Flawless Skin All Fall

Fall is here, and the weather is in the process of changing, which could initiate a change in your skin.  

The skin is the largest organ on the human body but today we will be focusing specifically on the skin on your face. The skin on your face is very delicate, which means it requires a lot of tender loving care (TLC).

Just in case you’re not quite sure on how to give your skin a little TLC, I’m going to give a few pointers on the basics of how to care for your skin properly on a daily basis.

 

1. Cleanse

  • If you have normal skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, or combination skin, you should go for a cream cleanser which is powerful enough to get rid of the dirt and excess oil your skin may have but gentle enough not to strip it of all the oils it needs, (i.e. Cetaphil, Cera Ve, Clique Sonic Face Wash).
  • If you have oily or acne prone skin, you should try a gel cleanser that is oil-free or a cleanser that contains medications such as salicylic acid which is meant to prevent and treat breakouts.  

2. Tone

  • Witch hazel is one of the best toners on the market because it not only works for all skin types but it’s all natural and affordable! Witch hazel is gentle but very effective in picking up dirt that your cleanser may have left behind. Witch Hazel also helps maintain the skin’s pH-balance.
  • If you don’t like witch hazel or you want a toner specially formulated for your skin, there are several toners from numerous brands that are catered to your specific skin care needs such as Neutrogena, Clinique, etc.

3. Exfoliate

  • Everyone should exfoliate their skin at least one to three times a week. Exfoliating your skin gets rid of dead skin which gives the skin a natural glow.
  • You could use a physical exfoliant like one that contains sugar or some type of textured substance.
  • You could use a chemical exfoliant like glycolic acid, which isn’t usually textured but powerful enough to remove dead skin.
  • Although it’s important to exfoliate, its equally as important to not over do it because over exfoliating could irritate the skin and cause more harm than good.

 

4. Moisturize

PSA: WHETHER YOU HAVE THE DRIEST SKIN IN THE WORLD OR THE OILIEST, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN!

  • If you have dry skin you should try a moisturizer that is thick and/or contains some type of oil such as Shea butter, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, Eucerin, or A & D Ointment.  Using moisturizers like these are essential to giving your skin the extra nutrients it needs that it may not be producing enough of on its own.
  • If you have oily skin, you should try using a gel moisturizer or even a light oil. Sometimes the cause of your oily skin can be that you’re stripping your skin of its natural oils, so your skin produces more oils than it actually needs. However, if that is not the case you could always use a gel-based moisturizer that gives your skin just enough moisture to remain smooth and supple without the excess oil.

 

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