4 Goodies 2 Banish the Winter Blues and Get a Slight Edge on ’22
Winter is notorious for making us a bit blue. Days get darker, colder, and shorter, reducing our outdoor time. With less sunlight exposure, our bodies make less serotonin, the feel-good hormone our bodies produce in the presence of sunlight. Without enough serotonin, we can experience hormonal changes that may lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder, (SAD) or if we are susceptible to SAD, lowered serotonin could contribute to bringing it on. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Reduced sunlight can cause a drop in serotonin that may trigger depression.”1 Feeling blue can also contribute to lowered immunity levels, making you more susceptible to winter colds and flu, further depleting your body of the nutrients it needs.
Bundle Up & Boost Serotonin
This winter, challenge yourself to get outside—and keep those serotonin levels going strong. Bundle up and take winter walks while listening to your favorite podcast, or catch up with your bestie on the phone while walking. A little daily walking will also help ward off those extra winter pounds. Ready to go, yet? Your boots were meant for walking, so grab them and make this winter merrier and brighter. But wait a minute! Winter weather can wreak havoc on our skin, hair, and lips: skin gets dull, hair gets dry, and lips and scalp get flaky. So before you head outside, consider adding these Neora favorites to your winter beauty routine.
1. NeoraFit for Merry and Bright(er) Skin? It’s true!
Neora Fit is a great way to keep your skin looking radiant AND keep your fitness and weight loss goals on track in one fell swoop. NeoraFit consists of Slim + Skim Collagen Powder, Block + Balance Pre & Probiotic, and Cleanse + Calm Nightly Gentle Cleanse, all designed to work together around the clock to support a sustainable, fit lifestyle (with loads of non-scale benefits you’ll love!) Check it out.
Dull, dry skin about to do you in? Not to worry.
Use Slim + Skim in the morning to keep your skin glowing all through the winter. Slim + Skim contains 1. Neora’s proprietary SlimFuel Blend, which boosts collagen production; 2. Our Dual Collagen system, which has been shown to increase skin moisturization by 34.77%, and 3. Hyaluronic acid, which strengthens your skin barrier, protecting it from harsh winter weather. Just add Slim + Skim to your favorite a.m. beverage to support healthy skin, hair, and nails and banish those winter skin blues.
Use Block + Balance at noon and strengthen your immune system and help you fight off the winter nasties while moisturizing your skin. Chock full of vitamins C, D, B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12, Block + Balance ensures your essential vitamin levels don’t get depleted in the winter months. As if that wasn’t enough, Block + Balance also curbs cravings to help you say no to another helping of pie and regulates gut balance to beat the holiday bloat.
And to All a Goodnight’s Sleep
2. Be in the Know: Take on Winter Sun (and Snow!) with Age IQ
Neora’s Age IQ Invisi-Bloc is a Sunscreen Gel containing broad spectrum SPF to protect you from premature aging due to damage from the sun, environmental pollutants, and even the blue light from digital devices. Ideal for all skin types, non-comedogenic, and dermatologist tested, our AGE IQ Invisi-Bloc protects your skin from blue light if you like hibernating in the winter months or from sunlight if you prefer frolicking in the snow.
3. Winter Hair, Don’t Care
Everyone knows how dry and dull hair can get in the winter. The harsh elements of winter weather outside, constantly wearing hats, and dry indoor heating all suck the life out of your hair. Enter Neora Proluxe Hair Care System for fuller, stronger hair. Consisting of a Rebalancing Shampoo & Conditioner, Hair Mask, and Scalp Treatment, the Proluxe Hair Care System revitalizes your hair while protecting it, starting from the scalp to the very ends. Our proprietary Intuitress Complex contains Baobab tree seed extract to moisturize itchy, flaky scalps and Sea Buckthorn oil to combat hair loss and strengthen hair by infusing it with essential vitamins.
4. Kiss the Winter Blues Away with Luscious Lips
The first body part to feel the winter weather damage are the lips, mainly because they are constantly exposed. Whether from harsh weather or stuffy noses, everyone knows lips get dry in the winter. Neora’s Moisture-Lock Lip Mask is both a mask and a balm for ultra-moisturized lips. Moisture-Lock Lip Mask contains High Shine Emollient, which provides moisture and shine at the same time; Shea Butter keeps dry, flaky winter lips exfoliated, and Vitamin E nourishes them, providing antioxidants that combat environmental stressors and skin-conditioning properties. Now you know: slather on some Moisture-Lock and you’re good to go!
So, with these four Neora goodies now in tow, you can lace up your boots and brave the bitter cold to banish the blues with softer skin, happier hair, luscious lips, and dare we say… perhaps even greet the new year with thinner hips.