The New Year has become synonymous with improving health and trying new things. For a great 2016, why not do both? Boost confidence with new Renewing Serum and strive for healthier, more glowing skin.

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Contrary to what some believe, achieving supple skin doesn’t have to be expensive. A few simple shifts in your daily regimen could help you obtain the clear, glowing skin you’re hoping for. At Renewing Serum, we have prepared a few skin care tips below. Your skin will thank you for getting back its radiance.

Water is Your Best Friend

It is no myth that drinking water will help make your skin healthier. Even celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Ellen Pompeo attest to the benefits of the good old H2O to the body’s largest organ, skin. The skin, after all, is made up of 64% water and ,therefore, keeping your body hydrated will have a direct effect on your overall skin health.

If you do not take in enough water, skin can appear duller and more prone to drying and cracks. According to
Julius Few, M.D., a clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Chicago
, many skin structures where collagen is used, needs the aid of water. Also, water is said to fill in the gaps underneath the skin making the surface look more plump and healthy.

Stress is an Enemy

Stress is not just bad for the skin but to almost every part of the body. Stanford University conducted a study regarding the effect of stress on the skin, and the findings suggest that the more stress you are, the more you are prone to acne breakout. The study attributed this effect to the fact that hormones like cortisol are produced more when you feel under pressure. The more cortisol is produced, the more the skin becomes oily and the more acne manifests on the skin.

This could also be true when you stay up all night working or studying. The skin can become duller and you breakouts may increase. Stress is inevitable so what needs to be done is to practice ways that could keep your stress in check; deep breathing exercises, yoga or meditation.

Green Tea for Red Skin

“If your complexion is red or blotchy, this tea’s anti-inflammatory properties can be soothing,” says Andrea Cambio, a dermatologist in Cape Coral, Florida. This is because the said type of tea has anti-inflammatory benefits that could soothe blemished skin. A cold green tea is more advisable to drink compared to hot ones because the latter could make the redness worse instead of alleviating it.

Aside from its anti-inflammatory properties, green tea could also help with minimizing collagen damage to the skin, which means the appearance of wrinkles and skin cracks is reduced. Instead of drinking coffee during breakfast, sip on green tea instead.

Air Quality is the Key

As much as possible, avoid places where there is too much smoke. Smoke and pollution are loaded with free radicals that could damage the skin and make you look older.

Likewise, air quality does not just encompass the outside environment but also indoors. Indoor pollutants can be as much harmful to the skin as outdoor ones. And for more soothing air, minimize dry air by using a humidifier to prevent your skin from drying and cracking.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

It does not matter how young or old you are, don’t forget to moisturize your skin. After every bath, apply lotion all over your body to prevent moisture from escaping the skin. During dry seasons, change your usual moisturizer with a thicker lotion to better retain the skin’s moisture. For year round skin
comfort, try Renewing Serum.