Glow for It. Here is how to Maintain a Clear Complexion for Fall: Expert skin care and makeup advice for bright skin year-round.
Healthy-looking skin never goes out of style; though darker makeup and matte complexions appeared on the fall 2009 runways clean, glowing faces made their mark too. With autumn in full swing, however, it’s no wonder that maintaining a bright, luminous look may be proving difficult. But don’t let the change in seasons get you down—there are ways to battle the cold and wind and keep your smooth skin intact.
Fight Back Against Flakes: Wearing a liquid foundation is a great way to achieve a dewy glow—but if you apply it over dry, flaky skin the results can be less than satisfactory. For a quick fix, Nicholas Perricone, MD, FACN recommends using a toner formulated with alpha lipoic acid and DMAE, “two excellent antioxidants that act as natural anti-inflammatories.
They will remove the flaky skin while refining and toning skin texture.” For longterm protection against peeling, though, Perricone says you have to treat the underlying conditions. “It’s important to make sure you have adequate intake of healthy fats found in fish, fish oil, extra virgin olive oil, etc.,” he says. “While topicals with strong anti-inflammatories can do wonders it is of critical importance to not forget the dietary component.”
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