New year, new holistic skincare routine
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(BPT) - The new year is an ideal time to set goals surrounding personal health, fitness and wellness. As many goal-setters know, setting realistic resolutions that one can keep is a challenge, but taking a holistic approach to health - which includes everything from skincare and diet to working out and maintaining a balanced lifestyle - ensures that resolutions turn into results.

Trainer-to-the-stars, Kacy Duke, is one of the noted lifestyle and wellness experts on the Simple Advisory Board. Simple Skincare, a range of facial skincare products sensitive to skin needs, has the board to help women everywhere discover the benefits of a holistic approach to skincare. Duke and other boardmembers offer advice to help women care for their skin from the inside out.

In many cases, what is left out is as important as what is put in when it comes to skincare products. All Simple products have no dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh chemicals that can upset skin.

Duke touts the importance of living a holistic lifestyle and revving up one's workout routine to promote healthly skin. She shares her tips on easy ways to incorporate fitness - 365 days a year:

Consider (quick) cardio

Even on the busiest of days, find 15 minutes to squeeze in a quick cardio session. Heart-pumping cardio will not only burn calories, but can also boost energy and improve moods. Aim for high-intensity interval workouts that alternate periods of short, intense activity with quick recovery periods. Burpees are a great full body, high intensity exercise that can be done in any time crunch.

Think 'outside the gym'

Whether it's a power walk in the park, sledding with the kids or other non-gym activities, a good amount of everyday movement promotes better blood flow and circulation. An active lifestyle also helps flush out cellular debris, which helps skin achieve a natural, healthy glow.

Pack accordingly

Keeping a packed workout bag at home or at the office increases the likelihood of a trip to the gym. In addition to a change of clothes, athletic shoes and a water bottle, be sure to include Simple Oil Balancing Facial Wipes to cleanse and refresh skin post-workout. These convenient wipes, which also help control shine, work in just one step - so there is no rinsing required.

Be balanced

Simple encourages women to adopt a holistic approach to skincare and to look beyond their typical skincare routine. One can do this by pairing exercise with smart lifestyle choices, including a healthy diet and stress management techniques. This trio of activities not only impacts fitness goals, but also the look and feel of skin. For an energy boost, almonds are a great snack as they are rich in skin-loving vitamin E. To de-stress, try to sneak in five minutes of meditation a day. Many people find that a holistic and balanced approach to fitness is easier to sustain - ultimately ensuring that results and healthy habits are maintained throughout the year.

For more tips on how to stay fit and maintain beautiful skin into the new year, as well as additional advice from Kacy Duke and other Simple Advisory Board members, visit

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