This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I’m not a hypochondriac, but I’m definitely a skilled self-diagnoser. I’m not the only one, right? With the internet at our fingertips it’s hard not to sense a symptom, ask friends, hit up Google, and … ta da … deduce that I’m 95% sure I have _______.
My latest self-diagnosis is seasonal dry skin. I don’t really know if that’s an official term, but it’s simple and fits what I’ve got. Skin that gets dry during certain times of the year; most likely influenced by the changing weather. After a few years/bouts of it, I’ve become pretty adept at self-treating. Of course, if things ever got out of hand or if I was really worried I’d talk to a professional, but, for now, I’ve learned how to read my body and give my skin what it needs most … MOISTURE!
If you’re like me and think your skin could use a dose of moisture, here are a few easy steps to better moisture your skin …
Cut the Heat
If you want moisture, be gentle with your skin! Protect it from direct sunlight. Infuse it with natural, non-toxic products when you bathe. And, on that note, don’t dry it out by bathing in too hot of water too often. Our skin is our biggest organ and deserves to be treated with lots of love!
Choose Balm Over Lotion
This is probably a personal preference, but I’ve found that my body “drinks” up thinner lotions which lends itself to the idea of more moisture, but then it gets dry. Sometimes even drier than before. A balm or thick cream on the other hand, those really nourish my skin and help lock moisture in.
Find a Supplement That Supports Your Skin
There’s so much you can do on the outside to moisturize, but sometimes the real key in supporting skin health is focusing on the inside! I recently learned that Nature Made® has a new supplement called GLOW and it is all about encouraging skin moisture from the inside out*†‡. In roughly 15 days many have found GLOW by Nature Made® to help with skin smoothness, suppleness, and firmness*†‡. And who doesn’t want that? The GLOW line also has a product specific to sleep support called Glow by Nature Made® – Skin Moisture + Sleep and another that supports healthy skin, hair and nails called Glow by Nature Made® – Skin Moisture + Hair and Nails*†‡.
Eat and Drink Yourself To More Moisture
On the note of supporting your skin from the inside out, I’ve found that cutting back on salty and processed foods and increasing my fruit and veggie intakes has a direct correlation with the health of my skin. Water is obviously key too. On a good day I’ll drink about 100 ounces and that seems to be the perfect baseline for keeping my body hydrated and my skin amply moisturized.
What tips do you have for moisturizing your skin? And not just your face skin … I’m talking about all of it! From head to toe :)
If you’re ready to amp up your skin moisturizing routine, give Glow by Nature Made® a try! They’ve got a 30 day money back guarantee so you’ve got nothing but moisture to lose. I know, I can hardly handle my own wittiness :) You’ll find GLOW at your local Target in the vitamin/supplement aisle or you can shop online and use code GLOW (online only) for 10% off through May 27, 2017.
*For adults with dry skin. ¥ 70 mg of Ceramosides®
‡Biotin may help support healthy hair, skin and nails in those that are biotin deficient.†
†These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease.