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Top Skin Care Rejuvenation Trends For 2017!

Story by Cheri Woodsmall

It’s the New Year. Let’s do something different. Instead of looking back on the past year and reflecting on the good and bad, let’s move on and focus on the amazing things we can look forward to in 2017. We all want the same thing – to look and feel healthy! Where do you start? Rejuvenate Your Skin!

The Inside Scoop

Our skin tells our life story. Maintaining the health of our skin is essential and requires so much more than putting on a nightly moisturizer. You also need to take care of your whole body with good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices to promote radiance from the inside out.

Heart of fruits and vegetables

Eat Those Greens

Did you know that Broccoli is one of the BEST foods for your skin? Your skin takes on wonderful benefits when you eat broccoli as a part of your normal daily diet. Our wellness journey relies heavily on our diets, and Cruciferous Veggies can have a huge impact on our health. Blanch it, steam it, bake it, roast it, or boil it. No matter how you prepare it, make sure you eat it often. And if you are feeling creative, make your own treatment with Broccoli extract.

Go With Your Gut

It’s no secret that keeping hydrated has many health benefits. BUT most people don’t think skin conditions and digestion issues have much to do with one another. Bloating, irregularity, cramps, IBS, acid reflux; these are all things we think about when we consider the turbulent digestive situation. But did you know acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and even gum disease can be exacerbated by poor digestion? So drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and eat plenty of fiber-rich foods like lentils, black beans and artichokes and most importantly – put down the chips! Processed food is loaded with saturated fat that can cause excess oil production, sodium that can dehydrate the skin, and lots of other artificial ingredients that can give you acne and promote aging. It’s important to increase your intake of antioxidant-rich foods, such as colorful vegetables, berries, fruits and green tea. When your insides are at their optimal health, inflammation (a huge cause of many skin issues!), is calmed which means bloating, redness, and flare ups of many skin conditions diminish. What’s left? Beautiful skin!

Bring on the Goji Berries

Did you know that goji berries are one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet? These little bundles of joy are one of the best things to eat for healthy skin. They’ve been used for thousands of years in Asian medicine for their healing properties, and they can definitely help reveal smooth and healthy skin. Try adding them to smoothies in the morning. You can also mix them into plain Greek yogurt, or even eat them by themselves! The possibilities are endless with this versatile and skin-saving fruit.

Look At That Glow!

Along with taking great measures to support healthy skin from this inside, there are several things you can be doing to keep that glow alive. The trend of multi-faceted skin care products and treatments, which became quite popular in 2016, is going to play a huge part in your skin care rejuvenation routines in 2017. The reason behind this surge in multi-faceted products is the core of innovation. These top skin rejuvenating ingredients and cutting-edge medical treatments are taking beautiful skin to the next level.

Vitamin C

Yes, Vitamin C is a great immune booster and your go-to when you need to kick a cold. But when applied topically, it’s a powerful addition to an anti-aging skin-care regimen. Vitamin C is essential in collagen synthesis. How does the magic work? When applied to the skin directly, the powerful antioxidant neutralizes those nasty free radicals that age you. Use it to keep skin firm and youthful and protect yourself from UV rays. Want to give your favorite serum or moisturizer a Vitamin C boost? Sprinkle a bit of Philosophy’s Turbo Booster C Powder ($39.00) into any product in the morning and it’ll suddenly transform into a free-radical fighting stud. Talk about innovation – how cool is THAT?

Micellar Cleansing Water

Removing makeup just got a bit easier. This little gem originated in France and gained its name from the micellar cleansing molecules in its water-like formula. These molecules attract dirt like a magnet and literally lift the dirt away from your skin. The cleansing molecules in traditional cleansers work alone to dissolve makeup so you have to rub your face a bit harshly and rinse with water to completely clean your skin. Added benefit – it’s great for all skin types!

Stem Cell Serums

If you’ve been following skin care innovations for the past couple of years, chances are you’ve heard about stem cells. Stem cells make skin look refreshed and young. The idea behind stem cells in skin care is that by applying them on the skin, we might stimulate the growth of more stem cells. And because they can regenerate, they’ll keep our skin looking youthful and healthy. Most stem cells used in beauty products are derived from plants, like apples, oranges and grape skins. Some research suggests that skin products containing stem cells can stimulate cell turnover and boost collagen. We will say this – the stem cell treatments we have tried certainly seem to be more effective and fast-acting than your average anti-aging beauty products.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

If you aren’t afraid to “go under the knife”, the latest advancements in laser technology can provide dramatic improvements to a wide range of conditions caused by years of sun damage, smoking, and acne scarring, or simply aging over time. Laser skin resurfacing is performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon and is designed to reduce the prominence of skin imperfections caused by aging, sun damage, and certain facial skin disorders. This is an extremely effective treatment for wrinkles, lines, facial scarring, freckles, and other skin conditions. Laser skin resurfacing treatment also stimulates the production of collagen fibers in the skin, which enhances the skin’s texture and elasticity. Additional collagen fibers tighten and tone the skin, making it appear healthier and more youthful.

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