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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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Claudine Ehrhart says …

I am always looking for the most natural products for the face, would love to try Earth Science. Thank You

Keli says …

As a licensed esthetician, I think this is a great blot article and the products sound amazing.

tien says …

I need something gentle yet effective for the upcoming winter. But my skin is so finicky and easily irritated.

Jenny silverman says …

I use Egyptian Magic every day in the morning after the shower! It is amazing!! Have been using it for years!!

Carla Deasy says …

I love to tips on hyperpigmentation. Any suggestions for blackheads? I have combination sensitive skin.

Lynne says …

I would like to get back to the natural side of cleaning my face. :) At 50 I would still like to look 10 years younger. Lynne

Chrissy says …

Great advice!! Looking forward to checking some of these products out! Thank you!

Talia Arnon says …

Yes! I'm loving the fact that Whole Foods offers all of these products. I'm used to nagging my pharmacist about the latest and greatest products to use on my skin, especially since I'm in sunny Florida. From now on though, I will definitely just be making a trip to Whole foods :) Thanks!

Crystal N. says …

This topic is so timely for me! I was recently talking to my husband about how our moisturizer (the one we've been using for the last two years) is not cutting it for me. Love the tips and excited to try the new line!

Angela Ishee says …

Tons of great information! My 35th birthday is just around the corner and I am really beginning to see it in my skin. I've lost that youthful glow and my skin just seems dull and lack luster.

Katerina says …

I love all Whole Foods cosmetic stuff. With all food allergies and sensitivities, my skin is irritated a lot and tends to be dry and tighten. So my skin needs TLC every day because I love my skin balanced. It would be great to have some extra product to spoil it even more!

Linda Welch says …

I love this stuff! And I need it because I'm 56 and live in Georgetown, Tx. And, BTW, when are we getting a Whole Foods in GT?

Tonya Vasquez says …

It is so refreshing to have organic products to clean your face and skin to counteract all of the toxins we are exposed to everyday.

Tonya Vasquez says …

It is so refreshing to have organic products to clean your face and skin to counteract all of the toxins we are exposed to everyday.

Alethea Smartt LaRowe says …

I tend to neglect my skin more than I should. It could sure use a boost from this kit!

Maryann says …

My skin is in great need of some TLC-it gets very dry in cold weather but also prone to breakouts and clogged pores. I would love a product line that can make me skin glow!

Linda Welch says …

I love this stuff! And I need it because I'm 56 and live in Georgetown, Tx. Also, BTW, when are we getting a Whole Foods in GT?

Angela says …

As a single mom of two kids who play sports, my skin takes a beating. I have sensitive skin and have been unable to find a product that doesn't either break me out, turn me oily or dry. Please help me!!!

Jen Ashworth says …

Love the skin care videos! Such a great resource for at home care. So many people spend time and money on organic foods that they forget about what we are putting on our skin daily can be just as toxic. I am an esthetician and spend a lot of time educating people on the importance and value of taking care of our skin in a better "whole" way. I am currently using the Acure skin care line but would love to try the Earth Science!

Dayle says …

I am a dedicated user of good skin care products. Thanks for spreading the word of their importance!

Mindy says …

I have sensitive skin which seems to be growing more sensitive with age. Oh yeah and then there's that.....aging. I think I've hit a point where my skin could use some help.

Brittany says …

I have obsessed over keeping my skin healthy young and radiant. As my schedule is stretched to the brim up keeping my skin regimen has become inevitably harder. I'm always up to try new products that can maintain or even turn back the clock on my skin!!! I would love to try out Whole Foods rejuvenating skin care products!!!

Tena says …

The alarm on the Blackberry goes off at five a.m. As I slowly roll over, touch my feet to the floor and make my way to the bathroom where I turn on the light, the first thing I do is look in the mirror. I don't know why. Perhaps I hope that this morning I won't look like my Mother. Or perhaps my 57 year old skin will somehow have transformed overnight from slightly dull and mottled to shiny and clear and spotless; oh, and did I mention toned? Once a woman reaches .......well let's just say a 'certain age', her best friend becomes the products she uses to keep her face looking as fresh, taut, clear and smooth as possible. And that's a fact.

Lauren Clark says …

I live in central Florida now and stay busy caring for my husband and new grandson. Great videos I want to be good to myself by using good things for my skin.

Christina says …

Its so hard to find skin care made from natural ingredients.

Kay says …

My skin is clogging up more this fall and I am seeing a few blackheads here and there. The Michelle vitamin A and vitamin C products may be exactly what I need for exfoliation and brightening, Thanks, Paige!.

Manasa Mandava says …

Nice post

Laurie says …

I have combination skin so some moisturizers make it too oily, but some retinol products make it too dry.

Niki Bridges says …

I'm finding that I need a lot more moisture and ways to even out my skin as the season changes.

Nikole Black says …

:)

clare says …

I'm so glad that I opened this and didn't skip over it after seeing it in my email. I'm 21 and have been meaning to start taking better care of my skin and be preventative but I wasn't sure how. These products sound perfect for me. I just hope I can afford them!

Kimberly says …

Thanks so much for the video. I'm 44 and need all the help I can get with my skin. I have seen numerous dermatologists and have been put on many different types of medications both orally and creams/gels, but nothing seems to work. I have wrinkles, age spots and adult acne. Would love to try some Whole Foods TLC products instead of continuing down the same road with toxic products that definitely aren't working for me. Thank you! :)

DonnaMcDaniel says …

My beauty secret has been to wash my face with baby shampoo. Every beauty consultant I have spoken with discourages me from doing so and I spend hundreds of dollars looking for the RIGHT match for my skin. I am almost 52 and desire to keep my skin as healthy as possible, from the inside out. I want to win and try Earth Science Active Age Defense skin care. Please help!

Brenda says …

Skin regimine? Who has time for that? My hands and legs suffer something awful. Dry scaly and Ugly!!

Manju Talreja says …

Whole Foods, you never cease to amaze me. Not only are your products wholesome and superior and priced to satisfy, but the hospitality and warmth and the generosity of spirit with which one is greeted always satisfies my soul. I will be in to look for the products for the anti aging skin care. They seem simple and easy to incorporate in the daily ritual. Thanks

vanessa martinez says …

I've put my skin through a lot of suffering. Sun damage, popping pimples etc. My skin needs the Extra TLC to recover.

Grace Thomas says …

cool!

daisycastillo says …

I have been working hard to replace my makeup for natural organic makeup and now I'm working on replacing my skincare but I don't know how to choose the correct products or skincare for mature skin. I look forward to visiting the new Virginia Beach location. I've also changed my eating habits and have been eating clean and have lost a great deal of weight.

Linda L says …

My skin seems to change with the changing seasons. With winter, my face gets so dry!

Bi says …

Although it's great, the constant sunshine in Los Angeles is hard on my skin! Despite using sunscreen every day, I'm seeing fine lines and sun spots! My skin needs help!

Jessica says …

I am always looking for natural skincare and this looks like a great line!

L.Casey says …

We would love to try this product line! I have a disabled grandson who breaks out from all the chemicals found in many skin care products. He is a teenager and still wants to look his best. This just might be the answer! Thanks for the information.

Nichole says …

Would love to try all of this!

tara pittman says …

My skin is always dry.

Erin says …

Thank You! I'm always looking for new skin care that's made by nature <3

Summer says …

My skin could use a little more TLC with the cooler temps coming, it tends to get extra dry. Thanks for the chance.

Makiko says …

Since I moved here from Japan, my face gets dry all year around. However my forehead is still oily. I need something to balance! Thank you very much for the tips :)

Yukiko Matsumoto says …

This video gave me a lot of good information. I'd like to try myself. And i'd like to learn more good information for body and skin.

Jill Newman says …

Agreed. I am moisturizing several times a day now...nearly out of product!

Rosa Reza says …

Natural ingredients are definitely the way I want to go with my skin care routine!

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