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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 look. 1 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. 2 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 3 up with the opposite condition where the skin is less hydrated than prior to using the moisturizers.” Exceptionally Enhances Your Skin's Natural Protective Abilities 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 4 • 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 Cosmopolitan. 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. BODY SKIN CARE 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 5 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 measures. 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 cracked. 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 body. 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. 6 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 heal. 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. Subscribe to our Daily Skin Care Tips http://www.skinmdnatural.com Ask for it at your local pharmacy Now available at 5000 stores across the US 7
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