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2020 wellness tips new year
Wellness
Published Wednesday Jan 01, 2020 by Erica Arvanitis

Our Favorite Wellness Tips for a Better You in 2020 

Expert Advice
Meditation
Yoga
Acupuncture
Personal Growth

Whether it’s setting the alarm to work out in the morning, ditching negative body talk, or practicing yoga poses for a better night’s sleep, 2019 has been chock full of wellness tips. As the ball drops and we head into the new year, our resolution is to make 2020 the year of continuing to improve our wellness. Here’s a roundup of our favorite blog posts with expert tips and tricks on all things wellness!

8 Happiness Hacks That Actually Work  

Winter have you feeling bleh? Check out a few hacks (like adding a diffuser to your space or the power of a good hug) that will boost your mood and get you out of your seasonal slump.  

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8 Happiness Hacks That Actually Work  

Winter have you feeling bleh? Check out a few hacks (like adding a diffuser to your space or the power of a good hug) that will boost your mood and get you out of your seasonal slump.  

Rise and Sweat: Here’s Why You Should Exercise Early  

Need help morphing into a morning exerciser? Learn how to get up and enjoy a workout if you tend to hit the snooze button. 

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Rise and Sweat: Here’s Why You Should Exercise Early  

Need help morphing into a morning exerciser? Learn how to get up and enjoy a workout if you tend to hit the snooze button. 

How I Learned to Love My Appearance By Ditching Negative Talk  

Guilty of talking down to yourself? One of our own created a game with her roommates to help them ditch the negative self-talk. Read more on how to play for yourself!  

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How I Learned to Love My Appearance By Ditching Negative Talk  

Guilty of talking down to yourself? One of our own created a game with her roommates to help them ditch the negative self-talk. Read more on how to play for yourself!  

4 Tips on Finding (and Using) Natural Deodorant 

You’ve heard the buzz about natural deodorant, but are you ready to make the switch? Clean beauty and wellness expert Paula Hoss — founder of CLN&DIRTY Natural Skincare — gives us her guide to finding and using natural deodorants!  

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4 Tips on Finding (and Using) Natural Deodorant 

You’ve heard the buzz about natural deodorant, but are you ready to make the switch? Clean beauty and wellness expert Paula Hoss — founder of CLN&DIRTY Natural Skincare — gives us her guide to finding and using natural deodorants!  

5 Ways to Make Self-Care Work for You  

From meditation to moving your body, this lifestyle blogger (and expert in all things restorative) teaches us how to figure out what form of self-care works best for you.  

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5 Ways to Make Self-Care Work for You  

From meditation to moving your body, this lifestyle blogger (and expert in all things restorative) teaches us how to figure out what form of self-care works best for you.  

Healthy Habits to Try While Traveling  

Whether you’re tempted by the fast-food at each terminal or stressed out just looking at the long security lines, traveling takes a toll on your body. Here are a few tips to keep your healthy routine and have some fun while out of office!  

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Healthy Habits to Try While Traveling  

Whether you’re tempted by the fast-food at each terminal or stressed out just looking at the long security lines, traveling takes a toll on your body. Here are a few tips to keep your healthy routine and have some fun while out of office!  

4 Simple Strategies to De-Stress 

I don’t know about you, but we’re looking to wave goodbye to stress in 2020. To get started, read up on a few tips from Mooch and Mel — co-owners of Move with MM — on becoming better aligned and reducing stress. 

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4 Simple Strategies to De-Stress 

I don’t know about you, but we’re looking to wave goodbye to stress in 2020. To get started, read up on a few tips from Mooch and Mel — co-owners of Move with MM — on becoming better aligned and reducing stress. 

Tips From Fitness Instructors on How to Stay Grounded 

As we close in 2019, the end of the year energy can feel a little overwhelming. One of our favorite fitness and lifestyle bloggers chatted with some of the most grounded instructors in the wellness industry to get real-life tips on achieving a sense of balance in this busy season.  

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Tips From Fitness Instructors on How to Stay Grounded 

As we close in 2019, the end of the year energy can feel a little overwhelming. One of our favorite fitness and lifestyle bloggers chatted with some of the most grounded instructors in the wellness industry to get real-life tips on achieving a sense of balance in this busy season.  

How Acupuncture Can Benefit Your Body 

Interested in acupuncture? We got an acupuncturist to share insights on what the full experience is actually like and expert tips on how this ancient trend can benefit your body.  

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How Acupuncture Can Benefit Your Body 

Interested in acupuncture? We got an acupuncturist to share insights on what the full experience is actually like and expert tips on how this ancient trend can benefit your body.  

7 Ways to Decrease (and Prevent) Bloat Naturally  

There’s nothing fun about being uncomfortable. Check out these methods we’ve found that can help to decrease and prevent the dreaded bloat. 

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7 Ways to Decrease (and Prevent) Bloat Naturally  

There’s nothing fun about being uncomfortable. Check out these methods we’ve found that can help to decrease and prevent the dreaded bloat. 

4 Yoga Poses for a Better’s Night’s Sleep 

Let’s leave sleepless nights in 2019. This year, we are helping you battle insomnia and calm the nervous system with tips from an acupuncturist and yoga teacher. Get some rest; you deserve it.  

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4 Yoga Poses for a Better’s Night’s Sleep 

Let’s leave sleepless nights in 2019. This year, we are helping you battle insomnia and calm the nervous system with tips from an acupuncturist and yoga teacher. Get some rest; you deserve it.  

Erica Arvanitis MINDBODY
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Erica Arvanitis
Copywriter
About the author
A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.
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The Latest
Published Tuesday Jun 30, 2020 by Dermatologist's Choice

The Summer Skincare Routine for Outdoor Workouts and Activities

Beauty
Fitness
Skincare

Summer is officially here, and with that, there are so many fun activities that will motivate you to get outside to stay in shape and strive for those post-quarantine fitness goals. But before you decide to get outside to enjoy some walking, yoga, swimming, or hiking, remember these best practice skincare habits to protect your skin from common skin concerns, such as, sunburns, chafing, and excessive dryness. 

Here, board-certified Dermatologist, Dr. Bottiglione, shares some advice to help your skin stay healthy as you embark into the great outdoors.  


But first, protect

When going outside, the sun is going to be your biggest culprit for damaging your skin. While the sun boosts benefits like vitamin D production, take notice when your skin is overexposed to the sun’s harmful rays as it becomes dangerous. When overexposed to direct sunlight, the skin is irritated, causing sunburns, dryness, and sensitivity that can increase the chances for wrinkles and skin cancer as we age.  

Luckily, staying inside when it’s so pleasant outside is not the only skincare alternative to avoid the sun’s damaging rays. Here are a few simple tips to prep your skin before stepping outside.  
Opt to protect your skin with a clinical-grade sunblocking lotion of 15 SPF or higher.

“Anytime you go outside, you need to apply sunscreen to your skin,” advises Dr. B. “Ensure you apply sunscreen to the full body and reapply often. In the morning, after cleansing your face, is the best time to apply.” He recommends a spray for oily skin, or the Dermatologist’s Choice Sunscreen Enhanced Moisturizer for dry to combination skin types that needs a little extra hydration.  
 
 
The key is the more intentional you are about proactively protecting your summer skin, the healthier it will be. It may sound simple, but your skin will be happier when you take a preventive approach rather than a reactive approach—for example, applying the sunscreen moisturizer before a walk to help to avoid the treatment of a sunburn after. When prepping your bag for the fun day ahead, make sure to add sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.  
 
 
Now the real excitement begins! However you decide to get your fitness outdoors, we have the skincare routine you need or a carefree and healthy day. 


Yoga / Walking 

Deep breath. Like our favorite flow, these skincare tips will keep our mind—and our skin—at ease. If you take your yoga practice outdoors, wear an SPF shirt, and lay your mat under a nicely shaded tree to help shield you from excessive sun exposure. 

“Avoiding direct sunlight and wearing protective clothing is smart to protect your skin from sun damage. Even if you are going for a relaxing walk or doing just a few sun salutations. Staying out of the direct sunlight will reduce your risk of sun damage and wrinkles.”     - Dr. B


Swimming 

Swimming is one of the best cardio and strength training workouts, while also an enjoyable activity during the summer. Whether you are swimming in open water or laps in the pool, the excess amount of water with exposure to pool chemicals and environmental pollutants can cause skin irritation and dryness. To keep your skin hydrated and protected, Dr. B. recommends applying the Dermatologist’s Choice Pre-Bath Oil to your skin before entering the water. This will seal your skin’s protective barrier to avoid skin irritation from chemicals and debris. He adds, “The Pre-Bath Oil is what I give to all my patients with eczema or dry skin. It is the only thing that will protect and also deeply hydrate the skin.” Just apply this serum before you put on your sunscreen, and you're good to go! 


Hiking 

With warm temperatures during the summer months, it’s the perfect time for hiking and exploring the mountainous outdoors. It is essential to take the necessary steps to avoid your skin becoming sunburnt, irritated, or breaking out. “Wearing a hat with a large brim that will shade your face and neck is key. A baseball cap is just not enough for the sun protection you need. After your hike, it is important to clean your face and pores of sweat, dirt, and toxins with Dermatologist’s Choice Glycolic Peel Cleansing Pads to avoid breakouts from occurring,” Dr. B. warns. Keep them in your bag for easy cleansing after a hike. 


Cycling/ Running 

One of the biggest skin concerns cyclists or runners usually bring to dermatologists is chafing. Even if you’re just cruising along the seaside or taking a cycling class, those tight clothes and friction can cause some intense irritation and redness. “When you have an issue with chafing, you need to protect your skin. You need armor over the skin. Beeswax, for example, is thick to coat the skin and protect it. Another effective option is the hydrating Dermatologist’s Choice Pre-Bath Oil. For best results, moisturize your skin, and then add a piece of clothing to cover it (that is actually like armor),” Dr. B. shares. Are you a runner? Feel free to use this tip too before your next mile or 30.  


Workout done, now what? 

At the end of your activity, the real results of that skin preparation set in. But sometimes, you need a little extra support afterwards. After any good workout, cleansing off the sweat, dirt, toxins, and irritant is paramount. Dermatologist Choice pH Balanced Cleanser helps to gently but effectively remove sweat, oil, and restore the skin’s natural pH levels.  

Did you end up getting a sunburn, or is your skin dry from the elements? Soothe with the Pre-Bath Oil with natural oils like sunflower and jojoba oil for deep hydration and healing.

“Sun damage can manifest in multiple ways. Most often, you will notice a sunburn first, which can then lead to irritated skin—and over time, sun damage increases the appearance of wrinkles.” For safe measure, at night regenerate sun-damaged skin with Dermatologist's Choice Ultra Anti-Aging Cream with 15% non-neutralized glycolic acid to your skin. This powerful dermatology treatment rebuilds the collagen and exfoliates fine lines, sunspots, and acne on the skin. “Do not apply the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream on a sunburn or irritated skin,” Dr. B. shares. These are long-term habits to aid in maintaining your best skin health.
 
 

Capture your best skin with everything you need this summer with the Dermatologist’s Choice Skin Kit, and get 20% off your order with code MB20 at www.dermchoice.com.

Dr. B Dermatologist
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Dermatologist's Choice
Clean and Clinical Skincare Brand
About the author
Dermatologist’s Choice is founded, formulated, and tested by award-winning dermatologist, Dr. B. It's not just about keeping your skin clear, but providing clean and clinical formulations. DermChoice has no parabens and no fragrance, is certified cruelty-free, and is formulated with natural and organic ingredients.