As the temperature takes a nosedive this season, skin complaints are on the rise. But this doesn’t have to mean you’re going to endure dry, dull skin. In fact, there are many ways to keep it looking fresh.
We love the richness of autumn: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and a glass of wine to warm up those crisp evenings. But the changing seasons also spell trouble for the skin. Some of the pesky ailments you may encounter are:
Seborrheic Dermatitis. If you notice some flaky scales on your face or scalp, you may be suffering from a stress-induced condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. Weather changes, product buildup, genetics, and hormonal fluctuations are to blame. Be careful not to scratch the affected area as this can lead to hair loss and infection. Use a natural face cream such as Corium 21 or an over-the-counter shampoo to keep itching at bay.
Rosacea. Temperature fluctuations can trigger facial redness and breakouts. Use a good moisturizer to cut inflammation and wear sunscreen outdoors.
Keratosis Pilaris. Those little bumpy patches on the back of your arms or thighs may be due to keratosis pilaris, a condition wherein an overproduction of keratin traps your hair follicles in your pores. Cooler weather worsens it but you can protect your skin from the harsh weather by wearing layers of clothing (a breathable cotton fabric is recommended). Moreover, keep your skin well-moisturized or use an ointment containing alezaic acid, kojic acid,or tretinoin.
Brown Spots. Once the sun goes into hibernation, it might leave you with brown spots and patches. An increase in the production of melanocytes results in pigment irregularities. These dark skin patches are known as brown spots, age spots, dark spots, or sun spots.
To dramatically improve the condition of sun damaged skin, use Corium 21 Aloe Soothing Cream. It has healing properties and aids skin regeneration. Gently massage onto the spots twice daily and within a month, you should be able to see noticeable improvements.
Achieve Healthy, Happy Skin This Autumn
The skin can be an indicator of how good you feel. Enjoy the best the season has to offer and give yourself the happiest face possible with these tips and tricks:
- Get a good dose of that autumn sun. A moderate amount of sun exposure is essential for keeping the skin healthy.
- Be sure to establish regular skincare routine. Always moisturize before leaving the house and reapply as necessary, especially if you have very dry skin.
- Use a deep hydrating face mask once a week for some TLC.
- Look for non-clogging ingredients when it comes to your moisturizer and body lotion.
- Diet plays a role in protecting your skin, so a healthy serving of protein from lean meat and eggs are great choices.
- Eat seasonal foods, such as apples, pears, and cabbage - they’re all good sources of vitamin C, as well as squash and carrots for their vitamin A-giving properties.
- Add omega 3s to your diet as these can help maintain elasticity and keep the skin smooth.
- If you are suffering from eczema and psoriasis, cut down on your alcohol intake and quit smoking to prevent flare-ups.
- An age-old piece of advice would be to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. Also, never go to bed with your makeup on.
A little pampering now will ensure a soft, radiant, and healthy glow all year round. But if you need an extra boost to get you through the day, there’s always a blusher that can actually work on you!