Going Green in Your Skincare Routine

Are you ready to have beautiful skin that you can really feel good about? The time has come to green up your skincare routine. First of all, don’t assume that you must sacrifice quality or performance when you decide to begin using earth-friendly beauty products.

Your natural body will perform best when given natural substances. This applies to what is taken into your body as well as what is put on your body. By choosing skincare products with natural and organic ingredients, you make a choice to work in harmony with nature.

Chemicals are everywhere. They are in the air that you breathe, and in many of the foods and drinks which you ingest. Your body has to figure out how to get rid of these toxins, as they are unnatural. Choosing organic skincare is one small step in eliminating these harmful substances from your life.

When it comes to going green in your skincare routine, think about the ethics of the company you are purchasing from. Many companies who create natural and organic products take special initiatives such as using packaging which is recycled or recyclable. In addition to this, these companies may also support earth-related causes. If you have a genuine concern for these issues, why not do a little research and choose beauty products that are made from companies who you can really feel good about supporting with your dollar?

Need a suggestion? MAC Cosmetics is a company that rewards their clients for bringing back empty makeup containers to them. Their “Back to MAC” program gives customers one free eye shadow for every 6 empty containers which are brought in for recycling. They also have a “cruelty-free” guarantee on their products, meaning that they vow to not test their products on animals. You can purchase their products in retail stores or online at www.maccosmetics.com.

When you are ready to try organic skincare, an excellent brand that can be found in many places such as drugstores and health food stores is called, Kiss My Face. Their product values which are stated on their website at www.kissmyface.com are as follows:

Kiss My Face vows to provide products which are healthy and contain only natural and organic ingredients. They value responsibility by creating products with responsible production methods that are efficient and produce a great value to the consumer. Kiss My Face products do not contain artificial colors, or ingredients, nor do they test on animals. Best of all, their pure products really perform above expectation.

If you are looking to browse different brands of organic beauty solutions, you can find many different options on Sephora.com. Many high-end labels in the cosmetic industry have now begun manufacturing products for customers who prefer organic and natural skincare.

Your skin is a mirror which reflects what is going on inside your body. It is the body’s largest organ and absorbs 60% of what is put onto it. Want to get a head start? Fix your diet. We recommend the keto diet for almost everyone, regardless of skin type or color. For this purpose, we also recommend this list of the best keto cookbooks for beginners from TastyKeto.

With this in mind, isn’t it logical that the best way to take care of it is by eliminating toxic chemicals? Your pure and natural beauty will shine through when you decide to green up your skincare routine.

Affordable Skincare and More

Yes! The short answer is yes. There are vitamins and over the counter remedies that can improve the overall health and appearance of your skin without costing you a fortune. How do I know this? Because I’ve been trying them over the last few months with great results!

Like many people, I have been waging war against my skin problems since adolescence. I tried everything my dermatologists suggested from over the counter remedies to costly pharmaceuticals. Just to name a few, I’ve tried Retin-A, Tetracycline, Clindamycin, Cetaphil, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Benzoyl Peroxide, Erythromycin, and that cream the good doctor mixed up in the back room. Side effects endured included anything from red peeling skin to some hair loss. As I got older, things improved a little bit, but I was still dealing with minor acne and its skin-dulling aftermath in my late twenties. The good news is I’ve recently found some over the counter remedies that will not burn my face off while evening out my skin tone and smoothing its texture.

Two remedies in my new healthy skin arsenal came from a very unexpected source. Who knew that my eye doctor would give me better skin advice than my dermatologist? Go figure. He recommended that I start taking fish oil caplets and using OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Plus Pads to relieve my irritated eyes. One night, I decided to use the pad to scrub my entire face. It was amazing how much makeup came off on the pad after I had taken a shower, exfoliated my face, and scrubbed it with a washcloth. My skin felt amazing and ten times cleaner. I’ve been using them for about a month now and my skin hasn’t looked this good in years. These little miracle pads also cured by eye problems! They are not hard to come by either. You can get a thirty-day supply of OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Plus Pads for about $16 at Walgreens. Just be sure to rinse your face off with a splash of water after you use them.

So what’s the active ingredient in these magical little exfoliating pads? Well the main ingredient is water. Plain old water followed by Ringer’s Solution and POE-80 Sorbitan Monolaurate. There are about seven other ingredients, but I’ll just focus on the second two. From what I can gather, Ringer’s solution is used to irrigate bodily tissues during surgery and according to Encyclopedia Britannica, it can “prolong greatly the survival time of exercised [bodily] tissues.” I don’t know about you, but I find that kinda creepy. According to lookchem.com, Sorbitan Monolaurate is commonly used as an emulsifier, lubricant, and wetting agent. So what we have here is a tissue preserving lubricating little pad that you will fall in love with after a few uses.

My optometrist also suggested taking 2000mg per day of fish oil containing DHA and EPA fatty acids to promote eye health. Little did I know that they would also help me with my dry sensitive skin! I started seeing results just a week after popping a few caplets. Tiny wrinkles started disappearing and my skin was much less irritated. Now, there have been a few news stories out there warning against the dangers of heavy metal poisoning after taking fish oil supplements. Fear not, there are fish oils on the market that go through heavy metal removing processes. Those brands are perfectly safe to ingest. Look for fish oil manufacturers that advertise molecular distillation as their preferred method of decontamination. I’ve been taking two HyVee Health Market molecularly distilled 1000mg fish oil caplets per day and feel great. When I got them on sale, they were $6 for 300 softgels.

Two other vitamins I can definitely recommend are Vitamin A and Silica. When I stopped eating meat, I found my nails were breaking all the time even though I was getting plenty of calcium. Eventually, I got fed up with my weak little nails and did some vitamin research. I discovered that a small 11mg dose of Silica per day can give your skin, hair, and nails a natural boost. It turns out that Silica is the most abundant mineral on the earth’s surface and is contained within every living thing. For the skin, Silica’s main job is to help the body produce the glue like collagen that holds our skin together. What does that mean exactly? Well, Silica helps to prevent aging by encouraging the production of collagen!

The last Vitamin I can endorse is good old Vitamin A. When I went to pick up some Silica at GNC, the girl at the counter started asking me why I wanted to take it. I explained my skin and nail dilemma. Immediately she recommended Vitamin A and told me that the main ingredient in powerful acne fighting Accutane is an extremely high dose of Vitamin A. Personally, the idea of taking an extremely high dose of anything scares me. Dermatologist prescribed Accutane is not for me, but I’ve decided that a small 1000mg dose of Vitamin A per day is worth a try. Maybe a slight Vitamin A deficiency was the only thing standing between me and perfect skin all these years. Both Silica and Vitamin A will set you back about $5 per bottle for a three month supply.

For a month, I’ve been using all three vitamins, the OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Plus Pads, and Aveeno Daily Moisturizer on my face with outstanding results. My skin is brighter, healthier, younger looking, and acne free.

But don’t forget the most important thing! Your water! If you do all of the above and still are experiencing issues, it might be time to check out the water supply in your home. A solution if you have water related issues is a solid water purifier. Barix reviews some great options!

Try even just one of these affordable skincare suggestions and you’ll see major improvements!

Apple Cider Vinegar and How You Can Incorporate it into Your Daily Life

There are many cases where an individual may have too much stomach acid. In those cases, individuals should use antacids to treat their discomfort. However, in cases where antacids are being used and the problems persist, the real problem may be that the individual doesn’t have enough stomach acid. For individuals who are unsure, drink eight ounces of water with one to two teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar mixed in. If symptoms persist still, you may need to seek medical advice, but if the indigestion disappears, it’s important to understand that the individual may not be producing enough stomach acid and the vinegar will help replenish needed acid.

Drinking apple cider vinegar water may help reduce headaches in some individuals. Research shows that individuals who have headaches also produce more alkaline in their urine. Apple cider vinegar can help restore the alkaline balance in the body.

Drinking two to three tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar with eight ounces of water once or twice a day can help the body absorb more calcium and magnesium, which helps to eliminate leg cramping.

To heal a sore throat, gargle with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with half a cup of warm water three times an hour. Avoid swallowing the mixture, because this may make the throat feel worse.

Apple cider vinegar can also be used for cooking! Check out the recipe for Sous Vide Apple Cider & Pork Chops. If this tickles your fancy, consider grabbing a machine from Sous Vide Wizard.

From weight loss to varicose veins, apple cider vinegar is known throughout the world as being an almost solve-anything-type of remedy. Drinking it in water on a regular basis can help with all sorts of ailments. It can be used both externally and internally and is a healthy alternative to cleaning with toxic products. Vinegar can be used to mop floors, wipe down walls and counters and to clean everyday products, like coffee makers and other small appliances.

My Review of Clarisonic Skincare Brush

My friends have been raving about the Clarisonic Skincare Brush. I had never heard about this beauty tool, so I decided to do some research. Everything I read about this skincare brush sounded too good to be true. I was a little skeptical if this little machine could really make my skin look healthier. I was even more curious when I read that it removes makeup much more effectively than regular methods. I purchased my Clarisonic Skincare Brush from Sephora and waited eagerly for it to arrive. I have never purchased an electronic beauty tool for my face so I was anxious to see if it really worked.

Clarisonic Skincare Brush came with three one ounce tubes of cleanser. They are Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Nourishing Care Cleanser, and Hydrogel Cleanser. When I used my brush for the first time I used the Nourishing Care Cleanser. I was so surprised at how well this Clarisonic Skincare Brush worked. I have never used any cleansers by Clarisonic and they work exceptionally well. After just one use of my skincare brush, my face looked dramatically different. It was like my skin was much cleaner than usual. I think that this product works really well to remove the makeup that is deep in the pores. I used this just one time and my skin was absolutely radiant.

I do not have normal skin. I have sensitive, oily, and dry skin. I was surprised that the Clarisonic Skincare Brush did not irritate my skin at all. This wonderful brush was surprisingly gentle on my skin and worked very powerfully to get rid of the dirt on my face. The condition of my skin has greatly improved while using this skincare system. I was only mad that I did not buy this sooner. This is like getting a spa quality facial in your own bathroom. I cannot say enough good things about the Clarisonic Skincare Brush.

I think this works even more effectively when I use it with my regular face cleanser. The Clarisonic cleansers do not really foam up very much, and I like lather because I feel much more clean and fresh. I even use my Clarisonic Skincare Brush with moisturizer to polish my face and even it out. I have recommend this product to other women. This is fabulous for helping with any skin condition on the face. My skin has improved tremendously and I will continue using my fabulous brush.

Refreshing Pineapple Skincare Ideas

Whether you’re making a mask, a cooling face scrub, a soak for your skin, or just putting slices over your eyes, pineapples are a wonderful addition to any beauty regimen you have in mind! Pineapples are full of enzymes that have been proven to soften and soothe your skin if it’s too dry, and even soak up and break down any harmful agents like dirt and makeup. Pineapple is a good source of B vitamins and contains natural fruit acids that are used in some of the world’s top beauty products and cleansers!

There are several ways you can use pineapples to pamper yourself and your skin. You should always use fresh pineapple, handling it carefully when you bring it home to avoid bruising or damaging the weak fleshy fruit inside. Here I will explain a three step nightly process you can do once a week, using mainly pineapples. This process will give you an amazing glow to your skin, cleaning any oils, dirt, or leftover makeup that’s clogging your pores. It will also make your skin smoother and softer naturally, without leaving any residues on your skin whatsoever!

The Pineapple Spot Treatment:

To begin the pineapple skincare process, use two entire round slices of your fresh pineapple. This step is rather simple, it will work as a natural astringent to suck out anything stuck on your skin or within your pores, leaving your face clean and ready to be truly pampered. Cut the slices in half, and lay back, gently placing the pineapple slices over the common problem areas on your face: Just beneath your eyes, your forehead, and under your chin. Just lay back and relax, let the pineapples do their work for about 5 to 7 minutes. You’ll be able to feel the natural enzymes and acids inside the fruit absorbing and dripping away those harmful agents hiding in your skin.

The Pineapple Face Mask:

After you’ve sat back for a bit, dispose of the pineapple slices and prepare to make a quick face mask that will leave your skin radiant and gorgeous. Mix in a small glass bowl some crushed pineapple, a whole large egg, about a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, and powdered oats or rice flour. Once you mix it well enough for it to be a gooey paste, gently massage into your skin. You’ll be able to feel this pineapple mask working as well, because of all the stuff inside the pineapple that’s good for your skin! You’ll feel it being nourished with it’s vitamins, like vitamin C, which will play the biggest role in giving you that healthy shine you’ll end up with. Pineapple also is one of nature’s best anti-inflammatory fruits, getting rid of any puffiness and helping to cover any acne scars you might be unfortunate enough to have. After you’ve left the mixture on for about 10 minutes, rinse well with warm water in the sink or shower. After you’ve rinsed with warm water, pat your skin dry with cool water on a wash cloth to “reset” your skin for the face scrub you’re about to make!

The Pineapple Face Wash:

The pineapple home made face scrub has been a favorite for generations. All you need is some crushed pineapple, sea salt, and water! Combine some pineapple, crush it a bit more if you need to, with about a half handful of natural sea salts. Mix them well until they make a consistency easy enough to scrub your face with. Using it is easy, just wash your face with it, and rinse! That was easy!


Now that you’ve spoiled yourself with nature’s cleanest fruit, you can take a long look in the mirror at the new you! Your skin is healthy, radiant, youthful, beautiful…and most of all, your pores are clean and clog free! Feel free to share this sweet night of fruitful skincare with your friends and family, it’s a fun and useful way to spend these hot summer nights!

How to Use Witch Hazel for Much More Than Skincare

We have all heard of Witch Hazel, usually in the form of an alcohol solution used for facial care. But this healing plant also known as, Hamamelis virginiana, has many other uses beyond just getting rid of those stubborn blackheads on your face.

Witch hazel is actually a very common tree grown in the U.S. Its leaves or roots are used for medicinal purposes. The common name arose as a result of the remarkable medicinal properties of the alcoholic extract from the leaves and bark of the plant, which is used on bruises and inflammations, and as a rubbing lotion. Both the leaves and the bark of witch hazel have beneficial properties. The shrub actually can grow to a height of 12 feet.

Witch Hazel has many healing properties, it is analgesic and antiseptic. Witch hazel can be used as a facial wash and diluted to wash cuts and grazes. Witch Hazel also helps to control diarrhea when taken internally, and it can encourage the health of the digestive tract. Witch hazel soothes swellings, and reduces inflammation and bleeding, internally and externally. Because of its antiseptic qualities it will encourage healing of bruises, sprains, and bleeding hemorrhoids, lets all pray that we never have to use Witch Hazel for that last one.

In order to get the most out of Witch Hazel it must be used correctly. There are a few ways to use Witch Hazel in order to benefit from its healing properties. Drink an infusion of Witch Hazel two or three times daily when trying to deal with inflammation. For example, when treating cases of arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, or bruising. It can also be used for internal bleeding. Apply Witch Hazel externally (as a decoction, tincture, or cream) for the treatment of bruising, hemorrhoids, and even varicose veins. Use it as a compress for sprains and strains. To make an eye wash, dilute one part witch hazel to 20 parts cooled water, make sure that the water has been boiled for about ten minutes to avoid infections. You can also benefit from Witch Hazel by adding it to the bath to reduce the aches and pains of rheumatic conditions. An ointment made from Witch hazel is excellent for use on painful joints, bruising (applied very gently), and local pain.

Making a Natural Homemade Salon

There’s only one way to be absolutely sure your skincare contains just natural ingredients. Make it yourself.

It cruelty-free is an important factor when it comes to shopping, you will like these homemade alternatives which also come without suspect chemicals, alcohol or animal by-products. Make enough for about a month – store in glass jars in the fridge for up to four weeks.

Rice Scrub
A scrub once a week does more than slough off dead skin cells. It activates cell renewal and helps improve skin texture. We have all heard the story of how rice farmers in Asia wash their hands with the water from washing rice. Indians use the water from boiling rice to soften skin. Rice bran contains phytic acid, which helps exfoliate skin. In the old days, pure turmeric was also used by Indians to curb excessive hair growth. Turmeric has antiseptic properties and this simple scrub can even be used on sensitive skin.

3 tbsps rice flour, 1/2 tsp ground or grated turmeric, Water, 1/2 tsp of sandalwood powder for fragrance (optional).

First mix the ingredients into a thick paste. Spread a plastic mat or tablecloth over your bed, sofa or on the floor, so you have somewhere to sit, Turmeric is hard to remove. Coat your body with oil (baby oil or massage oil) before smearing the paste all over – this prevents your skin turning yellow. Leave to dry, gently rub the paste all over your body to exfoliate before showering.

Balinese Scrub
Ginger, known to improved blood circulation, is mixed with galangal (blue ginger) juice to even out skin pigmentation. Use once a week.

3 cloves, 3 tsps minced ginger, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 1 amp; 1/2 tbsps rice flour,1/2 tsp ground turmeric, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 4 thin slices galangal (blue ginger), 1-2 tbsps water, 1 medium carrot grated.

First pound or grind all ingredients except carrot. Spread a plastic sheet where you intend to sit, or place a plastic stool in the bathroom and read while waiting for the paste to dry. Rub the paste all over the body and leave for 5-10 minutes. Rub the mixture off like you are scrubbing yourself. Then massage grated carrot on skin. Relax for 10 minutes and then shower.

Candlenut Scrub
Candlenut, rich in natural calcium, folic acid and vitamin E is good for mature skin. Nut oil is believed to draw dirt from the pores.

6 candlenuts in powder, 4 slices galangal (blue ginger) ground, 2-3 tbsps water.

Pound the ingredients together to make a thick smooth paste. Use your palms to rub the scrub all over your body. Rinse under the shower

Body Glow
Sesame seeds are mentioned in the Egyptian semsent discovered by famous German Egyptologist, Ebers – the Ebers Papyrus is a 65-feet-long scroll listing ancient herbs and spices. An Assyrian myth talks about the gods drinking sesame wine the night before they created the earth. Native to the East Indies. Just a half cup of sesame seeds contain over three times the calcium of the same amount of whole milk. Sesame seeds. rich in vitamins A and E, and proteins are used to make cold pressed massage oil. some mention an old folk’s remedy involving thoroughly chewing and swallowing one tablespoon of sesame seeds per day to regulate Periods.

1/4 cup white sesame seeds, 1/4 cup honey.

Mix both ingredients well in a clean bowl. Get a plastic sheet read for sitting on. Apply small amounts on your body and rub in a circular motion. Relax for an hour before rinsing off in shower

Soothing Honey Cucumber Facial
Feel cool as cucumber while skin is hydrated with honey in this easy-to-make facial treatment

1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 cucumber, very thinly sliced.

Cleanse face with warm water. Mix honey with lemon juice. Smooth over face, avoiding eye area. Wipe away the honey with a warm towel and dry face. Place cucumber slices all over the face and relax for 30 minutes

Milk amp; Almond Cleanser
To perk up skin before a party, use this stimulating cleanser to remove dead skin, oil and grime. Suitable for all skin types.

1 tbsp dried milk powder, 1 tbsp ground almond, 2 tbsps honey, 2 tbsps rose water (optional).

Mix all the ingredients. Pat on skin from the base of the neck up to the hairline (avoiding eye area.) Massage gently onto skin and leave on for 10 minutes before washing off with warm water.

Egg Mask
Suitable for oily skin, this nutrient and vitamin rich mask helps to even out skin tone and smoothen fine lines.

1 egg white beaten, 1 tsp lemon juice.

Mix and apply on face with a brush. Leave it on till it dries off. Rinse off. The remainder can be refrigerated.

Strawberry Moisturizer

3 ripe strawberries, 1 tbsp water.

Mash a few ripe strawberries, squeeze through cheesecloth or cotton gauze. Dilute with a spoonful of water and spread the juice on cleaned face. Leave on for about 30 minutes before rinsing off.

Whiten Teeth

3 tbsps bicarbonate of soda, 2 tbsps fine sea salt.

Mix the two together and store in a jar. Shake a little on your hand, pick it up on the brush and brush teeth as usual. Not for people with sensitive teeth might abrasive.

Eye Treat
Calm puffy eyes and improved blood circulation by applying any of the following to the eyelids:
– used tea bag – squeeze out excess moisture and cool before applying
– thin slices of raw potato excellent for relieving slight puffiness.
– cucumber slices – cooling and soothing and also helps to keep wrinkles away.

Lip Gloss
Aloe Vera leaf and gel contain over 100 ingredients, including essential vitamins and minerals, numerous enzymes, amino acids and phytonutrients.
Aloe Vera gel has astringent, antibiotic, pain inhibiting, cell growth stimulating and scar reduction properties.

Aloe Vera Gel, Petroleum Jelly.

Mix 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel – sliced a leaf and scrape out the gel, with 1 tbsp petroleum jelly. Add a few drops of strawberry essential oil or other any fruity flavour. Transfer to a small container. Use as required.

Sugar Scrub
The next time you run out of your favorite scrub facial scrub, make some with regular sugar

1/4 cup caster sugar, 2 tbsps oil, 2 tbsps milk.

Mix together into a smooth cream. Before bathing, massage the cream over the whole body with circular motions.

Hot oil hair treatment
If your hair is dry as straw, save money and treat it at home.

1 tsp soybean oil, 2 tsp castor oil.

Before washing hair mix the ingredients together in a small container. Next, warm the contents over low heat or place in a dish of hot water. Apply to hair and scalp and work right through to the hair tips. Wrap your head in a towel or wear a shower cap. Leave for 15 minutes. Wash hair as usual.

Acne Products Good Enough for a Celebrity

Have you ever had an annoying (and enormous) pimple to appear right before an important event? Maybe it was right before a speech you had to give, or your senior prom, or your dream date. Now imagine you were a celebrity and constantly in the public eye. ..someone like Miley Cyrus.

I don’t know if she has had acne or not, but could you imagine having your flaw exposed to millions of people? Of course, most celebrities have great make-up artists who can help cover up flaws, but I’m sure it still bothers some. Just look at Jessica Simpson’s infomercial for a popular acne skincare and you can hear how acne affected her.

Now, I’m not an aesthetician or dermatologist, but I have struggled with acne. And to my credit, I have tried many different skincare lines trying to resolve my acne problem. I’ve tried the popular ones on infomercials. I’ve tried drug store and department store brands. I’ve tried products sold only by licensed dermatologists and aestheticians. I’ve even tried some “all natural” brands from health food stores.

What I found is that many of the products did work in clearing up my acne, but they were either too harsh for my skin or too expensive to maintain. That’s when my search began. There had to be something that could treat my acne, be gentle enough on my skin, and not cost a fortune.

After a few months of researching, I found the answer. It was inexpensive and safe for my skin as well as the environment. So if you are interested in trying something new to treat your acne while “going green” at the same time, then this natural remedy may interest you.

Start with a great cleanser

A great resource for organic and natural skincare is the book, “The Green Beauty Guide” by Julie Gabriel. One great mask developed by Julie is the charcoal-based detoxifying mask. This mask can double as a cleanser and I found it to quickly clear up my outbreaks. For this cleanser, you mix charcoal powder, aloe vera gel, a few drops of tea tree and calendula essential oils, and sea salt. It’s a great deep cleanser and absorbs environmental toxins. It’s also naturally soothing to the skin.

If you are short on time or not interested in mixing your own cleanser, the Coal Train Acne Cleanser by Sumbody is a great substitute.

Use a toner that exfoliates

In her book, Julie shares several recipes for toners. If you suffer from acne scars like I do, then try a mixture of apple cider vinegar, mineral water, and crushed aspirin. This toner is also a good exfoliant and astringent.

Don’t forget the moisturizer

Even acne-prone skin could benefit from a good moisturizer. I’ve created my own that hydrates my skin, but doesn’t leave it oily. I mix aloe vera gel, organic olive oil, Cetaphil lotion, and a few drops of tea tree and calendula essential oils. After applying, my skin is left feeling soft and smooth.

So whether you are Miley Cyrus or not, if you have acne and are looking for a natural way of treating it, give these green recipes a try. For more details on the recipes, visit my site.

6 Ways to Keep Skin Looking Radiant This Fall

When temperatures drop and the air becomes drier over Fall season, your skin can quickly become dehydrated and start to look ashy or dull. When your skin responds to the change of the seasons, you need to modify your skincare regimen so that skin stays fresh and radiant.

One of the best things you can do for your skin during the Fall is to exfoliate with a high-quality scrub at least once per week. If you don’t exfoliate at home, head to the day spa for a facial treatment that includes a deep exfoliation because this will get rid of dead skin cells and help your skin appear brighter and more youthful.

Here are six other ways to keep skin looking radiant this Fall:

1. Get more sleep. As the weather changes and we turn back the clocks for Fall, you’ll need to adjust to a new sleep schedule. Make sure you’re getting at least seven to eight hours of quality sleep per night so that your skin can repair itself adequately overnight. You’ll wake up looking and feeling well-rested and it will be easier to maintain that radiant glow throughout the season.

2. Eat more fattening foods. Fall is a great season to incorporate nuts, salmon and fatty tuna into your diet. These foods are high in healthy fats and can help to brighten up a dull complexion. If you can’t eat these foods on a regular basis, consider taking a fish oil or healthy fat supplement so that your skin is not reacting to a fat deficiency.

3. Use a skin brightening mask or serum. Invest in a high quality skin brightening mask or serums that brighten the skin naturally to keep your complexion looking fresh and radiant. Talk to your dermatologist or visit a medical spa for a recommendation. There are now dozens of medical-grade skincare lines that offer skin-brightening products, and these can help you maintain a healthy and radiant look all season long.

4. Steam your face at least once per week. Steaming helps to cleanse the skin and purges the pores of toxins and debris. Steaming your facial skin at least once per week will help to unclog the pores and may also increase circulation to the skin’s surface. This can be very beneficial over Fall season, and help you maintain that radiant glow!

5. Drink more water. It’s easier to skimp on drinking water during the Fall months because you may be drinking more hot beverages and eating fewer water-based foods. Make sure you’re drinking more water throughout the day to keep skin hydrated and looking radiant.

6. Revive dry and stressed skin with the right serum. Your skin may look particularly dry or dull during the Fall because it’s lacking moisture. Invest in a quality moisturizer or serum to restore lost moisture and to maintain a radiant glow.

Avocate Skincare

avocate Skincare is just one of many skincare lines that are using avocado oil as a means of increasing collagen production in the war on anti-aging. The line of award-winning skincare products are made up of ingredients primarily natural while containing organic ingredients and botanicals. Avocate Skincare offers an excellent line that includes popular products such as their Avocate Collagen Eye Repair and Avocate Skin Glow among others. All of the Avocate Skincare products are paraben free.

One of the most popular products from the Avocate Skincare line is the Avocate Skincare Body Polish. Ingredients include honey, avocado oil and Dead Sea salt making this fabulous body polish nourishing, exfoliating, and hydrating. The combination of ingredients formulates one of the top collagen stimulating and rebuilding skincare solutions. A 5 ounce container of Avocate Skincare Body Polish retails for under $18.

A personal favorite from the Avocate Skincare line is the Avocate Skincare Skin Glow. Made with essentials oils that include Ylang Ylang, Egyptian Jasmine, Frankincense, and Vitamins A and E, along with Avocado Oil, the fabulous award winning serum is formulated to stimulate collagen production while having the ability to absorb at deep levels. Skin Glow from Avocate Skincare is the ideal solution for the person with super dry skin or skin that tends not to moisturize easily. A 4 ounce container of Avocate Skincare Skin Glow retails for approximately $45.

The Avocate Skincare Body Eye Set is a good way to assess the success of the product with your skin type. The set offers the opportunity try the Avocate Dead Sea and Honey Body Polish and the Avocate Collagen Intensive Eye Repair. The paraben free skincare products contain ingredients such as Dead Sea Salt, avocado oil, honey, avocado butter, glycerin and more. In this set you receive full size products that include 2 of each in a travel tote. The Avocate Body Polish features 4 ounce size bottles and the Avocate Eye Repair .5 ounce containers. The complete Avocate Skincare Body Eye Set retails for approximately $71. For more information on the award winning skincare product visit the official web site for Morris Organics for Avocate.