Skin Care Fall Tips

Essentials for Fall Care

Now that its fall… get a peel! This is a good time for it. You may have some down time, and you will want to rejuvenate from the whole summer of dry, damaged, freckled and de-hydrated skin cells.

Just think Pre-Holiday Preparation time! September through October is the best time to get it all done. By Halloween… you want to be flawless! You need to look good for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, don’t you?

As far as a peel, you have many different choices. You could do a chemical peel, laser peel, or a peel that requires only a few days down time. It’s up to you and how much time you have. Make sure you consult with your skin care expert about which will be the best for your skin type.

Since it’s starting to cool down, you don’t necessarily have to be using an SPF 100 as I like you to do in the summer. I’m fine with an SPF of 30 (applied in the morning) if you are just going about your regular day. There are many different sunscreens out there. If you are sensitive to sunscreen, which a lot of people are, you can use a no chemical sunscreen… which is basically just a block. You can also use a sunscreen that is formulated for babies 0-6 months. Whatever you choose… you are never allowed to not wear sunscreen- no matter what the season!

During the fall season, you may want to have slightly heavier hydration applied to skin. Since I love oils on the skin, you can add oil to your moisturizer. This makes it a better transfer of hydration into the skin.  You can also add oils to your bath; you can saturate your body while still wet and warm from the shower with an oil or moisturizer. I love in the fall to take milk baths. I add carnation instant milk packets to the bath water. Milk has lactic acid, so it’s a subtle exfoliant. It is very important to keep the skin exfoliated in order to keep it hydrated. Dead skin cells sitting on the skin makes it impossible for any moisture to enter.

I also at this time, keeping with the spirit of the season, like doing a pumpkin peel once a week. You can either purchase a peel with pumpkin enzymes in it, or you can use pumpkin in a can. Yes! The same one you make pumpkin pie with. Mix it up… you can add different ingredients to it like: honey (which is a natural antibiotic), or a little yogurt, or just use it alone. Apply it to clean skin. I always use baby aqua fore on my lips and around my eyes before any mask. This protects the lip and eye areas. Apply mask on face, neck, and chest. Leave on 20 minutes then rinse.

Then use your favorite… I hate to recommend moisturizer, so… hydrator. Why? I just feel that I have found very few moisturizers that really work. They usually just sit on the face and never really penetrate the pores. They have a tendency to clog and just make a mess of the skin. I spend a lot of time extracting moisturizer from people’s pores. That being said, there are great products out there that will keep the skin hydrated, supple, and moist. You just have to find the right one for you.

So have a happy autumn everyone! Hope this helps you all during the fall months.