Rejuvenating Summer Skin

In a previous blog, the importance of skin care through all stages and ages of life was explored and suggestions for optimal care were offered. It is also important to consider optimal skin care through the seasons. In all seasons, it is important to keep skin cleansed and hydrated. Ways to do that may differ with the season. During the summer, your skin was probably exposed to the sun, the heat, the salt of the ocean or the chlorine of a pool.

In autumn, the days are turning cooler and crisper and the air becomes drier. Your skin may lose moisture during this time.  The best autumn skin care routines will correct any summer damage that has occurred and prepare your skin for winter.

To cleanse the skin, use creamy body washes. Exfoliate with an oil-based scrub. Privai’s Botanical Body Scrub contains fine sugar crystals that remove sluggish dead skin cells while powerful essential oil blends of Lemon, Verveine and Lavender provide an invigorating and aromatic experience.

Switch from using a lotion in the summer to a cream in the fall as you will need a thicker moisturizer in the drier weather. For skin that may already be experiencing some dryness, Privai’s ULTRA RESTORE CRÈME offers soothing restoration. Formulated for dry, sensitive skin, this product deeply hydrates dry skin without leaving a greasy film and is enriched with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals found in Rose Oil. It also contains the ultra-moisturizing ingredients of Shea Butter and Kukui Nut Oil.

Start using a moisturizer on your lips in order to avoid cracked and dry lips in the winter. Supergoop! offers several lip moisturizers that also contain protection from the sun’s rays. Lastly, start using a moisturizing hand cream regularly to avoid dry, uncomfortable hands in the winter.

“Organic Male, OM4,” offers a line of skin care products specially formulated for men’s faces and bodies. Men have particular skin care needs that differ from women for several reasons including:

Men’s skin is 20% oiler due to testosterone.

Most men have some type of combination skin – multiple skin types and conditions.

That act of shaving compromises the skin’s natural immune system (the acid mantle or hydrolipidic film).

All three of these product lines are available at Spatheology and staff members will be happy to assist you as you look for the right skin care products at this time of year.