Fall obviously brings cooler weather, but it also brings a drop in humidity. This means the environment will be drier, and therefore your skin as well. Just like you’re putting away your lightweight summer clothes, it’s also time to put away the lightweight gel or water-based moisturizers you’ve been using during the hotter months. It’s also a good time to focus on reversing the sun damage you’ve no doubt accumulated with trips to the beach or while relaxing poolside. Even if you haven’t indulged in many summer activities, you’ve likely experienced sun damage just by being outside. Sun damage is cumulative, and even being outside for 15 minutes a day can have an impact on your skin. Let’s take a look at how you should transition your skincare from summer to fall.
Heavier moisturizers are just the ticket for fall (and later, winter). They will replace the moisture lost due to the drier air that’s common in the fall. If it’s cold enough where you are, you might even be using heaters to keep warm. This will further dry out your skin.
A richer, thicker moisturizer can help keep your skin barrier intact throughout the season and prep it for even colder months ahead. Try Sorella Apothecary's, The Balm, which not only locks in more moisture but works to combat the visible signs of aging thanks to the release of black current and acai berry extracts, shea butter, beeswax and hylauronic acid. A blend of firming peptides helps boost the appearance of collagen-deprived skin. This is a great night cream to replace the lighter lotions you’ve been using in summer.
When it comes to sun damage, most of us look to serums and moisturizers, but skincare masks can be of great help too! Using a mask a few times a week can help brighten the appearance of overall skin tone, which is exactly what your skin needs if it’s dull or has developed the look of discoloration while out in the sun.
Farmhouse Fresh's Pudding Apeel Glycolic Mask is the real deal for reducing the visible signs of sun damage and rejuvenating and transforming the appearance of skin. It hydrates thanks to honey and coconut milk while glycolic and fruit extract alpha hydroxy acids offer gentle exfoliation to rid the skin of surface dead skin cells, which can reveal rough texture. This mask can improve the appearance of texture, making skin look smoother and more luminous.
Remember not to neglect your body during this transitionary period. It can lose moisture as much as the skin on the face, and unfortunately, not everyone moisturizes as often as they should. Even though the skin on the rest of our bodies is thicker than the skin on the face, it still needs some tender loving care.
You can take care of your body skin in much the same way you take care of your face – by moisturizing and exfoliating to hydrate and remove dead skin cells, respectively. A great way to improve body skin tone is by using Farmhouse Fresh's Big Bare Organic Whipped Shea Butter Body Polish. Not only will you receive gentle exfoliation, your skin will be deeply hydrated from shea butter and organic sunflower seed oil. You can lock in the moisture from the scrub with a moisturizing body mousse like Blissed Moon Dip from Farmhouse Fresh. This cream has ingredients including jojoba oil, vitamins, watermelon extract and advanced peptides to plump up, reinvigorate and rejuvenate skin. Using this body mousse regularly can help smooth out skin to make it look younger and healthier.
Article by Jennifer Kogon
You’ll see an instant boost in hydration because it helps active ingredients absorb 97% better than topical application alone. It also has a brightening effect for that coveted lit-from-within glow! The best part is that it’s non-invasive and there is absolutely no downtime.
So what exactly is nano-infusion and how does it work?
Our single use sterile tips are used with a Collagen Induction Therapy pen to create thousands of micro pathways in the top layer of skin. This creates space between the brick and mortar like layer of dead epidermal cells so that ingredients can pass through and penetrate deeply to the lower layers of skin. Better absorption means better results for plumped, nourished, radiant skin.
For anyone who has considered micro-needling but wants to take a smaller step toward that direction, this is a great service to try! Each sterile cartridge made up of microscopic pyramid-shaped tips (smaller than one single strand of hair… just to give you a point of reference) that create tiny channels in the skin with no downtime or discomfort.
From now til the end of December, book a Nano-Infusion facial for $129 and get a complimentary upgrade: You can choose to add Microdermabrasion or LED Light Therapy to your facial to boost results!
New Seasonal Facial (September, October, November) $85
Fall is in the air and that can only mean one thing…Pumpkin! Nourish the skin with antioxidants of Vitamins A and C. A Pumpkin-Orange enzyme will exfoliate and dissolve dead skin cells and reduce oil. A nourishing organic pumpkin puree and active yogurt cultures mask will instantly boost overall radiance by deep cleansing pores, temporarily shrinking their look while improving the look of uneven skin tones. The result is a beautiful, healthy glow! This facial treatment includes a warm, buttery sweet cream exfoliating foot scrub and a foot massage with velvety cinnamon notes, sweet cloves and raw unfiltered honey.
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According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, by bringing heat to the skin surface, Gua Sha, releases blocked energy and heat. Traditionally Gua Sha has been performed with any handy object possessing a smooth edge that can be rubbed across the skin surface, such as a porcelain spoon or a coin.
* Stimulates blood, lymph and chi flow
* Flush lactic acid and metabolic waste
* Stimulates collagen synthesis
* Firms, tones, balances muscle
* Releases chronic muscle tension (wrinkles)
* Lifts , tightens , firms, and balances muscles and fascia
* Releases myofascial adhesions
* Healing energy
* Accelerates cellular turnover
* Softens 11’s, crows-feet, droopy jowls, turkey neck, smokers lips
* Brings nutrients and oxygen enriches blood cells to the skin
* May aid in digestive issues, glandular issues, hearing, and balance issues
11. Walking Prevents Muscle Atrophy
Long periods of inactivity can cause your glutes and other legs in the lower half of your body to weaken and even atrophy. These muscles are required to carry the weight of the top half of your body, and weak ones can cause back pain or other issues. By going for a walk of at least 30 minutes each day, you can prevent your muscles from becoming inactive.
10. Walking Improves Blood Circulation
Daily walks have proven to have several benefits for the heart. Walking elevates the heart rate, which helps to fortify it and combats heart disease. A study conducted by Harvard’s School of Public Health found that people who walk at least 30 minutes per day can decrease their risk of stroke by about 20 percent. People who walk at a brisk pace reduce their odds by an additional 20 percent. If you cannot keep up a fast pace for your entire walk, try alternating between speed walking and walking at your normal pace.
9. Walking Builds Muscle
Just because you don’t like to jog, sprint or spend hours lifting weights in the gym doesn’t mean you can’t build muscle. People who walk regularly tend to have stronger and more defined muscles in their legs and abdomen. If you focus on pumping your arms while you walk, they will also tone up. Power walking can also help you to expand your range of motion if you tend to have joint problems.
8. Walking Builds Stronger Bones
Many doctors recommend walking for people who have osteoporosis. One study showed that women who were post-menopausal and walked for at least 30 minutes per day decreased their risk of suffering hip fractures by at least 40 percent. Walking can help to prevent loss of bone mass in people of all ages. However, if you do suffer from osteoporosis, it is essential to talk to your doctor before starting a walking regimen to ensure he or she feels it would be the right course of treatment for you.
7. Walking Lowers Your Risk of Other Diseases
Your daily walks do more than boost your muscle and heart strength. People who walk for exercise at least once per day can decrease their risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes by roughly 60 percent. Some research has even shown that walkers are about 20 percent less likely to develop certain cancers, including cancer in the womb, breasts or colon.
6. Walking Leads to Weight Loss
Walking is an excellent way to shed some pounds, especially if you are someone who can’t do high-impact exercises or who doesn’t enjoy more traditional workouts. Even at a slow pace of two miles per hour, you can burn 150 calories per hour. If you up your speed to three miles per hour, you’ll burn 198 calories, and if you can keep up a constant pace of four miles per hour, you’ll burn 300 calories. When coupled with watching what you eat, weight loss is practically inevitable.
5. Walking Helps Prevent Dementia
Walking is beneficial to more than your physical health. People who walk at least six miles a week often have better memories and less brain shrinkage throughout the years. Dementia affects nearly 20 percent of people over the age of 80 and in some cases, may be inherited, so it is especially vital to walk daily if someone in your family has suffered from the disease.
4. Walking Boosts Vitamin D Levels
Nearly 75 percent of Americans lack vitamin D, a nutrient that is important for healthy bones and teeth as well as a for regulating insulin levels and maintaining a healthy immune system. If you spend lots of time indoor between work, school and spending time at home, getting outside for a daily walk is essential. Being in the sunshine will help your body to absorb the vitamin D it needs to be healthier.
3. Walking Gives You More Energy
A body in motion stays in motion. Taking a brisk walk boosts your blood circulation and increases your oxygen supply, which will help you feel more alert and maintain a higher level of energy throughout the rest of the day. Whether you need a mid-afternoon boost at work, or you are lagging on your homework, standing up and taking a quick 15-minute walk can help you gain the energy you need to power through.
2. Walking Benefits Your Mental Health
People who walk daily have better mental health. The physical benefits, memory benefits and even simply being outside in the sunshine are known to boost creativity and put you in a better mood by releasing endorphins that help to reduce stress and ease anxiety. While you shouldn’t stop any mental health medications you currently take, daily walks can provide a natural boost in your mood if you suffer mild depression or are simply having a bad day.
1. Walking Extends Your Life
Each of the above benefits work together to create an overall healthier mind and body that could even extend your life. According to a study recently completed by National Walkers’ Health, those who walk faster tend to live longer than people who only walk at a slow to moderate pace. Of course, even slow or moderate speeds are better than no walking at all, so quicken your pace if you can but don’t give up your daily walks altogether.
Article by Dianne G.
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