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Prepare Your Skin for the Fall Season

Hydrate Your Skin:
The main issue that many people experience specifically in the fall is dehydration of their skin. The skin adjusts itself to the humidity in the summer air and as a result, the indoor air causes the skin to feel stale. It is recommended to use a cream cleanser and a hydrating moisturizer.

Repair Sun Damage:
Your skin receives the majority of sun damage during the summer months, and while the sun’s rays feel amazing, they can also damage your skin. For this, getting a facial with a glycolic peel and looking for products that contain vitamin C is recommended. Vitamin C is the best thing to use on sun-damaged skin because it will create new skin and start the process of shedding some of the summer’s sun-exposed skin.

Ingredients to Look For:
For fall skin care products it is best to look for products containing glycolic and hyaluronic acids, as well as jojoba oil. The acids cushion and hydrate the skin, which will deliver a smoother look and feel. Whereas, jojoba oil provides moisture to the skin all day long and does not evaporate like water based moisturizers can.

Jump into fall with a customized facial catered to your skincare needs at CNY Healing Arts today!

–by Kelly Vasquez, Licensed Esthetician

Syracuse:
195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse, NY 13205
315.671.5755

Help for Fall Allergy Season Sufferers

Fall means apple cider, pumpkins, the fresh smell of fallen leaves—and the return of allergy season for some people. Whether it’s ragweed, mold—or both that affect you, we at CNY Healing Arts Center wanted to share a few things below that can help prevent and alleviate some of your symptoms.

Clean up your leaves
Wet piles of fallen leaves are prime breeding grounds for leaf mold, and while leaf mold is valuable to your soil, it can send you into a frenzy of sneezing fits if you’re allergic. Clean up fallen leaves promptly, before they get wet and moldy and if at all possible have someone who is not allergic do it.

Clean your filters
Staying indoors when pollen counts are high is the most effective way to cut down on both mold and ragweed reactions—but not if you’re pumping in pollen from outside. Take the time now to clean or change your furnace filters, since ragweed pollen persists long after the temps turn cold.

Take vitamin C
Vitamin C has antihistamine activity. Taking supplements has been reported to help people with hay fever in preliminary research. Consider 3,000 – 6,000 mg of Vitamin C in divided doses, per day. Bioflavonoids such as Quercetin, might act synergistically with Vitamin C as both have antihistaminic activity. Some doctors of natural medicine advise people with hay fever to take 400 mg of Quercetin two to three times per day.

Your diet
Be sure to include these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet such as avacodos, extra virgin olive oil, ginger, omega fatty acis and tumeric. Diet can greatly influence allergic responsiveness or lack of it.

Get a massage
Massage Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Massage not only treats those parts of you which are a problem, but also affects the whole of your metabolism through normalizing your circulatory, muscular and nervous systems and their interdependent functioning.
Massage for allergies can help clear mucus from the nose and throat.

Please feel free to contact us at the CNY Healing Arts Center nearest you if you would like more information or relief from your seasonal allergies. Click here for Contact Info.