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

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.

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Courtney F says …

Oh yay! Love skin care products!

Cindy says …

So true that as we age, our skin gets drier. I can see it for myself! The minute the heat goes on, I can feel it taking the moisture right out of my skin. I love Wholefoods products as they are natural and just feel good.

Patty says …

Great info, I would love to find something for my dry itchy skin in the winter. I have not found anything that works yet....

Diana Rager says …

Thank you for the informative video! My poor, over 50 skin could really use some help, and these products sound fantastic!

Danika says …

Always love new skin care tips!

Sarah says …

Great post! My skin gets dull in the fall - I've been doing more exfoliating and moisturizing.

Katina says …

Great video. Love whole foods products. Hope to win prize of skin care products. Need it this time of year. Best wishes.

abby kitten says …

my skin needs TLC anytime the season/weather is changing! gets really dry or dull or oily depending on the time of year so always looking for natural skin care products to help!

Eileen says …

My skin gets really dry & flaky in the fall & winter months.

Sheri Poston says …

As my skin changes with age, I have learned the simpler the better. So your videos and product lines are so timely! Thank you and look forward to more information!!

Eliza says …

Sleep, hydration and omega-3 supplements for me!

Robin says …

My skin gets very dry and itchy when it gets colder, so I use a lot of moisturizing lotions and drink lots of water!

Daryl says …

I am new to natural skin care and really want to learn more. Thanks for the great info!

Mary Capps says …

I love autumn and winter and the cooler weather they bring, but my face tends to get ruddy at this time of year. Some nice natural products to pamper myself with would make enjoying this time of year much easier!

sharon daniels says …

I would love this. I want to change my skincare routine and this would be perfect.

Tracy Doren says …

In the winter my skin is at it's worse. I always feel at that time I need to do something a little extra to stop the redness and flakiness. Glad to have people looking out for my skin!

Katharine says …

Thanks for the great tips

gail says …

i love this kind of advice. Thanks for sharing.

Dolly Garnecki says …

From military deployments to the arid deserts of the middle east to seasonal weather changes in central Virginia, I've learned to adapt my skin care routine to my environment. My favorites always center around natural things like jojoba oil (most close to skin's pH); coconut oil to moisturize dry areas; vitamin C and rose hips based skin toner from Jason or Aubery Organics. Also, I prefer a gentle tea tree oil-based cleanser or something gentle like a natural baby shampoo--works great!

Linda S. says …

I'd love to try some natural skin products! My skin tends to get dry as the seasons change.

Tonya Bennert says …

Thanks for the great information! People don't think enough about their skin and how important it is to exfoliate and replenish. Whole Food carries some amazing and pure skin care products - I enjoy experimenting with them. Have a beautiful day and go drink a glass of water! Tonya Bennert

Viva says …

Yes, change of seasons makes my skin unhappy. I use lotion, but your detailed tips are great to help with what more we can do. Thanks!

kristen sheehan says …

I love how moisturizing these products are! They are a perfect fit for our skin during the cold, harsh winter! Plus, natural skin care is so important!

Julie Sorbo Sviggum says …

Thanks for great tips! :-) Love from Norway!

Tami says …

Much needed information and topic to discuss about, especially for our Colorado climate. Thank you!

Crystal says …

Wow what great information :) Thank you

karmamichele says …

i definitely need to be doing more exfoliation! thanks for the tips to help me get on the right track! ;)

Suzette Higginbotham says …

My skin gets so dry in the cooler climate and I'm always looking for new ways to keep it hydrated. I appreciate the info. Keep 'em coming.

Cindy Croom says …

Well I am getting older and my skin is so dry in the winter. I need to hydrate my skin. I love a facial as your face feels so alive afterwards. I like using organic and natural products. This video was helpful and fun to watch, thanks.

cindy c says …

this looks wonderful

Julie McIntyre says …

I've wanted to change all of my skincare to a natural line, and need a new system to recharge my mid-40's skin! I'm excited for a chance to win!l

suzanne snyder says …

I am constantly looking for good skin care products. My skin is dry and sensitive and I don't like smelly scents. This line seems like a great fit for me. Our new Whole Foods opens in my neighborhood tomorrow in Columbia, SC. I can go buy it then!

Carla says …

This was a cool and interesting to read! It was a nice "pick me up" from my mundane afternoon at work... thanks for sharing! I'm so excited to go home and slather honey on my face, I really want to try it!

Margaret Hill says …

Would love to try these products. Really making an effort to check the ingredients in everything.

DenetteTanksley says …

Excellent! Thank you! My scalp gets really dry and itchy in the fall/winter. Any helpful tips?

Kathy says …

Would love to try these products!! My skin is getting dryer as I age and needs help.

Jojo says …

It seems like the weather changed overnight, & I went from being comfortable to feeling like a walking dried raisin. My skin is, once again, painfully dry & tight. And with a round-numbered birthday coming up, I feel like I need to be pointed in the direction of the proper products to use to keep myself looking & feeling how I want to!

Jan Viceri says …

Would I love this! I have just lost over 155 lbs, been through leukemia, 6 strokes and a heart attack. It all shows through in my skin. I have been looking for a new skin regime, that can hold up to my specific problems plus living in the desert! I am 55 years old and there is no time like the present!

Lisa Bonilla says …

I am a 46 year old mom with 3 boys, the last of which i gave birth to at age 43. i also have 3 step kids, a husband, a full time job and a dog. 'nuff said?

danielle snider says …

while i am still young, i find this blog very informative. I tend to have very dry skin, so I am suceptible candidate for early wrinkles. I am trying to establish a daily regime of putting lotion on my face and take care of my skin early to prevent wrinkles. I will definetly take advantage of this insightful blog and watch some of the videos- prevention care is key!

Stephanie M says …

The skin-care mantra should be: prevent, prevent, prevent...protect, protect, protect! Great looking, cared for skin gives us more confidence! I am 44 and am told I look younger to mid 30s. It's due to making a point of taking care of myself and having a regimen - however! It's very important to use a quality product. Whole Foods offers many great, quality skin care products. I eat clean and try to eat organic products therefore I take care of my skin the same way. :-)

Jill says …

Since becoming a mama 16 years ago :) my 'beauty/skincare regimen' has taken a backseat...this year I turn 40-this would be just what I need to start taking care of myself again. Thanks for the videos!

Debbie says …

Hi, since I'm turning 55 on Nov. 6th I could use some "anti-aging" products. ha ha...Thanks for the contest and hope I win!

Rachel says …

great tips!!! would love to try out these products!!!

Char J says …

The weather change into cooler temps usually leave my skin a little drier, so I amp up on the use of shea butter and only use lotion that contains it. So far, so good! It always works for me.

Sybil Beheler says …

I am in desperate need of a better skin care regimen. I have a toddler and work full time, so my skin care has not been as much of a priority as it should be. I would love to try the Earth Science skincare kit and give my skin the pampering and care that it needs!

Margaret says …

Love to try this new like of products.

christy says …

Love home peels and masks. I need this prize to prep for my wedding

Kristen says …

Great tips. I'm always looking for safe, natural skin products.

Kimberly says …

I've definitely seen signs of aging recently, and with an upcoming Birthday next week as a REMINDER, LOL I sure could use a Birthday present such as this! Seriously, winter approaching these products sound amazing! Thanks for sharing. ; )

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