Skin Care Tips for Fall Skin MD Natural by benbenzhou


									Skin Care Tips for Fall
We all love the long, lazy days of summer – vacations at the beach or barbeques
in the back yard, while the kids play outside in the warm nights. But that summer
activity can take a toll on your skin.

With a change in the weather just around the corner now’s the time to plan your
Fall skin care routine. Transform your skin with rejuvenation procedures that can
repair the sun damage and get yourself ready for the colder months.

Summer Damage

                    THE PROBLEM                                    THE CURE

      Dry Summer Skin:                                 •   Face and body deep cleanse and
      We spend two or three months moving                  exfoliations.
      from hot air outside to artificially cool air    •   Moisturizing treatments.
      inside.                                          •   Don't forget your sunscreen.

      Hyperpigmentation:                               •   Acid Peels and Photo rejuvenation
      Too much time in the sun can cause skin              procedures.
      discolorations. Hyperpigmentation appears        •   Avoid the sun and use a natural
      as dark brown patches on the face and                skin care product like Skin MD
      hands.                                               Natural with SPF 15.

      Premature Aging:                                 •   Rejuvenating massage.
      Those pesky lines and wrinkles are a sure        •   Professional products and
      indication that your skin’s protective barrier       treatments that firm, lift, moisturize
      has been compromised and that the skin is            and revitalize.
      drying out and aging.                            •   Use a shielding lotion to repair the
                                                           protective barrier and help your
                                                           skin maintain a healthy youthful

How the skin is robbed of natural moisture

Time for a Skin Care Routine Change
      During the summer months your focus is on controlling oil and protecting
      your skin from sun and heat. Now it’s time to balance your skin. The
      weather can be changeable and you need to adapt your skincare routine
      so you make the most of this time.

Deep clean and exfoliate

Cleanse your face with a pH balanced product every day. Make sure you remove
all traces of makeup before you go to bed.

      Exfoliate regularly. Remove the dead cells caused by sunburn as well as
      any oils, lotions or other debris that might be clogging your pores.
      Exfoliating twice a week should keep your skin clean and restore its glow.

      It removes flaky, dry, dead skin which enables other skin treatments to
      penetrate and be more effective.

      Often, chemicals added to commercial products are too harsh for sensitive
      skin. There are plenty of natural alternatives that can be added to
      commercial cleansing treatments, or used to make your own preparations.

             •   Add ¼ cup of oil to 2 cups of sea salt for a fantastic natural
                 polish for your skin.
             •   Try lemons or limes in your cleansing mixture. Add the juice of a
                 citrus fruit with a few tablespoons of honey. Leave on the face
                 for 15 minutes, and rinse with warm water.

Tone the skin
Many commercial toners contain alcohol that can dry out the skin. Try some
natural remedies instead.

      Ask your pharmacist for witch-hazel with rosewater as an alternative.

      Add a few drops of organic apple cider vinegar to your rinse water after
      you wash your face. Vinegar closes pores and restores the skin's natural
      acidity (pH balance). Vinegar keeps both oily and dry complexions soft
      and fresh and can combat the ravages of alkaline soaps and make up.

Moisturize: Skin Care Breakthrough with Shielding Lotion
      Traditionally we’ve heard that Fall is the time to use a heavier moisturizer.
      However, you might want to take a note from dermatologist Dr. Lisa
      Benest, who has a skin care clinic right down the street from the major
      movie studios in Burbank, California.

      “In order for the skin to heal and return to its healthy condition you have to
      seal in the moisture and oils that are below the outer layer of skin and
      protect it from the irritants in the environment. Regular moisturizers are
      designed to add moisture onto the skin. However they do nothing to repair
      the barrier, so it's an endless cycle of constant moisture application onto
      the skin without healing and curing the skin condition. Many traditional
      moisturizers restore the moisture to the skin on a temporary basis only.
      Continued use actually sends a message back to the skin saying it doesn't
      need any further moisture to be produced by the skin, and so we can end

      up with the opposite condition where the skin is less hydrated than prior to
      using the moisturizers.”

      Exceptionally Enhances Your Skin's
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      Drink plenty of pure, good quality water and use a shielding lotion so
      your skin can use its own natural moisture and oils to heal dry and
      aging skin.

Use a hydrating mask twice a week

Do a hydrating face mask twice a week that suits your skin type.

      If your skin is oily or combination do a clay-based mask to tighten your
      skin and shrink enlarged pores.

      Avocado has deep penetrating capabilities and is rich in vitamins A, D, E,
      potassium, sulfur and chlorine. It makes a perfect anti-aging mask.

                •   1 mashed avocado
                •   1 cooked mashed carrot

                 •   1/2 cup heavy cream
                 •   1 egg beaten
                 •   3 tablespoons honey

      Leave it on the face for 15 minutes and then rinse off.

Use a sunscreen

Even if you have not used one during the summer – start now. Your skin still
absorbs UV rays during fall and winter.

      "Research suggests that if you block additional UV rays with a sunscreen,
      precancerous cell changes may not progress," David Leffell, MD,
      professor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine told

Try a chemical peel or IPL

Talk to your dermatologist about the possibility of doing a chemical peel to
remove the damaged surface layer of your skin.

      A chemical peel or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment will lighten age
      spots, red spots, and even out other irregularities in pigmentation to give
      the skin a more uniform color.

      Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one of the latest skin care technique in
      photofacial therapy. The IPL system delivers high intensity, smooth and
      powerful pulses of light (not lasers) that greatly enhances the results of
      your skin rejuvenation. For skin therapy, IPL stimulates new collagen
      growth resulting in smoother, healthier skin.


Take Care of your Hands.

Summer means we are more active and spend time outdoors. Many of us are in
the garden with our hands in the soil.

      Having the kids at home for the summer means we’re doing more laundry
      and housework. We’re preparing more meals and snacks and washing

      piles of dishes. Our hands take a beating, and nothing ages a woman like
      dry, cracked skin on the hands.

      "The harsh weather conditions and activities of summer can cause
      dehydration that show on the hands," explains Dr. Peter Helton, a board
      certified dermatologist in Newport Beach, CA. "Constant washing,
      exposure to chemicals and irritants in the environment strip off the natural
      protective shield. Once that’s destroyed you’re open to dry skin problems
      and irritation of the skin. Natural skin care products like shielding lotions
      will give the best results."

Start a lip care program now

One of the drawbacks to spending time in the sun is what it can do to your lips. If
you keep them in shape now you can also prevent winter chapping.

      Too many of us forget about dry cracking lips until it’s too late. Fall is the
      perfect time to boost the hydration level of your lips and take preventative

      Wax balms are only effective for preventing dry lips. There is simply not
      enough moisture in a wax lip balm to fix dry, cracking lips. The use of
      protective lip balms cannot soften lips once they are already dry and

      You need to take a three-pronged approach - hydrate, soften and protect.
      A shielding lotion is the best way to go because it will protect your lips and
      allow them to heal with your own natural oils and moisture.

Do a full body exfoliation once a week

Just as your face needs exfoliation after the summer, so does the rest of your

       Exfoliation can help you maintain the skin in its optimum condition and
      accelerate the skin renewal process.

      A weekly full body exfoliation will stimulate the lymphatic system and
      encourage the release of toxins through the skin. As we age our cell
      renewal rate slows and the skin retains less moisture.

      Use gloves or a soft brush on your legs and arms. A long handled body
      brush will help you reach your back. Be gentle on your abdomen and
      chest as the skin there is delicate. A pumice stone is best for your feet.

      When you’re done, apply a shielding lotion to help the skin balance and

Start a regular exercise routine

Even though you might feel less energetic as the summer winds down,
exercising is a vital part of your fall skin care routine.

      Find a form of exercise that makes you feel good. It will not only improve
      your skin tone, it will give you a mood lift every day too

      Try dancing to your favorite music for 20 minutes a day. Pretend you’re on
      Dancing with the Stars and learn a new dance each week!

      Talk a walk in the fresh, crisp air. Breathe deeply – it will not only bring a
      glow to your skin, it will energize your body, mind and spirit.

      Keep up your skin care routine all through the winter months and apply a
      shielding lotion three times a day to protect your skin.

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