Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DiamondHemp.
Not only is it the largest organ in your body, but it’s also the most important one in my opinion. Your skin is the first line of defense in keeping you healthy as it is the barrier that protects you from all the bad stuff. It’s also what holds you together and keeps your body (along with muscles and bones) from being that of a jellyfish on the floor. Since your skin is so important then why is it that so many of us take it for granted?
Fall in Florida is not too harsh on my skin, but I remember what it was like living in Upstate NY and I have to tell you that taking care of your skin now will really make a difference once you are my age. Growing up I never really gave much thought to skincare, but now that I’m in my 50s I realize how stupid I was and wish I could go back and be mindful of those cold, windy NY days when I should have paid more attention to my skincare regime.
I hope that these few tips will make a difference for you.
Fall Skin Care Tips
As the temperature starts to cool, heating and cooling systems will switch over from air conditioning to heat, which can dry out your skin. Additionally, temperature fluctuations outdoors mean you could go from warm in the morning, too cold by late afternoon, all of which can be damaging to your skin.
- Avoid turning up the heat in your home for as long as is comfortable. If you must turn on the heat, consider using a humidifier to keep the air moist and prevent your skin from drying out;
- Avoid long, hot showers. Very hot water strips your skin of its natural oils, which can dry it out. Take warm showers instead, and reduce the amount of time you spend under the water.
- Avoid long, hot baths. If you must take a bath, use Hemp Scrubs in warm or tepid water instead.
- Apply Hemp Moisturizers immediately after you shower, and then pat yourself dry. Your skin absorbs moisturizer best when it is wet, and patting will prevent you from drying or irritating your skin.
- Keep yourself well hydrated. Your body uses water to make the oil that moisturizes your skin.
According to Livestrong.com hemp, (Cannabis sativa, not to be confused with the smoking marijuana) seeds produce an oil that is both edible and can be used for cosmetic purposes. It has been used for over 3000 years in this capacity. Hemp seed oil is still a key ingredient in many lotions and skin care products today and it is shown to condition, moisturize and protect the skin. Hemp Scrubs and Hemp Moisturizers are great anti-aging alternatives too as they help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hemp oil is vitamin-rich and full of essential acids and it’s one of the most beneficial and versatile plants found in nature.
If you are suffering from acne or a similar skin condition like psoriasis hemp is a great choice for an effective treatment because it is hight in omega-6 fatty acid and will help with the deficiency that can cause these problems.