As you pull out your favorite sweaters and store your sundresses, summer is quickly transitioning into fall. Your skin might still be recovering from the effects of increased sun exposure and the heat. Just like you transition your closet toward a different season, it’s important to take a good look at your skin care routine and recognize how your needs change.
Here are a handful of home spa rituals to introduce to your autumn care routine to nourish and hydrate your skin at every level.
While summer weather calls for lightweight lotions and hydrating serums, drier and colder fall conditions require more moisture for your skin from head to toe. Creamy glycerin lotion made with sweet almond oil and cucumber extract deliver the potent moisture your skin craves to heal from the summer sun and dryness of fall. While your face might need a lighter lotion or oil, your hands, feet, and elbows need a high-performance cream with a thicker formula.
Apply a thicker lotion with plant-based glycerin immediately after your bath or shower. Lather on the moisture while your skin is still damp to lock in the hydration from the humidity of your shower. Keep a pot or bottle of hand lotion on your desk or in your bag to apply at work and on the go.
Turning the heat back on in your home can further dehydrate your skin. If the fall weather in your area is usually drier, having a humidifier on at night can save your skin from dehydrating while you sleep. Place it in your bedroom near your bed for the best results.
Bath Oil Beads or Bath Soaks
Baths are a phenomenal way to embrace the coziness of autumn while nourishing your skin. Whether you’re a fan of bath soaks or bath oil beads, treat yourself to necessary nutrients that will calm your mind and soothe your skin. Self-care is one of the highlights of the fall season. Why not start early by creating a bath ritual a few nights every week?
Drop one or two bath oil beads into your bath and experience the lush hydration they deliver to your dry or dehydrated skin. Be careful getting out the tub since they can make the bottom more slippery than normal. If you deal with eczema, psoriasis, or other chronic skin issues, choose a bath soak that has epsom salt, coconut milk, and oatmeal to soothe skin and decrease inflammation.
Summer can cause dryness and hyperpigmentation; which exfoliation can often help with. But be careful not to over-exfoliate, especially since your skin can be drier and more sensitive during autumn weather. Use all natural exfoliants with hydrating ingredients mixed into the formula, like oils and plant butters.
Only exfoliate once or twice a week to allow your skin to rest and promote skin cell regrowth. Follow up with an oil or lotion post-exfoliation to deposit the moisture deep into your skin. If you deal with eczema or psoriasis, don’t exfoliate. Talk to your dermatologist about the best products to treat your sensitive skin.
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Camille Beckman provides customers across the US with high-quality natural skin care and personal care products. These include natural lip balm, face creams, vitamin E lotion, and more.
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