As the temperatures start to dip and the shadows lengthen, we find ourselves unpacking our coziest sweaters and switching out our frappuccinos for warming pumpkin spice lattes.
But did you know that making a few tweaks in your skincare routine is just as important to ensure your skin stays healthy and happy as Summer transitions into Fall?
Don’t worry if you have no idea where to start, we’re here to share some helpful tips with you in this article that will hopefully make it a whole lot easier for you!
Amp up the moisture
When the temperature drops, the humidity drops too, and this lack of moisture in the air is not great news for your skin.
Dry, itchy, uncomfortable skin is incredibly common during the Fall and Winter months, so it is imperative that you find ways to replenish this lost moisture through your body products.
Now is the best time to switch your regular moisturizer for a deluxe body butter to infuse your skin with a hefty dose of moisture infused with skin-loving ingredients.
Another way to amp up the moisture levels is to invest in a humidifier, as it shoots a continual stream of moisture into the air. Add some essential oils such as lavender and jasmine to indulge in the aromatherapy benefits too.
Protect your skin
Just because the sun may not feel so strong when it’s cooler out, doesn’t mean it isn’t still doing damage.
SPF is important to wear year-round for healthy, youthful skin, not to mention it protects you against skin cancer too.
Look for a mineral version versus a chemical sunscreen that may put your health at risk, and which may not be the best option for sensitive skin.
Exfoliate and then hydrate
Exfoliation is so important to wash away old, dry skin cells that may make you feel itchy and leave your skin looking dull and lackluster.
Exfoliation is also important to ensure better absorption of your body lotions and butters.
Allow your exfoliation ritual to be as much about self-love and self-care as it is about improving the health and appearance of your skin.
Hydrate from the inside out
Make sure you are drinking sufficient amounts of water throughout your day. Herbal teas count towards your total water intake too.
Be sure to steer clear of very sugary drinks because sugar can actually draw moisture out of your skin cells. There are actually many healthy alternatives to your favourite sugary Fall drinks.
If you don’t believe us, then try this wonderful vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte!
We hope these tips will help you to feel confident and comfortable in your skin no matter how low the temperatures drop!