End of Summer Skin Care Tips

Summer has ended, and the time for soaking in the sun is over. Spending time in the sun helps you relax and release stress, but spending long hours under the strong sun can cause damage to your skin and cause dry skin, dark spots, and wrinkles  Now is the time rehydrate, renew and refresh your skin to help counter act moisture loss, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and maintain a younger looking skin.  Here are some things you can do to keep your skin looking its best.

Exfoliate: Exfoliate a few times a week. It helps slough off dead, dull skin cells as well as reveal the smooth skin underneath.  By removing the layer of dead cells,  absorption of other skincare products is improved.
 It also helps brighten your complexion and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Hydrate and Moisturize: In the summer, the sun, wind, and chlorine take away a large amount of water from your skin. Now it is time to recover and bring moisture back to dehydrated skin. Cleanse your face with mild cleanser twice a day, follow up with an anti-aging moisturizer, and drink a lot of water. Doing this will help to provide more water for your skin from both the inside and outside.

Eat Healthy: Eat a lot of fresh and organic fruit and vegetables. The healthier you eat, the healthier you will look and feel.  Keep an eye out for green tea, pomegranate and fruit with lots of Vitamin C. Anti-oxidants help protect your skin from sun damage and boost collagen production.

Get Enough Sleep: Sleep allows your body recover and restore. Not having enough sleep will speed up the aging process  which can be seen in the appearance of your skin. Lack of sleep affects us more deeply and shows more prominently on our faces – lackluster complexions, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Those of you who have moderate sleep issues can visit spas that offer sleep therapy treatments along with facials and massages.

Exercise: Get out doors and do some exercising. Working out helps you reduce stress and get in shape. Exercise is good for you heart, lungs, and the appearance of your skin. Exercise increases blood flow which helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. Having a healthy lifestyle makes you feel and look younger.

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