Unfortunately the summer is over and it’s time to take care of your skin all over your body. To help keep clear and pretty through the autumn months you should make some switches and follow a strict skin care routine. Fall is the best time to transform and to do some rejuvenation procedures, to repair from the sun damage, to get yourself ready for the colder months.
Gel-based products should be removed with cream-based
The cream-based facial cleansers are excellent choice for the autumn months. These products hydrate and lock in its own moisture. During the fall months it needs more moisture, especially if it is prone to dryness. Using a cream-based cleanser in combination with a hydrating face cream will provide a more protective barrier against extremes in temperatures and humidity.
Use alcohol-free toner
Toners containing alcohol as a main ingredient stir the natural oils, which may be very damaging, especially during the fall. When applied to the skin alcohol-free toners will remove sweat and excess oil, refresh tired complexion and whisk away impurities that can lead to blemishes and breakouts.
Use hydrating creams
Using a hydrating face cream is essential during the fall months in order to maintain young and healthy looking skin. During the fall months the air contains less moisture which can make it look dull and dehydrated. Your best choice will be a hydrating cream containing vitamins, essential oils and nourishing ingredients – Aloe Vera, Chamomile extract, honey.
Do a hydrating mask twice a week
Do a hydrating face mask twice a week that suits your type to keep hydrated. If it is oily or combination do a clay-based mask to tighten and shrink enlarged pores. Hydrating face masks should be essential part of your fall skin care regimen as it will need more moisture and nourishing.
Use a sunscreen
Don’t skip wearing a sunscreen during the fall months. Just because the summer is over, doesn’t mean that the sun won’t damage. Wearing a sunscreen through the whole year is essential for every age and every skin type. For the fall you can choose a lighter product with SPF 15 or higher to protect from the harmful UV rays. A gel sunscreen is a perfect choice for women who typically use a lotion.
Exfoliate your face twice a week
It’s essential to exfoliate regularly during the autumn months. When exfoliating you remove the dead skin cells from sunburns, collection of oils and debris clogging the pores. Face exfoliation should be an integral part of your fall skin care regimen. Exfoliating twice a week should be enough to keep clean and to restore its glow. Don’t exfoliate your face more than twice as over-exfoliating may result in removing healthy new skin and may lead to hypersensitivity.
Do a chemical peel
The fall is the best time of the year to do a chemical peel and to start a bleaching program if you want to get rid of skin discoloration caused by the UV rays. A chemical peel, performed by a professional will remove the damaged surface layer of skin and healthier, clearer skin will emerge. A chemical peel or IPL treatment will lighten brown spots, age spots, red spots, and even out other irregularities in pigmentation to give the skin a more uniform color.
Take care of your hands
Moisturize your hands daily and do paraffin hand mask once a month to soften and to delay aging of the skin, because the hands are the first to show signs of aging. Apply a hand cream every time you wash your hands. There are great sunscreens for hands on the market to help reduce fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration.
Take care of your lips
To avoid chapping exfoliate your lips twice a week with the help of a toothbrush and a mild cleanser. Due to the extremes temperatures and humidity your lips may look and feel tight and sore. Apply a lip balm every time you want to soften and moisturize your lips. Nowadays there are lip balms with SPF 15 or higher that are a great choice both for the summer and autumn months. Wax balms are best for preventing dry, chapped lips. Look for a hydrating product if you already have lip problems.
Do a full body exfoliation once a week
Regular body exfoliating will help you maintain the skin in its optimum condition and accelerates the skin renewal process.Exfoliating the whole body is an effective and easy way to further eliminate the toxins in your body. A weekly full body exfoliation will stimulate the lymphatic system and encourage the release of toxins through skin’s pores. It is also especially effective on aging skin as cell turnover slows and skin begins to retain less moisture. Exfoliate your feet with a pumice stone and a little bit exfoliator. For the legs use the gloves, as they are less abrasive. Exfoliate your back with a long-body brush and then your chest and abdomen but scrub more gently, because the skin on these areas is more delicate.
Start a regular exercising regimen
Exercising is very important in maintaining a healthy body. Keep your vitality throughout the year with high-energy activities. Get into a routine of exercise that fits with your lifestyle. Find a way to exercise that you enjoy so you will stay motivated to work out. Regular exercising will help improve your mood, boost your energy levels and help you sleep and feel better.
During the winter the humidity is very low and as a result the skin may easily become dehydrated. The most important thing you should remember and the best way to keep soft and smooth during the winter months is to keep your whole body hydrated. During the winter it may change dramatically but it will normalize itself once the cold months and the low humidity are over. Unfortunately many women don’t know how to take care of their skin during the colder months of the year and the results aren’t very pleasant – their skin becomes drier due to the dehydration, more sensitive, the skin loses its elasticity and the signs of aging become more noticeable.
We offer you a few steps you should follow in order to keep healthy-looking, supple and soft during the winter.
1. Still needs moisture
One big misconception is that the thermal sprays and the hydrating creams are only for the summer. If feels too dry and taut during the winter months it simply means that it needs more moisture. So buy hydrating sprays, moisturizing serums and hydrating masks. Avoid using face soaps or lotions containing alcohol as they can make even drier. Even those women with oily skin should cleanse their skin with a cleansing mils or lotions that are alcohol-free during the winter. If it becomes hypersensitive during the colder months of the year choose cleansing products with neutral pH.
2. Change your face cream or moisturizer
It’s not true that during the winter your cream or moisturizer have to be heavy and thick. One interesting fact is that during the winter your skin type may change. For example, if is oily it can become normal; the normal skin may become dry and the dry may become hypersensitive, but these changes will last only during the winter months as the humidity, the temperatures change the skin. During the winter the air contains less moisture which can make your skin look dull and dehydrated. Your best choice , no matter your skin type will be a hydrating cream containing vitamins, essential oils and nourishing ingredients – Aloe Vera, Chamomile extract, honey, Olive Oil.
If is oily you can use your usual face cream buy you can add a moisturizing serum or fluid.
If is dry look for a product containing lipids, fatty acids, essential oils, glycerin or wax.
If becomes reddish due to the cold you should use specially designed products for sensitive skin against redness and broken capillaries.
3. Moisturize your whole body
You should exfoliate your body once a week to remove the dead skin cells and to improve your blood circulation. Moisturize every time after taking a shower. Choose an oilier hydrating body milk or body lotion to hydrate, soften and nourish your skin. If is very dry or sensitive you can use baby oil or a body oil formula to moisturize and nourish your skin deeply. Apply baby oil immediately after the shower, while your skin is still wet to trap the moisture in your skin and apply the oil generously. The winter’s wind is not good, so make sure your skin is covered – always wear gloves, a hat and a scarf – they will prevent the brutal winter weather from causing excessive dryness.
4. Take care of your hands
It’s essential to moisturize your hands during the cold winter months, especially before you go out. Choose a hand cream that contains vitamins and other nourishing ingredients. Apply the cream at least twice a day to keep your hands soft and well-moisturized. Feel free to apply a little bit of your hydrating face mask to your hands to nourish and moisturize them in deep.
5. Don’t forget to protect your skin from the sun
Using a sunscreen isn’t only for the hot summer months. The winter’s UVA and UVB rays are as harmful as the summer’s. Look for a sunscreen that offers sun protection (SPF 15 or higher) and apply it over your moisturizers or over your face cream to prevent brown spots, redness and skin discolorations. Most of the sun protecting products contain essential oils, cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil and Aloe Vera that not only protect the skin from the UV rays but also make the skin smooth and silky.
6. Protect your lips
Chapped lips are something very common during the winter months. The skin on your lips is very delicate and sensitive and becomes dehydrated very easily. An oilier lip balm is the best way to prevent chapped and sore lips. Use a lip balm with moisturizing ingredients, Vaseline or petroleum jelly to keep your lips moist and soft. Another way to prevent chapped lips is to exfoliate them with the aid of a mild exfoliator and a toothbrush in order to remove the dead cells. Nowadays there are lip balms that offer sun protection ( with SPF 15 or higher) which are a great choice both for the summer and the winter months. Wax balms are best for preventing dry, chapped lips.
The hot summer days are over and you need to adjust our skincare regime to the upcoming autumn days. The weather gets a bit colder and although the sun is not as harsh as in summer you should still put a sunscreen on. Hydration is also very important as well as skin nourishment. Here we offer some simple but effective advice on how to take care in autumn.
Get rid of dull skin
Summer has exhausted it for sure, so it’s essential to get rid of dead skin cells and reveal new, healthier-looking skin. The best way to commence your autumn skincare regime is to exfoliate. In fact, exfoliation is very important in every season, as it prepares the skin to better absorb applied skincare product. You can use 2 types of exfoliating products – those with tiny hard particles we call facial scrubs and chemically active ones. Chemical peeling products usually contain active agents such as Retinol, Retinoids, AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and Glucosamine. They cause the upper layers dead skin to gently peel away and reveal younger and more radiant skin. Remember, don’t exfoliate your face more than 2 times a week; otherwise you risk harming.
Intensive Skin Treatments
They repair skin in depth, but are more aggressive. That’s why they should be done up to 2 times per year. Usually intensive skin treatments that are meant to remove sun damage contain active agents such as Vitamins A, C & E, and Flavonoids. Optimal effect is achieved when using both serum and daily moisturizer. After cleansing, apply the serum and the moisturizer afterwards. You can do this 2 times a day or once as a night treatment. Very popular in Fall are skin whitening treatments that deal with dark “sun spots” that may appear due to sun exposure. Before undergoing such procedures consult a specialist.
In summer it tends to dry out because of the hot weather and wrinkles and fine lines begin to show. So in fall it’s time to nourish, moisturize and prepare for the upcoming cold winter days. Choose your facial moisturizer depending on your type: if is oily, normal or combination type, use a light, liquid oil-free product. Dry skin needs an extra care, so if this is the case with you, be sure to take a proper cream-based product with thicker texture. Also, it is important to apply the moisturizer twice a day – in the morning and in the evening after cleansing. Don’t forget to take care of your body too – apply body lotion on damp skin after shower.
Don’t forget the sunscreen
The weather may not be as hot as it was in the past months, but Sun still shines relatively intensely and you need to keep your’s UV defense high. Apply a product with at least 15 SPF to prevent photo-aging. The best you can do is to use a combined daily moisturizer with a high SPF.
Skin, Water & Nutrition
You are what you eat, so if you want a well-moisturized skin you should intake more water and liquids. Moreover, water also washes away toxins from your body and promotes beautiful skin. Whatever the season, you should drink at least 1,5 liters of water to avoid skin dehydration.
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Autumn is favorable in this respect and you should take advantage and consume as much fresh products as possible – in winter you won’t be able to do so. Pears, Apples, Grape, Cabbage, Carrots, Blackberries and all the rest that ripen in Autumn are a great way to get essential vitamins, minerals and microelements that guarantee radiant and healthy skin.
How to Take Care During the Summer
When we think of summer, most of us are thinking about lounging on the beach or poolside, wearing our cute brand new bikini. It’s a time of year we show the most skin. So, don’t you think it’s the most important time to take care of that skin?
Sun protection is the most important, beneficial thing you can do. Sun damage is the leading cause for premature aging, fine lines, age spots, and let’s not forget skin cancer. UVA rays from the sun penetrate deep into the skin and are the major source of early aging and skin cancer. UVB rays are primarily responsible for sunburns. Your sunscreen should be broad spectrum and have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
Diet is also an important component of skin care. A diet that’s high in antioxidants is super beneficial. Blueberries, green tea, pomegranate, and many nuts are all great sources of antioxidants. These are important to take internally as well as externally. Also important are your Omega-3 fatty acids. Mostly found in fish and nut oils, these fats support good skin health and cut down on inflammation. Water is another key source of great skin. Make sure you increase your fluid intake if you are more active or sweating more than usual.
Exfoliating is the secret for glowing skin. Dull skin is usually caused by dead skin cells sitting on top of skin surface. During the summer, sand, chlorine, and other factors increase dead skin cells. You should exfoliate two to three times a week. There are two types of exfoliation. Manual exfoliation consists of rubbing a loofah, sugar, pumice, salt crystals, or body scrub in circular motion. Chemical exfoliation involves the use of beta or alpha hydroxy acids (salicylic acid, citric acid, glycolic acid). These acids break down dead skin cells on the surface and allow them to be peeled or sloughed off.
Moisturizing is another ingredient is healthy and glowing skin. Though may not be as dry in the summer as it was in winter, it is still important to moisturize. Pick a lighter moisturizer or lotion that is fast absorbing. Choose a scented lotion with coconut, mango, or pineapple for that great summery, tropical smell.
Shaving your legs was probably not on your priority list during the winter, but should be tops during the summer season. Make sure to pick a good quality razor that won’t cause nicks and cuts. And don’t pick just any shaving cream or bar soap. The best thing to use for shaving is a moisturizing shave lotion. Not only will it hydrate, but will help to ward off razor burn.
Don’t forget the feet, especially if you like to wear those cute strappy sandals. Make sure to follow the above steps and keep the toe nails trimmed and shaped. Accent those sandals with beachy or tropical colored nail polishes.