Fall is really here in Colorado. The leaves changed early this year and there were some gorgeous days spent in the high country with brilliant yellow aspen leaves against an almost purple sky. Simply amazing! And then I was fortunate enough to travel east to see the colors there! We have already had our first frost here so before I left for my trip I picked what was left of the tomatoes and soon I will make what I call "remnant ratatouille". I really do love fall!
Summer, as we all know is really hard on the skin with the increased exposure to sun and the elements and fall is a great time to replenish the skin. However the best strategy to protect your skin is to nourish it year round. Great to consume a diet rich in essential fatty acids as well as antioxidants to keep it well nourished. Use a good sunscreen (info available from Environmental Working Group to rate your sunscreen). Also avoid tobacco, food allergens, and other toxins since the skin is also an organ of elimination. If your body is toxic, you will see buildup in your pores. Everyone knows a smoker who has that gray cast to their skin! Drinking plenty of good clean water is also very important.
On Weds November 7th I will be holding a 30 minute FREE discussion on hormones and hormonal balancing (think menopause, PMS) at 12 noon at my office. Space is limited so please RSVP via email or by calling (303) 443-2206. Also available via Skype (please contact me to make arrangements so that we are "connected" on skype ahead of time!) Enjoy this season of beauty!
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