Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and the world is celebrating all things Irish for an entire day. Revelers are dressed in shamrock-green head to toe, step dancing to a few Irish jigs and likely participating in several other Irish traditions. We like all of those things, but our favorite form of celebration on a day like today is to find creative ways to make skincare fun and festive. To avoid getting pinched, and to give yourself a healthier complexion, read on to learn how to use green-colored ingredients to make your skin glow.
Take a green tea supplement: Research shows that ingesting green tea can limit acne, rosacea, and inflammation. Green tea also has a compound, EGCG, that helps to control oil production.
Mask with avocado: Avocado lavishes the skin with vitamin E, which wards off free radicals and helps to slow signs of aging. It also offers lutein, which supports supple skin.
Take a chlorophyll supplement: Drinking liquid chlorophyll may reduce inflammation and irritation in the skin. Those benefits may ultimately lead to less acne and redness.
Eat more kiwis: Kiwi fruit is rich in vitamin C, which helps to heal injuries. It also supports the body in producing collagen—the compound that makes skin supple. Vitamin E, also in kiwis, slows signs of aging.
Make smoothies with green algae: Green algae may hydrate the skin and deliver a fuller look. It’s a great source of essential vitamins and minerals that help stave off environmental damage.
Using these green ingredients will not only give you glowing skin, but you won’t get pinched either ;) Because it’s your lucky day, and in honor of the Luck of the Irish, we have one more tip for you:
Schedule a skin check with us! You’re right, this isn’t green or in any way related to St. Patrick’s Day. However, in honor of the Irish Heritage, and anyone with light/pale skin, it’s important you stay on top of skin health.
If you would like more personalized info on ways you can protect your skin and get a glowing complexion, schedule your appointment with us today. We hope that this St. Patrick’s Day, you feel as lucky as a four-leaf clover!