Falling for Healthy Skin

It's that time of the year again, Autumn, but what does this mean for your skin? Fall is the season when we see the leaves changing colors, the air is perfectly crisp, and the sunsets become even more stunning on the horizon. As Summer fades into the background, Fall emerges with the promise of hot ovens and warm hearts. But, when the seasons change, so do our skin types.

Oily skin becomes more normal, and normal skin suddenly becomes dry. Now is the time to add in our serums! I recommend SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier before putting on your moisturizer or SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel on top of your moisturizer. Switching your lightweight moisturizers to thicker, more luxurious creams will feel more soothing and protect your skin from the crisp air, wind, and indoor heaters.

Remember the little places too!
Lips, cuticles, and feet often get overlooked. Carry hand cream in your purse or in the car at all times to soothe dry cuticles and knuckles on the go. Rub heavy, thick cream onto your feet and then slip them into a pair of socks to soften and soothe dry those cracked heels.

Take extra care of your skin at home
Nothing is more relaxing than a long, hot shower on a cold day, but that prolonged heat can dry out your skin, making; it feel tight and itchy. Try limiting your showers and using less than piping hot water. Moisturizing your skin after it's freshly washed and still slightly damp will lock in the moisture. Get a humidifier for your bedroom; you will love how the extra precipitation feels to your skin and nasal passages.

Check expiration dates on your products
Making sure your favorite products aren't old is often overlooked. Expired products can compromise your skin, making your current condition worse. They can also become less effective. A good rule of thumb is if it smells bad, looks bad, or the texture has changed significantly, then toss it. Most skincare products have a shelf life of 6 to 12 months.

Don't forget the importance of sunscreen!
Your skin has a very fragile moisture barrier that can become easily damaged by external factors such as pollutants or UV rays from the sun. When skin loses its ability to retain moisture, it becomes dehydrated, making it feel tight and uncomfortable. The intensity of the sun is diminishing, but the ultraviolet rays linger. Noses, ears, and lips need to be protected every day.

Keep your skin soft and sexy this season
With Fall comes dimmed lights and flannel sheets, the ultimate snuggle time weather. Keep your skin soft and smooth with a laser hair removal package from Novuskin. A once a month appointment is adequate for most parts of the body. Be sure to exfoliate once or twice a week to keep skin super soft and ready to soak in the moisturizer!

Let's turn over a new leaf, so to speak, by embracing these skincare tips, and let's ease into the transition of the new cooler season! Love yourself, love your surroundings, and love your skin!

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