Self-Care 101: From Skincare to Stress Busters
How to tend to skin, gut health and more
From the LIfeMinute.TV Team
April 8, 2020
With everyone spending a lot more time at home, it’s never been a better time to practice self-care.
Let’s start with skincare, especially now that we’re hand washing so frequently, which impairs the skin barrier and causes drying, cracking and irritation, and those with sensitive skin or eczema know that that can exacerbate skin conditions. To help combat this dryness and sensitivity, it’s important to use a product with ceramides. Ceramides are lipids that are naturally found in our skin and help keep moisture in and irritants out and they’re vital for restoring the skin’s protective barrier and maintaining hydration.
LifeMinute loves CeraVe moisturizing cream, the #1 dermatologist recommended skincare brand. This was actually developed by dermatologists.
It’s super rich and has three essential ceramides to help repair the skin barrier, it also has hyaluronic acid to help replenish hydration. Keep a stash in your bathroom and use it after every hand wash. The cream is also accepted by the National Eczema Association and you can find it right at the drugstore and on Amazon.
Next up, you’ve heard a lot about CBD products, well enter the latest in chewing gum, Yooforic. It’s hemp oil infused and helps support the body’s ECS – which regulates stress, sleep, pain, gut health, among other things. What’s so special about this is that it has a patented time-released delivery system that works as you chew. They say it has the best absorption rate on the market – 84% and compared to other edibles like gummies and capsules, Yooforic’s absorption rate is about 50% greater. This is because edibles have to pass through the digestive tract which breaks down the ingredients and drastically reduces their absorption rate.
The simple act of chewing alone has scientifically been shown to help improve memory, cognitive function, and oral health, and even reduce anxiety, which is something we can all use right now. It’s also gluten and sugar-free, certified vegan, non-GMO, rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Get it online yooforic.com.
What else you need right now? Healthy nutrients, plenty of fruits and veggies, good fats and proteins. Make sure to drink plenty of water, at least half your body weight in ounces. For example if you weigh 120 pounds you should drink about 60 ounces of water. When your body is performing at its best and it feels good it goes a long way.