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SkinCare Transitions You Can Fall For

#Tips for helping you transition your #skincare regimen to #fall

Yes it's time of year again. The leaves are changing the weather is cooling. Time to test out the old furnace make sure its blowing that dry heat through the vents to keep the family warm. But it is also that time of year where the humidity levels are lower and the air is getting dryer and so is our skin. For many of us, myself included, dry skin can make you have a love hate relationship with your skin during fall and winter months.

I am here to tell you all is not lost, below are some tips that can help keep you loving your skin and your skin loving you back.

Tip #1 - A gentle cleanser gives you a head start

Once you know your skin type if you don't know it already get a cleansing agent that is gentle for the skin (both body and face) if you don't use one already. Your gentle cleanser should never strip your skin of all its natural oils and never agitate nor irritate after you wash. They should not have sulfates, petroleum oils or parabans. Look for ingredients that include low or no comedogenic ratings in the butters and oils in them like mango, kokum butter, castor, sunflower, and olive oils.

Tip #2 - Gentle Exfoliate

Exfoliating is definitely something that should not be exclusive to spring and summer when you are going to be showing more skin. Doing it year round will keep your skin fresh, keep acne down and slough off dead skin to reveal youthful glowing skin while circulating blood flow throughout the body. Regular exfoliation with a mild abrasive additive, sugar, salts, fruit fibers, even seeds are great to use to help remove dead skin cells. Exfoliating is key to

keeping your skin and complexion clear throughout the fall and winter seasons. Exfoliation should be done about twice a week in order to help prevent breakouts and to keep the skin clean and fresh. But find what exfoliate works for you. Some exfoliates like bamboo powder or jojoba beads offer a more gentle approach to sensitive and transitioning (pregnant or post pregnant) skin types than sugar or salt scrubs.

Tip #3 - Thicker Moisturizer

I am sure there are some folks out there who believe a lighter skin complexion means you must not have dry skin. It is furthest from the truth. Just because you cannot see your name written on your skin does not mean you don't need daily moisture and thicker cream like. a body butter is a must. The other myth, all body butters are too thick and greasy. There are brands, like After Affects Skin Care, that offer butters that are creamy, rich, moisturizing but they also melt into the skin on contact and don't leave greasy residue. The key is you need that thicker moisturizer to protect from the dry air both outside and inside.

Sensitive skin is very important to continue to coat your skin with a good moisturizer, because your skin is so delicate and prone so many types of irritants and adding dry heat to the mix can exacerbate issues you can most assuredly try to avoid.

Now if you have oily skin, you may be able to keep up with your lotions you used for the summer months, but pick a facial cream according to your skin type to keep skin from developing dry patches.

Tip #4 - Continue to Protect with Antioxidants and SPF