How was your Thanksgiving?
Full of family and food?
Hoping you relaxed and got some hang time in. I took a day or so away from social which was nice. I was in Florida with my dad, who lives in Siesta Key. I love that as I get older, I cherish family time so much more. Especially being with my sister, I CRAVE chill family time.
Anyone else with me?
I'm also trying to ease back into life, but it's SO BAD all I am looking forward to is Christmas now - eek!
But, to this weeks post and the last giveaway for November!
Writing today, with all of the Almost 30 feels, to talk about SKIN.
I don't know about you, but I am a freak-a-leek about my anti-aging regime these days. I'll never forget seeing my first forehead wrinkle, a year ago just chilling in the middle of my forehead. It actually gets smaller or larger with how hydrated, or well slept I am which is CRAZY.
Not against botox or anything like that, but I want to hold out as long as possible, since it seems like a slippery slope, like once you commit, you gotta do it! Plus needles. I mean, do I need to even say? HATE them.
Sadly my tanning bed loving past, combined with my former years of drinking, lack of sleep and just reckless behavior, definitely did a bit of work on my face.
Nothing crazy, I think that I've made HUGE improvements in the past two years being vegan, drinking MASS amounts of water and not drinking often.
But I really want to be sure that I am doing everything I can now to prevent wrinkles, hold off aging and stay super smooth and young forever.
Hydrate: SO key. I know, I sound like your mother, but honestly I can tell on my face if I've had enough to drink by the amount of fine lines I can see. Your skin is basically water, so add some flavor, or squeeze a lemon in to make sure you get your water each day. I have a gallon of water daily (crazy I know) and it's huge.
Diet: I have to be real here. Being vegan changed the game for my skin. Removing dairy, gluten and avoiding white sugar will absolutely change your skin. I can't say this without bragging, but I do get compliments often on my skin, and it's all because of my vegan diet I think. It wasn't always this way!
Sleep: Bags under your eyes? Dark circles? From the sleep baby. I can tell right away how much sleep I've gotten because you do look so much more refreshed when you've slept,
Moisturize: Slather it on baby. Morning and night, I lather my whole body up.
Lay off the booze: Mom again, I know. But it makes your skin red, breaks up capillaries, and leaves you flush.
Eat things like: Kidney beans, sunflower seeds, walnuts, dark chocolate, dark leafy greens, green tea, walnuts, citrus fruits
Products to keep that baby face:
Vitamins I SWEAR by:
Lately I've been taking these three from HUM Nutrition, and it's been so interesting to see the difference in my skin hydration and texture. Along with my favorite BB from Tarte Cosmetics (get it here), these have really saved me from the dry LA weather, and overall helped me glow from the inside out. I just feel a bit more dewey, always.
I am a HUGE fan of collagen. It keeps my skin from the little cracks, just making it overall smoother, softer, and it feels more plump.
TURNTIME: Polypodium leucodoms UV guard, skin nurturing complex. You can get it here. I seriously need the UV guard being in L.A., but you can never have enough sun protection!
ARCTIC REPAIR: Clinically shown to rejuvenate the skin and reduce wrinkles with wild arctic lingonberry seed oil. Get this one here. I'm sooooo into this natural remedy.
COLLAGEN LOVE: Supports skin elasticity and firmness, with collagen types I, II and & III. Buy this one here.
...Plus there's the GREEN powder drink that tastes, seriously incredible. My favorite, you can get here.
I've been through SO MANY green drinks, and whenever I force them down my throat, anyone around me assumes I took a shot of tequila at 7 A.M. they've just never been good.
But this one tastes so rich, smooth and it sometimes confuses me that I enjoy it. The flavor, I LOVE, in just water. Huge fan of this one for getting your greens in. I take it in the afternoon as a little treat (it's that good) after my lunch and as a pick-me-up. It gives me energy that coffee never did.
Comment below your young skin secret, and you'll be entered to win these HUM NUTRITION products! Turntime, Collagen Love, Arctic Repair, and Green drink!
A $200 value, all for you! Just because it's giving back November, baby.
What sort of tricks do you guys use to keep your skin healthy and young? Would LOVE to know.
Can't wait to see who wins. Hope you like!
**Thanks to Hum Nutrition for partnering with me on this post.