Q. With fall just around the corner, what should I plan to do differently in my skincare routine?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wigggy replies:
It’s the in-between season where summer sun can still be scorching hot, yet the kids are back to school and fall is knocking on the door. Now is an ideal time for a complexion check. The summer months can be rough, with everything from increased UV exposure to higher humidity, harsh pool chemicals and even travel wreaking havoc on your skin. The wear and tear can really start to become noticeable this time of year.
There are several ways to refresh your skin and unveil a beautiful, glowing look for the season ahead. First thing to consider is what you’re eating. A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is good for you and your skin. Wholesome (non-processed) foods reduce inflammation and decrease the likelihood of breakouts and irritations. Eating whole foods and avoiding hormone-laden dairy products and meats, as well as junk foods will help improve the overall health of your skin and your body.
Genetics and lifestyle habits play a significant role in skin health but good, nutritious foods can help fight acne, minimize wrinkles and enhance your skin’s natural glow and beauty. Here are some amazing, in-season superfoods to try:
Apples (your pick!) - Apples benefit your health by boosting your intake of vitamin C, or ascorbic acid. Vitamin C helps you make collagen, a protein found abundantly in your skin that keeps you looking young. Think of it this way: an apple a day keeps the wrinkles away! But don’t just eat the apple, use the MyChelle Apple Brightening series to help rehabilitate your skin with potent, proven formulas that reverse the many signs of unflattering sun damage. Sun damage can actually make you appear older than wrinkles.
Our Apple Plant Stem Cell Culture (PhytoCellTec™) is a revolutionary break-through ingredient in skincare to stop chronological aging. PhytoCellTec™ is the first topical ingredient to protect human skin stem cells and delay natural aging process by maintaining the activity of skin stem cells. Try our Apple Brightening Serum loaded with PhytoCellTec™ and other vital nutrients and proven to triggers the skin’s cell potential for infinite cell regeneration while reducing wrinkle depth.
Our therapeutic products use apple plant stem cell technology to restore overall health, diminish discoloration and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And if you want to get ahead of the game and stop damage before it starts, remember to use your favorite MyChelle sun protectant and avoid the sun during peak hours.
Now, pass the pumpkin! Whether you enjoy pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread or pumpkin smoothies, incorporating pumpkin into your diet this time of year is a delicious step towards beautiful skin. Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A which helps support many areas of health and also functions as an antioxidant. Pumpkin also provides vitamin C, an antioxidant that also supports tissue repair and immunity, as well as vitamin E, another powerful antioxidant.
Grab a delicious healthy snack of pumpkin seeds which contain essential omega fatty acids, vitamin and vitamin E to keep your skin healthy, hair shiny and nails strong.
Feed your skin the benefits of pumpkin with the MyChelle Pumpkin Renew Cream. This lightweight nourishing formula blends antioxidant-rich pumpkin seed oil with reparative peptides to protect cellular health and maintain hydration. Astaxanthin, from micro-algae, neutralizes free radicals while reducing moisture loss. EGF peptides promote cellular renewal and collagen production. Organic shea butter and Tocomin vitamin E replenish skin’s lipid barrier to prevent dehydration.
Another great pumpkin product is the Incredible Pumpkin Peel. Exfoliate and deeply nourish skin with pumpkin pulp, enzymes and fermented juice. Loaded with antioxidants, this fortifying peel rejuvenates and supports cellular integrity while clearing pores and aiding detoxification. Skin is left feeling incredibly soft, smooth and clean with a renewed healthy glow. Beauty Tip: Use in the morning to reveal your beautiful skin all day long.
Another berry-good treat this time of year are those little red gems with a nice tart taste: cranberries. These powerhouse berries are loaded with antioxidants and many essential nutrients. Cranberries offer several health benefits, and you can easily make them a part of your daily diet by eating the whole berry, drinking organic juice, or even by taking a supplement. The antioxidants contained in cranberries will help your body fight the free radicals that contribute to the aging process. Cranberries will not only help your skin to look young, but your overall health will also benefit.
MyChelle utilizes cranberry in the White Cranberry Cleanser and Cranberry Mud Mask because it provides a wonderful antibacterial effect and nourishes the skin while protecting from free radical damage. Try the White Cranberry Cleanser, a naturally exfoliating and pore clearing cleanser that brings skin into a healthy balance. Also, the willow bark and Totarol™ will help bring balance to oily and blemish-prone skin conditions. Pomegranate, another great fall super fruit is rich in antioxidants and a naturally exfoliating fruit acid which protects against environmental aggressors, while keeping pores clear and skin calm.
The Cranberry Mud Mask is a great treatment to deeply purify and calm the skin. A blend of richly detoxifying kaolin and bentonite clays absorb excess oil and debris from pores, while Totarol™ purifies and balances. Cranberry extract, known as one of the “super fruits” for its high antioxidant content, helps support skin and give it a luminescent glow. Beauty Tip: Use as a spot treatment on breakouts to draw out oil!
As the season transitions take notice of your skins needs and feed it the nutrients essential for healthy, glowing skin. MyChelle is here to always help you see real results with natural, pure and highly effective skin care products. When you leave your face in the hands of MyChelle Dermaceuticals, you’ll be glad you chose the experts. MyChelle Dermaceuticals is here (and happy) to be your ultimate go-to skin care line.
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.