5 Tips to Prepare Your Skin for Fall
Back to reality -- packing lunches and backpacks and thinking of the changing seasons. Tomorrow is the boys' first day of school. I have one headed off to fifth grade and one taking college classes online. I am NOT ready for summer vacation to be finished.
Fall is right around the corner. Do you know what that means? Before you know it, furnaces will be turned on and the air will be less humid. I say that as we are in the midst of a heatwave and I have the A/C on. When it comes to your beauty routine, that means changing things up to compensate for dry skin.
A milky cleanser will be gentler on your skin this time of year. Most foaming cleansers contain irritating sulfates. Creamy or lightly foaming cleansers are best. Look for a sulfate free formula for gentle cleansing. Cleansers with green tea and cucumber are especially gentle around the eye area.
Facial mists are a fabulous addition to your skin care regimen this fall! When you spray on moisturizing ingredients, they help nourish skin cells and will help your facial cream work more effectively. Use a mist prior to moisturizing and again to set makeup. You can even use them throughout the day if you are feeling dry
While fluid formulations are ideal when your skin is holding more moisture, a richer body cream is often necessary to help keep the skin hydrated. Massage a rich cream into your skin each night so you can wake up with velvety soft skin.
Protect your lips now before the cold temperatures hit. Unlike those waxy lip balms that really do nothing other than coat the lips, our plant-based lip oils will help soothe and treat your lips with wholesome ingredients to keep chapped lips at bay.
Hot water can dry out your skin. Very often, you step out of the shower only to find that your skin itches from the dehydration. Unlike traditional body lotions, oils absorb right into your skin instantly and help your skin retain moisture. The new breed of body oils come in spray form, so you won’t have slippery hands -- or bottles to drop! Best of all, we offer several varieties so you can be sure you are getting the right one!
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Summer is officially here! After a long, very unusual spring, it is nice to get outside and relax in the summer sun.
I love the feeling of soaking up the rays, but sun smarts are essential for your skin.
The sun's UV rays can greatly impact the condition of the skin. While sitting with our faces toward the sun makes us feel so good, it is important to remember that we have to be vigilant about our sun care.
My 25 year background in skin care has shown me just how important protecting our skin from UVA and UVB rays truly is. I practice what I preach. I wear sunscreen. I moisturize. I remove my makeup at night.
I am human, though, and I make mistakes. Yesterday was one of those days. It was unusually hot here. I finished up my work after lunch and noticed that the outside temperature was 96 degrees. I was skimming the pool and made sure to put on more sunscreen before jumping in.
I was so comfortable just floating on my raft. Floating around just relaxing felt so good! I planned to be in the water for about an hour when my 14 year old jumped in. We had a blast playing baseball with a beach ball and pool noodle, making a whirlpool, and playing games. If you have a teenager, you will understand what a treat it is to enjoy one on one time just having fun with that child who normally would rather be doing something else. This extra time together during the pandemic has been a gift, because there is much more family time. We had so much fun — and before I knew it, I had been in the water for nearly three hours.
I was careful to reapply my sunscreen everywhere — but I neglected my back. And boy did I learn my lesson. I now have a blistering sunburn on about 40% of my back and it is incredibly painful. In addition to being concerned about the potential for lasting damage and cellular changes done to my skin, I am finding it hard to get comfortable. This was preventable, though.
I cannot change yesterday’s mistake, but I can help alleviate the pain and I thought I would share how you can, too, should you finding yourself in need of some sunburn relief.