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Did you know that Fall is the most
common time of year when breakouts are at their highest?
Dead skin cells which clog pores is the
reason why there is an increase of blemishes due to the drier air and harsher
winds of the transitional swing from summer to winter. On the other hand, don't
give up on acne treatment just yet. Here are a few tips for surviving the
transition from summer to fall:
Lounging at the beach with a pina colada
in one hand has finally come to an end. Vacationers are beginning to pack up
and head to pulling out office chairs or opening textbooks. This big transition
may cause persons great anxiety leading to terrible breakouts especially on
acne prone skin.
How is this possible? Scientists and
dermatologists, explain that the brain and the skin both make the same
stress-related hormone that causes inflammation. In addition, that stress
interferes with the thyroid’s response to thyroid stimulating hormone, and low
levels of thyroid hormone leave the skin more vulnerable to inflammation.
common phrase, “you are what you eat," is very much so when it comes to
clear glowing complexion. Autumn offers a bounty of delicious fruits and
vegetables with nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy and strong but we often don’t think of them as part of our
efforts to protect and nourish the skin, but incredibly they do!
Don’t forget to eat your green leafy vegetables! These also help the
acne fighting mission! Foods such as spinach, kale, cucumber, broccoli and
collard greens are a great addition to your daily diet as they contain vitamins
A, B, C, E, and much more, all doing their part in delivering a lively, glowing
Foods not only satisfy and fuel our
bodies but can bring smooth clear looking skin. Lowering inflammation, eating
more antioxidants, enhancing glutathione production and sleeping correctly, can
fight acne at any time of the year. Take after the procedures above, but also
practice everyday healthy eating and exercise.
During the hot summer months, skin becomes dry due to the
increasing amount of sun exposure resulting in a boost of melanin production.
The top layer of your skin thickens which slows down the natural shedding of
dead skin cells. Because of this, the skin will look extremely dull and
To restore the barrier function, one
must purchase moisturizing products, especially those fortified with
niacinamide to nourish and smooth skin, restoring radiance. The oil flow in the
skin during the summer months is still occurring at this time of year.
Therefore, the sudsy cleanser may be a bit too harsh for fall. To prevent
additional drying by indulging the skin with a soap-free face and body wash, that is also non-comedogenic.
Exfoliation is critical during fall and winter months, as pore-clogging skin
cells need to be sloughed away to keep breakouts at bay.
You are encouraged to drink half of your
body weight in ounces of water per day to counteract the dehydrating effects of
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