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7 Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy

New Pioneer Food Co-op February 4 Category: Featured Products

Whether it's the cold winter air or the hot summer sun, your skin is put to the test throughout the year. And as the seasons change, so should your skin care. Don't worry, we're here to help make it easy! Take a look at 6 skin care tips that will keep your skin healthy and glowing all year long.

1. Start with your diet

Healthy skin starts from the inside out and that natural "healthy glow" comes, in large part, from the foods you put in your body.

A balanced diet with plenty of healthy fats (like avocado and fatty fish), fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds can do wonders in keeping your skin clear and moisturized.

Additionally, you can tame inflamed skin by incorporating anti-inflammatory foods like berries, ginger, and turmeric. Try out this anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe for a sweet way to start your morning.

As you go about your day, don't forget to hydrate. Drinking the recommended amount of water daily is not only great for your health but an essential step in having great skin.

2. Take your vitamins

Often times overlooked, keeping up with your vitamins is highly beneficial for your physical health. Keep it simple with some of the great supplements you can find at New Pi!

Our Rainbow Lite Women's One or Men's One Multivitamins are the perfect choice for a daily option.

3. Wear SPF every day

Whether it's sunny, cloudy, raining, or snowing, you'll always want to leave the house with your skin protected from damaging UV rays.

Putting on a quick layer of SPF every morning will not only help leave your skin looking healthier, but it will also reduce sun damage and the potential for more dangerous problems as you age.

4. Exfoliate

Winter weather can leave your skin a bit on the dry side, but a good exfoliation once a week can help. Try Aura Cacia's DIY Coffee Body Scrub or Grapefruit Sugar Scrub recipes from our 6 Essential Oil Recipes We Love! blog post and follow up with a good moisturizer.

5. Cleanse before bed

We've all been there. It's the end of the day and all you want to do is fall into bed. But there's no better way to decompress than feeling the day's problems disappear as you give your face a soft scrub.

Next time you're at your local New Pi, pick up a bottle of our EvanHealy Cleansing Milk.

Not only will it get rid of the day's buildup, but it's also great at balancing out your skin.

6. Moisturize

As one of the most important steps when it comes to skin care, moisturizing regularly helps prevent inflamed skin, keeps your skin balanced, and can reduce the chance of acne flaring up. For this important step, you'll want to do a quick assessment in order to see what kind of moisturizer you might need. Do you find that your skin is dry, more oily, or a combination of both? Once you've determined this, finding a moisturizer that works for your skin should be a breeze. Check out EvanHealy's line of skin care products.

Don't forget, your face is not the only thing that should be well-loved and moisturized!

With all the handwashing we've been doing and the transition to cooler weather, your hands have to be dreading this time of year (not to mention, your lips).

Make sure they're taken care of with our line of Badger Balms and lotions by Andalou Naturals and Alba Botanica.

For the lips, our Eco Lips balms will have you covered.

7. Use Natural Deodorant

When introducing any new product for your skin, natural is always better. Check out Schmidt's Natural Deodorant. Essential oils paired with natural ingredients leave you feeling, and smelling, fresh all day. And because it's plant-based, certified vegan, and cruelty-free, we're positive you'll never want to use another deodorant again.

As we move from season to season, these simple steps are something that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine. Whether you implement one of these tips, or all of them, your skin will thank you.

Need help finding the right product that's safe for your skin? Stop by the wellness aisle at the Co-op! We'd love to help!

New Pioneer Food Co-op About the Author

New Pioneer Food Co-op

New Pi is a food co-operative, owned by over 35,000 members, home-grown in Iowa. We welcome everyone to our store, regardless of membership, and focus on local and sustainable food solutions. New Pi has strong roots in Iowa City’s local food community, and continues to partner with local growers, food, and sustainability organizations to enrich Linn and Johnson County communities.