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Skin Care Tips for the Fall

If you’re living in Utah, you’re probably aware of the ever-changing climate that we have here. Regardless of the season, however, we can all agree that Utah’s weather is consistent in one aspect: the dry air. Especially now that we’re in the fall season and approaching winter, the dryness only gets worse from here. The aridity especially shows its effect through our skin. So, how do we care for our skin in the fall?


Tip #1: Drink water. Although we all know that drinking water is essential for our health, do we know how it particularly helps our skin? Drinking lots of water will enable our bodies to flush out toxins and waste products, therefore, clearing up our skin. Additionally, drinking water will improve your circulation and blood flow since it carries many nutrients to every cell. Because our skin cells are exposed to such drying environments, water’s hydrating effect will maintain the skin’s natural glow and moisture.

Tip #2: Wear sunscreen. You may be questioning why one should wear sunscreen during the seasons when the sun is least intense, but I can ensure you, you won’t regret always wearing sunscreen 20 years from now.

Sunscreen is beneficial for many reasons. It shields your face from harmful rays, and even though you can’t feel the warmth of the sun, the sun’s rays are still present. In addition, sunscreen is proven to decrease the chances of getting skin cancer. It also helps slow down the aging process and will help prevent the skin from having dark spots or discoloration. Just be sure that when you do apply sunscreen it isn’t expired, because expired sunscreen gives you no more benefits than wearing none at all would.

Front view portrait of a woman with sun cream on her face
Front view portrait of a woman with sun cream on her face

Tip #3: Use cocoa butter. Yum! Cocoa! Along with it’s amazing scent, cocoa butter can do wonders for your skin. It contains many antioxidents, which will fight off skin stressers and signs of aging, as well as tightens the skin, making it a favorite product for reducing stretch marks. Cocoa butter is perfect for hydrating skin because of it’s fatty acid content, which gives it its thick and deep generating formula. It’s also great for those who have sensitive, dry skin, or skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis.


Tip #4: Moisturize after you shower. Think of your skin as a wash rag. When you soak a rag in water and then leave it out in the sun to dry, you’ll come to find that it’s hardened and cracked instead of soft and supple. To avoid this issue, lock in the moisture you just absorbed from the shower by sealing it with a moisturizer. The oils in the lotion will prevent some of the water in your pores from evaporating. Simply pat your skin dry after showering, then apply lotion over it to maintain the right balance of moisture.


-Sarah Sparks

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Read more about his dangerous expedition at the link in our bio!⁠

Photo of Powell’s expedition courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division⁠

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We can't wait to share these stories with you. This issue includes our annual Blue Plate Awards celebrating those surviving and thriving in the restaurant biz. Plus, we take a road trip to Wyoming and ask why the only Utah passenger on the Titanic didn’t survive her journey.⁠

A note from our editor Jeremy Pugh, including beautiful tributes to Mary Brown Malouf from our friends in the community, is online now. Read more at the link in our bio ❤️⁠

Subscribers: Look for this issue in your mailbox soon. The magazine will be on newsstands March 1! 📬

Today, we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Blue Plate Awards! ⁠🎉⁠

These prizes honor the growers, food evangelists, grocers, servers, bakers, chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs who do more than put good food on the table—they make our community a better place to live. This year, just surviving as a local business deserves an award, but each of our Blue Plate winners did more than that. They made us grateful for every person involved in the essential act of feeding us.⁠ 🍽⁠

At the link in our bio, we have the full list of winners, a celebration of feats of COVID creativity and a tribute to restaurants we lost this year. If you’re hungry for more, pick up a copy on newsstands March 1! Plus, check out our Instagram for spotlights on some of the Blue Plate winners. ⁠

This year’s Blue Plate Awards are the first without our beloved Executive Editor Mary Brown Malouf. We dedicate them to her, our town’s biggest food fan, critic and champion. xoxomm⁠ 💙

2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @ricobrandut for Staying in Beansness⁠

Last summer, it seemed that Rico would be another victim of rapid gentrification in Salt Lake. Luckily, Rico was able to find a new home in Poplar Grove and now plans to add even more employees. It’s a last-minute happy ending for a community leader who literally wears his mission on his sleeve, courtesy a tattoo in bright red block letters: “pay it forward.” 💙⁠

2021 Blue Plate Award Winner: @spicekitchenincubator for Keeping the Spice Flowing⁠

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2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @thestore_utah for Special Deliveries ⁠

As grocery delivery becomes the new norm, The Store offers a personal touch that only an independent grocer can provide. Last March, high-risk and elderly customers began calling in their grocery lists over the phone, and The Store’s general managers personally delivered food to their homes. 💙⁠

2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @cucinaslc for Preserving Neighborhood Connection⁠

Cucina’s outdoor spaces became a place where the neighborhood could gather safely. Owner Dean Pierose offered free coffee in the mornings and encouraged his regulars to linger and commiserate together, preserving a semblance of society during a socially distanced time. 💙⁠

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2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @fisherbrewing for Creative Canning⁠

This year, Fisher found ways to utilize their beer, taproom space and canning capabilities for good. They created special lines of limited edition beers in custom cans to help raise funds for local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic. 💙⁠

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📸Bears Ears National Monument: Courtesy of Utah Office of Tourism

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