5 Skin Care Mistakes You Are Probably Making

From clearing acne, to correcting sun damage and dryness,  clear, glowing, youthful skin starts with proper skin care habits.  Taking a few minutes a day for smart skin care can prevent years worth of wrinkles, brown spots and more, So, whether your skin care routine is a homemade and natural approach, or the most elite skin care product line, DON’T fall into the trap of making these 5 skin Care Mistakes that can lead to major signs of skin aging.

1:  I’m too tired to wash my face before bed   Cleansing your skin for 3-5 minutes before bed allows the ingredients you pay for to work their magic. Cleanses skin helps ensure a fresh-faced look for years.  A properly cleansed skin is needed to absorb skin nutrition products and allow your skin to breath and excrete naturally.   ”Sleeping with dirt, oil, and makeup on causes acne and enlarged pores,” says Audrey Kunin, MD, an associate clinical instructor of dermatology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
2:  SPF is for summer only  Exposure to UVA rays, the primary culprit behind aging, happens all year long. … even on cloudy days or when you are walking to and from your car.

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits & Veggies

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 Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Resolution season is upon us, and what better time to improve your eating habits than by eating more fruits and vegetables? Not only are they high in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber, but they’re good for your waistline too.

An Apple a Day
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), men of all ages and women ages 19 to 30 should aim for 2 cups of fruit each day, while the daily recommendation for women 31 and up is 1.5 cups. This can include whole fruit and juices.
It’s important to monitor your fruit intake and not overindulge. Fruit can be high in sugar, which can work against your goals if you’re not careful.
Pack snacks to go like grapes, berries or apple slices paired with cheese or a nut or seed butter.
Spice up a ho-hum salad with dried cranberries, pomegranate seeds, orange slices, apples or pears.

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