Do You Actually Need To Wear Sunscreen In The Fall?

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Cold temperatures are whisking away our memories of summer, but there is one constant from our favorite season that is an absolute MUST to carry into your fall and winter routine…Sunscreen!

It’s important that you train yourself to include SPF every single day and not just when the sun is shining bright. UV rays from the sun are the #1 factor in premature aging and if you’re not protected, you’re hurting your skin. Here are just a few reasons you need to keep sunscreen top of mind in the fall season.

Sun Damage

sun damage, spf protection, sunscreen, fall sunscreen, fall skincare routineSun damage can show up in many ways on your face. From wrinkles and sagging to dark spots and free radicals, there are almost no limits to how the sun can harm your face. If your goals are anti-aging related, then it’s a must-have and not an option at all.

In the summer it’s easy to see and feel sun damage because typically, you come home with a sunburn. In fall, however, it’s harder to notice because there may not be as dramatic a “before and after” from when your skin was exposed to UV rays. To keep damage at bay, a minimum SPF 30 is required every single day, and should be reapplied anytime you’re about to go outside, like your lunch break or in the car for your commute home in the sunshine.


fall skincare, dry skin, skincare routine, fall skincare routineUsing a layer of sunscreen isn’t just protecting your skin from the sun, it’s also keeping it safe from wind, dirt, pollution, and bacteria which can all dry out the skin and leave wrinkles way more noticeable on your face. Dry skin is one of the number one complaints of women over 50, but it’s no match for the one-two-punch of SPF protection and a hydrating moisturizer.

A hydrating moisturizer like our Repair and Release Cream will help neutralize your skin back to a healthy balance when the air turns dry and cold. Combined with the full spectrum protection of sunscreen, and you can rest assured that your complexion is safe and wrinkle-free no matter how much time you spend outside this fall.

Long Term Effects

long term skincare effects, skincare problems, spf protectionBelieve it or not, your skin thrives on routine. When your skin adjusts to a certain kind of hydration or a new toner, it works to balance itself to let those products perform best. When your skin adjusts to sunscreen over the summer, taking it out of your routine, especially when the temperature drops, can actually send your skin into shock.

The long term effects of constantly switching products or adjusting your routine can be really bad for your skin. To be able to see the best results with anything, you need to be using it every day, and not stopping cold turkey. By continuing your SPF routine into the fall and winter months, you’re protecting your skin’s barrier by using familiar products, but also helping to protect it from damage.




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

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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, 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!


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!


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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

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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!

Three Easy Ways To Avoid Dry, Cracked Hands In The Colder Weather

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The leaves are covering the ground and pretty soon, snow will begin to fall. While these season changes are beautiful to look at, they can also be difficult for your skin to adjust to.

One common symptom for those who live in colder weather is dry, cracked hands in the winter months. This can be an unattractive and uncomfortable symptom for so many people so we’ve done the research on the three best ways to prevent dry, cracked hands for good!

Wash Your Hands With Warm Water

hand care, dry hands, cracked hands, washing handsWhen it gets cold outside, it’s understandable to want to rush your hands under a burning hot tap to warm them up when you get inside but that’s actually doing some serious damage.

Experts suggest washing your hands in colder months with lukewarm water as a prevention to dry, cracked hands. Washing your hands frequently will also help prevent the spread of germs and colds in the winter months when it seems everyone around you is coughing and sneezing.

Avoid Harsh Soaps

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To keep your hands soft and supple this season, use a mild, moisturizing soap when washing your hands. This will allow your hands to be cleaned without stripped away essential oils they need to stay moisturized and will keep them from drying out and cracking. You also want to avoid soaps with strong fragrance as that has been proven to have a drying effect on your hands as well.

Hand Cream Is Your New Best Friend

soft hands, hand care, dry hands, cracked hands, moisturizerPreventative is always better than reactive and caring for your hands is no different. Between the months of November and March, you should be applying hand cream as often as possible to prevent your hands from drying out in the first place.

The easiest way to make sure you are never without hand cream when you need it is to purchase smaller, travel sized bottles and leave them everywhere you go on a daily basis. Throw one in your purse, in the car, on your desk, in the kitchen, and beside your bed to make sure you never skip out on moisturizing your hands.

It will only take a few days of consistent use to notice but your hands will feel as soft and supple as a baby’s bottom, all winter long.


What are your tips to deal with dry, cracked hands in the winter? Let us know in the comments below!

Here Are The Top 3 Ways To Avoid Dry, Chapped Lips This Fall

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Is there anything more uncomfortable or annoying than chapped, dry lips? Not only do chapped lips hurt, but they look awful and can make lip color a disaster to apply properly.

Sadly, avoiding dry lips get harder with the changing seasons and the cold weather but we know exactly what you need. Here are a few of our favorite tips to keep your lips plump, soft and hydrate no matter how low the temperature drops.

Stop Licking Your Lips

lips, dry lips, chapped lipsWhat is it about the feeling of dry lips that makes you just want to stick your tongue out and lick them for even a moment of relief? Well, it turns out that even if it helps it temporarily feel better, it’s actually making your chapped lips worse.

When you lick your lips, the saliva that is left on them evaporates, making them dry out even more than they would have just from the cold. To make matters worse, another side effect of licking them often is that lips produce fewer oils to help keep them moist, which lead to cracking or peeling lips.

Apply Lip Balm After Eating and Drinking

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Make sure that after every drink or meal, you apply your lip balm even if your lips don’t feel chapped. This helps nourish them but also builds a protective barrier over them to prevent future or further damage. You also want to avoid ingredients like mint in your lip balm as it can cause redness and pain to already chapped lips.

Watch Out For Your Makeup

lip color, dry lips, chapped lips, lip careWe are eternally grateful to the makeup gods for blessing us will all day lip color, but it can actually be harming your lips and making them dry and cracked. Long wear lip color isn’t the only culprit either. Matte lipsticks, as well as most lip plumpers, can also deprive your lips of moisture, leaving them cracked and in pain.

To avoid these nasty side effects of makeup on your lips, make sure you’re applying lots of lip balm between makeup applications. If you find that your lips are still feeling flaky and rough, you can also gently exfoliate them with a wet, soft toothbrush before applying your lip balm and then your lip color to give them a soft, supple look.


What are your tips for dealing with dry, chapped lips? Let us know in the comments below!

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

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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

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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!