‘TWEEN THE SEASONS
Keep your healthy Glow even in the snow!
Just as the seasons change so does the skin. During fall and winter months your skin takes a lickin’ due to dyer air, less sun and colder climate. During these extremes the skin tends to lack its healthy summer luster and/or be a bit drier and dehydrated; which can lead to peeling skin. Here are some fun tips to keep in mind whether your trick or treating, decking the halls or celebrating Valentine’s Day.
* Seek a licensed esthetician. Fall and Winter are prime times for advanced skin treatments such as chemical peels. There are several types of peels that yield different results. Any esthetician can assist you with the best treatment for your skin type. Vitamin C chemical peeks are amazing for the skin. Not only will you benefit from an amazing exfoliation but Vitamin C has been known to Increase collagen production in the skin (this helps get rid of wrinkles), Brighten and tighten the skin and Reduce the effects of negative sun exposure.
* Create your own DIY Exfoliating facial scrub! When fall is upon us, what better time to utilize PUMPKIN? Pumpkin has enzymes and antioxidants that yield results like a gentle alpha-hydroxy action; It removes dead dull cells, while its beta-carotene-rich antioxidants nourish your skin. This will moisturize and
nourish your skin, leaving it smooth and glowing. Check out this easy recipe and try it at home.
* 1/2 cup organic white sugar
* 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
* 1/4 cup homemade pumpkin puree
* 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
To make Simply mix together the white and brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
Add in the pumpkin puree and Vitamin E Oil. Mix all the ingredients together.
This product should be stored in the fridge, in a sealed container, due to the pumpkin puree and sanitation purposes. This is product will not have a long-term shelf life.
* Lips kind of dry? Chapped lips? Keep that pucker as healthy as your skin this winter with this unique and fun tip. Keeping your lips exfoliated is essential to keep them from peeling or cracking. All you will need is ** 3 tablespoons jojoba oil or coconut oil or any kind of oil ** tablespoon beeswax pellets
** add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil to naturally preserve the lip balm and add fragrance; or vitamin E is a great alternative.
** A mixing cup
** Cute Container for storage
** Soft bristled tooth brush (I use a children’s Disney’s princess tooth brush)
1. Combine all ingredients, the beeswax, oil, and essential oil in a dish and set aside. 2. Heat a pot of water, bring to a boil and then remove from heat. 3. Place the dish (of jojoba oil, beeswax, and essential oil) in the pot with hot water. Let the bowl sit in the pot with hot water until the beeswax is melted, occasionally stirring. 4. Pour into a lip balm jar or a lip balm stick while warm (it will harden quickly and take the shape of the container as it cools).
2. Once cooled apply a generous amount to your lips and moisten your soft bristled tooth brush. Use the brush gently by rubbing the bristles against your lips. Rinse when complete and put on a light coat of your balm to lock in moisture.
By: Jessica Ammons