The Fall season is upon us and that means colder temperatures, drier air, and less moisture in your skin. Autumn is a time of transition, so it’s also a great time to transition your skin care routine and be proactive about the winter season to come. There are several things you can do to repair your skin from the summer months as well as prepare your skin for the drier, winter months ahead.
Switch from lotion to cream—As the air becomes drier, so does your skin. That means your skin needs a thicker moisturizer to soak in the necessary nutrients it needs. Creams offer a stronger oily barrier, which reduces both water loss that occurs on the outer layer of skin and provides hydration at the same time. If you’re considering the switch, try our Jojoba Gel Cream. Jojoba is known to restore the skin’s natural luster and suppleness, and soften and hydrate dry skin.
Moisturize your feet—After a summer season wearing flip flops, your feet might be a little worn and callused from exposure and lack of proper support. Never fear! Autumn is the perfect time to start repairing your feet using moisturizers. Products that contain an emollient (a skin soother moisturizer), will help moisturize the skin. Ingredients like pine, aloe, and calendula extracts help heal the skin and reduce inflammation and pain. Try our Foot Repair Emulsion which has an exceptionally high concentration of premium quality, natural ingredients. It actively works to remove hard, dry skin and support cell regeneration. It also helps repair and mend cracks and fissures on feet. Put some on before bed and wear socks after application to help the product soak in.
Try an Oil-Based Scrub—Get the benefits of an exfoliant along with the hydrating properties of oil. The best part? You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a good quality scrub. You can actually make it yourself! Here’s how:
Homemade Hand Scrub (courtesy of livingthenourishedlife.com)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- ¼ cup sea salt
- ¼ cup organic sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
You can also get creative and substitute regular sugar for brown sugar or replace lemon for vanilla extract for a warm, sweet-scented scrub. The possibilities are endless!
Don’t forget the sunscreen—Although the weather is cooler, the sun is usually still shining and even in the winter months, sun is reflected off the snow and onto your skin so it is imperative to keep it protected with a good quality sunscreen. In fact, the United States surgeon general issued a call to action earlier this month about the need to use sun protection to prevent skin cancer, according to The Wire. Look for a broad spectrum sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection. Day-to-day sunscreen should be at least 15 SPF.
What fall skin care routines have you adopted with the changing seasons? Tell us about your favorite skin care tips that make you feel fall ready on Twitter @Lavilin_US.