Fall, bad weather, constant trips bring a huge toll to my skin! Season changes and so do my steps to ensure a clean nice looking skin this fall. Above you see my tropical South American Latina skin touched by the sun, the challenge is keep it looking healthy and moisturized in cold months to come! So I wanted my most kept secrets!
Reduce your Skin Care products – Save time and money by simplifying, In the morning, I recommend using a gel cleanser, an anti-oxidant such as Vitamin C and a sunscreen moisturizer. At night, use products with stronger ingredients such as AHAs and retinols.
Bye Bye Dryness – Fall brings dry air, allergies and reduced exposure to sunlight, all of which affect your skin. Avoid hot showers because hot water can be damaging to skin when indoor air tends to be dryer. Also, exfoliate from head to toe and apply lotion as soon as you step out of the shower to seal in moisture.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate – Regular exfoliation speeds up the cell renewal process, which allows the body to produce properties like hyaluronic acid. Exfoliation also helps to plump the skin. I use natural resurfacing agents such as glycolic acid to gently dissolve dead surface skin cells.
Always Safe Sun –Rain or shine, practice safe sun daily. To determine the quality, check the SPF number on the label. Also, scan the active ingredient label to make sure it has UVA-blocking elements. Additionally, a lot of people don’t realize that that UV rays go through glass – car windows, those in your home and office, etc. Another reason to wear sunscreen daily. I have a sun powder which I put on every morning, rain or shine, check below for some of my favorite products.
Cost – Shop for skin care the way that you shop for food, by looking at the cost per ounce. When you see a product that is $20 for .2 of an ounce, multiply and see that it’s actually $100 for one ounce… not a good deal. What you’ll find is that spa- and salon-quality products are a bargain as they include complimentary consultations with licensed experts.
It’s all about Concentrations – After evaluating the ounces, concentrate on the concentrations. Look at the active ingredients and make sure that any treatment product has a pH below four. A product should be below the pH level of the skin for maximum penetration, according to New Jersey Dermatologist, Ann Seathner. Or, you might as well be using water!
This is how my skin looks today, after taking the steps above very seriously and have carefully chosen some products to help this transition! Warning! I must warn you that I switch products every month to keep challenging my skin but these are the ones that this beauty blogger is currently using!
My beauty stash!
DayWear- Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme with SPF 15
Purity made simple facial cleanser
Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30
If the products aren’t on your budget or your needs, find what works for you and start! Can’t wait to hear what you did and your improvements!