As the summer gradually draws to a close and a new season takes its place, your skin also changes with the season. The lazy summer days are great for having fun in the sun, but they take a toll on your skin. Now is the time to pamper and care for your skin against all the damage the scorching sun and heat of the summer may have caused.
You don’t have to break the bank to care for and pamper your skin. Here is a list of end of summer skin care home remedies, to give you healthy and glowing skin as you head into the fall months.
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Spending time in the outdoors during summer causes your skin to lose moisture and become dry. Restore moisture to your skin by drinking plenty of water daily. Drinking enough water not only purifies your skin by expelling dirt and oils blocking your skin pores, it also helps to keep your skin soft, clear and hydrated. You are sure to feel the therapeutic effect of water and its significant difference to your skin by merely touching it. A well-hydrated body will always keep illnesses away. For purification of your body, it is essential to drink water as soon as you get up to put a pep in your step! It also helps to boost your metabolism. Read about it here.
The skin appears dull after a summer full of outdoor activities and sun exposure. When your skin is dry and covered with dead skin cells, you need more than a hydrating formula to revitalize your skin. Exfoliating your skin helps to reveal the underlying smooth skin beneath the dead skin cells and also improve the absorption of moisturizers. You can reveal a brighter complexion with this homemade face mask, using ingredients straight from your kitchen. You can use lemon, honey, and baking soda to make a homemade mask. It will leave your skin feeling fresh, clean, and moisturized. Lemons are filled with AHA’s and BHA’s which remove dead skin cells and help clear up blackheads, acne, and discoloration, honey is a natural antioxidant and antibacterial while baking soda gently exfoliates and softens skin. This face mask can be done once a week to reduce inflamed acne, minimize redness, and clear the build up of dead skin cells as well as moisturize.
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For your body, you can buy a skin brush, or get a nice sea salt scrub or sugar scrub (Trader Joe’s sells a few very nice aromatherapy scrubs for a good price) and in your morning shower scrub away the dead skin cells. If you are using a brush, skin brush your entire body before you get in the shower-dry skin sloughs off easier than wet. Did you know that 20% of the detox process is done through the largest organ in our bodies, the skin.
The summer season causes your skin’s natural oils to flow freely, making your skin appear dull, oily and blemished. The UV rays of the sun also increase the susceptibility of your skin to dark patches and wrinkles. With cooler temperatures around the corner, you’ve got to get your skin healed fast. Yogurt mixed with honey has a powerful cleansing and moisturizing action for your skin. Apply and leave the mix on your skin for 10-20 minutes. Rinse it off with plain water.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Reviving your skin begins with taking care of your body from the inside out. Your eating habits reflect on your looks. Acne develops mostly in the hot and humid summer weather and gets worse after eating a summer’s diet of ice cream and hot dogs! There’s no substitution for the vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber that you require for healthy skin by eating a diet composed of veggies, fruits, and whole foods. Foods rich in the essential fatty acids found in walnuts, flaxseed, salmon, and olive oil can help skin cells stay hydrated. This will provide you with essential nutrients that will contribute to making your skin glow and beautiful. After Labor Day is a great time to start a 3-day detox in order to jumpstart and refresh your body.
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Get outdoors and exercise. Working out helps your body to get rid of toxins accumulated in the summer sun, reduce stress and also get you in shape. Losing a few extra pounds gathered from the lazy summer days will also make you look fresh and give you healthy skin. Do simple workouts every morning to feel good and stay fresh. Exercise increases blood circulation in the body which helps to nourish skin cells, giving the skin a natural and healthy glow. I’ll pull on my running shoes and walk, walk, walk. Clearing my mind and muscles is the key.
Repair and revitalize your skin by taking time out to treat yourself to homemade beauty remedies. With these end of summer skincare home remedies, you will achieve beautiful and naturally glowing skin as the color of leaves start to change in the early days of fall. Those are my end of summer skincare and detox tips. I hope they help you to feel spry and refreshed in your transition to fall.
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