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My Summer Anti-Aging Routine, How to Moisturize From Within

Disclosure:  I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #MoisturizeFromWithin campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.

My skin and body have faced a lot of challenges lately. I’m not getting any younger and, as I age, I find that my skin gets drier and drier. I am also training for my first 100-mile ultra marathon and am often outside on the trails in the dirt, sand, wind, and sun. That doesn’t help. So, I tend to seek solutions to keep my skin as hydrated as possible during summer, preferably without the use of a lot of lotions, which I just sweat off when running. Fortunately, there are some good ways to hydrate from within, including using Glow by Nature Made®, which is a neat supplement that you can pick up in the vitamin section at Walgreens.

Want an idea of just what I put my skin through in the summer? Below is one of my favorite trails at Indiana Dunes State Park. All that sand and sun takes a toll. Hence why I do all that I can to moisturize from the inside out.

Tips to Moisturize From Within  

Below are my three favorite ways to keep my skin looking and feeling good in summer.

Stay hydrated

Simply put, drink a lot of water. This is even more important if you are physically active since a dehydrated body is going to result in dehydrated skin. I normally always keep a glass of water beside me and I carry water with me when I run in a hydration vest. That allows me to ensure that I always have plenty of fluids.

Eat Juicy Fruits and Vegetables 

A person gets a fair amount of water intake from food. That can be maximized my eating fruits and vegetables that are high in moisture.  These same foods also contain essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that will help keep the skin looking its best. My personal summer favorites are watermelon, especially after running, and tomatoes fresh from my garden. They are super juicy!

Use Glow by Nature Made  

I picked up Glow by Nature Made® Skin Moisture + Hair & Nails at Walgreens about a month ago. This is a really neat supplement that helps support skin moisture from within.  As a bonus, the formula I am using also adds Biotin to support hair and nail health. Nail growth and strength is something I could use some help with, as my nails tend to get weak and peel. Glow by Nature Made® is a ceramide supplement that helps the skin retain moisture.  This in turn helps with smoothness and healthy looking skin.* Glow states that it helps support skin hydration in as little as 15 days*, which was pretty much my experience with it.  I particularly started seeing effects on areas where I am driest and have the most fine lines, such as my neck, under my eyes, and on my hands. My hands in particular are always super dry yet, after a few weeks of taking Glow by Nature Made®, I find myself reaching for the hand lotion a lot less often.    

Here is my hand before I started taking the supplement. My fine lines showed up quite a bit and I had a dry patch at the base of my thumb.

 

This is my hand after a month of use. My skin is more plump and that dry patch is gone.

I think my skin is looking pretty good!

My nails benefited quite a bit too. I had recently broken a nail, so I cut them short when I first starting taking Glow by Nature Made®. They have grown a good amount in the month I have been using it. More important though is that they seem much stronger. I don’t have the peeling and weakness in them that I had before. I had meant to try Biotin way back for my nails and never got around to it. I love that it is included in the Glow by Nature Made® formula so that I can address multiple issues with one supplement.

Here are my nails before. What you can’t see is just how weak they were.  

And here they are after. I’m impressed with the strength and lack of peeling.

 

 Ready to Run

With proper hydration and Glow by Nature Made® I am keeping my skin moisturized from within so that it looks and feels great on the outside. I like that much better than packing on lotions and creams, especially when running on the dusty trails. You can pick up Glow by Nature Made® at Walgreens in the vitamin aisle. There is also a $3 coupon found in every box.  Aside from the Glow by Nature Made® Skin Moisture + Hair & Nails formula there is also a stand alone skin moisture formula and a sleep formula.  

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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