You gotta love summers, right? Spending time outside at the beach, barbecues, parks, playing sports and in the pool. But there is a part of the summer season you may not love. Soaking up those rays, chlorine exposure, wind, sweat and sand can have negative consequences for your skin.
If you are frustrated by dark spots, sensitivity, acne or just want to restore moisture to your dehydrated, damaged summer skin, these tips will help prepare your skin for the fall season.
1. Start with the inside
Sun exposure destroys collagen. Collagen is a glue-like substance that holds your skin tissues together and keeps your skin firm. If you have poor levels of collagen, your skin will be dry and thin. So that means you need to replenish what was lost.
There a couple of ways to boost your collagen; either in food & drinks or in natural skin care products. Diets high in essential fatty acids (cold water fish like salmon and flax seed) will repair cells and protect from further damage while diets high in antioxidants (whole grains, veggies, fruits and nuts) will repair and protect your skin.
2. Eliminate dead skin cells
By the end of the summer, you'll notice that your skin may be looking dull and clogged. Exfoliating at least once a week or more will protect your skin from further breakouts.
If you skip exfoliating then even the most advanced moisturizer will not help you because your skin has layers of dry, dead skin cells on it. Exfoliating regularly at home with Pure Fiji's Exfoliating Scrub will help remove dead skin cells and open pores which helps you absorb your skin care products better. ? Plus, your skin will look smoother, healthier and glowing.
3. Give your feet some TLC
Summer equals sandal season. But by Fall your feet (and especially the soles) are likely rough and dry. Restore and rejuvenate your tired feet with Pure Fiji's Coconut Milk Bath Soak. Using skin-softening, fresh coconut milk as its base its perfect for hydrating and softening skin. Tropical infusions add a therapeutic aromatic element to relax and calm the body and mind. You will step out of your bathtub feeling smooth, cleansed, and recharged.
4. Repair your pout
If the summer sun and chlorine has left your lips dry and cracked, nourish your lips back to health with Pure Fiji's Lip Duo. Begin by smoothing and refining your lips with the Coconut Sugar Lip Polish! Coconut sugar and cold-pressed organic coconut and dilo oils buff away dry, flaky skin and infuse moisture, leaving lips soft and supple. Follow with the overnight lip masque infused with cocoa butter, cold pressed dilo and coconut oils, and boosted with natural peptides to give you a softer, fuller and more perfectly defined lips.
5. Toss out that sugary drink
Margaritas, daiquiris, and cocktails are all part of that summer vibe. But foods with a high glycemic index ó we're talking sugary treats ó can set off a hormonal domino effect that leads to acne breakouts. In fact, the latest scientific evidence suggests that high glycemic index (GI) foods that increase blood sugar may be the main culprit in acne. That's because the body produces the hormone insulin when we consume excess sugar, which ultimately leads to increased inflammation ó and inflammation is a key factor in acne.
6. Schedule a facial with your esthetician
Every season comes with its own skin challenges. While summer can cause sun damage and breakouts, fall and winter often lead to dry and tight skin. Your esthetician can help you reset your skin by clearing congestion, infusing antioxidants, and smoothing out texture, so you can enjoy bright and even skin as the weather cools down. It can also be helpful to schedule routine facials throughout the fall and winter to pamper your skin and address dryness. Explore Pure Fiji's spas here.
7. Change your products
A change of season typically means a change in the way skin behaves. You don't need to overhaul your skincare routine entirely, but you do need to make some minor adjustments to your regimen to ensure that the skin stays healthy and balanced during this seasonal change.
So with this change in season coming, it's time to put away your lightweight moisturizers in favor of more oil-based and moisturizing products that focus on hydrating your skin. Any changes you make to your fall skincare routine will carry over into the winter, so don't worry about changing your routine once winter hits.
As we move closer to the cooler months ahead the oil flow that was boosted during the summer slows down. In addition, when you get back to turning up your central heating, your skin can become dry and frail like a pile of autumn leaves - but fear not! If you are not sure what products to use for the fall season our help center (1.800.477.4283) we can provide recommendations on which natural skin care products will work best for your skin type and skin condition that you can add to your daily routine.