How to Refresh Skin for Fall
Feel like your skin got overexposed this summer? It’s time to refresh and repair your skin with hydrating facials and masks. Skirt!’s skin care experts are loving Korean beauty products right now because of their natural ingredients and glowing results.
Hanacure Facial, available at hanacure.com
How to use: Mix the serum and solution, paint on your face, let sit for 30 minutes and rinse.
Why our expert recommends it: This Korean beauty product is a star of Instagram with users saying it tightens, moisturizes and softens. “It’s a rave right now with amazing results,” says Pamela Lesch, a skirt! blogger and founder of Pamela Lesch Makeup.
Innisfree Skin Solution Sheet Mask, available at us.innisfree.com
How to use: Cleanse, unfold the sheet mask, remove the film and evenly apply over face. Remove the mask after one to two minutes. Gently pat remaining residue for full absorption.
Why our expert recommends it: Dermatologist Dendy Engelman, a Summerville native and partner with Manhattan Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, recommends the mask made with a Korean beauty ingredient called madecassoside to help calm dehydrated, rough skin and strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Derm Institute Antioxidant Hydration Gel Mask, available at www.diskincare.com
How to use: Apply serum to face. No need to rinse.
Why our expert recommends it: This gel mask offers intense hydration as well as protection from free radical damage from UV exposure and environmental assaults, such as pollution. “They are easy for travel, work beautifully as a sleep mask, and in a pinch to quickly hydrate skin and give it an immediate glow,” Dr. Engelman says.
Essential Health Indicators
These are the essential indicators you need to manage to improve your health, according to the American Heart Association. Schedule a well visit with your doctor to determine whether you are at risk and to learn about lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent heart disease. For more information, visit goredforwomen.org.
Blood sugar: High levels of blood sugar can damage your heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves.
Blood pressure: High blood pressure is a major risk factor of heart disease and stroke.
Cholesterol: High cholesterol causes plaque, which clogs arteries and can lead to heart disease and stroke.
Body mass index: Your body mass index is your weight in relation to your height. A high BMI raises your blood pressure and cholesterol and makes your heart work harder, putting you at risk for developing diabetes.
Get Back to Working Out
Getting back into a workout routine is easy when you can stroll with other fellow moms in a park with a view or practice yoga on the deck of a yacht.
Opening Soon: Fit4Mom Charleston
The Fit4Mom program, which offers pre- and postnatal fitness classes for moms, is coming to Charleston this month. The program is known for its Stroller Strides classes, which kick off at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. Fit4Mom also will hold a Moms’ Night Out for the first Thursday of every month. The first Moms’ Night Out is 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 7 at Tavern & Table. For more information, visit charleston.fit4mom.com.
Warriors by the Water
Reverb owner Ashley Bell hosts a yoga class to the sounds of DJ B on the deck of the Carolina Girl Yacht. After class, enjoy light bites, sip champagne and bid in a silent auction to benefit METAvivor.org, a nonprofit that focuses on research for stage 4 breast cancer. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 24. Tickets are $30. Visit https://goo.gl/EB9bgd for tickets.