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Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

The change of seasons can be a frightening time when it comes to your skin. Being from New Jersey, I’m used to everything from heat wave summers to 20 degree winters. Throughout all these changes it’s really hard to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy. For me personally, one of the toughest seasons for my skin is the beginning of fall. Usually my skin has dried up from the sun, my sun spots and freckles are darker and I notice more oil buildup which can lead to breakouts. I’m sure many of you experience the same thing so I wanted to share with you some of my tips for keeping your skin looking healthy and radiant during the new season.

Tip 1: CLEANSE your skin.

Cleaning your face at the end of a long day is just as important as doing a quick wash when you wake up. This keeps your skin balanced and helps with oil production. I have really oily skin so I’m loving the Oil-Free Acne Wash. It eliminates oil and unclogs pores while gently treating breakouts. Also, one of my go to products is the Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes. These cloths are super soft and literally remove everything… even my stubborn water-proof mascara.

Tip 2: MOISTURIZE your skin.

Moisturizing the skin is very important especially after cleansing. If you skip this step you run the chance of having dry flaky red skin. I recently started using the Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer before bed. It is very light weight and combines Retinol SA, Glucose Complex, and Hyaluronic Acid which renews the look of your skin. Within time this formula is said to help smooth wrinkles and diminish the look of age spots.  Even though I am still new to this product I already see the difference in my skin.  When I wake up my skin is brighter and smoother.

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Tip 3: BEAUTIFY your skin using the proper products.

What you wear on your face is just as important as what you use to take it off at the end of the day. Before applying makeup, make sure you prime your skin. Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Primer is silky and minimizes the look of imperfections. One of the ingredients it contains is Natural Soy which is proven to tone and correct the skin and it contains SPF 15. If you are the type of person who likes a more natural look and prefer to skip foundation, just throw this primer on for instant bright skin.

For foundation I am loving the lightweight Healthy Skin Liquid. It glides on and has amazing coverage. It’s available in 12 shades so you are sure to find a perfect match for your skin.  A huge plus for me is that is contains SPF 20 – just because summer is over does not mean we should stop protecting our skin from the sun.

If you need an extra boost of radiance for those dull, tired eyes make sure to swipe on Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector. It will de-puff the eye area while covering up those dark circles. It also contains SPF 25 for extra protection around that sensitive eye area.

Lastly, I always like to add a little glow to my daily look. The Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer is the perfect little compact. I love the convenience of a 2 in 1 and even more so that it is available in 5 shade varieties. Rosy Glow 40  bronzer gives me the perfect sun-kissed glow and I finish it off with a swipe of blush for a slightly more stand out look. These colors are also buildable so they are a great accessory for the day to night look.

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Tip 4: drink plenty of WATER.

Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day can rid your body of toxins and keep the skin moisturized. It has been said that problems such as acne, eczema and dryness can actually be cleared with proper hydration.

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Hope these tips help you achieve that perfect Radiant Fall Skin.

Remember ladies: Healthy skin is the best accessory of any season.  

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Aspirin is commonly used to cure minor aches and pains as well as to reduce fever but can it be used for your skin? A few weeks ago while running errands with one of my best friends I noticed her makeup-less skin glowing and she filled me in on what she had been using [ Thanks MS 🙂 ]

Aspirin! Yup, that’s right! She had been making a face mask with aspirin. I did some research online and there are tons of different websites that show how to make this mask. I’ve been testing it out for 2 weeks and I loved the way it was making my skin look and feel so I wanted to share it with you guys.

**If you are allergic to Aspirin, do not attempt this mask.

I started off by using 7 non coated aspirin tablets – the brand makes no difference so if you can pick them up at the $1 store, go for it! You can use less tablets but I wanted to coat my entire face.

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Aspirin dissolves so easily that there’s no need to actually crush the tablets as a lot of the sites mentioned. Start off with throwing a few drops of water right on the tablets.

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Use your finger to loosen the wet Aspirin up and apply more water as needed until the Aspirin looks like a paste.

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Now just use your fingers and apply it to your desired area

(face, neck, chest etc.)

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In about 10 minutes the mask is completely dry and you will start to notice the aspirin flaking  – Wash the mask off. I always follow up with wiping down my face with Astringent for Sensitive Skin.

Aspirin contains salicylic acid which acts like a chemical peel, it shrinks pores and keeps them unclogged which is great to cure acne and is known as a anti aging ingredient. Salicylic Acid can be drying so you shouldn’t use it everyday and make sure to moisturize. Also, Aspirin has been known to thin blood – so I personally wouldn’t do this mask more than twice  a week and I do not recommend sleeping overnight with it, as some other websites have mentioned.

Tip: Add a squirt of lemon to the dissolved aspirin before placing on your skin. Lemon helps with dark spots and minimizes sun damage.

Feel free to Google different versions of this mask. You will find directions for Aspirin mask that contain different ingredients such as honey, Aloe Vera and yogurt to name a few.

Have you tried this mask before? If so – what were your results?