Whether you want to believe it or not, autumn’s cooler weather and shorter days are really weeks around the corner. I know don’t cry. I for one, am not looking forward to the season after Fall…Winter, but I won’t get ahead of myself. So with this realization, it is time to reassess our skincare routine. Did you know that our skin changes right along with the seasons. So to keep our skin radiant, beautiful and healthy…here are 6 steps that we all can implement RIGHT NOW!
- EXFOLIATION IS KEY! Summer is the time when we spend most of our day outdoors: soaking up the sun at the beach or relaxing at a summer cookout. But unfortunately too much sun damages our skin and manifests itself in dull complexions and aged skin. By exfoliating dry, flaky and dormant skin cells, we allow our skin to receive the nourishment it needs to be healthy. Exfoliating will reveal smooth skin and help it to absorb the moisturizers we use. What I recommend…try our Sunshine Lemonade, Pure Relaxation or Islands of Colada sugar body scrubs to achieve the buff and polish your skin needs to look radiant well into the fall season.
- Moisturize, Moisturize…MOISTURIZE! Okay so with the drier weather on the horizon, it is time to step up your moisturizer game well in advance. A switch from an everyday lotion to a cream or a butter is in order. Why? A thicker moisturizer will provide a heavier layer of protection from the colder temperatures. This will help to reduce water loss and aid in keeping the skin hydrated.
- Show Your Feet Some Love. If you were like me…you wore sandals all summer long. While I love to show off cute summer colors on my toes and allow them to be fancy free, constant sandal use leaves the bottom of your feet rough and dry. Exfoliate dry skin with a foot scrub or a foot soak; moisturize them with a lotion stick. Check out our Foot Care Kits for the ultimate in three amazing aromatherapy scents: Lavender Spearmint, Tea Tree Mint and Sweet Rosemary.
- Help for Dry Chapped Lips. We have already talked about how our lips do not contain any oil glands. Well it could be possible that the sun we loved so much and the chlorine from the pool have left your lips dry and chapped. It is possible to nourish them back to help with a moisturizing lip scrub and daily application or our hydrating lip butter. Both contain vitamin E to aid in the repair of damaged skin cells.
- Water is Your Skins/Bodies Best Friend. Just like it is important to take care of your skin, taking care of our bodies is a whole highly contributes to your skins outward appearance. Hydrating your body from the inside out is very crucial. A 2010 pole noted that nearly 75% of all Americans are dehydrated. Water makes up a large percentage our bodies fluids. Dehydrated skin is dull, sunken in and appears aged. Drinking water and staying hydrated will keep our skin supple. Isn’t that what we all want?
- A Healthy Diet. A diet high in food that contain fatty acids like cold water fish/salmon work with your body to repair any damaged skin cells from the sun. In addition, it is important to ensure that foods high in antioxidants such as whole grains, fruits and nuts make their way into your food options as they work to protect and repair your skin.
There you have it the 6 steps to prep your skin for the cooler temperatures and change in weather that the autumn months bring. Following these steps will serve as a great start to getting your skin ready and healthy. What changes do you make to your skincare routine to prepare for the cooler fall and cold winter months? Comment below.