Fall is finally in the air. Can’t you just smell it when you walk outdoors, into the crisp, neutral world? It’s a beautiful time of year but can be a real drag on our skin, leaving us with some not so beautiful issues like itchy dryness, chapped lips, and tired eyes. Any time there is a change in the weather we are forced to change up our beauty regime a bit and it takes a bit of practice to really figure out what works.
A few things to note before plunging into new products and regimes are:
It’s really important you don’t just buy a new product on a whim, even if it’s been recommended to you. Determining what skin type you are (oily, dry, etc.) will help you get the best product for you. It could even be that your skin type doesn’t require you change your products at all so speak with a consultant before you throw everything away.
It may be that you have never faced any face problems … lucky you!!! Most of us have suffered issues in the past whether it was acne or dry, cracked skin. Be sure to take note of these problems before changing anything.
Sticking to products that you are comfortable with already is a great way to keep your skin healthy. One beauty line will work for some but might not work for others. Take some time to speak with consultants at beauty counters; you may be surprised by their wealth of knowledge.
Once you have a clear understanding of what works for your skin you can make the necessary changes from summer to fall/winter with little risk of running into major issues.
Some simple beauty tips for fall:
Exfoliate with oil-based scrubs. You will really need the extra moisture once the cold hits. Exfoliating with a good quality exfoliant twice a week should do the trick in knocking off all that dead skin.
Protect your lips with a really nice lip butter. Look for natural ones containing ingredients such as jojoba oil, or shea butter.
Moisturize your hands often with plant-based creams. These can be found at your local health food store with limited ingredients to keep the products really healthy. Remember, anything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body through your pores.
SPF! Yes, even in the winter. The sun still shines down on your pores during the cooler months so don’t even think of ditching the sunscreen with the cold weather. Find a moisturizer that contains SPF.
Fast forward to 10 years from now… you’re welcome!