read this now for happy skin all year

if you’re like me, the change in weather can mean seriously dry skin. it doesn’t have to be this way forever. Treat your skin now for winter weather and thank yourself later.

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Feed your skin

Try to be conscious about going into hibernation mode. As colder weather creeps in, we are less active and more tempted to over-indulge. Binging on salty comfort foods, treats, and alcohol will result in tired and dull looking skin. Make sure you’re including plenty of nutrient-rich foods like veggies and fish and water-dense foods like lettuce and kale. There is a difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin, make sure you’re drinking plenty of water so things don’t go from bad to worse.

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Say “nope” to soap

Lathering soaps and washes that contain sulfates and fragrances, like most traditional liquid soaps, bar soaps and bath bombs can be very stripping to the skin. Opt for oil based cleansers that protect the skin’s natural balance over soaps that strip the skin of its own moisture. The Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover is a Glow Team favorite for clean, happy skin. For the body, try our sulfate-free Gingerly Organic Shower Gel.

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Moisturize Often

Prevent dryness before it starts by applying moisturizer often, starting now. Layer up! but remember the moisturizer order of operations: mists, serums, gels, light lotions, and finally, creams. Keep a facial mist like the Vitamin D mist by One Love Organics handy for a boost of hydration any time. If you’re looking for recommendations for products that keep skin happy and hydrated, you might enjoy my nightly routine post!

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Wear YOUR SPF

Sunscreen isn’t just for summer time. Our long term exposure to the sun’s rays causes damage to the production of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin in the skin. Applying a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every day to the entire body, especially your hands, decolletage, and face is the easiest way to preserve healthy and youthful appearance and prevent early aging.

What do you do to help dry skin when the weather changes? Comment your recommendations on what keeps your skin happy during the drier months!

-Krin



Supercharged Morning Coffee

I figure since I will be downing (at least) one cup of coffee in the morning I may as well up its nutritional value and flavor.  One of the best tricks I learned from my pals at Prescribe Nutrition is to add coconut oil & collagen to my coffee. I call it Fat Coffee.  Once my coffee is brewed I put it in my magic bullet blender, add 1 tbsp coconut oil and 2 tbs Great Lakes collagen.  Blend for 3 seconds and done! Adding these two ingredients not only adds lots of flavor, but they also pack a nutritional punch. Just think, you’re getting a healthy boost for your hair, skin + nails and nourishing your digestive system all while drinking your morning cup of motivation.  Multitasking at its FINEST!

Products We Love: Brand New Day

It's a new dawn...it's a new day...it's a new liiiife for me and I'm feeling good!

There are products out there that need their own little shout out. So here we are.  I’m here to give you the dish on the skin care products that rock my world. No, these posts are not sponsored. This is real, untainted opinions that come from experience and straight up old fashioned judgement. 

Without further adieu I introduce the honoree for today... *drum roll*

Brand New Day by One Love Organics

 

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Brand New Day 3 Ways

For a hydrating mask

mix equal parts powder and raw honey.  apply to damp skin, and leave on for 10-15 mins.

exfoliating mask

mix equal parts powder and water.  apply to damp skin, and leave on for 10-15 mins.

clarifying mask

mix equal parts powder and greek yogurt.  apply to damp skin, and leave on for 10-15 mins.

 

 

Girl. Brand New Day is THE microderma scrub + mask. 

Brand New Day does double-duty as a scrub and a mask.  The mask/scrub comes as a very fine powder     (read: not paying for water.) . It's made from sweet pea flower which seems cute and will buff away that dull, bummed out skin and leaves a fresh glow.

The best part is that this product can be used for all different skin situations.  When you're feeling dry it can be mixed with honey to hydrate.  The powder can br mixed into your current facial cleanser to give it a little more uumph.  Some favorite combinations are listed above, but the possibilities are limitless.

Want to exfoliate all that dull, dry skin away? 

Put a dime size amount of powder into your palm and add only a small amount of warm water to blend into a nice creamy paste. Massage onto your damp face using circular motions and rinse it off to reveal smoooooooth skin!  Have a fresh glow?  Mix less powder for a gentle cleanse.  See? This stuff is the best!

Have fun masking!

-The Glow Team

Food For Skin

You know that glow we all admire?  The look of fresh, dewy, bright skin sans makeup?

That glow comes from within.  It is achieved and maintained by drinking lots of water, eating a clean diet full of skin nourishing food, and using natural/organic skincare.  The following smoothie recipe is a staple for the #eatsleepglow squad.  It's easy to make and perfect for the girl on the go.  

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This recipe is full of nourishing Ingredients to brighten and hydrate your skin: 

Hello Glow Skin Food Smoothie

- 2 large kale leaves (stems removed)

-1 handful of spinach

- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 

-1/4 cup frozen blueberris

- 2 Tbsp chia or flax seeds 

-1 date (pitted)

-1/2 avocado flesh

- 1 cup coconut water (we love Harmless Harvest)

-1 serving protein powder (we LOVE Moon Juice Blue Beauty Adaptogenic protein)

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STEP 1

Gather all ingredients 

Add all ingredients to blender, minus avocado and protein powder, and blend

 

 

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STEP 2

Once thoroughly blended, add avocado and protein powder

Pulse until smooth and well combined. 

 

 

 

 

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STEP 3

Add more coconut water to thin if desired.

Pour and ENJOY!