Green Tips for Healthy Skin This St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to try out a few of our “green” tips to make sure your skin glows before and after all the festivities. Enjoy your closest leprechauns, eat corned beef and cabbage, and drink green beer because you’ve got the luck of the Irish—and great skin—this holiday.

Tip 1: Drink Something Green  
You can drink green drinks on St. Patrick’s day to help you prepare for all of the celebrations. These will slow down antioxidant damage from alcohol and help rehydrate your skin, among other benefits.

Green Tea  
Green tea is good for your skin because it’s loaded with healing properties. It shrinks blood vessels and treats puffy eyes. It also has vitamin E and vitamin B2 for skin health. In addition, it’s anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and fights skin cancer.

Green Smoothies 
Blend dark leafy greens like spinach and kale with fruit juice for a sweet cocktail with skin benefits. Add in some avocado or a banana for creaminess and you’ll really amp up your glow. Green smoothies are a good source of antioxidants and vitamins like vitamin A which moderates your skin's oil production and vitamin C, which helps you build collagen.

Green Juice 
Lime, celery, cucumber and other green vegetables are pressed to make green juice. This green extract is brimming with vitamins and antioxidants to nourish your skin.

Tip 2: Skip The Heavy Green Makeup 
It’s best to avoid that green face paint some people reach for this time of year. It can cause skin issues like a rash, itchiness, or a breakout—especially if your skin is acne-prone or sensitive. That’s because most costume makeup is oil-based and can clog your pores.

Theatrical Makeup 
If you must have face paint, look for "theatrical makeup," that’s labeled "non-comedogenic" which can be gentler on your skin. Avoid face paint that contains talc, fragrance, mineral oil, or formaldehyde.

A Pop of Color 
If you want a pop of green in your makeup, reach for one of your quality eyeshadow pallets and create fun green eyelids. Or better yet, paint your nails green. But please, keep the green face paint away from your skin if at all possible.

Tip 3: Use a Green Product From Our Online Store 
Our online store carries a couple products that are St. Patrick’s day emerald-green and are perfect for restoring your skin after a night of fun and frolic with leprechauns.  
 
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel 
A hydrating, soothing gel serum with botanical ingredients ideal to calm skin and reduce redness.  
  • Simultaneously soothes and hydrates sensitive skin 
  • Helps improve the appearance of discoloration and uneven skin tone 
  • Ideal for reducing the look of redness  
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque 
Calming botanical face mask to rehydrate and soothe 
  • Highly-concentrated botanical extracts. 
  • This Calming facial mask cools on contact and comforts skin sensitivity 
St. Patrick’s Day is all about having fun with your closest friends and your skin care routine. Try drinking something healthy to boost your antioxidant and vitamin levels before a night of merrymaking. Skip the heavy green face paint and opt for a pop of green color on your nails instead. And, have fun with some of the emerald-green products in our online store like the Phyto Corrective Gel or Masque from SkinCeuticals. 

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