As the years come to an end, the temperature drops, the air becomes drier, and your skin may lose moisture. This happens every year as summer kisses the year goodbye and the cool weather slowly creeps in.
The fall season means one thing – football, hayrides, flannels – and dry skin. So while the weather changes, your skincare routine should do the same, and here are tips to take care of your skin during autumn.
Exfoliate with an oil-based scrub.
Exfoliation is important. The summer sun and chlorine may have caused your skin to feel dry and flaky. Start autumn with a full-body exfoliation session. Make sure your scrub is oil-based. Oil-based scrubs exfoliate and hydrate, which makes them great for the skin especially during autumn.
Inject more moisture
We all know the benefits of moisturizers. Use moisturizers every day and also make sure you stay away from cosmetics that contain drying alcohol because it strips the moisture off your skin and can cause it to be dry or itchy.
Invest in a cream that contains moisturizers such as hyaluronic acid or buy body oils such as moringa oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, and coconut oil. They give your skin the edge against the elements.
Take Care of Your lips
The effects of UV rays and the onset of biting cold weather can leave your lips dry, chapped, and scaly, so investing in lip balms and treatment is key.
Since lips do not have the waterproofing outer layer the skin has, they’re more sensitive moisture loss, so to protect your lips, invest in lip balms such as shea butter, moringa oil, coconut oil and beeswax which will prevent and treat chapping.
Embrace Facial Oil
A lot of people wouldn’t dare to put oil on their face, but oil is actually good for the face. Investing in an antioxidant-filled facial oil like moringa oil, argan oil, and carrot oil is a great way to nourish all skin types in fall when extra moisture is needed.
Don’t Forget Sunscreen
Just because summer is gone doesn’t mean you should forget your sunscreen for the next months, Wearing sunscreen daily is essential even in fall. Use a facial moisturizer and body moisturizer that contains SPF – a minimum of 15.
Take care of your skin from within
Your skin needs nutrients to be healthy and glow. You can make big changes by improving your diet. A lot of people don’t drink enough water, which causes the skin to be dry and flaky. Drinking 8 glasses of water daily will keep your skin hydrated and protect your skin from succumbing to fall season dullness.
Autumn is a great time to start taking organic skin supplements if you aren’t already taking it.
Taking good care of your skin all year round is very important if you want your skin to age gracefully. Don’t forget the tips for protecting your skin when fall comes knocking, while you’re shopping for autumn outfits, shop for your skin too.