Did you know as seasons change so does your skin? Fall is the time of year when our skin is most inclined to breakouts and consequently, the drying and aging of our skin makes us more prone to acquiring fine lines and wrinkles. For flawless looking skin, it’s essential to prepare your skin as the new season approaches.
As a professional Hair and Makeup Artist for print, TV, and film, I always stress the importance of good skin care habits. Your makeup can accentuate flaws just as easily as it can hide them.. So remember, it’s important to evaluate your skin and prepare your skin’s seasonal needs.
How to Prepare Your Skin for Fall
Analyze your skin!
Take notice of the changes to your skin. Define what it is your skin needs – for example, more or less moisture. As summer comes to a close
, our skin typically can not balance in time to prepare for the changes in the fall months to come. Your skin is still producing oil, as it did in the summer months. The cool air that fall brings can then create a layer of dead skin cell build-up and, as a result, oil and bacteria will develop under the skin’s surface.
Use a gentle cleanser.
Because our skin is susceptible to becoming drier in the fall, it’s essential to ensure we use a gentle cleanser. Our oils act as a natural barrier, protecting our skin from getting clogged and building up bacteria, therefore it’s important that your cleanser is gentle enough not to remove all the natural oils. However, you definitely want to ensure your skin is clean from any of the elements such as, harsh cold winds, dirt upon other things you might have encountered throughout your day. Cetaphil is a really good gentle cleanser that I highly recommend. They also offer a variety of other products for your skin needs. Visit http://www.cetaphil.com.
Toner: *Please note that some toners may dry out your skin, taking away natural oil that is needed for your skin’s
elasticity and overall health. Please evaluate your skins needs before using your toner. You do not want your face to become dried out, especially before performing your daily makeup routine. This will cause your makeup to emphasize all the imperfections.
Exfoliate your skin.
It is essential to increase exfoliation if you want flawless skin! By removing the superficial dead layer of skin you will achieve your flawless look. You can use natural ingredients for home exfoliation and still achieve superb results, that is, if you are good at being disciplined and have the time. I’ve)There are amazing home remedies too. A good friend suggests one of honey, flax seeds and almond oil.. However, if you’re a busy on-the-go type like myself, a microdermabrasion or glycolic acid peel is a great procedure for a quickly achieved effective and flawless-looking skin. Here’s a special tip –if you’re on a budget, you can go to your local cosmetology schools. This will save you money and help the students further their education as well.
Use a hydrating moisturizer.
Dry skin ages faster and it’s important during the fall to protect your skin from the rough elements that fall weather can bring. Therefore, it’s imperative to ensure you are using a hydrating moisturizer. In the summer, we don’t have to use heavy moisturizes due to our skin producing more oil, as a consequence of the humidity and heat. However, in the fall, the wind dries out our natural oils and creates cracks, lines and wrinkles in our skin. Olive oil is a great remedy to this. Just a couple of small drops will go a long way and it’s soft, smooth and less likely to cause allergic reactions since its all natural.
Because our skin is our body’s largest organ, and it’s the first thing people will notice when you walk into a room, you can now see why it’s important to pay special attention to our skin’s seasonal needs. By following these simple steps, you are sure to see flawless results within no time! Even in the application of your makeup!
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