Late summer! In almost every region of the country, this is a delightful time of year. The temperatures get cooler, but they’re still warm enough to enjoy a cup of tea (or even a glass of antioxidant-rich red wine) outdoors. The air is dryer and you don’t need to battle humidity with your makeup or hair choices. But if you have allergies, dust, mold, spores and other irritants in the wind, combined with the drier air, may be taking their toll on you—and on your skin. How can you leverage a skin care regimen to minimize the impact of late season allergies on your complexion? Here are some tips!
If you’re sensitive to the drier, allergen laden air of late summer, then you’re also most likely experiencing dry skin and a heightened redness to your complexion. The dryness may simply be the result of your body adjusting to the drier air as the humidity of summer fades away. The redness, however, is probably due to your allergies and sensitivities to the increased allergens in the air as flowers and plants begin to die and decay and dust is stirred up by the breeze. Of course, you’re most likely taking allergy medications, including some very effective natural remedies, to help ease the sensitivity. Here are some ways that you can ensure that the signs of late summer dryness and allergic reactions don’t become visible on your face.
Fight the Drier Air with Internal and Topical Hydration
No matter how major or minor your reaction to late summer’s drier weather is, it’s important that you provide your skin with the hydration that it needs to stay healthy and flush. Be sure to eat your water daily as recommended in in Dr. Murad’s best-selling book, The Water Secret. The cellular structure of water in fruits and vegetables will keep you (and your skin) hydrated longer than a drink of water. You also need to make sure you have the right topical face or skin moisturizer for your skin type. What’s right for you? That’s entirely dependent on your skin type and your sensitivity to dryness. If you’re unsure about which moisturizer is best for you, consider starting with the Murad Online Personalized Skin Care Evaluation.
Ease the Appearance of Redness and Flushing
If you’re particularly allergy prone, it’s likely that your face is experiencing some redness and flushing even if you’re hydrating properly. Murad Correcting Moisturizer SPF 15 is a tinted moisturizer that’s specifically developed to neutralize the appearance of redness on your face. Used on its own or beneath hydrating makeup, make sure that you have this moisturizer handy to minimize the appearance of redness from late summer’s dry air and increased allergies.
Related Product: Murad Correcting Moisturizer SPF 15
Protects and soothes sensitive skin while minimizing redness
“I purchased this product to try and reduce the redness due to dryness and rosacea. This product works great and has moisturized extremely well. My face is no longer dry or red. Thanks Murad. All your products that I have used have been the only products that have worked for me and I have tried alot of products over the past 25 years. You’re a life saver.” horsefly, Alabama
Soothe Dry or Irritated Skin
If your allergies are more severe, your skin may be feeling it in the form of a dryness or tightness that’s actually painful or uncomfortable. Murad Redness Therapy® is a skin care product line specifically developed for tight, dry, irritated skin. A gel cleanser that’s designed to actively soothe as it cleanses, a treatment gel that reduces redness and irritation on contact, and Murad Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum® combine to alleviate discomfort and tightness so that you have a hydrated, glowing complexion.
Nobody Wants Dry Eyes!
Are you a person who enters into allergy season with a bottle of eye drops on hand to soothe your dry eyes? It’s important to keep in mind that the skin around your eyes is drying out as well, you just may not be as aware of it while it’s happening. The sensitive, thin skin around your eyes doesn’t produce its own moisture like the rest of your face, so when your skin begins to dry out it will be even more intense in the area surrounding your eyes. Over time, that lack of hydration around your eyes can lead to increases in crow’s feet and eye wrinkles. Make sure to hydrate your face and then to use an eye cream to ensure that the skin around your eyes stays properly hydrated.
Related Product: Murad Hydro-Dynamic® Ultimate Moisture for Eyes
Über-hydrating cream infuses the delicate eye area with moisture for immediate and long term relief from dryness
“Best beauty find all year!! This is truly worth every cent!! Hydrates, but not greasy so your make up stays put all day! Silky smooth and hydrates those pesky lines to diminish their appearance! I saw improvement after only two days! Won’t burn your eyes, just gives them a youthful glow!! Don’t be afraid to invest in this product! It truly is worth it!!” LuvSummr, Virginia
Late summer leading into early fall is a beautiful time of year to relax, de-stress and prepare for the upcoming holiday rushes and possible wintery weather. If this time of year isn’t so beautiful for you and your skin, use the tips we’ve shared with you to stay hydrated and comfortable during the last wisps of summer!