When the seasons change, so does your skin. Now that October is in full swing, it’s time to repair your skin from last summer’s sun damage, and to address new skin issues that are associated with seasonal change.
By selecting the right skin care ingredients this fall, you can successfully manage uneven, dehydrated and lackluster skin that’s often characteristic of the cooler autumn months. Below are four autumn-themed product ingredients that address all these issues (and more) to give you a flawless fall complexion:
Like clockwork every fall, the pumpkin obsession begins - from pumpkin lattes to pumpkin pies, everyone wants a piece of this seasonal treat. But what if we told you that pumpkins can do much more than tantalize your taste buds? Pumpkins are rich in enzymes, beta-carotene, amino acids and antioxidants which can do wonderful things for your skin.
For pumpkin-perfect moisture, Best Health Magazine recommends our Limited Edition Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque - “...soothe, nourish and, as [the] name implies, super-moisturize.” The pumpkin puree of nutrient-rich goodness in this masque is especially beneficial during the dry fall months when there’s less humidity and moisture in the air.
Why not take the beauty benefits of pumpkin to the next level by adding yams to the mix? Yams have been used in Asian traditional medicine centuries due to their tremendous healing powers. This root vegetable contain allantoin, a cell proliferate that helps the healing process when applied topically on ulcers, boils and other skin conditions (StyleCraze.com).
For the perfect fall pairing of ingredients, Examiner recommends our Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5%. They love it so much that they’ve named it their favorite peel in their Best in Beauty Awards 2015:
“As the perfect addition to any skin care regimen, this face peel does many great things for the skin. In fact, it can correct various skin issues such as depigmentation and sun damage. And whether you suffer from acne or have once suffered from acne, you can also benefit from using this organic face peel.” - Sarah Afshar, Pittsburgh Beauty Examiner (beauty blogger and former makeup artist and beauty advisor).
3. Licorice Root
Fall is the perfect time to correct any sun damage that occurred during the summer months. Licorice root, which is found in our Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel, helps brighten the appearance of uneven or sun damaged skin for a more youthful appearance. This results-oriented peel uses licorice root and our Natural Hydroquinone Alternative to brighten the appearance of dark spots, while lactic and mandelic acids gently exfoliate dead skin cells. We recommend following this treatment (and all exfoliating treatments) with an SPF product like our Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 30.
In addition to adding bursts of flavor to food, this tiny berry adds impressive beauty benefits when used as a skin care ingredient. Cranberries are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They’re also rich in phytochemicals with potent anti-inflammatory properties that are extremely effective in fighting the inflammation caused by problem skin (Livestrong).
Are you curious about what other products can benefit your skin this autumn? See our selection of Fall skin care products that are specifically selected to treat, repair and address seasonal changes in the skin. Share your favorites with us in the comments below, and join the conversation on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | G+.
This article was originally written by Christie Pike in 2015.