Updating Your Makeup for Fall

To me, fall is the most beautiful season of the year. During this amazing time, I love to travel to a nearby mountain town in order to look at the colorful leaves on the trees. Besides shopping for new clothes, I also strive to update my makeup when the weather gets cooler outdoors. I prefer wearing pastel colors of makeup such as pink, peach, and lavender during the spring and summer months. However, when fall arrives, I like to start wearing darker, richer shades of color such as red, burgundy, and amethyst. These darker shades of makeup complement the black, chocolate brown, and gray colors of fall clothing in my closet. On this blog, I hope you will discover smart tips to help you update your makeup collection for fall. Enjoy!

5 Dos And Don'ts To Treat (And Prevent) Sunburn


Although trying to achieve a golden tan is something you might hope to do, you may find yourself experiencing a painful sunburn if exposed to the sun for an extended period of time. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent red, peeling skin caused by sunburn. And if you do find yourself itching, burning, and peeling from too much sun exposure, you might want to try a few home remedies to help you feel better. Keep the following do's and don'ts in mind:

1. DO Avoid Exposure When the Sun's Rays Are Strongest

If you have sensitive skin or you are prone to developing sunburn, avoid venturing out during the mid morning to late afternoon, when the sun's rays are strongest. At this time you are more likely to get sunburned skin. It's best to plan outdoor activities early in the morning or late in the day after the sun sets.

2. DON'T Leave Home Unprotected

Remember, repeated cases of sunburn leaves you at risk for skin cancer and wrinkles, so focus on prevention. If you must go out on a sunny day, be prepared and protect yourself. Wear a wide brimmed hat to shade your face from harmful rays. Sunglasses may help as well. Be sure your arms and legs are not exposed, by wearing long pants and a long sleeved shirt.

Using a sunscreen is another important measure to take before being exposed to the sun. Use a broad spectrum sunblock for best protection. Also, consider your skin type as a guideline. For instance, if you have fair skin that burns easily, choose the sunscreen with the highest level of protection and high rating. Dark skinned individuals that hardly ever burn may get by with a lower rating. Use a liberal amount at least a half hour before going outside, and reapply every few hours or after your skin becomes wet.

3. DO Cool the Burn Quickly

Despite your best efforts and intentions, you may find yourself with a painful sunburn. Don't wait until your skin becomes raw and peeled to treat the condition. The best way to treat sunburned skin is to cool it down quickly. Take a cool bath or shower at the first sign. Oatmeal is soothing to sunburned skin, so you might want to soak in an oatmeal bath. A cool compress to the sunburned area may provide relief as well.

4. DON'T Dry Out

Sunburned skin will crack and peel. Moisturizing lotions can help the skin from drying out and peeling. Drinking plenty of water will also keep you hydrated, as your sunburned skin loses fluid.

5. DO Seek Over-the-Counter Relief

Over the counter anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen may reduce painful inflammation from a sunburn. You might also head to your natural foods store and ask for 100 percent aloe lotion. Aloe is healing and cooling to irritated skin. In addition, aloe contains natural antimicrobial compounds to prevent infection. Cortisone creams may help with the inflammation as well. 

For more information, talk to a professional like Vail Dermatology.


26 October 2016