Does your skin needs saving? Here’s how YOU can tell!

They call it the “the road to healthy skin” for a reason. Sure, it sounds like a funny way to phrase it, but perfect skin isn’t something that happens overnight. Hopefully you’ve been following my #HealthySkin series and instagram posts with Aveeno and the Glam Network. If not, a lot of the key points can be summed up by this quote by fellow AVEENO Ambassador and actress, Jennifer Aniston,“I’m always saying it – drink plenty of water.  Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – both inside and out, and this includes using AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion.  It hydrates my skin and makes it feel so soft.  Get plenty of sleep of course.  Also, exercise and eat healthy, well-balanced meals while still indulging and allowing yourself to have a treat.  And, always, always wear sun protection.”   


That’s the overview; a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle and skincare regimin will do wonders for your skin. However, most of us don’t know what we’re looking for; so here are some common signs that your skin needs rescuing:

Uneven skin tone and general dullness – You know when people talk about their skin glowing? Or rather if you don’t because your skin looks tired. If so, opt for a moisture-rich cleanser, like AVEENO Positively Radiant Cleanser that can be used daily to remove dirt, oil and makeup without drying your skin out. It’s also formulated with their Total Soy Complex which improves skin tone and texture to brighten skin (plus it’s a refreshing way to start the day!). And don’t forget to exfoliate at least once a week (at night) to help remove dead skin cells.

Fine line/wrinkles – For preventative measures, SPF, SPF, SPF. If you’re mostly indoors and just need light protection, opt for daily moisturizers with a minimum of a SPF 15, like Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 15. For walks, visits to the beach or any other extended outdoor play (especially from 10am – 2pm when the sun is at it’s strongest) wear sunscreen on any part of your body that will be exposed to the sun. Also sun glasses with UV protection and wide-brim hats are effective added shields. Other factors like smoking, drinking and the environment can take their tole as well, so it’s important to maintain a healthy skin care regimen with products that target wrinkles as well as to moisturize daily.

Dryness or peeling – As JA put it, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drink plenty of water and use a daily moisturizer. AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Lotion for Body helps sooth and moisturize dry skin for up to 24 hours. It’s fast absorbing, non-greasy formula is perfect for right out of the shower. NOTE: avoid body washes and cleansers that dry out your skin and reach for products formulated for dry skin.

Skin conditions and allergic reactions – There are a number of skin conditions ranging from acne to eczema that you should be on alert for. If you’re skin is itchy, irritated or having any type of reaction, consult a physician or dermatologist immediately to help find the write products to help get skin on track.

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AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion: Give your skin a naturally beautiful fresh start. This nourishing lotion improves the health of your skin in just 1 day! It contains ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal and is blended with rich emollients to help protect and soothe dry skin.

{Disclosure: Compensation was provided by AVEENO® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of AVEENO®.}