It’s autumn and that means changes in the weather. Dropping temperatures, drier air and windy days can wreak havoc on your skin. As the largest organ of the body, the skin provides protection against the environment but it needs your help to stay healthy. The condition of your skin also makes difference in how you look and that depends on how well you treat it. When the calendar moves into fall, you may need to consider changing your skincare routine, but you still need to remember the basics.
Your skin provides your body’s first layer of protection against the elements. Even though we don’t think of it in this way, it is the biggest organ of the body and often neglected. In order for it to function as it should, you need to keep it healthy and part of that means that you need adequate hydration – but each person’s skin is unique. So, how do you know when you need a moisturizer and how do you choose the right one? [Read more…]
They say “beauty is only skin deep,” but the skin is much more than just the outer layer that you see. It is actually composed of three, major layers – and is the biggest organ in your body. It is also your first line of protection against harm. It becomes thinner and less supple as we age and even on one person, the skin tone and texture varies a great deal depending on the area of the body, total thickness, and exposure to the elements. [Read more…]
It’s summertime, summertime! That means fun in the sun, but fun can quickly turn into serious discomfort if safe skin care is not practiced. Not only do we have to worry about immediate sunburn, we also have to think about our long-term skin health as excess sun exposure is a major contributor to skin cancer that develops later in life. So that you can continue to have fun in the sun, here are some sunscreen basics to keep in mind. [Read more…]