Between all the sun exposure, excess heat, and humidity over the past few months, your skin is probably in need of some TLC this fall. Summer temperatures lead to an increase in sweat and oil production, especially if you live in a humid climate. Dry climates, like Arizona, lead to dehydrated skin that needs constant moisturizing. Even with good habits of keeping your skin clean and making sun protection part of your daily routine, it’ll probably still need a little extra care by the end of August. Arizona Sun has all the products you need to rejuvenate your skin and tips on how to keep it healthy and happy year-round.
Skin Repair Starts in the Shower
The skin on your face is very delicate and sensitive to common exfoliants found in many drugstore soaps and scrubs. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need anything extra to properly exfoliate your face than a gentle facewash and clean hands. Washing twice a day and especially after working out is the best way to maintain an even tone and minimize oil.
Acne is typically associated with humid temperatures, though it can be just as common in dry climates like the southwest. When your face is dry, it produces more sebum, a natural lubricant. Too much sebum leads to clogged pores which cause acne. Using Arizona Sun’s Oil-Free SPF 30 and SPF 45 spray is your best defense against any elements in your region. These formulas won’t clog your pores and provide an even layer of moisture that dries fast. Remember to always apply to clean skin!
Keep the rest of your body exfoliated to encourage new cell growth and reveal an even tone with Arizona Sun’s Exfoliating Gloves. Wet these gloves in warm water and drizzle with our Bath Gelee. Gently apply all over your body and follow up with Arizona Sun Moisturizer right after you shower or bathe.
Boost Your Anti-Oxidant Intake, Internally and Externally
Antioxidants are exactly what they sound like, oxidation preventers. Oxidation in your body occurs from too many free radicals such as pollution, smoke, processed foods, and sugar which causes cell damage. In turn, this leads to premature aging and inflammation. Incorporating foods high in antioxidants into your diet is a great way to boost your skin health, prevent cell damage, encourage cell growth, and relieve inflammation.
Cherries, berries, leafy greens, dark chocolate, green tea, and red wine are just a few foods and drinks that are high in antioxidants. Many spices and herbs are high in antioxidants as well, so don’t hesitate to sprinkle extra oregano and basil on your dishes.