This article was created in collaboration with HUM Nutrition.
If you find the right combination of products and treatments for your skin, it may feel like you're cracking a mysterious code. Some moisturizers refresh your skin, while others turn your T-Zone into a zit party that could shame the photo of your high school yearbook.
Since the skin of all individuals requires personal attention, we've teamed up with HUM Nutrition to find out a few simple things. reliable things you can do to bring uncooperative skin back to life. With more than 30 herbal supplements on a sustainable basis, HUM supports hair, skin and nails from the inside. HUM even has a team of top dietitians and nutritionists who can create an individualized beauty plan just for you.
Are you ready to revive and refresh your skin? Take a look in the mirror, then come back here and start up in this handy dandy table:
Dry or Dull Skin
A vitamin-rich diet is the key to glowing skin, but it's also important to stay hydrated. The quickest way to make sure you drink enough water is to count your bathroom breaks (registered dietician Miriam Jacobson says you should pee about once an hour). Dehydration is one of the main causes of dull skin – so drink.
Also to blame? Sunlight, stress, fried food and pollutants like smoke. To recover quickly, Courtney Phillips, MD, recommends using a moisturizer containing ceramides and hyaluronic acid.
Simply put, outbreaks are caused by a domino effect that starts in your pores, says Joel Warsh, M.D., M.S. Follicles clog with dirt, skin or oil; start to breed bacteria; then it will be inflamed. And the result is acne. But although may seem like a topical issue, the problem is not just superficial. Inflammation caused by stress or certain foods can also manifest as acne.
In addition to daily cleansing and HUM Flawless + Fearless Jacobson proposes to increase the intake of anti-inflammatory drugs turmeric. Treat existing bumps with antimicrobial lemongrass or patchouli oils, says Warsh.
Puffiness (a.k.a. Undereye Bags)
Tell it to us: Water retention is not a hydration. If your body does not get rid of the fluids properly, you will see an accumulation leading to a balloon-like contusion, says Warsh. Most likely, you will see this in the morning. Other potential culprits include sun exposure, dry skin and smoking.
If you have added more water and nutritious fruits and vegetables to your diet, you can also take on underwear with a light massage. If you have more time, place chilled green tea bags over your eyes for five to ten minutes. The tannins and the caffeine awaken the skin and at the same time reduce the inflammation.
These raccoon-like circles appear as the skin thins and reveals the underlying blood vessels – or when melanin production darkens the skin, says Phillips
Sometimes life gives us an annoying hand, like a genetic one Predisposition for dark circles. The rest of us can blame for lack of sleep, stress, poor blood circulation, dehydration, an unbalanced diet or the sands of time (aging age).
Fight these circles from inside with the HUM Wing Man. Phillips also says that products containing arbutin, kojic acid, licorice, vitamin C and daisy extract can help reduce those annoying shadows.
Dr. 19659025] Warsh MD, MS
Miriam Jacobson, MS, RD, CNS
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
International Journal of Cosmetic Sciences
The experts interviewed for this piece are not affiliated with HUM Nutrition.