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As the temperatures drop outside, and the heating goes on in-side, your skin goes into Winter Mode and your daily skincare regimen should change with the season.
Collagen and Elastin are the two major proteins that are responsible for making your skin healthy looking when everything is balanced. However, as we get older and in the colder months, these two proteins slow down in production and you feel it on your skin.
Synoia has recently added a new treatment capsule to the WISHPro line of treatments. The Hyaluronic Infusion is made from Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Extract, Dead Sea Minerals, and Castor Oil. The combination of these ingredients will especially help you through the winter months. The Hyaluronic Infusion helps stimulate collagen and elastin production, reduces Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and it will keep your skin moisturized from the under layers of your skin. This is a great treatment for winter months, (but not only!)
Daily Winter Skincare Tips
The dry winter air outside causes your skin to lose its natural moisture, and those strong (not Sandy) winds can cause chapping, together with the furnace racing your skin needs protection.
- Cover your face if you are outdoors.
- Add humidity to your home either by keeping a bowl of fresh water near a radiator vent, hang your damp towels to dry in the house, or buy a humidifier, (great for your hair too).
- Although you love your hot showers in cold weather, it is better for your skin to take a shorter lukewarm shower.
- Apply a moisturizer on your body while your body is still slightly damp – keeping as much moisture in, as possible.
- Take care of your lips! Use balm or a lip-gloss with moisturizer in it. In addition, yes, stop licking your lips.Don’t forget the sunscreen – winter sun is full of dangerous rays even though it is cold and windy. UVA and UVB
How do you keep your skin smooth, soft and moisturized during the winter? Please share your tips with us in the comments below.
Working hard all day? Want to party all night? Not the best idea for your skin. Studies show that a good night’s sleep will make your skin look younger and fresher. Good sleep, good skin!
Did you know that while you are sleeping, your body is working hard? During night sleep hours is when repair and the rejuvenating process takes place in your body.
HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is responsible for cell growth and cell rejuvenation. Studies have noted that HGH is released more while you sleep, than during your waking hours. While you are sleeping, your human machine is trying to correct the damage to your skin from the sun, stress, food, and the environment. The better you sleep the better your cell regeneration is, the better your skin is.
Yale dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, MD, says that when you don’t get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Get enough rest, Perricone says, and you’ll produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps skin remain thick, more “elastic,” and less likely to wrinkle. WebMD
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland. It’s part of our amazing machine that regulates our body’s sleep-wake cycle. Melatonin is produced during the evening and night, it likes darkness! In addition to it helping us sleep, Melatonin is a very strong antioxidant and helps to repair UV damaged skin cells.
I have always wondered why Sleeping Beauty had such beautiful skin!
Now that you know what you have to do, how do, you do it?
Sleep Better Tips:
- Organize your day so that you will have between 7-9 hours of sleep on an average.
- Don’t eat heavy at night. Stay away from carbs at night – it takes a long time for them to break down and you don’t need a burst of energy at 11:00pm
- Avoid caffeine from afternoon onwards.
- Prepare your bedroom for sleeping! Turn off the TV, the radio and keep your phone far from your bed.
- Have a glass of warm milk. It’s not a myth; there is clinical research that shows its effectiveness as a sleep aid (due to tryptophan in milk). It also just has a very natural soothing effect, especially if you drink it slowly.
- Keep your bedroom dark and uncluttered.
- Before you go to sleep clean your skin and then don’t forget to nourish it with a rich moisturizer.
Enjoy your sleep and wake up feeling beautiful. What are your bedtime rituals for waking up refreshed and wrinkle free?
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