How To: Update Your Skincare Routine for Fall

The way you stock your skincare products should be somewhat similar to how you approach your clothes from season to season. It’s important to switch out the products that are not ideal for the current weather.

Below are some key tips for transitioning your skincare regimen from late summer heat to that crisp autumn chill which includes product suggestions from botanical based skincare brands infused with good for you ingredients like Orange stem cells, Peony and Lemon extract!

  • Change Up Your Moisturizer! The cooler temperatures and biting wind is a good indication that it’s time to reach for a slightly heavier moisturizer with hydrating ingredients.
    • Try: Arbonne RE9 Advanced Restorative Cream ($66, Arbonne.com) provides loads of hydration thanks to hyaluronic acid that acts as a cushioning and lubrication agent to lock in moisture while orange stem cells help to improve the appearance of skin radiance, elasticity, firmness and texture

  • Get Your Scrub On! Exfoliation is the best way to treat parched, flaky skin and stimulate natural oil production.
    • Try: neuRADIANCE instant cell exfoliator ($79, Neiman Marcusinfused with radiance enhancing ingredients including magnesium crystals, pearl powder and meadowfoam seed oil, the unique technology provides a warming effect upon application and a cooling sensation when removed promoting a radiant, glowing complexion.

  • Personalize It! Evaluate what product works best for you based on your personal factors.
    • Need an extra dose of hydration with an added glow? Try: NEW Dear by Renée® Skin Renewal Serum ($79.99, DearByRenee.cominfused with Passion Fruit and Lemon Fruit Acids gently encourage cellular turnover resulting in a more youthful appearance.
    • Does your delicate area need extra TLC against the cooler climates? Try: Arbonne RE9 Advanced Lifting and Contouring Eye Cream ($62, Arbonne.comDeeply condition to deliver more lifted-looking skin; helps contour, making skin feel firmer and smoother

Kimberly Snyder and Deepak Chopra – Radical Beauty New Book

Dry skin is a common issue many of us face as the weather gets cooler – but did you know it’s also a result of imbalances in your diet? Thanks to Kimberly Snyder, C.N. and her newest book, Radical Beauty (which she co-authored with Deepak Chopra!), we’ve got the tips you need on how to keep skin moisturized and glowing all season long – from the inside and out!

  • When it comes to your diet, make sure you aren’t avoiding fat altogether! Incorporate easily digested beauty fats such a avocados, coconut oil and chia seeds. Avocados are a rich source of nourishing beauty fats, vitamins and lecithin to nourish dry skin!
  • Hydration is key! Drink lots of room temperature water to keep your body hydrated. Another way is to eat lots of sweet, juice fruits which help hydrate your skin. Externally, you should avoid very hot showers in limit time I hot baths as this can dry out your skin as well.
  • For your skincare routine, add extra boost of moisture try incorporating a face mask on a regular basis like the Radical Beauty Skin Texture Smoothing Mask to see your skin become smoother with diminished age spots! It contains coconut yogurt which is a great source of amino acids and probiotics, carrot is high in skin-brightening beta-carotene and antioxidants, lecithin to nourish dry skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth and avocados. (recipe and instructions below)

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Radical Beauty Skin Texture Smoothing Mask
Ingredients:
–          ½ cup coconut yogurt (now commonly found at local health markets)
–          1 avocado, peeled and pitted
–          3 tablespoons, raw organic honey
–          1 organic carrot

Directions: In a food processor or blender, combine the ingredients and process until you reach a smooth consistency. Spread over your face and neck and relax for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.