The glow of summer is starting to fade away…cooler temperatures, shorter days, leaves changing colors and some even starting to fall. All of the time spent outdoors during the summer months may have given you a great tan, but behind the scenes, it did a number on your skin health. All of that time spent in the sun contributes to skin aging – the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin tone, and the depletion of essential moisture needed to help skin stay soft and smooth.
Now is the perfect time to replenish and rejuvenate your skin with a consistent routine designed to help skin look and feel better. A few minutes in the morning and a few at night are all you need to get started.
It’s probably tempting to wash your face several times a day using traditional soap and water, but you are doing more harm than good. Soap will dry your skin out, strip it of essential oils, and cause rashes. Using a soy skin cleanser in the morning and at night is a great natural alternative. Even if you clean your skin several times a day, soy cleansers are gentle enough to remove dirt, makeup and bacteria without dryness or irritation.
Follow up with a soy moisturizer, which can be used on the face, neck, hands, arms or anywhere else on the body to replenish moisture and restore skin tone.
Soy based skin care products are abundant in antioxidants. Soy isoflavones help protect the skin against sun damage, lightens age spots, helps reduce wrinkles, and aids in collagen production.
Vitamin E is also naturally found in soy and helps protect the skin’s outer layer from free radical damage and helps reduce inflammation.
There are also beneficial phytochemicals in soy skin care products. Saponins have natural cleansing properties that draw out harmful skin substances that cause blemishes and other impurities. Phytosterols moisturize and protect the skin from water loss.