Fall into great skiin

Fall may signal the return of plaid and Pumpkin Spice Lattes (no comment), but it also signals something you may have overlooked: a skincare regimen change-up. Because while finding that perfect cozy sweater to tuck into is easy enough, knowing exactly what’s happening to your skin as it transitions is a bit trickier. And it (unfortunately) shows. Here’s what you need to know about cold weather and skin health:

Zaps Moisture

Quench your skin’s thirst for more moisture by adding some essential hydration-packed products to your routine.

Causes Sallow Complexion

Bring back skin’s luster with monthly maintenance.

Depletes Internal Hydration

Eat and drink your way to a healthier, more hydrated complexion.

A gentle cleanser that hydrates while gently cleansing away dirt, debris, oil, and makeup is essential to keeping skin soft and supple.
We love: Revision Skincare’s Gentle Cleansing Lotion

A vitamin-rich, hydrating serum is ideal to help seal in moisture without blocking pores while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

We love:  Revision Skincare’s Hydrating Serum

A moisturizer packed with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants is key in maintaining moisture levels

and reduce redness and inflammation while helping to calm and combat drynes.

We love: Glowbiotics MD’s Calm After the Storm

Cold temps constrict blood vessels and thus can hinder circulation, causing your complexion to look sallow. To ensure a healthy, radiant glow,  we highly suggest monthly maintenance with the Oxygen Facial. It helps to stimulate circulation along with a bevy of many other benefits.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day will keep your skin moisturized and help eliminate toxins effectively. Have an extra glass of water for every glass of alcohol/cup of coffee you take to prevent possible dehydration. Ingesting foods rich inOmega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants such as polyphenols, Vitamins A, C and E can help reverse summer damage, prepare it for the challenges it will face during fall and winter and boost the skin’s immune system while preserving its quality and restoring its natural glow.

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5 Ways to TLC Your Skin When You’re Sick

Cold and flu season can do a number on your body but if you’ve got a serious case of the sniffles, you might be seeing some effects on your skin too. Between cold medications, repeated nose blowing, itchy throats and fevers, it’s not abnormal to experience less than sub-par skin. To avoid spotty, flushed, dehydrated skin, try following these five tips from yours truly at skiin Anti-Aging Lounge:

1. Use a humidifier at night. Whenever the air is dry it looks for moisture wherever it can get it—and that means robbing it from skin. Common decongestants also dehydrate the skin, leaving it parched and dry. Using a humidifier at night keeps moisture in the bedroom air, which maintains hydration levels in the skin, and keeps it feeling comfortable.

2. Apply a cold gel mask to your skin. Since decongestants can dehydrate the skin, a rich moisturizer can save the day – and your skin. There’s no better replenisher than myHERO from mybody.

3. Keep moisturizer on your nose at all times. Repeated nose blowing causes friction of the tissue (even tissues with added moisturizer) around the nose, resulting in red, dry, irritated skin. After every blow, apply a small amount of cream to the nose area for comfort and repair. Look for creams that contain anti-inflamatory ingredients and linoleic acid for ultimate soothing moisturization. One to try: mybody‘s SAFETY BLANKET.

4. Turn to mint. Fighting an infection can leave skin looking gaunt and sallow and congestion makes it hard to breathe. So think mint. Sip on mint tea —medical experts recommend it to sooth a sore throat, help drain sinuses and ease congestion. You’ll love the taste of this one.

5. Drink a lot of water. Despite common perception, this isn’t very beneficial for the skin, since water is the least efficient way to hydrate it, but more so for the body. Keeping fluids running through your system can flush away toxins and keep your internal temperature down. We recommend making refreshing water recipes to help flush out those germs –  strawberry, mint and lemon are just a few great additives for a detoxifying and delicious H2O combo. Adding fresh ginger and honey is great for combating colds with a refreshing spicy twist as well.