Here’s How To Know When It’s Time For A Fall Skincare Routine

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It’s September and nothing throws your skincare routine into a frenzy like changing seasons. Early fall can be especially difficult considering you’re still dealing with humidity, but also starting to feel dryness from the cool fall air at night.

How do you know when your skin is ready for a seasonal change? Look for these signs to know when its time to ditch summer skincare and start prepping for fall!

Flakey Skin

flaky skin, flakey skin, dry skin, how to fix dry skin, fall skincare routineWhen the temperatures start to drop at night, dry air can be destructive towards your skin. The first sign of fall are those cool evenings and while they may seem like a welcome break from the heat, it’s actually drying your skin out. You’ll notice flakes of skin appearing on your face by your hairline, nose, chin or jawbones.

Fighting flakey skin is as easy as keeping it hydrated with a powerful moisturizer and using it every morning and night. Twice a day application will help keep dullness and flakey skin at bay while allowing for your skin to absorb all the hydration and nutrition it’s been craving.

Breakouts

breakouts, adult acne, fall acne, weather and acneGoing between dry and humid weather daily can throw your skin into turmoil and cause some serious breakouts. When your body changes from cold to sweating, and then back again, it can cause the dry, dead skin builds on your face and then locks in sweat and oil when you’re feeling warmer again. This will cause your pores to clog and produce some of the worst breakouts you can imagine.

To avoid this, keep your skins pH balance even by using an oil-based cleanser. It will help protect your skin from the extremes and keep it soft and supple, no matter which way the temperature goes. It also helps clear away dead skin and dirt out of pores to reduce your chances of breakouts and keep skin looking flawless!

Sensitive Skin

ssensitive skin, fall skincare routineDoes your skin feel more sensitive than usual? Signs of sensitivity can show up as redness, tenderness or bumps on your face and they can be caused by something as simple as changes in the air. Don’t stress, sensitive skin doesn’t have to be permanent and there are some simple steps you can use to make sure you’re protected.

Using a water-based moisturizer twice a day is going to minimize your risk of sensitivity and help to diminish and redness or tenderness you might feel in your skin. There are also anti-microbial properties in our Olive Oil Cleanser that will help clear out any bacteria and dirt that could be leading to your skin’s sensitivity.

Here’s How To Give Your Tired Summer Skin A Boost!

With humid temperatures, the drying sun, and the air conditioner blasting, it’s totally natural for your skin to take a beating over the summer months. This can be one of the hardest times of the year for your skin but with a little extra love at the end of the season, you can undo a lot of the damage from home.

Banishing dark spots, hydrating dried-out skin, and brightening dullness have never been easier! Now that it’s finally September, this is the best time to give your face an end of summer boost that will change your skin!

Exfoliate

exfoliation, summer skin, end of summer skincare, fall skincare routineIf your skin is rough and covered with dead skin cells, free radicals, and buildup then your products will never penetrate well enough to give you the results you desire. In order for your products to be able to work their best, you need to clear away the clutter on your skin and start with a soft, exfoliate canvas.

Exfoliating doesn’t just get rid of buildup on the surface of your skin, it helps circulate blood and allow oxygen to reach your skin cells. This will help the skin look brighter and feel softer. Plus it will allow for the active peptides in your Repair & Release Cream to penetrate deep into wrinkles and lines to banish them for good!

Hydrate!

hydration, repair and release cream, south beach skin lab, end of summer skin, fall skincare routineNothing makes your skin feel drier than months of sun exposure. Even if you have been diligent about your SPF all summer, the rays of the sun go deep into the skin and can dry out even your deepest layers of your dermis. If you aren’t using your moisturizer at least twice a day, you could be doing some serious harm to your skin.

Dry skin will make your wrinkles look deeper and your skin look dull, both of which will age your face beyond your years. Instead, turning to a moisturizer with shea butter, argan oil, and cocoa butter will take years off the look of your wrinkles and delivery maximum hydration to bring your skin back to life after a long, hard summer.

Be Consistent

consistent skincare routine, skincare good habits, summer skincare, fall skincare rotuineThis is the time of year where building good routines and habits for your skin can go a long way. In the summer, it’s easy to get off schedule with your self-care and that can have you skipping days of moisturizer or not cleansing properly before bed. All of these factors can be reduced when you stay diligent with your routine.

Studies have shown that using your routine in a consistent way can help reduce wrinkles by up to 60% more! Applying your cleanser properly, or using your Repair & Release Cream morning and night are some of the easiest ways to maximize results. If you think your skin can thrive without a great anti-aging routine, think again!

You Should Never Wash Your Face With Hot Water And Heres Why…

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We are huge advocates for taking your cleansing routine seriously. Washing your face twice a day is one of the easiest ways to achieve skin improvements but if you’re using hot water, you’re actually hurting your skin in more ways than one.

Don’t worry, a slight tweak can save your skin in no time! Here are just a few of the nasty side effects you can expect if you keep washing your face with hot water.

It Irritates Your Skin

skin irritation, washing face with hot water, hot water side effects on skinThe top layers of your skin are where your pores live, and just below the surface is where blood vessels are. These two factors make your facial skin especially delicate and vulnerable to extreme temperatures. When you wash your face with hot water, you may see red blotches of skin which are actually just the blood vessels getting irritated and causing unnecessary redness.

To avoid irritation, lukewarm water is all you need to pair with your cleanser to get a thorough clean and have your face feeling soft and refreshed. Washing with cold water can also have just as bad a reaction to your skin so finding that lukewarm balance is crucial to happy skin.

It Strips Your Natural Oils

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Using scorching hot water will no doubt strip your skin of its natural oils and leave you with that dry, stiff feeling in your face. If you’re using a traditional foaming cleanser, expect that dryness to be even worse. Hot water + foaming cleansers is the perfect disaster that will lead to dry patches, flakey skin, and dullness.

Once you’re ready to ditch the hot water, ditch the foam cleanser too and opt for a super hydrating Olive Oil Cleanser which will work well to remove dirt with the warm water, but also re-balance the pH levels in your skin. The result will be a soft, smooth and brightened face even after the first use.

It Can Make You Age Faster

dry skin, wrinkles, hot water to wash face, skin damageWhen skin is dry and dehydrated, it becomes a breeding ground for new wrinkles to form and old wrinkles to stand out. The last thing anyone needs is any help to accentuate wrinkles, so stay away from hot water that will dry you out and make you look older.

If you switch to a lukewarm temperature to wash your face, you’ll start to find your wrinkles are less noticeable. You should also be following up your cleansing with a powerful moisturizer and eye serum that doesn’t just hydrate but packs your skin with collagen-producing peptides and proteins. Who knew such a small tweak to your routine could have such a huge impact!

We’re Busting One Of The Biggest Myths About Moisturizers

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There is so much information available about skincare that it’s hard to know what to believe. For us at South Beach Skin Lab, our mission is to not only provide you the results you’ve dreamed of but to also educate you to make the best decisions for your skin.

Since knowledge is power, we’ve decided to bust one of the biggest myths in skincare to make sure you’re armed with the most accurate and up to date information when it comes to your personal routine.

Myth: You Skin Can Get Addicted To Moisturizer

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Truth: Skin cannot become physically or psychologically addicted to moisturizer in the way a person can form an addiction to a substance.

In order for your skin to keep looking as vibrant as it did when you were younger, your skin needs hydration.  Getting older means your skin naturally dries out and most of the time, it’s your brain convincing you that you NEED cream instead of letting you acknowledge that your skin simply thrives when properly hydrated.

What happens is your brain becomes accustomed to seeing you a certain way. Your skin looks visibly healthier and younger when you’re taking care of it properly and you are likely just noticing the difference on days you skip your routine.

What some people will assume is an “addiction” to their moisturizer is really just a dependence. When your skin is accustomed to a quality routine, it knows when it’s lacking nutrients and it reacts by accentuating wrinkles and dark spots.

Looking to cut out using a daily moisturizer? While we don’t advise it unless you’ve got an extremely oily skin type. If that’s the case, apply your cream only in the mornings and make sure you’re still cleansing twice a day with a nourishing cleanser like our Day & Night Olive Oil Cleanser.

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If you’re looking for a long moisturizer, you want to make sure it’s as powerful for anti-aging as it is for hydration, so you can get the most out of a single application.

A day and night option like our Repair & Release Cream uses peptides like Matrixyl 3000 to erase wrinkles while you sleep and ingredients like aloe vera and shea butter help keep skin nourished and glowing all day long.

 

What is the craziest skin care myth you’ve ever heard? Share it with us in the comments below!

Finally, A Tutorial On How To Use An Oil Cleanser Properly!

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If you haven’t heard of oil cleansing, you’ve probably been living under a rock. This new way to wash your face has received rave reviews from not only industry experts and top bloggers, but from everyday people just like you who have learned the magic power of the oil cleanser.

Unlike traditional foaming cleansers or soap, oil cleansers come in liquid form and feel silky smooth going on your skin. Once rinsed off, you’re left with a glowing complexion and just a touch to your face will prove how nourishing this product can be when used correctly.

For those of you who are new to oil cleansing, we’re going to break down a few key points to know about how to do it properly to make sure you’re getting the most out of your new cleansing method! So grab your Olive Oil Cleanser and let’s get started!

You Only Need A Small Amount

oil cleanser, oil cleansing, skincare how toIf you’re using more than a dime sized amount, you’re likely using too much and wasting product and money. A little goes a long way with oil cleansers so don’t fill up your whole palm the way you usually would.

Applying a small dime sized amount and rub it between your fingertips. Then apply gently to a dry face in a circular motion. You will feel the oil start to glide across your face but will notice that it doesn’t foam up. Don’t worry, it’s not supposed to.

Don’t Keep Rubbing For Too Long

makeup removal, oil cleanser, skincareOil cleansers work like a magnet to attract dirt and grime from your pores. It doesn’t take too much elbow grease for it to work so you want to make sure you’re only applying it to the entire face for a moment or two.

You may notice it takes on the color of whatever is left on your face for the day, so don’t be frightened if you see a bit of your foundation or mascara color coming through, that’s totally normal. Oil cleansers have a reputation for being really powerful at removing even the most waterproof of makeup.

Keep rubbing in a circular motion and make sure to scrub all parts of your face from your hairline to your jawline. Because oil cleansers are often made with powerful ingredients like Olive Oil, you want to be sure to keep it out of your mouth and eyes. For the eye area, you can also use a cotton pad with a few drops of cleanser to remove any mascara or eyeliner before cleansing the rest of your face.

It Works For Almost Every Skin Type

skin types, oil cleansing, skincareHave oily skin? That’s no reason to avoid an oil cleanser! While some people think that putting oil on oil is not a great idea, it actually will help control your oil production over time with regular use. Oil cleansers help fight acne or breakouts and will not clog your pores.

If you have combination skin or dry skin, you’ll be surprised at how nourishing an oil cleanser can be! Unlink soap and foam cleanser, you’re not going to have that hard, dry and rough skin once you rinse the cleanser off.  Instead, your skin looks like it has a halo glow and will feel extremely soft.

There are very few skincare products that can really work for everyone, and that’s why to us, oil cleansers are the holy grail! Just ask the thousands of happy customers who have purchased our Olive Oil Cleanser!

 

Three Things To Never Do If You Have Dry Skin

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Dry skin is one of the most common skin types and can affect people of any age. Dry skin is often characterized by lack of hydration in the skin which leads to flakes or rough and red spots on the face.

Living with dry skin can be very manageable and easy to deal with if you know what triggers your skin and how to avoid it. If you suffer from dry skin, here are three things you want to avoid at all costs in your daily routine.

Don’t Cleanse Twice A Day

cleansing, wash your face, dry skin, Skin types that are drier have a tendency to dry out even more if they’re over-cleansed. With dry skin, you want to try and limit cleansing to once a day and we highly recommend washing at night.

This allows you to remove makeup and dirt from the day and let your skin balance it’s natural oils while you sleep. Also, make sure to avoid foaming cleansers at all costs as they dry out the skin much more than an oil-based cleanser like our Olive Oil Cleanser. 

Don’t Wear Heavy Foundation

foundation, makeup tips, skincare tips, Makeup is a great tool to help you look and feel your best on days when your skin won’t cooperate. While using makeup to enhance your looks isn’t harming your dry skin, heavy makeup can actually make your dry skin look and feel worse.

Skip the foundation and find a great tinted moisturizer or BB cream that enhances your skin tone and provides ample moisture at the same time. Make sure to also avoid powder products that can cake into fine lines and draw attention to flaky skin.

Don’t Expose Skin To Extreme Heat

hot shower, dry skin, steamWhile in the winter months it may seem like a great idea to have a long hot shower, it’s actually harming your skin and make it drier than it should be.

When showering or washing your face, avoid hot water at all costs. Instead, opt for using a washcloth with luke-warm water to remove makeup or rinse off your cleanser.

Lukewarm water will be less extreme on your skin and instead of shocking it with unexpected heat, it will keep your skin more balanced and your moisture levels even. If you find that your skin is dry even after a warm shower, apply your Repair & Release Cream directly after your shower to provide your skin some extra hydration.

 

How Can Skin Be Oily and Dry All At The Same Time?

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered “what the heck is going on?!” Your cheeks are dry and flaky but your forehead looks like you’ve just cooked breakfast on it. Just because you have one face does not mean you have one skin type, and fall is the ideal time for your skin to flare up and feel both dry and oily at the same time.

What Is Combination Skin?

tzone, combination skin, skin typePeople with combination skin usually have an oily T-zone, which includes the forehead, nose, and chin, and dry or normal skin everywhere else, like the cheeks. The T-zone typically is oily because of the high concentration of oil-producing glands that exist in this area.

What we were shocked to learn was most people, especially women, will experience combination skin at some point in their life.

What Does It Look Like?

skin type, combination skinCombination skin can be easy to spot if you know what to look for. Generally, combination skins shows up as excess oil in your T-zone, the area of your forehead, your nose and your chin, and shows extreme dryness on your cheeks and other parts of the face.

People with combination skin will often report a lot of shine to their t-zone and complain of flaking skin, redness and irritation on their cheeks and towards their hairline.

How Can I Care For It?

skin care, combination skin, oil cleanserCombination skin can be managed easily and without too much change to your routine. Dermatologists swear by oil cleansing because it doesn’t strip moisture away from the dry areas but also helps control oil production and sebum in the more oily t-zone. In fact, one of the first tips most dermatologists recommend is to stay away from traditional soaps.

You also want to make sure to moisturize. It may seem silly that you’re going to want to put moisturizer on an oily face, but it will protect the dry parts of your face, where your oil cleanser has already removed excess oils in your t-zone. Making this the perfect combo for flawless skin.

If you want to try both and oil cleanser and a moisturizer, we offer the perfect starter pack, it includes our Repair and Release Cream as well as our Olive Oil Day and Night Cleanser at one great low price!  Click here to try our Starter Beach Bag Combo!

 

Here Are The Best Ways To Transition Your Skin Care Routine To Fall

Do you feel that chill in the air? The leaves are about to start falling and that means its time to start transitioning your routine to fit the seasons. The weather affects your skin in so many ways and you want to make sure that you’re one step ahead of Mother Nature to fight signs of dryness, aging and to repair some of the damage that summer sun can cause.

Switch To A Thick Moisturizer

repair and release cream, south beach skin lab, moisturizer, fall skincare routineSay goodbye to those lightweight, oil-free moisturizers! Now is the time to ditch your summer skin care because you’re no longer fighting sweat and humidity. Instead, your new job is to make sure that the temperature drop doesn’t completely dehydrate your skin leaving it flakey and dull.

For fall, use a moisturizer that has a focus on hydrating ingredients, like our Repair & Release Cream. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients like grape seed oil, shea butter, and vitamin E which all help protect your skins moisture barrier. Say goodbye to dry, cracking skin and hello to a youthful glow!

Cut Back On Exfoliation

fall skincare, over exfoliation, dry skinWhen your skin gets drier, exfoliation can actually tear your skin leaving you with flakey and dull looking face. This is the time of year where your skin needs lots of extra love as it transitions to cold weather and over exfoliation can completely backfire causing your dryness to become even worse.

To keep your skin safe from over exfoliation, make sure you transition to exfoliating only once a week. This should keep your skin safe and flake free and if you do find that you need more exfoliation, you can slowly work your way up to twice or three times a week which will give it time to adjust to your new routine and the new temperatures outside.

I designed my Olive Oil Cleanser with this in mind, it’s gentle on your skin but still cleans impurities and toxins from your skin. It’s a perfect solution to be used through the autumn months that won’t dry out your skin or cause cracking.

Make Sure To Use A Hand Cream

hand cream, anti aging, moisturizer, fall skincare, fall tipsWhen the temperature drops, any exposed skin can be at risk to excess dryness and since it’s not quiet glove season, your hands may be taking the hit. It’s important to make sure to throw a moisturizer in your bag so that you can always keep your hands hydrated, even on the go.

Want your hand cream to pull double duty? Opt for using an anti-aging moisturizer on your hands like my Repair and Release Cream. Hands can give away your age as much as your face can so you can combat signs of aging and get that much-needed boost of moisture all with one product.

What is your favorite skincare tip for fall? Let us know in the comments below!

 

How To Fix Dry Skin Quickly With This Simple No Frills Routine

Like flowers, we are all unique. While there are general rules to care for all types of skin, it’s important to know your specific skin type and make sure you care for it in the most suitable way.

Today we focus on dry skin. Let’s face it: Dry skin sucks. It’s uncomfortable, unattractive, and annoying to deal with—especially when it’s on our face—and the sheer number of potential causes is mind-boggling. No matter what your age, dry skin can happen and the symptoms range from a slight dryness when you touch your face to red irritation and flakey skin.

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