With the air getting chilly, heaters getting turned on, and sweater weather just around the corner, skin is more likely to get dry, irritated, and dehydrated. Autumn is the perfect time to start preparing your skin for the harsher winter climate (and recovering from all that hot summer sun)! Here are a few quick and natural skin care tips to keep your skin looking its best this fall.
Many cleansers leave your skin feeling tight and dry; while this may work for you during the spring and summer months, the last thing you want for fall is to dry out your skin even more than the cold air and indoor heaters already do. Switch to a creamier, moisturizing cleanser that will help make up for the drier air. Natural ingredients such as honey, yogurt, oatmeal, and oils are great DIY cleansers.
If your skin feels dry and dehydrated this fall, add more moisturize to your beauty routine. Think natural: aloe, coconut oil, lavender, and chamomile are just a few of the many natural ingredients you can use to moisturize your skin. And don’t forget to keep hydrated on the inside, too, by drinking plenty of water!
Another thing to consider when it comes to moisturizing is changing your regular moisturizer! It seems like a no-brainer, but switching your moisturizer to something a little richer and heavier will do wonders for your skin during the cold months. Coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter are rich, but fast absorbing so you won’t be left feeling greasy.
During the summer, the weather takes its toll on our skin. Sun, sweat, and everything in between leaves a build-up of dry, dead skin – yuck! Fall is the perfect time to do damage control after a long summer. Gentle exfoliation will clear away any flaky skin and leave you smooth and glowing. Try natural exfoliating ingredients like oatmeal, lemon juice, sugar, and strawberries.
One of the easiest natural tips for radiant, healthy skin this fall is to eat healthy fruits and vegetables! Foods rich in antioxidants, Omega-3 essential fatty acids, and vitamins will boost your skin’s immune system, restore its natural glow, and make you look and feel healthier from the inside out (and eating healthy can help fight the cold weather blues). Seasonal fruits and veggies include grapefruit, apples, chestnuts, avocados, kiwi, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes.