Beauty 101: Glowing Skin

 

Glowing Skin

 

♥ To keep skin well hydrated, go easy on the soap and the steam- while showering. Use a pH-balanced body wash rich in emollients, “which help skin retain moisture better and longer,” says Fusco (we like Dove Moisture Nourishing Body Wash) and don’t linger for more than five minutes (drugstore.com)

 

♥ Gently buff dull, flaky skin with a sea-salt scrub. Loaded with minerals, sea salts “bind water to increase hydration, help repair skin’s moisture barrier, and don’t scratch or irritate, “Fusco says. Combine a fistful with two tablespoons of olive oil for a homemade fix, or try Philosophy Be Somebody Green Tea Hot Salt, Tub and Shower Scrub (philosophy.com)

 

♥ While skin is still damp, smooth on a body cream laced with ceramides, antioxidants, glycerin, and SPF 30+ (for daytime). We like Yes to Carrots Hydrating Body Lotion with SPF 30. If the skin is still tight, spike your moisturizer with a natural oil, like coconut or jojoba, to boost its abilities, says dermatologist Ava Shamban (yestocarrots.com)

 

♥ Home in on problem areas. Creams containing urea or ammonium lactate-humectants that dissolve dead skin cells- can soften rough patches and reduce red bumps on the backs of the arms and thighs. Dermatologist picks: AmLactin Ultra Hydrating Body Cream and Eucerin Intensive Repair Lotion(AmLactin and Eucerin, drugstore.com)

 

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