Hydrate to Glow
Did you know that your water intake can make or break your overall health? There are so many bodily functions that rely on strong water intake according to blackdoctor.org to function properly, all the cells and organs of the body need a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day. Given our skin is our largest organ drinking water helps retain moisture and is helpful in reducing signs of aging. I drink 3-liters of water every day; I am always running to the bathroom but believe me it is worth it!
Here are a few tips:
- Start your morning off with an 8 oz glass of water with lemons before you have breakfast or that morning cup of coffee.
- Whenever you feel hungry 1st drink water before you grab a snack. Often hungry can be mistaken for thirst.
Protect to Glow
Sunscreen is for BLACK WOMEN, too. Although there is power in melanin (both literally and physically), it needs to be protected at all costs. Yes, we all know the saying #GOODBLACKDONTCRACK, but we are not exempt from the damage that the sun can cause which means that sunscreen is a MUST. You should use sunscreen every day, even when the sun isn’t shining. Try our invisible daily VITA C moisturizer with broad-spectrum 50 protection. It hydrates and protects against sun damage and premature aging. While helping to prevent discoloration and dark spots.
Eat to Glow
In addition to maintaining your water intake, your diet is crucial. Getting the glow starts from the inside out. Eating the proper amounts of fruits and vegetables and practicing moderation with not-so-healthy foods will improve your skin. While there are several different lifestyles to choose from, nourishing your body is at the core of all of them. Select foods high in Beta Carotene. Beta Carotene is a plant pigment that your body transforms into vitamin A and typically found in orange, yellow and leafy green veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, and my kale. Consuming these foods gives your body antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals which contribute to visible signs of aging. Beta Carotene is also vital for helping your skin retain moisture. So instead of grabbing a bagel, muffins, or typical breakfast sandwiches try opting for a green smoothie a few times a week.
Sleep to Glow
Did you know how much your sleep can impact your skin health? In a society that is built around constant productivity, we tend to underestimate the importance of getting enough sleep. Sleeping is a time for the body to restore and repair. When asleep your body has time to rehydrate and recover moisture. Getting an adequate amount of sleep increases your collagen production which means your chances of wrinkling is reduced. Sleeping the proper amount also prevents puffy, tired eyes. Your bed should be your sleep sanctuary! Make sure your sheets and pillowcases are always laundered. Dirty bedding can lead to breakouts and other skin issues. Also, make sure you are washing your scarf as it is easy for dirt and product to build on them.
Exfoliating to Glow
Exfoliating is not just for your face. Exfoliating dead skin is a must for the entire body. Try making a sugar scrub with three simple ingredients and your skin will begin to GlOW!
- All Natural Coconut Oil
- Essential Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- All Natural Raw Sugar
(BLEND AND KEEP IN A COOL PLACE)