• Soothing Facial Toner: In case you have any sunscreen residue left after cleansing, though I haven't had that issue with this cleanser.
• Radiance Cleansing Wipes: I like to have wipes around for mid-day sweat clean ups in the summer. I don't usually do my whole face, but around my hair line and the back of my neck after running around with my toddler? Yes!
• Eye Make-up Remover: I do a lot of waterproof makeup in the summer and this takes everything right off.
• Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15: It's a lot easier to wear sunscreen every day when it's built right into your morning moisturizer.
• Vital Vitamin Night Cream: This is a great hydrating night creme, which I need after spending all day in the sun.
• Revitalizing Eye Roll-on: Again, more time in the sun = needing more hydration and care for my skin.
I don't often talk about nutrition on the blog (I'm a doctor, but not your doctor...), but the truth is that you are what you eat and your skin is the biggest organ in your body. It will definitely reflect that! Dr. Cynthia Bailey is one of my favorite dermatologists, and her skin care blog has amazing tips! Her foods to eat for healthy skin and best diet for healthy skin posts are great resources.
So, while you're grabbing a new skin care product to shake up your routine this summer (and yes, Simple is available at Safeway), Safeway wants you to think about incorporating some of these skin friendly foods into your diet!
• Avocados: They're good for more than guacamole! (Though, I really love guac.) Avocados are full of monounsaturated fats, which should be your primary fat intake, and essential fatty acids. They are also a great source of vitamin E and B-complex vitamins.
• Mangoes: Mangoes have a lot of Vitamin A, which is great for repairing damaged skin cells and fighting aging skin. In addition it helps to decrease oil production in oily skin. Really.
• Almonds: These nuts contain Vitamin E which moisturizes dry skin and its antioxidants protect against skin damage and premature aging.
• Mushrooms: Improve blemishes and rosacea due to anti-inflammatory effects; rich in riboflavin which is involved in tissue maintenance and repair.
• Blueberries: Full of antioxidants to help prevent free radical damage, you'll want to include blueberries in your diet if you're planning to be outside this summer.