Saturday, June 25, 2011

Spa Girl's remedy for dry, dull skin...

William & Kate are coming to Canada

Don't you love it when your skin glows, everyone notices, some comment, and enviably you feel alive and well and on top of the world.  But harsh summer rays can leave your skin looking dry and drab.

Sun, harsh soaps, and extreme weather conditions can take the blame for drab, dry looking skin as they all throw PH levels out of balance.  In previous blogs I have mentioned that proper PH balance for healthy skin is between 4.5 and 5.5, anything above this range and your skin will be dull, flaky and dry. 

To restore proper PH balance all it takes is a milk compress at night after you cleanse, thanks to the lactic acid and alpha-hydroxy acid that removes layers of dead, dry skin.  Simply dip a clean washcloth in a bowl of milk and apply to your skin for a week or so, and then use a good moisturizer with active ingredients such as glycolic acid which will help maintain your proper PH.

I also find adding olive oil to my bath really helps with dry skin, and exfoliating with dead sea salts for that ultimate glow! And while a hot bath is delightful, better to use temperate water so you don't dry out your skin and remember not to wash your face with soap, it is much to harsh.

Foods rich in zinc and vitamin C also aid in the promotion of cell renewal because taking care of your skin is essential from both the outside and in! 

Enjoy all the pleasures of the season and enjoy the glow...and remember to wear your sun screen!

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