Show September Your Best Face

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best faceSun, surf and heat — oh my! The summer sun and heat can destroy your skin! Even when being diligent with sunscreen, when playing outdoors, it’s hard to avoid the rays.

Even if you are paying attention to your sunscreen, its hard to remember that the reflection from the water when swimming or boating, or being in a convertible or under a sunroof gives you a lot more sun exposure than you might think. The results are extreme dryness, hyper-pigmentation and fine lines

So, as we head into fall, it’s just about now that skin needs extra care. Here are a few tips to get your skin glowing for the Fall:

Face Forward

Has the heat and humidity made your skin dull and in need of hydration?  You’re not alone. While there is no cookie-cutter answer to what active ingredients should be in your products, a general rule of thumb for preventative/anti-aging skincare, is to look for ingredients such as Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Glycolic or Lactic Acids.” Anyone with hormonal and acne-related skin conditions need products with Salicylic, Tea Tree Oil, and Hyaluronic Acid. Besides always cleansing your face in the evening to remove makeup, remember to use your products on your neck and décolleté.

A few additional tips:

Put on Sunscreen 365 days a year, even if it’s cloudy or snowy.
Exfoliate one to two times a week; those with oily or acne prone skin should exfoliate even more. Exfoliation removes dead cells and opens pores so products can go to work.
Moisturize morning and night, even if you have oily skin.
Add a Serum to your morning and evening routine under moisturizers. “Serums and Facial Oils are the true golden ticket for anti-aging skin care. When trying to prevent or correct skin conditions, this is where you’re going to receive your most effective results.”

Put Your Right Hand In (and your left hand too)

Your hands work hard and are often overlooked when it comes to skin care. The skin on your hands is thin and prone to wrinkles and age spots so the rule is do the same things that you do for your face, for your hands. Use a light retinol at night on your face and hands. If the retinol is too irritating, try using it every other night.

The Eyes Have It

The skin around your eyes is very fragile. It’s one of the first places where visible signs of aging begin to emerge. So it’s important to use products day and night. Try a cream with retinol for night (it comes in different strengths and again, if irritating, maybe not every night) and for day, ones with vitamin C or E to combat free radicals


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