FASHION

Love the Skin You Are In

 

Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? Adults carry approximately 8 pounds and 22 square feet of skin. Amazing and fascinating, right? And it does so much more than make us look presentable. (The science nerds are totally getting this!) So, the question is why don’t we do more to take care of our skin? Probably because the world of skincare is a bit overwhelming. Okay, more than a bit. It seems as if every week there is a new miracle product being introduced. It is difficult to keep up with our skin’s changing needs, so, we end up just throwing in the towel. We completely get it and we are here to help, so let’s get started!

 

The first thing you need to address is what your skin concerns are and what your skin type is. Dryness, dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, etc... The list goes on and on. Do not fret because Sephora at Destin Commons is ready to assist. They have a great skincare quiz that you can take in-store or online which will help you take the guess work out of skincare. They also offer skincare services where their experts can teach you everything you need to know about face masks to peels. Take a sample home if you are wary, try it out for a few days, and come back and buy it if you love it. Thank you, Sephora! Through this process, we fell in love with the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and the Herbivore Emerald Cannabis Sativa Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil (that is a mouthful!).

Two other brands that have really caught our eye lately is Drunk Elephant and Tata Harper. We obviously are loving the trend in clean beauty but thankfully you have all kinds of options available.

 

Don't forget to use a sunscreen daily to protect your skin from damaging UV rays. We are loving this little beauty from Supergoop! The Unseen Sunscreen even won a Best of Beauty award from Allure Magazine and it fits perfectly in your purse for on the go use.

 

And do not forget about your hair and scalp either. That needs tender loving care as well. We have been testing Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisture Oil. It adds moisture back into our hair that we thought was gone forever with our excessive use of heating tools. Trust us- you need this little gem in your arsenal!

 

Now, that you have your head covered, do not forget about the rest of the body. Head over to Avantgarde and pick up some body and hair care products. Stimulate your senses when you lather up with Aveda Rosemary Mint Hand and Body Wash and destress while hydrating the body? Yes, please! This Stress-Fix body lotion is just the ticket.

 

Most importantly, great skin is not just skin deep. You need the proper nutrition to keep everything humming along nicely. The best sources of nutrients always come from fresh vegetables and fruit and Whole Foods Market has the best selection in town. Sometimes our eating habits are not always the best, so be sure to check out the wide selection of vitamin supplements at Whole Foods Market. The top vitamins for your skin are Vitamins A, C, E, D, K, B3, B5, Choline, and Folic Acid. Check out this great article to determine which vitamins are best for you and keep an eye out for their yearly supplement sale in January and various other supplement sales during the year.

Now is the time to begin a skincare regimen that is custom made just for you.  Have fun, educate yourself, and explore all the options that are available. Always remember to love the skin you are in!

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