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How to repair your skin after a harsh winter

It’s no secret that the cold, dry winds of winter wreak havoc on our complexions – but fear not, because spring is all about renewal, and VenaCare® wants to help you feel fresh as a daisy. Even though we know you’re busy, there are some basic and quick changes you can make to your routine to ensure that your skin makes a full recovery – without the headache.

Repairing Skin
Let your skin breathe: Wearing makeup has become a standard practice in many people’s daily lives, but in order for your skin to recover from the damage it endured throughout the winter it’s wise to avoid make up once in a while – even if it’s just one or two days a week. On these days, make sure to use a light moisturizer and/or sunscreen, so your skin isn’t left unprotected. Remember, even the damper and warmer spring air can still be windy and drying, so make sure you account for this by wearing a moisturizing sunscreen.

Eat foods that will heal your skin: Certain foods contain important healthy fats that help your skin produce healing oils from the inside out. These oils are what give people who eat healthy diets that signature “glow”. To get healing, healthy fats that do the most for your body, look to avocado, coconut and coconut oil, nuts like walnuts and almonds, flax or chia seeds, and cacao. That’s right – pure dark chocolate is a health food. Not only is it high in healthy monounsaturated fats, it’s packed with anti-oxidants to help clarify your skin (with the added bonus of fighting cancer and lowering cholesterol). To get the most of these benefits we recommend raw cacao nibs, but even a (dark) chocolate bar can be healthy.

Hydrate: We know we stress this a lot on our site and Facebook page, but the benefits of proper hydration cannot be overstated! The human body is about 60% water, and a major function of water is to carry toxins out of our body. Our blood, which carries important nutrients and healing cells all over our body, is made up of about 82% water. Water is critical to overall health, and to healthy skin cells. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try creating yummy infusions with frozen berries, lemon or lime wedges, and herbs like mint or basil.