Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Pamper your "autumn" skin
First, it's drier outside. And your home and office is heated--making skin even drier. Fox recommends switching moisturizers from a lotion to a cream. Use products with humectants (glycerine, sorbitol urea or alpha-hydroxy) to attract moisture to your skin.
The eight glasses of water thing? You can do it but it won't show up in your skin. Just stay hydrated.
Think about exfoliating--rubbing off the dead skin layer. Maybe even a dermabrasion peel o chemical peel.
Keep up acne treatments--but switch to a heavier, oil-free moisturizer.
Cold winds can irritate roseacea. Avoid really hot beverages.
If you have those bumps on the backs of upper arms and thighs--called keratosis pilaris--exfoliate gently and bump up the moisturizer.
Allergies can also bring on rashes in the fall. If you are allergic to pollen, wash face and hands when you come inside---and keep windows closed from 10 am to 4 pm.
Just writing this is making me itch.