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Get Your Skin Ready for Fall


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  1. Exfoliate.

The key to smooth skin is exfoliation. When we let dead skin cells build up, the result is a dull complexion and clogged pores. Proper exfoliation removes the buildup of dead skin cells and uncovers fresh new cells below. This allows for your skincare products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, thus making them more effective. A regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh, healthy, and glowing.


  1. Moisturize

After exfoliating, it is time to nourish your smooth skin with a moisturizer. While your year-round moisturizer should do the trick, some skin specialists recommend switching over from a lighter lotion product to a heavier cream during colder months. Cream-based moisturizers can do wonders for preventing moisture loss, and they can also protect sensitive skin from cold, dry weather.


  1. Avoid Long Showers

As luxurious as steamy showers can be in the colder months, heat can dry out your skin and leave it susceptible to outdoor damage. Hot water dehydrates your skin; it removes the upper protective layer of your skin and makes it more vulnerable to irritants and the environment. Stick with a mild body scrub and apply a rich body butter or cream afterward to lock in hydration and keep your skin soft and nourished all day long.


  1. Opt for Creamier Makeup

While summer forces us to fight oil buildup and shine, winter brings with it the opposite problem. Combat dry skin by opting for creamier makeup products instead of the powder ones. During winter, skin is more prone to dryness; therefore, avoiding powder foundations and blushes would be beneficial. Instead, go for products like BB cream or tinted moisturizers that will help to sustain moisture in your skin.


  1. Indulge in H2O

Yes, we are going to say it again: drinking water keeps your skin hydrated and slows down the process of aging. Colder weather may lead to dry and flaky skin and chapped lips. In order to help the body cope with the loss of water and prevent skin dryness, a good intake of H2O is necessary. Trying to keep up the eight glasses of water a day rule is very crucial, as it will keep your skin looking healthy and fresh.


  1. Keep Stress Levels in Check

In today’s world, it seems that we’ve forgotten how to disconnect from work and social stressors. Performance pressures are everywhere. In fact, a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association notes that “chronic stress is becoming a public health crisis.”


Stress plays a major part in the health of our skin. When our bodies are stressed, a hormone called cortisol is released, which can lead to fat accumulation in the body, as well as make our skin very dry, oily, wrinkled, and can cause acne breakouts.

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*Individual results may vary