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Seasonal Skincare Tips for Fall

Written by Vivoderm Admin on . Posted in Fundamentals, Natural Skincare, Skin and Tips

As the seasons change, so do the needs of your skin. Fall brings cooler temperatures and lower humidity levels, which can have an impact on your skin’s health and appearance. Here are some seasonal skincare tips to help you maintain a healthy and radiant complexion during the fall:

  1. Hydrate: Even though it’s not as hot as summer, your skin can still become dehydrated in the fall. Use a hydrating moisturizer to lock in moisture and prevent dryness. Consider switching to a thicker, more emollient moisturizer, like the our Intense Moisturizer, compared to what you used in the summer.
  2. Sunscreen: Don’t put away the sunscreen just because summer is over. UV rays can still damage your skin in the fall. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, especially if you spend time outdoors.

    Vivoderm Intense Moisturizer

  3. Exfoliate: Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, revealing fresher, brighter skin underneath. However, be gentle when exfoliating, as your skin may be more sensitive in the fall due to lower humidity.
  4. Lip Care: Cool, windy weather can lead to chapped lips. Use a nourishing lip balm with SPF to keep your lips soft and protected.
  5. Avoid Hot Water: Long, hot showers can strip your skin of natural oils. Opt for lukewarm water instead and limit your shower time. Consider using a moisturizing body wash to help retain skin hydration.
  6. Humidifier: As indoor heating systems start running, the air in your home can become dry. Using a humidifier can help maintain optimal humidity levels, preventing your skin from drying out.
  7. Fall Foods: Incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables into your diet, such as apples, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes. These foods are rich in antioxidants and vitamins that can benefit your skin.
  8. Switch to a Gentle Cleanser: If you’ve been using a foaming or gel cleanser in the summer, consider switching to a creamier, more hydrating cleanser for the fall to prevent over-drying your skin. The Vivoderm facial cream cleanser is perfect for moisturizing while cleansing!
  9. Serums: Consider adding a serum with hydrating and soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid or niacinamide to your skincare routine. Serums can penetrate deeper into the skin and provide extra moisture and protection.
  10. Stay Hydrated: Drinking enough water is essential for maintaining healthy skin. Even in cooler weather, make sure you stay adequately hydrated.
  11. Protect Your Hands: Hands can easily become dry and cracked in the fall. Apply a rich hand cream regularly, and consider wearing gloves when the weather gets particularly chilly.
  12. Consult a Professional: If you have specific skin concerns or conditions, consider consulting a dermatologist for personalized advice and treatments. You can also send us a DM or email to Vivoderm directly to ask Dr. H any questions about your skincare needs!

Remember that everyone’s skin is different, so it’s essential to pay attention to how your skin reacts to changes in your skincare routine. Adjust your regimen as needed to keep your skin healthy and comfortable throughout the fall season.

Skincare Tips for Your Neck

Written by Vivoderm Admin on . Posted in Skin and Tips

Caring for the skin on your neck is just as important as caring for the skin on your face. The neck is often exposed to the same environmental factors as your face, and it’s also more prone to showing signs of aging. Here are some tips for a good neck skincare routine:

1. Cleansing: Use a gentle cleanser to clean your neck, just as you would for your face. Avoid using harsh soaps or cleansers that could strip the skin of its natural oils.

2. Exfoliation: Exfoliate your neck 1-2 times a week to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. Be gentle, as the skin on the neck is thinner than that on the face. Use a mild exfoliant to avoid irritation.

3. Moisturizing: Apply a hydrating moisturizer to your neck daily. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides that help retain moisture and improve the skin barrier.

4. Sun Protection: The neck is often exposed to the sun, so it’s crucial to apply sunscreen to prevent sun damage and premature aging. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and reapply it every two hours if you’re spending time outdoors.

5. Anti-Aging Treatments: If you’re concerned about signs of aging on your neck, consider using products that contain ingredients like retinol, peptides, and antioxidants. These can help improve the texture and firmness of the skin.

6. Serums: Incorporate a neck-specific serum into your routine. Look for serums that target specific concerns like sagging skin or fine lines.

7. Massage: Gently massaging your neck can improve circulation and help with product absorption. Use upward motions to prevent tugging on the delicate skin.

8. Collagen-Boosting Ingredients: Look for products that contain collagen-boosting ingredients like vitamin C, which can help improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness.

9. Avoid Harsh Products: Be cautious with products that might be too harsh for the sensitive skin on your neck. Avoid using strong acids or treatments that could lead to irritation.

10. Hydration and Diet: Remember that skincare isn’t just about what you put on your skin. Staying hydrated and maintaining a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats can contribute to the overall health of your skin.

11. Posture: Believe it or not, your posture can affect the appearance of your neck. Keeping your neck elongated and your chin slightly lifted can help prevent the development of “tech neck” or sagging skin.

12. Regular Care: Consistency is key. Just like with facial skincare, regular care is important to see visible improvements in the condition of your neck’s skin.

Remember, everyone’s skin is different, so it’s important to pay attention to how your neck reacts to different products and adjust your routine as needed. If you have specific concerns or conditions, consider consulting a dermatologist for personalized advice.

Why Natural Facial Skincare is Best for You

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Our skin is the largest organ of the body and protects the rest of our organs from outside elements and harm. We have all been taught to take care of our skin not only to look good, but also to be healthy.

The benefits of eating organic, whole foods have been getting a lot of press in recent years. If you want beautiful skin, a healthy inside will reflect a healthy outside. Today, natural and organic skin care is the fastest growing area in the skin care and beauty industry.

Why natural? Some facial cleansers and  products have been known to contain many chemicals such as parabens, to preserve their shelf life. Parabens are actually harmful to the skin, and overall health. Organic skin care products are all natural and do not contain any chemicals or preservatives. “Natural skin care” can and might contain some chemical constituents, but strives to be as natural as possible. The key ingredients used to make these products contain few if any toxins or chemicals.

You may then ask, “Do natural or organic skin care products expire more quickly than others?” The answer is no. In order to extend the product’s shelf life, manufacturers recommend you use something sanitary–such as a spatula–to remove products from containers and always close containers directly after use. It is widely agreed upon that once skin care products of any kind are opened and exposed to air, they should be used or thrown out after 6 months.

When natural facial masks and treatments are used to treat skin disorders such as eczema and acne, they are much less likely to cause irritation to sensitive skin. Choosing natural is a beneficial and safe way to take care of your skin and overall health. Today there are many organic and natural soaps and cleansers to choose from, including cleansers, toners, moisturizers, make-up and even anti-aging serums. Some organic ingredients you may already have at home are: essential oils like ginger and tea tree, natural plant oils such as grape seed and almond oil, and herbs such as lavender and green tea. You can use these in your bath or make fabulous natural, facial treatments. The internet or your local library has hundreds of great recipes to choose.

Organic fruits such as papaya, apples, citrus and cucumbers are proven to have a healthy effect on the skin, due to the absence of toxic pesticides. As you can imagine, there are many great organic and natural soaps and cleansers available for retail, if you’re not interested in making your own home remedies. However, “natural” doesn’t always mean organic and labels can be deceiving; do some research on ingredients that seem skeptical.

The intent of this article is to help you be aware what you are putting on your skin and what harmful ingredients may be looming in your favorite skin care products. Now that you know more about natural, organic skin care follow the below home recipe for a great glow!

Make sure that your at home ingredients are certified organic.

Moisturizing Avocado Mask:

1 avocado, 1 teaspoon of apple vinegar, 1 egg white, 3 teaspoons of olive oil. Peel and mash avocado. Separate and beat egg white, add to mashed avocado along with other ingredients. Apply to face and wash off after 20 minutes.