Sunday, October 2

How to get Fabulous Fall Skin with Purple Essentials' Natural Skincare Products

Autumn is a period of transition in nature and signals the perfect time to adjust your personal skin care routine.

With Summer behind us, you will soon begin noticing the air getting drier and cooler. In the Fall months to follow, your skin won't maintain moisture the way it did through the humid days of Summer - dry, cool air conditions can leave skin dehydrated, taut and slightly uncomfortable. As a result, your skin may become increasingly dry and even itchy … it's time to update your skin care routine!   

Here are 5 steps you can take to get Fabulous Fall Skin...

 1)  Drink Up & Eat Well:

One of the most significant initial steps in rejuvenating your skin is from the inside out.

Drink plenty of fresh, clean (filtered and reverse osmosis) water. Drinking 8 glasses a day, every day, will help to flush out body toxins better, thereby encouraging a healthy and balanced skin. Drinking plenty of water during the day will assist in maintaining plump cells and will keep dehydration at bay. If your cells become dehydrated it will show in your skin; fine lines and wrinkles can become more pronounced.  

Eat foods with healthy oils and omega fatty acids.  Fall is a season when fresh fruit and vegetables abound, so take the opportunity to include Pears, Leeks, Pumpkins, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Blackberries, Grapes, Plums and Raspberries as add-ins/substitutes with your daily meals. Eating these fresh foods allows you to load up on Vitamins C, B, E and A, iron, zinc, calcium, potassium, bioflavonoids, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, all of which help to prepare your skin and body for the challenges it will face during the winter. The result - boost the skin’s immune system while preserving its quality and restoring its natural glow.

2)  Cleanse Gently:

Now is the time to use a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its vital oil barrier.  The natural oils in your skin work to balance your skin's moisture level.  Harsh cleansers will only strip these natural oils and add to the frustrations of dry skin.  You will also want to avoid using hot water when washing your face. Instead, stick with tepid or lukewarm for daily cleansing.  

Recommended product: Purple Essentials' Orange & Rosemary Cleanser 

3)  Exfoliate:

Exfoliating your skin is an important step for each season, but especially as your skin becomes drier.  Summer damage can result in cellular build-up on the skin’s surface, causing it to look dull and be congested.  In order to effectively remove dead skin cells, leaving the skin soft and smooth, you should exfoliate regularly.  Exfoliating 2-3 times a week will slough away dead cells, preparing the skin underneath to absorb more moisture and nourishment.  Exfoliating also increases cellular turnover and allows your other skin care products to penetrate more easily, giving them the opportunity to work more effectively.

Recommended Body product(s) - a key benefit to using Purple Essentials' all natural, Body Scrubs and Polishes is that they are great for both exfoliating & moisturizing!

Recommended Face product(s)  -  avoid face products with apricot kernel, walnut and/or almond particles, as these tend to have jagged edges when ground and can cause skin tears. Purple Essentials' Cleansing Grains and Refining Mask are both effective and gentle exfoliates.

  4)  Adjust Moisturizers:

As the months get colder your skin needs more moisture than it did in previous seasons. Your skin does not adapt automatically to seasonal changes, and using a natural oil-based moisturizer (vs. water, silicone or alcohol) will help to balance its hydration level while nourishing and protecting it from the cooler temperatures.  Evaluate your skin’s needs to see if you need more moisture throughout the day.  *Tip: Lock in moisture while finishing up your bath or shower routine.  Coat your body with a light layer of (natural) Bath & Body oil, pat dry.

Recommended Body product(s) - Purple Essentials' Whipped Body Creme, Body Butter and Bath & Body oils each help to nourish and hydrate your skin naturally.

Recommended Face product(s) - Purple Essentials' Rejuvenating Serum and Facial Elixir will both provide amazing results!

   5)  SPF – Rain or shine: 

 Although the Autumn sun is not as strong as it was through the Summer, it's still necessary to use your sunscreen regularly (a sunscreen with SPF of 30+ is recommended). Ultraviolet radiation is composed of three wavelengths: UVA, UVB and UVC.  While UVC isn't a concern for skin cancer, UVA and UVB play different roles when it comes to tanning, burning, and photoaging. It seems everyone is mindful during the Summer about wearing sunscreen to protect skin from the sun's ultraviolet radiation, but less so throughout the Fall and Winter months - just because it is colder outside doesn’t mean those rays aren't affecting your skin.  Always wear a sunscreen that is "broad spectrum", meaning it will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. Note ... UVA (aging rays) cause skin’s collagen and elastin fibers to break down, and these rays come from not only the sun, but from indoor, fluorescent lighting as well.  

Adjusting your Fall skin care routine to include Purple Essentials handcrafted, natural products will help nurture your skin, senses and well being.

Enjoy this Wonderful Time of the Year!

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