康や美しいBody Lineに対して感度が高い人々が行き交うLA/NYC。健康的でパワフルなロサンゼルス(LA)、繊細でスタイリッシュなニューヨークシティ(NYC)、それぞれのTrendをモデルAlexandriaが紹介します。

人によってお肌の悩みは様々です。 敏感肌、乾燥肌、脂っぽさ、ニキビ、吹き出物、シミ、シワ、タルミなど…。 実は普段、何気なく摂っている食事やケアの方法など生活環境がお肌に大きく影響しています。 今回はお肌をより美しく保つために気を付けるポイントをお教えいたします。

Do you struggle with your skin? I’ve rounded up some tips that might help you achieve better skin. A lot of us do things daily that contribute to poor skin and don’t even realize it. It’s okay, you’re not alone. Take a look at the list below. You might be surprised!

Sugar, Sugar, Sugar

Studies have shown sugar can stand in the way of looking youthful. Meaning it’s aging. Constantly spiking our insulin levels and then later crashing is an unhealthy cycle that many of us subject our bodies to, and our skin reflects it. Try making more informed choices and pay close attention to how much sugar is in the prepared foods you buy. A lot of “healthy” packaged foods contains high amounts of sugar and carbohydrates which will be sure to send you on a glucose rollercoaster- your insulin will be spiked, you’ll be feeling great for 90 minutes and then come crashing down wanting more sugar or carbohydrates. It’s a never-ending cycle. Set your mornings up for success (make sure you’re eating some greens, fiber, fat and protein) and you’ll be less likely to make poor choices throughout the day, and your skin will thank you!

You Might Not be Drinking Enough Water

We all know that water is a necessity our bodies need, and a lot of us are under drinking. It can be overwhelming to try and get 8 glasses of water in a day but it really helps transporting nutrients to the places they need to go. Water also helps flush out the toxins that we don’t want sticking around. Not a fan of water? Try squeezing a lemon or lime into it, or adding a couple frozen berries for some natural flavor. Eating your water is important too. Cucumbers, tomatoes, jicama, beets, carrots, and celery have high amounts of water and are easy ways to improve your hydration.

Products that Contain Alcohol

Alcohol is placed in skincare products so ingredients can mix together to form a finished product- meaning a product that won’t separate. They also act as preservatives, and temporarily shrink your pores. Here’s why you want to avoid it. Most alcohols used in skincare are drying, irritating, and damaging to your skin. Many contain petroleum-derived additives that you definitely don’t want anywhere near your face.

Unforgiving Ingredient Addictions

Skin adapts to what you put on it. If you’re feeding it well, that’s great! If you’re not, there can be problems ahead. A common ingredient that skin gets addicted to is benzoyl peroxide. Commonly used for clearing up acne- it clears the skin up by killing bacteria and reducing oil production. Long term, it’s extremely drying (for most skin types), essentially working like bleach. Why would we want to do that to ourselves? Be sure to look at the ingredient list closely and decide if it’s worth it to you.

Toxic Laundry Detergent

This is something a lot of us neglect to think about. Some chemicals found in laundry detergent are linked to cancer, lung damage, and hormone disruption. Your clothes are on your body all day and you sleep on your pillows all night, so you might want to think twice about the detergent you use. To be completely honest, the chemical detergents you’re using aren’t causing your acne/wrinkles, but it certainly isn’t helping either. Try switching to a more natural brand that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals.

Leaving Makeup On Overnight

I get it. You’re tired, it’s been a long day and you’re about to fall asleep. But please don’t. Wash your makeup off! Naked skin is happy skin. Especially if you’re wearing chemical makeup brands, you want to give your skin a break overnight. Also, make sure you don’t wear makeup while working out. When you sweat, your pores open up and dirt, oil, and makeup will get in there. And lastly, you’ll have makeup stains on your pillowcases. So please, wash that stuff off before bed!


As you get older, your rate of cell turnover declines and your need for regular exfoliation rises. Giving your skin a good scrub gets those dead skin cells off and encourages new ones to form. Also, if you’re using expensive products that are potent (like anti-aging ones) you want to make sure they’re absorbing well. Otherwise, they’re just sitting on top of dead skin cells not really doing anything. However, you can exfoliate too much, so finding a balance is essential. For most people, 2 times a week does the trick. But as you age you might want to consider exfoliating 3-4 times a week. If you have acne or sensitive skin be careful not to exfoliate too forcefully.

Processed and Packaged Foods

Our skin is a reflection of our overall health and diet. It’s an indicator of what’s going on inside. So stick to eating real whole foods and avoid overly packaged and processed foods. If you can’t pronounce the ingredient list on the back, or see easily that it’s made with real whole food ingredients stay away. There’s no point in spending money on an item that’s going to make you feel less than ideal while compromising your skin health at the same time.