Fall Skin: Beauty & Bountiful
FALL IS BOUNTIFUL: BE GOOD TO YOUR SKIN THIS SEASON
Fall is here and with a new season there are climatic changes and beloved traditions that can affect our skin’s health. November is National Healthy Skin Month! Dr. Schweitzer recommends that you prepare for the season with good- for- your- skin habits while feeding your skin with the bounty of the season.
GIVE SOME ZEN TO YOUR SKIN
“Stress can dramatically affect the health of your skin. Wrinkling of the skin, acne and dry skin are associated with stress due to the release of cortisol in the body” says Dr. Schweitzer. Taking time to relax and engage in enjoyable activities will help keep your mind stress free. Add exercise to your daily routine “physical activity boosts circulation and oxygen to the skin” promoting a more radiant looking skin and it also helps in reducing cellulite.
IMPROVE YOUR BEDSIDE MANNER
Getting a restful night sleep will also promote a healthier looking complexion. “Your wonderful skin has the ability to heal and repair damage caused during the daytime while you are asleep” Dr. Schweitzer explains. You can further benefit your skin by adding an effective night cream to your skincare routine. Night creams focus on moisture and repair “these products are designed to penetrate the skin over the course of several hours, they contain higher concentrations of anti-aging products and may contain retinols”.
Dr. Schweitzer explains that the first meal of the day should include ingredients that are essential to keeping your skin healthy and glowing. A good for your skin breakfast example is an omelet with spinach and feta cheese. “Essential fatty acids help with inflammation which contributes to saggy skin, vitamin A increases skin turnover which promotes a healthy glow and protein packed eggs promotes collagen production.”
A GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN FEAST
While most of our taste buds will be craving anything cheesy, oily, or sweet, consider including some good for your skin ingredients that may even give you a post turkey glow!
CRANBERRIES: these pretty red berries are an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Cranberries promote collagen production which keep your skin looking younger and promote a radiant glow.
KALE: this dark leafy veggie is full of antioxidants, vitamin K, and vitamin A. Your skin will reap the benefits of promoting cell turnover, reducing dryness, increasing skin elasticity, and improving dark circles under the eyes.
PUMPKIN: packed with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and fruit enzymes which help increase cell turnover and brighten skin. Pumpkin also is rich in Vitamin A and vitamin C helping promote collagen production and prevent signs of premature aging.
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Book your appointment with Dr. Schweitzer:
Cosmetic and Regenerative Dermatology
William Schweitzer, M.D., F.A.A.D.
960 South Westlake Blvd., Suite 208
Westlake Village, CA 91361