Thursday, October 10, 2013

360 Degree Fall Skin Care Part 1: The Dry

When it comes to any changing season, our skin definitely undergoes a chemical change. The solution however is not the same for everyone, even for those with similar skin conditions. Hopefully my tips and tricks below will help keep the changing season blues away.

The Season: Fall. Some may experience dryness, others may experience (like summer) an over abundance of oil production, and some may find the oil spots are dry and the dry spots are now oily. For Part 1 of 360 Degree Fall Skin Care, we are going to focus on those experience dryness or an increased dryness.

For The Dry SkinThose who normally have dry skin may find that with the Fall season, your skin becomes more dry (don't even ask about winter!!!). There are a few things you can integrate into your skin care regiment that will assist with your drying skin.

Try a hydrating mask: A hydrating mask will help give that dry skin a rejuvenated boost. The misconception is that a mask will dry your skin out more. However, like any other skin care product, there are multiple purposes to what the product is used for. While there are masks that help with acne, cleansing, refinement or tightening, there is also a mask for hydration! 

No budget solution: Try the Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask ($88). This hydrating treatment reveals softer, firmer, healthier looking skin. Containing advanced antioxidants like Kombucha (black tea ferment) helps to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals while softening, smoothing, and enhancing luster. 

Middle of the road budget solution: Try the Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial ($45). This is a weightless facial powered by super-charged proteins that melt into skin and works overnight for intense, immediate moisturization. Greek Yoghurt provides a natural source of proteins, minerals and vitamins to instantly nourish stressed, dry skin.

Budget friendly solution: Try Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst ($24). No, this isn't super cheap, however it is on the lower end of the price spectrum but still effective. This thirst quenching mask contains algae extracts to deliver an extra helping of hydration while emollient-rich apricot kernel oil acts like a fountain of youth.

Try an oil: Applying an oil to your face? Sounds pretty scary. Isn't it oil that causes acne? Why yes, but there are oils out there that work to boost skin health. Mix a few drops of one of the following oils into your moisturizer and apply. 

For any budget: Any face oil will last a very long time since a little goes a long way. So here are a few options that you can select from:
Josie Maran 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil ($14-$96). This is a lightweight oil that can be used as a daily moisturizer for treatment for your skin, hair and nails. Very rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids that easily absorbs into skin to give a youthful, dewy glow and has astonishing healing, conditioning, and anti-aging properties. 

Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Face Oil ($49.50) is a face oil that absorbs on-contact to help repair skin's barrier and replace vital youth-renewing lipids lost with age. 

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil ($46) quickly absorbs for firmer, brighter, smoother skin. Very rich in Vitamin C, skin appears instantly brighter and more radiant.

Boost your skin with a rich nighttime moisturizer: Add a little extra with a rich nighttime moisturizer. Especially for those who are experiencing dry skin, the moisture boost at night will help keep your skin glowing and hydrated during the day.

No budget solution: Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream ($90) is a rich moisturizing cream that renews and repairs the skin overnight. This cream supports natural cell renewal to improve skin structure during the night. The peptides nourish the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles as firmness and elasticity are restored.

Middle of the road budget solution: Clinique Repairwear Intensive Night Cream Very Dry Skin Formula ($52) is developed especially for very dry skin that works all night to help block and mend the look of lines and wrinkles, arming your skin for tomorrow.

Budget friendly solution: Though not super cheap, this product works really well. Try Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream ($39.50). A night time cream that is known to have you wake up radiant and refreshed. Containing minerals, moisture-rich replenishers, and vitamins C, E, and H.

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