The Fall Face Diet
It’s hard to believe that it’s here. Fall, that is. The days of splashing, sunning, and sweating are sadly over, but they can really do a number on our skin.
But just because the weather is starting to cool off doesn’t mean that your skin care routine should. In fact, it’s time to amp things up and change the recipe and routine for your skin care regimen.
Yes, it’s actually true that what you eat can have a major effect on how your skin looks and feels. That’s why the experts at SiO are here to guide you through this skin-transforming time with some quite delicious and simple tips for creating your healthiest skin, inside and out.
SiO’s Go-To Recipe For Clear, Healthy Fall Skin
Shower Your Face Morning And Night
We know it’s super easy to get in the habit of using a bar of soap, but now is the time to switch things up and use a cleanser. And one that’s designed specifically for your skin’s needs — whether oily, dry, flaky, aging, or any combination in-between.
Next topic: pollution, sweat, and impurities. They can really build up on your skin, which can lead to clogged pores, which leads to blemishes.
Good news, there are many good cleansers that are now formulated with charcoal to get rid of all kinds of dirt. Plus, it can totally handle the daily city grimes.
Apply this or any other cleanser to wet skin twice daily, focusing on the forehead, nose, and chin, since these areas may be oilier than the rest of your face.
Drink Up The Moisturizer
We’ve heard from so many guys who think they don’t need moisturizer because they have oily skin. Nope! Every skin type could benefit from hydration.
The best time to apply moisturizer is when your skin is still damp because this can actually help lock in hydration — so next time you wash, don’t completely dry off after you’re done cleansing.
Another reason to get into the moisturizer game: fatigue. Not getting enough sleep can seriously do a number on your skin, leaving it feeling dry and dehydrated and looking dull.
Using a good moisturizer targets the five signs of skin fatigue: dryness, dullness, tightness, roughness, and loss of firmness. Morning and night, energetically massage the moisturizer over cleansed skin.
Speaking of sleep, another really great recipe for getting more glowing, radiant skin at night is using the SiO FaceLift. These comfy, medical-grade patches work while you sleep to help you achieve the rejuvenated skin of your dreams!
SiO patches firm, plump, and erase the appearance of telltale aging lines around your neck, forehead, and eyes while you sleep. It’s pretty genius when you can wake up with totally transformed smooth, rejuvenated skin, right?
Make Broad-Spectrum SPF A Main Ingredient
SPF isn’t just for the beach or the park. I’m sure you know this, but you can actually get sunburned on cloudy days — and spending prolonged periods of time out in the sun without wearing protection can lead to visible signs of aging.
And no one wants to think about dark spots and wrinkles before it’s time.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, you should wear broad-spectrum (meaning it protects against both UVA and UVB rays) SPF of 15 or higher every day, but you should switch to broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher if you’re going to spending an extended amount of time out in the sun, even in the fall and winter.
You should apply your sunscreen 15 minutes before you go outside and reapply it every few hours. Another great suggestion to consider is wearing protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses to help shield yourself from the sun too.
We know you’re totally busy and want to keep your skin care routine as simple as possible so, if you’re short on time, cut one step out of your routine by using a moisturizer formulated with broad-spectrum SPF. Good stuff.
Fall Foods For Healthy Skin
What you put on your skin is just as important as what you feed your skin. Autumn is such a great season as new, delicious fruits and vegetables come to life with their delicious color and flavor.
What’s even better is that this new bounty actually offers our bodies exactly what they need to protect and nourish our skin.
So, the next time you’re at your local farmers market, throw some of these fruits and veggies into your bag for even more of a radiant, healthy complexion.
This classic root vegetable is a top dietary source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that helps protect your skin from the sun’s rays by foiling free radical damage. If you’re already sunburned — or have any cuts on your skin — vitamin A can help your complexion heal faster too.
Any way you enjoy this powerhouse fruit, your skin gets a bonus from its antioxidant, photoprotective, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects on the skin.
By aiding in the production of collagen (your skin’s support structure), it can stave off signs of aging. The phenolic compounds, such as ellagic acid, also inhibit enzymes that break down collagen.
Pomegranate also provides a rich source of antioxidant vitamin E to protect from free radical damage.
Nothing conjures up cozy autumn memories like pumpkin. But it does a lot more than make a traditional end to Thanksgiving dinner. Its seeds are loaded with zinc, which encourages cell renewal and protects skin against infection, and beta-carotene, which gives skin a beautiful glow.
This vibrant, tasty veggie may not have been your favorite as a kid, but it’s time to give it a chance if you haven’t already. Beets contain several vitamins and minerals, including potassium, fiber, iron, vitamins A, B, and C, as well as magnesium, which wards off free radicals that lead to fine lines and wrinkles.
Magnesium also helps prevent skin allergies and eczema flare-ups, for those who experience those conditions.
This sweet-yet-tart fruit is a fall staple, and that’s good news for your complexion. The phytochemicals in cranberries and their juice have potent anti-inflammatory properties, helping to keep pimples and even longer-lasting cystic acne at bay.
Apples are in the top-20 list of foods with the most antioxidants (two-thirds of which are in the peel), helping to prevent skin cell damage. The superfruit also contains B vitamins, which aid in combating acne and other skin irritations.
Also known as “baby cabbages,” this popular autumnal cruciferous vegetable is in season from now through late winter. Packed with vitamin C, Brussels sprouts help skin look firmer and smoother while lessening the appearance of sun spots and dryness.
Another cruciferous vegetable often eaten this time of year, cauliflower is full of folate, which helps skin retain moisture and encourages cells to grow and divide. A great substitute for potatoes or rice, roasted or mashed.
Is anyone else feeling hungry and totally rejuvenated for FALL? We’ll let you get back to enjoying the gorgeous weather but hope you can take a few of these helpful skincare recipes and reminders with you this new season. SiO has your back. And your face!