The winter months are a perfect time to brighten and nourish the skin, eliminate age spots, freckles that are no longer cute and hyper-pigmentation. While there a number of cosmetic procedures to brighten the skin, there are also several topical solutions and skin / health care regimens that can achieve this effect. Brightening and nuturing your skin on a regular basis can give you a "healthy glow" and render a younger appearance. Over time, daily damage to the skin from sun exposure, environmental toxins and stress can make us look tired and older. Some of the simple techniques to follow will help you to achieve a beautiful, spot-free and ageless complexion. #1. Exfoliate Often – daily to remove dead skin cells and expose the fresher new skin. Exfoliation also unclogs pores yielding a cleaner-brighter look. We recommend Mint Facial Scrub – a non-drying, invigorating exfoliator, Mint Facial Scrub instantly removes dead surface skin cells, leaving the skin bright and feeling refreshed. Formulated with stimulating Wild Mint Oil and soothing Aloe Vera. #2. Use a Brightening Lotion - Skin Brightening Lotion has it all! Packed with high performance ingredients including powerful antioxidants to help scavenge free radicals for a healthy, radiant look. Skin Brightening Lotion also contains Licorice extract to inhibit melanin production, Daisy flower extract to help even blotchy skin, and Green Tea extract to help reduce hyper-pigmentation and inflammation. Hydroquinone and Paraben-free. #3. Moisturize Daily – using a moisturizer with antioxidants and natural ingredients for reversing UV damage. Our AM Daily Mositurizer SPF 45 is a perfect fit with Green Tea, White Birch and Pomegranate for antioxidant protection and Sea Plankton-dervied photosomes to help reverse UV damage and promote healthy skin rejuvenation. #4 Mask Up – a few times per week to further cleanse, refresh and tone skin. Our Warming Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is perfect for the colder months of the season. This mask gently dissolves dry outer layers of the skin, helping it appear fresher, brighter, and revitalized. While pumpkin enzymes, purifying mineral clay, and vitamin-packed pumpkin peel go to work, deep cleaning and purifying. Warming Pumpkin Enzyme Mask leaves skin smooth, even-toned, and vibrant without dryness. Infused with jojoba oil, beta carotene, and encapsulated Vitamin E, it nourishes and moisturizes the skin, while neutralizing free radicals that contribute to premature aging. Try it on your neck, chest, and hands, too! #5. Drink Plenty of Water – to keep your skin hydrated from the inside rendering a bright, healthy skin on the outside. Water aids in the body's detoxification process and kills bad bacteria. 6-8 glasses per day is recommended. #6. Eat Foods Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids – fish, eggs and leafy greens are all good choices for providing healthy omega-3's. These fatty acids support blood vessel health and circulation which lead to good blood flow for overall health and vitality. #7. Get Plenty of Sleep & Relax Often – ZZZ's are essential for beautiful skin. Our bodies build news cells during sleep yielding healthy skin, brighter eyes, and renewed energy. Relaxation exercises such as meditation and yoga reduce stress leaving us feeling alive and well rested. Here's to a brighter and ageless YOU!