Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall; our skin needs special attention.
A change of season typically means a change in the way skin behaves, often resulting in dryness, breakouts, and a general lackluster appearance. Now is the time to renew and recover from the Summer's sun and emerge restored, refreshed and Fab whilst prepping the skin for harsher climates.
TIP #1: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
In cooler temps you may want to replace your water-based moisturizer with something thicker. Deuces to the lotions...say hello to The Butters! Our Whipped Shea Butters come unscented or in many other delicious scents. (Click here to Purchase) or (Here). It's also a great idea to tone. Toners are often an overlooked step in a skin-care regimen. If you aren’t already using one, now’s the time to start. Toners that are alcohol-free are a perfect way to give your skin the water and hydration it so desperately needs in the fall, when the temperatures are cooler. Your toner can be as simple as Witch Hazel. Just apply to your skin after cleansing.
TIP #2: Change Your Cleansing Routine
During the summer months, you may love those shower gels however, these may be a bit drying once the temperatures cool down and less oil is being produced. It is advisable to switch to a creamier, gentle, non-clogging cleanser that will add extra moisture and protection to your skin. Try one of our handmade soaps that are made with natural oils and luxurious butters. (Pick one from here.)
TIP #3: Exfoliate
Certain skin types can be prone to increased sensitivity in summertime from heat, chlorine, and sun, therefore exfoliation should be minimal. But come Fall, exfoliation is imperative when it comes to repairing and brightening the complexion. Exfoliating is also essential in reducing breakouts as it removes the dead skin cells that trap oil. Regular exfoliation will help to lift skin discoloration (such as sun spots and acne scars), remove dull, tired, dry skin and encourage fresher, plumper cells to form. This will give your skin a flawless finish. Try these one of these Sugar Scrubs (Here) and/or this Skin Brightening facial mask (Here). And of course, using exfoliating serums like the one found (HERE) a few nights a week is very important.
TIP #4: Your melanin may be poppin' but....
Dark skin does offer this SPF protection, it's not enough to protect the skin fully so African Americans and people with dark skin should still use sunscreens when they'll be in the sun for prolonged periods.This may come as surprise, but fall (similar to spring) is a season where a tremendous amount of UV damage is incurred. We often think that when the temperatures are cooler outside, the sun isn’t as harmful, but this is false. While the UVB rays (the ones responsible for causing suntans or sunburns) are not as strong in autumn, the UVA rays (the ones that cause skin cancer and premature wrinkles) are just as strong as they are in July and August. Protection is a year-round job, so be sure to apply a sunscreen to the face, neck, and any exposed chest area to shield from direct sunlight.
TIP #5: Listen To Your Skin
Regardless of seasons, our skin, like our bodies, is constantly changing and adapting to whatever we throw its way, whether internal or external. It’s important to be attentive and listen to your skin for signs that it’s not getting what it needs. Tightness, dryness, increased breakouts and sensitivity are all signs that your current skincare routine isn’t working for you and a change is in order. Pay attention to what your skin is telling you. You always want to work with Mother Nature, never go against her. When skin problems start to occur, you must make certain that you are using products that specifically address your skin’s needs.
You don’t need to overhaul your skincare routine entirely, but you do need to make some minor tweaks to your regimen to ensure that skin stays healthy during this seasonal change.
A little extra you can do internally to help with the "Glow up"
- I can't say this enough....hydrate. Dry skin...drink water. Dry hair...drink water then spritz your hair with it! Drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day will keep your skin and hair moisturized and help eliminate toxins effectively. Have an extra glass of water for every glass of alcohol/cup of coffee you take to prevent possible dehydration. Try to get as much water as possible from fresh fruits and vegetables.
- EAT your cosmeceuticals. FabYouLife is food for your skin, but you also have to put good food in your body. Foods rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants such as polyphones, Vitamins A, C and E can help reverse summer damage, prepare it for the challenges it will face during winter and boost the skin’s immune system while preserving its quality and restoring its natural glow.
Seasonal Fresh Ingredients That Keep Autumn Blues at Bay
- Beets Carrots
- Sweet Potatoes
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