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New Fall Collection of Skin Care Tips

By Vonnie Kennedy
 
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Now that the summer season is coming to an end, it’s time to put away the sleeveless tops and flip-flops and haul out the bomber jacket and those fur-trimmed boots you bought on sale last year.

While you change up your fall wardrobe, don’t forget to alter your skin care regimen as well. Wearing more clothes doesn’t automatically protect your skin.

Cooler temperatures, drier winds, and just turning up the heat in the house can cause skin to become dry, tight, itchy and irritated.

You don’t want skin that looks like the last leaf dangling from the tree, do you? Ok, so check out these tips to keep your skin looking and feeling like the day you were born ... well, almost.

The Face

No matter how many layers of clothing you wear during the autumn months, your face will be exposed to the elements and needs protecting as much as or more than the rest of your body.

Your fall face regimen should include using a mild face wash with lukewarm water. This is the time of year you want to preserve the natural oils of your skin.

After cleansing, apply a heavy moisturizer with SPF protection. UV rays are forever present and can affect the skin even when you’re not feeling the heat.

The moisturizing cream will also prevent the skin from drying out, which can also cause wrinkles. Invest in a good PM moisturizer as well.

Keep your exfoliating cleanser nearby to use once or twice a week. Exfoliating the skin once in a while is good for removing all the dead skin cells and rejuvenating new ones.

This can make your skin feel softer and smoother. It's especially beneficial if you have a tenacity to break out.

The Body

Ditch the sweet-smelling body scrubs and gels that are great after a sweaty game of beach volley ball. Fall weather skin needs hydrating, so replace the summertime products with a soap-free cleanser or creamy body wash in your shower for the drier months.

Body creams have heavier emollients that provide stronger body armor for your skin than lighter lotions. You want an oily barrier for the outer layer of skin to hold in the moisture.

Add a Comment2 Comments

Vonnie Kennedy

I agree, Fitmom. Thanks for stopping by. :)

September 26, 2012 - 3:53pm
Fitnessmomwinecountry

I loved this article...thank you for sharing and I a firm believer about taking care of our skin no matter what season we are in...Yes we need to adjust to the weather and elements...:)

September 26, 2012 - 3:51pm
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