What Are Changing Seasons Doing To Your Skin?

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Living in beautiful South Beach, we are lucky that we don’t have to experience full season changes that can wreak havoc on our skin. For most of our amazing customers, you live in a full four seasons and changes in the weather could be a factor for why you’re aging as quickly as you are.

With May starting and summer just around the corner, we did some research on how seasons impact your skin and how you can do your best to avoid damage. Stick to these tips and you’ll have younger looking, glowing skin in no time!

It Can Make Your Skin Feel Tight

skincare, seasonal skin care, spring skincare, winter skincare, summer skincareIn winter months, skin gets dry which can give the illusion that your face feels tight. This is also really common in spring and early summer months when temperatures bounce between warmer and cooler without notice. Bursts of humidity mixed with cooler spring winds can have skin looking dry and wrinkles looking huge.

To combat this, make sure you’re using a moisturizer like our Repair & Release Cream that uses ingredients like grape seed, vitamin e, and shea butter to hydrate skin without making it oily. Not only will a hydrated face help to mask wrinkles, but keeping your skin hydrated can help stop new wrinkles forming.

You Risk Additional Sun Damage

skin care, sun damage, seasonal skincare, If you’re not paying attention to the change in season, you’re far more likely to suffer unexpected sun damage to your skin which causes wrinkles, dark spots, and free radicals. This is especially true in the spring and summer when the sun is getting progressively stronger without drastic changes to temperature.

If the sun is getting stronger and you’re not adjusting your routine, the excess exposure to UV rays can set your skin care efforts back. Once temperatures start to warm up in May, you’ll want to increase your SPF protection and make re-application a priority. Using a sunscreen, wearing a hat, and staying in the shade are some of the easiest ways to avoid sun damage no matter what season.

Your Skin Type Can Change

skin care, skincare, skin type, skin typesWe are all born with DNA that is responsible for what kind of “skin type” we end up with in life. While the most common skin types are normal, oily, dry and combination, some people notice that their skin type changes as the seasons do. Don’t be alarmed, this is totally normal and just means you may need to adjust your skin care routine to suit your new skin type.

Don’t freak out if your skin suddenly goes from normal to oily or dry while the seasons change, it’s totally normal! Humidity, sun, wind, and precipitation can all play a role in how your skin looks for feels so make sure you stay consistent with your routine. Opt for products that are suitable for all skin types like our Full Beach Bag, so you’re not wasting extra cash on products you may only need for a few weeks a year.

 

Have you experienced skin issues when the seasons change? Share it with us in the comments below!

What Does Drinking Alcohol Really Do To Your Skin?

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At South Beach Skin Lab, we’re always looking for ways to adjust our lifestyle to provide the most optimal results for our anti-aging journey. Today, we wanted to tackle something that can really hurt your skin if not consumed in moderation…Alcohol.

From margaritas to Miller Light, and everything in between, here is how too much alcohol can disrupt your skin and cause you to age quicker.

It Dehydrates Skin

alcohol, lifestyle, skin care, anti-agingAlcohol doesn’t just dehydrate your body, it dehydrates your skin too. It’s a natural diuretic that forces the water out of our bodies and makes it harder for us to get hydrated again.

To avoid this, limit your alcohol consumption and make sure you’re having a glass of water between cocktails, beer or wine.

You should also be making sure that you’re never skipping your Repair & Release Cream, especially the morning after drinking. This will limit the amount of dehydration you feel in both your body and skin and help keep you looking your best.

It Causes Puffiness

lifestyle choices, skin care, anti-aging, alcoholHave you ever woken up after a night of drinking to a puffy face? That’s because consuming alcohol causes inflammation all over your body and your face is no exception.

To reduce puffiness, limit your alcohol consumption and make sure you’re well hydrated before reaching for your first beverage. If you find that you’ve got inflammation from alcohol, use cold water to wash your face with your Olive Oil Cleanser. It will help de-puff your face and have you looking fresh as a daisy.

Skin Issues Can Flare Up

acne, skin conditions, alcohol, skin care, anti-aging, lifestyle changesAlmost 90% of Americans suffer from some form of skin issue and if you’re one of them,  then you’ll want to steer clear of alcohol to avoid any more trouble.

When you drink alcohol, existing conditions like rosacea and eczema can flare up. What makes matters worse is alcohol can cause new skin issues you’ve never experience before.

Excess alcohol alters blood flow to the skin and leaves an unhealthy appearance that can last for days or even weeks. It also causes small blood vessels in the skin to widen, allowing more blood to flow close to the surface. This can lead to broken capillaries on the face which will make your skin tone look uneven and leaves your face looking older.

 

Connie Brittons Approach To Skin Care Is The Easiest Celeb Routine We’ve Heard Of!

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If you watch any television at all, you’ve probably fallen in love with Connie Britton in one of her iconic roles on shows like Friday Night Lights, Dirty John or Nashville, but what we can’t get over is how  52-year-old Connie hasn’t aged a day in all the years she’s been in the spotlight.

Connie Britton has been open to sharing her skincare secrets. Unlike most celebs, her rules about skin care are simple enough that no matter how packed your schedule is, you can still attain perfect skin just like her!

Here are Connie’s top tips for ageless skin and a perfect Hollywood glow!

Moisturize

connie britton, celebrity skin care, skin care tips from celebsThe most evident feature of Connie’s complexion is her non-stop glow. Connie credits her makeup artist on Nashville who pushed her to get into a consistent moisturizing routine and to drink more water throughout the day.

Not just any moisturizer will do either! Connie opts for a moisturizer that has anti-aging properties as key ingredients, just like our Repair & Release Cream.

“The more moisture we have in our skin, the brighter it will look, and wrinkles won’t show as much ” says Connie.  She also commits to drinking 10 glasses of water a day to nourish and hydrate her skin from the inside out.

Sun Protection

connie britton, freckles, celebrity sun damage, celebrity skin careBeing a redhead, the risk of sun damage is even higher for Connie because she’s more susceptible to dark spots, wrinkles, and sagging skin thanks to her pale skin tone.

While Connie admits she’s suffered severe sun damage when she was younger by not protecting her skin, she now swears by SPF for her face and hands every single day.

“SPF is so important, and that’s an absolute no matter what! ” says Connie, but she also opts for makeup products that include SPF to make sure shes double covered before stepping out in the sun.

Keep It Simple

connie britton, celebrity skin care, skincare tips, anti-aging tips, suncareUnlike many celebs, Connie doesn’t spend hours in front of the mirror every day applying an endless supply of products. She preaches that the easier your routine is, the most likely you are to be consistent with it.

Instead of opting for 10+ products to complete your routine, take Connie’s advice and focus on three or four products that can provide specific results. To cut down the time of her skincare routine, Connie is a fan of products that are multi-purpose, like our Olive Oil Cleansers which not only cleans skin but nourishes it too.

This might not be the most intense celebrity skincare routine, but it is the most attainable! And if we end up looking half as wrinkle-free as Connie, we will be thrilled!