skin soft while offering protection against the harsh effects of the environment.

For the extremely severe skin symptoms such as cracked and sore skin use a hydrating overnight treatment to provide intensive relief.

Taking a proactive approach to care for your skin during these months will help you avoid skin damage.  If you’re living or vacationing in winter weather adjust your skincare regimen accordingly.

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Diabetes Prevention

Don’t Be Part Of The Epidemic!

According to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans,
9.3% of the population, have diabetes. 90-95% of these individuals have
Type 2 Diabetes. Sadly, that number continues to grow.

Type 2 Diabetes is quickly becoming an epidemic. Prevention is the key to
stopping this deadly disease in its tracks. Diabetes prevention is as easy as
making basic lifestyle changes. Making a few simple changes now may
help you elude the serious health complications of diabetes in the future,
such as nerve, kidney, and heart damage. Incorporate these tips to help
prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.

Get Physical
Regular exercise can help you lose weight and lower your blood sugar. A
30-minute walk 3-4 times a week can produce amazing results! Also of
course, you will look and feel better, too!

Control Your Diet
Again, improving blood sugar levels is crucial in reducing your risk of
diabetes. Eating fruits high in fiber can assist with this important step.
Veggies, beans, nuts, and fruits are excellent choices! They’re tasty, full of
vitamins and minerals, and just plain good for ya!

Know The Risk Factors
Do you know the risk factors that increase your chances of suffering from
Type 2 Diabetes? They are:

  • Being overweight
  • Persons 45 and older are at greater risk
  • Close family member has diabetes
  • Inactivity

If you suspect you may be at risk for Type 2 Diabetes, consult your
physician immediately.

To learn more about Type 2 diabetes, visit the websites below:

Let’s stop this disease NOW!