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While we may be in denial about the changing of the seasons, the reality is that fall is just around the corner, and as the seasons shift, so do the needs of your skin. The end of summer is a great time to take care of some of the wear and tear your skin endures during the sunny months of outdoor fun.

Below are some easy care tips for nourishing your skin and replenishing moisture levels depleted by recent hits of UV exposure. Just as your skin changes with the seasons your skin care should too.

1. Exfoliate

Does dull and rough skin after a summer of sun and outdoor fun have you feeling…well, dull and rough? Towards the end of the summer season, your skin surface can be covered with dry, dead skin cells that often need more than your typical daily hydration treatments. Exfoliation can reveal the smooth skin underneath and even improve the absorption of your other skin care products. The end result? Say good-bye to dull and rough and hello to smooth and soft!

2. Treating Acne

Some types of acne get worse with hot summer weather. Sweating and humidity can cause flare-ups and sometimes those tasty summer treats you just can’t avoid factor in too. Hello chocolate ice cream! The affects of acne can be particularly damaging for teens and young adults who are not only dealing with the impact of hormonal fluctuations on their skin but also a developing self image. The psychological effects of acne with teens and the potential of acne scarring are serious and should be addressed early on. There are many types of effective acne treatment available as well as a number of proactive preventative care treatments. It’s important to try to control oil production by using a good topical vitamin A product (retinol) as well as products containing a recommended concentration of salicylic acid. Salicylic acid gets deeper into the pores to help clear out those pesky blemish-causing blackheads.

3. Rehydrate Your Lips

Chapped lips often reflect a season of sunny, summer fun, but they can also be cracked and painful. With colder temperatures just around the corner, a rehydrating lip treatment can help repair your lips and have them holiday party ready in no time. To help minimize lip damage over the summer months and throughout the fall, be sure to use specialized lip sun protection when outdoors such as LipRebuild by ZO. And adding a little filler also can help keep lips hydrated as it contains hyaluronic acid which binds water to it, keeping lips looking full, fresh and hydrated.

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