As fall approaches, the temperatures will fall along with air moisture levels, leaving our skin feeling more and more dry.
This will be compounded by our indoor heating which leaves our skin feeling even more dehydrated, rough, and flaky. Some people also want to maintain that healthy summer ‘glow’ gained by walking around in the sun, which could lead to using external chemicals.
We at Oasis Skin & Wellness knows a thing or two about keeping our skin safe from the change in seasons and we’re gonna remind you of a few of them right now! We even have some advice for maintaining that summer ‘glow’ safely.
The first step to maintaining great looking skin starts with ensuring that we are replenishing ourselves. And just what are we?
“Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.
So let’s start by drinking LOTS of clean, refreshing water.
The oldest advice around says to try to get 8 cups per day. For many that is a lofty but worthy goal so we’ll stick with it. As a side note, we also recommend eliminating sweet tasting drinks, whether they have sugar or not. In general, these are just BAD for us.
But herbal teas, plain coffees, or fresh squeezed juices have scientifically tested health benefits so do what you will with that in your quest for hydration.
The other thing we recommend if your skin starts to feel dry is to ensure that it has enough oil.
Dehydrated skin needs water, which you ingest and apply.
But dry skin needs the oil replenished, which can be done topically as well.
Both situations make the skin feel similarly dry, look flaky, and even feel itchy, so it’s best to attack from both angles.
Our favorite home dry skin remedy involves rubbing flaxseed oil on your skin. Besides adding significant Omega-3 to your life, flaxseed oil has a world of other benefits for you.
Just be sure to add significant amounts of it to your diet as well because the rest of your body needs this just as much as your skin, if not more.
Some other things you can do to carry your beautiful summer look into and through the fall include:
*Try to get regular facials, or at least give yourself treatments (shamefully shameless plug for our Oasis Facial-In-A-Bag). Removing accumulating dead and flaky skin is a great step to maintaining an awesome natural glow.
*After your cleansing routine, make sure to add back the oils using a quality anti-aging serum and a top-notch moisturizer. This will keep your skin from drying out and will lock in gains from your routine.
*Avoid chemical-based tanning lotions or sprays. The chemicals are usually not good for our skin. However, there are organic versions of spray tan available that are healthier substitutes that can help us keep the summer glow going.
*If you do hair removal, be sure to avoid chemical-based methods and instead see a competent waxologist. This is the safest route to maintaining healthy skin while also removing unwanted hair.
*Ingest skin healthy foods that provide nutrients, oils, and vitamins we need. Delicious options include strawberries, edamame, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, kale, and avocados. Hmm, add some flaxseed oil and fresh squeezed lime and it sounds like salad time!
So there you have it. Consistently applying these habits will result in radiant, healthy skin that will carry through the fall and winter months. It’s not that hard to do, and can even be delicious!