6 Tips to Prepare Your Skin for Fall

The Fall Season is here and your skin has to adjust to the weather change. Your skin gets dry really fast and your skin might start peeling from the sunburn you got during the summer. What should you do? The weather is changing fast and your skin couldn’t adapt to the fast changing weather. Here are 6 tips you could do to prep for the Fall Season.

  1. Start the season with a peeling mask. The extreme exposure to the sun during the summer will tire out your skin. The peeling mask will help lift off the dull outer layer of the skin, revealing a brighter and softer complexion.
  2. Your skin is very fragile. It gets dry and rough very easily when the weather gets colder. Using an oil based serum will nourish and add extra hydration to your skin. You can also use natural coconut oil as a moisturizer for your whole body, especially after a shower or a hot bath.
  3. If you want to exfoliate, use an oil-based scrub for exfoliating. This would not only exfoliate the dead skin cells off, it also hydrates your skin at the same time leaving your skin less dry and flaky.
  4. Don’t forget your lips! Protecting and moisturizing your lips are very important during the cold weather. Start using lip balm to protect your lips from being too dry that might lead to bleeding in some cases. You wouldn’t want to kiss someone with dried lips. 😉
  5. Although the sun isn’t as strong in the Fall than in the Summer, you should still use sunscreen to protect you from UV rays. Using makeup with SPF would also help too.
  6. ALWAYS carry hand cream in your bag. Your hands tend to get dry the most because you do almost everything with your hands. You always wash your hands when it gets dirty and washing your hands too often will wash off all the oil that protects the skin. Now this is when the hand cream comes in handy. Again, you wouldn’t want to hold hands with someone when it feels dry and rough. 😉

Keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized is the key to fight against the dry cold weather that’s coming. Remember to start preparing early and your skin will thank you later on. Don’t forget to keep warm too.

The Beauty Benefits of Watermelon

What’s the best way to beat the heat in the summer? Lazing next to a pool under the shades sipping on watermelon juice! Watermelon is the go-to fruit for re-hydration because of its abundance in water, up to 93% is water and has loads of natural vitamins such as vitamin A and C. Watermelon is also rich in antioxidants, which makes it have amazing qualities to do wonders on the skin.

After eating the watermelon, many people throw away the rind of the fruit. But did you know that the rind, the outer white layer of the fruit, contains the most vitamins and antioxidants? There are so many beauty benefits of the rind when used topically. It has lots of antioxidants that help fight the signs of aging skin such as wrinkles and fine lines. It fades age spots and prevents new ones from forming. Using the rind on acne prone skin would reduce the signs of acne and pimples forming because it removes excess oil from the skin that causes acne. The rind has both soothing and healing benefits, so it is a great remedy to treat sunburns and also any itchy rashes. Last but not least, the rind can re-hydrates and moisturizes dry, dull skin.

How should we use the rind? It’s an easy process. The first thing you have to do is slice the rind until there’s only little of pink flesh left on it. Place the rind in a blender and blend into a paste. You can add other ingredients as well such as cucumbers or lemon juice to enhance the beauty effects. Apply the paste onto your face of any other place that needs treatment. Let the mask sit for about 15-20 minutes and let the watermelon do its wonder. I recommend doing this mask often so your skin will have better results faster. Although you can use the red, pink flesh but applying it on your face would be a waste of watermelon flesh that can be eaten instead. Better yet, eating fresh cold watermelon while having a rind mask is one of the best ways to cool down during the summer!

Benefits of Washing Your Face with Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can be a great home remedy for many problems. It can cure an upset stomach, it can soothe a sore throat, it can prevent indigestion, it can clear a stuffy nose, and many more. Apple cider is just that great and it’s always a good idea to have some at home. Apple cider can not only treat many problems, it can also have skin benefits when used to wash your face! Yes, that’s right, you heard me. Using apple cider vinegar to wash your face will result in better looking skin. But first, let me tell you what exactly is in apple cider

Raw apple cider is made from organic apples and goes through a fermentation process. During this process, enzymes and other nutrients are preserved and work together to bring out therapeutic properties. Apple cider contains potassium and calcium which keeps teeth stronger, prevents hair loss, and maintains stronger bones. It has malic acids that make it a good defense against viruses, bacteria, and fungus; a great treatment for upset stomach and yeast infection!  It is abundant in vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E that are healthy to our body. Last but not least, it contains acetic acid that reduces the speed of sugar entering the blood after a meal. This is also why apple cider is also great aid for losing weight.

So how does your face benefit from washing it with apple cider? First of all, it is all natural and organic, so you wouldn’t have to worry about putting those unknown chemicals on your face, which might be bad for your skin. And second, it contains many natural substances that work wonders on the skin.  The natural nutrients in apple cider can do a wonderful job removing toxins from your face. It also has anti-aging effects by helping you fight wrinkles and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and age spots. Using apple cider as a face wash can help remove excess oil and help balance the skin’s pH. Apple cider can also fight acne as well because it has antibacterial and antiviral substances that are capable of preventing pimples from forming.

There’s one thing that you have to be careful of when using apple cider vinegar. The high concentration of vinegar can burn your skin. ALWAYS remember to dilute the solution with water before using it on your face. 50% apple cider 50% water would do the job. If you have sensitive skin, add more water.

There are many other benefits of apple cider vinegar. How do you use it?