Show Your Skin Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means stuffed animals, chocolate hearts, and red roses everywhere you turn. But before you chalk this Valentine’s Day up as another greeting card holiday, consider the benefits a romantic evening with your sweetheart can have on your complexion.

Making a Good Impression

As you prepare for a night out with your valentine, you may start to feel the added pressure to look your best, and so begins the search for a skin care product to combat the effects that the additional nerves may have on your skin. Instead of stressing out, try the Obagi Professional-C Serums. The Professional-C Serums are available in 4 concentrations that deliver the antioxidant Vitamin C to help keep your skin feeling silky soft.

Keep in mind, glowing skin isn’t the only thing that’s going to get your valentine’s attention. If you plan on doing some smooching after dinner, make sure you don’t neglect your lips in the days leading up to your big night!

Cheers to Beautiful Skin

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, and the one you love, so once you take your seat and settle in for dinner, go ahead and order up some wine. After all, a romantic evening isn’t complete without a glass of pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon.

Fortunately, red wines, such as pinots and cabs, contain polyphenols that have been known to help protect your skin from UV light as well as help to keep it elastic.1 But that’s not all! Red wine is known to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by strengthening the cross-linking of collagen (a protein that helps protect the skin).1

So, toast to your valentine while your skin toasts to you!

Keep the Flame Burning

After dinner might be time for a little rest and relaxation with your sweetheart, but the Valentine’s Day healthy skin benefits aren’t ready to call it quits just yet. Being in love has been said to have many health benefits such as improving your happiness and promoting better brain health. But it doesn’t stop there—did you know that being in love can actually help clear up your skin as well?

Studies have shown that love defuses stress by helping to reduce the amount of cortisol our bodies produce.2 High cortisol levels contribute to stress-induced acne, so lower cortisol levels will result in fewer skin breakouts and pimples. So curl up with your loved one at the end of your Valentine’s Day and continue to show off your healthy glow!

How do you plan to spend this Valentine’s Day? Share by commenting below!

References: 1. Cheers to red wine. The Dr. Oz Show Web site. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/cheers-red-wine.
Accessed January 16, 2013.
2. Cool LC. The surprising health benefits of love. Yahoo! Health Web site. http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/surprising-health-benefits-love. Accessed January 16, 2013.

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