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Anti-Aging Skin Care: Handy How-Tos and a Great Giveaway

By Paige Schilt, October 14, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

The giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! Congratulations to our winner, Brittany C. from Texas!

It’s finally beginning to feel like fall in my hometown of Austin, Texas. But while I’m looking forward to sweater weather, my skin is wearing the lingering effects of summer.

I’ll be honest; I spent a lot of time in the sun this year. I love to swim, just like I did when I was a kid, but my skin isn’t getting any younger. Despite every effort to protect myself from harmful rays, I’m starting the fall season with a few more fine lines and brown spots.

I love autumn colors, but this is not what I had in mind.

To the rescue: Whole Foods Market’s latest series of skin care videos. In the first one, esthetician Jennifer Gallegos explains the basics of an anti-aging skincare regimen: antioxidants and exfoliation to remove dead, dry and damaged cells.

Does the change of seasons (and the cranking up of indoor heating) leave your skin a little cranky? Check out our other how-to videos to learn why breakouts occur and how botanical actives (a fancy term for therapeutic levels of plant ingredients) can help keep skin balanced, unclog pores and support healthy inflammatory response.

If you’re ready to go beyond your regular routine, watch our video tutorial for an at-home facial. It features raw, organic honey and MyChelle Apple Brightening Peel, which is a fun way to put seasonal ingredients to work for your skin!

Looking for more ways to revamp your daily regimen? Make sure to watch our new skincare videos, and tell us why your skin needs a little extra TLC. Leave a comment below by Wednesday, October 24 and one lucky commenter will win an Earth Science Active Age Defense skin care kit featuring Earth Science Whipped Cream Cleanser, Toning Elixir, Cellagen, i-Cream, Hydrating Day Cream and Nighttime Recovery Cream.

Let go of last season and celebrate beautiful skin!

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends October 24, 2012, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

Category: Whole Body




Alison says ...
I've been using a lot more lotion lately because of the cooler temperatures.
10/14/2012 7:36:12 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
With a busy 10 year old and an even busier 2 year old at home, my skincare has taken backseat. The Earth Science skin care kit sounds like just what I need to restore my 40 year old skin and give a youthful glow!!!
10/15/2012 7:34:00 AM CDT
Amy D. says ...
This is fantastic - Love your skin care products! My skin definitely needs a little extra TLC in the winter because it is very dry and prone to showing extra fine lines and creases, especially now that I am getting closer to xx years old. I do my best to protect it from UV radiation and other environmental damage, but would love to do more....Thanks again for the giveaway! :)
10/15/2012 7:43:09 AM CDT
evelyn says ...
good post really good tips of skin caring, i want to share you this website: keephealthing.com there are lots of very good anti-aging products, i have used them myself and i hope it will be useful for you too.
10/15/2012 10:31:31 AM CDT
Summer Marshall says ...
Thank-you for the great facial tips.
10/15/2012 11:47:39 AM CDT
j.J. says ...
I had the good fortune to be in the Caribbean this year, and I did use a high SPF sunscreen. Unfortuantely, I didn't reapply it in a timely fashion while enjoying the ocean.
10/15/2012 1:32:13 PM CDT
faithbaby092 says ...
Hi I am asking a question for my 16 yr. old grandson he has acne or pimples on his face we trying to get him something not so harsh but something that will help the bumps and spots where he scratch he is an African american with tan skin very handsome so if you can give me some great advice we will be thankful for the info.Thanks Ms.Emma Dean Smith
10/15/2012 4:38:54 PM CDT
KathieW says ...
I really need something to balance my oily forehead with the rest of my cold weather-dry face!
10/16/2012 6:17:34 AM CDT
Kristin says ...
My face gets dry and flaky during the winter and I'm trying my best to moisturize to help prevent as many wrinkles as I can. I'd love to try this skincare line!
10/16/2012 7:49:07 AM CDT
Linda says ...
I appreciate the skin care videos you're offering. I've watched just a few and have learned quite a bit. I'm a very fair skined redhead so sun damage, freckles and dark spots are an issue. And with winter on the way; I live in Chicago so they can be harsh, I need a skin care regime that pampers my skin and keeps it as soft and moisturized as possible. Keep the skin care videos coming - I love them!
10/16/2012 10:50:54 AM CDT
Toni Unick says ...
Fall is always a difficult season for my skin. After all of summer's activities, my skin feels dry, worn, blotchy and dull. Then the heat goes on and it just gets drier. I am grateful for a regimen that will address these issues. At 55, I recognize the importance of a healthy diet and a solid skin care routine. Every action shows up on my skin. And I plan to keep my skin at its best!!
10/16/2012 8:15:14 PM CDT
Heather says ...
I love the idea of natural skin-care products. The ingredient list on my current moisturizer is scary. It's time to switch!
10/17/2012 8:58:58 AM CDT
Angela Fouraker says ...
Turning 36 years old hit me harder than a mac truck. I've had a lot of big changes this year, a move, moving in with my fiance, and planning a wedding (the big day is less than a month away! EEK!). I need some pampering and would love to try some new skin care products. The same ones I used when I was younger, no longer seem to be having the desired affects and some TLC would be greatly appreciated!
10/17/2012 10:05:43 AM CDT
thegrayhair says ...
I am so excited about this video. I am always looking for ways to improve my skin and cannot wait till you open a Whole Foods In Columbia,S.C, on October 25,2012 at 9:00 am...I will be there and I will be looking at these products in particular. I would love to try them. Every chance I get I always go to the store you have in Charleston,S. C. and always buy too much,but it's for my benefit. Your employees are great and cannot say enough fantastic things about them. Looking forward to shopping at your new store in Columbia!
10/17/2012 5:09:54 PM CDT
Kris says ...
I love all natural skin care products, especially DIY. I used a really nice line with salt scrub and moisturizer and it was amazing, like my whole body just drank up all the nutrients. Then I was broke and went out and grabbed a scrub I used as a teen, and it was HORRIBLE! My whole face broke out and I had rashes in the creases by my nose and mouth (sorry TMI) and I realized just how harsh these store brand products arw. They're just loaded with chemicals! Do yourself a favor and splurge on the good stuff or try to make your own. It will be worth it in the end! Thanks WF :)
10/18/2012 2:21:11 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@FAITHBABY092 - Thanks for your question! If you visit one of our links above (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/department/whole-body/beauty-skin-care) you will find an additional video for a daily regimen for acne prone skin. If these options have been tried, I would encourage you to reach out to your health care provider or a dermatologist for more specific tips.
10/18/2012 2:59:33 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
My skin needs lots of tlc in the winter! It gets dry, itchy and cranky. I know a lot of what I put in my body will help (water, veggies) but I also need some great natural skincare products for my poor skin. :)
10/18/2012 3:00:57 PM CDT
Eve says ...
I need more moisture in my skin products as Im no spring chicken and get some anti aging products into my routine
10/18/2012 11:38:02 PM CDT
Bridgett Tulloh says ...
Hi... As a new mom, I am spending less and less time treating myself, and taking care of myself. It'd be wonderful to have some new fabulous products to indulge in! Thanks for the chance!!
10/19/2012 5:26:49 PM CDT
Joan says ...
I am 49 and my skin is showing it! Help. I am adding aragan oil to my routine because my skin is craving moisture.
10/21/2012 5:46:24 AM CDT
Joan says ...
This sounds great - with everything that takes a toll on our skin it's nice to know there are a variety of products that won't harm it even more. Buying skin care products can be so overwhelming. I'm excited to check out this product line!
10/21/2012 7:08:51 AM CDT
Renee Farris says ...
Would love to try your products, just moved across the street and am so excited to be so close!
10/21/2012 11:58:02 PM CDT
Adena says ...
My skin needs extra TLC in the winter elements, especially because it's hard to avoid exposure! Thanks for selling products that will bring great relief!
10/22/2012 11:47:27 AM CDT
Ashley says ...
Great tips! I went to the WF site today looking for info and recommendations on anti-aging lotions and found these great videos! Now I know what to buy on my WF trip tonight! Thanks!
10/23/2012 1:08:20 PM CDT
Gisela says ...
To clean, moisturize and give nutrients to the skin is the key to looking fab over the years, of course that great products help you make the most of the routine.
10/24/2012 10:42:41 AM CDT