Get Your Glow On This Fall
Your Summer beach vaca was just what you needed to relax, but the rays have taken a toll on your skin. Restore skin to a fall glow with these 5 easy steps.
1. A lightweight foam cleanser??
It might have been okay to use a light, foamy cleanser all summer to keep oily skin at bay during the humid months. But, with cold temperatures around the corner, you'll need a cleanser that can lock-in moisture and cleanse your skin without stripping it of those necessary protective oils you want during the fall and winter months ahead.
2. Exfoliate Wisely
Remove those dead summer skin cells and make room for healthy new ones with an exfoliating treatment that has your skin in mind. Don't forget to give your skin a boost of happiness by applying a hydrating serum and moisturizer after exfoliating.
Tip - Gently exfoliate your face twice a week, and don't forget your lips! Get rid dead skin and avoid flaking, peeling, painfully, cracked lips (your guy will thank you). Never go to bed without moisturizing your lips!
3. All about your eyes
You've been squinting all summer, it's time to look for multitasking eye creams/gels that combine ingredients to target multiple concerns. Peptides, Licorice, Hyaluronic Acid are great ingredients to look for. Together they address all major concerns around the eyes.
Proper application can also enhance the efficacy of your eye product. Apply a pearl-sized amount of cream/gel with your ring finger and lightly tap the cream along the entire orbital bone. Avoid applying too close to the lash line and apply the cream with your ring finger. Why? It is the weakest finger, which means less tugging on the delicate eye area.
4. Up the Antioxidants
Environmental factors like radiation from the sun, pollution, smoke and other toxic chemicals are known to trigger the formation of free radicals. Free radicals can change our skin’s melanin production, causing dark spots and uneven skin tone. By reducing photodamage, antioxidants can help prevent abnormal skin pigmentations. Who wants crazy skin, right?
Fortunately, studies have shown that the inclusion of antioxidants in your skin care regimen can help your skin fight free radical damage and recover from oxidative stress. Consider switching to a moisturizer rich in antioxidants.
5. Don't forget your hands
One of the most neglected parts of our body. If you talk with your hands like I do, consider treating your hands to a twice-weekly sugar scrub/polish. Get a manicure too, while you're at it.
Sugar versus Salt Scrubs
Granules are generally gentler in sugar. Salt can cause microscopic tears in the skin. Because of sugar's natural humectants properties, sugar scrubs are more hydrating than salt scrubs, which can strip skin of natural oils. Salt scrubs also sting the heck out of freshly shaved legs (ask me how I know!...ouch!)
That's it--now you're ready for Fall. Go get your glow on girl!