Now that fall has graced us with its presence it’s time to transition our wardrobe and our skincare into fall. While colder weather gives us the opportunity to bust out the cozy sweaters, cute boots, and fun scarves, the drop in temperature and loss of humidity can wreak havoc on our skin if we aren’t careful. Just as you change out your summer clothes for fall clothes, you need to do the same with your skincare routine and the products you use. Don’t panic though, the tips and products featured below, won’t add clutter or extra time to your current routine. We’ve also given options for a multitude of budgets.
Hot Showers = Itchy Skin
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we think you should know: those long hot showers that feel so dang good in fall and winter are actually damaging your skin! To avoid dry itchy skin and scaly patches, lower the temperature of the shower and shorten your shower time. Additionally, when drying off, simply pat your skin dry, as opposed to “rubbing” dry.
Pro Tip: Apply a body moisturizer to your skin while it’s still damp, to help retain moisture in the skin and maintain long lasting softness. H2O Body Butter is another notable moisturizer to keep your skin feeling silky smooth all day long.
Amp Up Your Moisturizer
Cold, dry weather means dry skin. Where you could get away with a light moisturizer in the summer, you just can’t during the colder months. Not only is it important to invest in a creamier moisturizer, but consider “layering” up your skincare routine. Adding a serum and/or an eye cream to your regular nighttime moisturizing routine helps to keep your skin looking radiant and soft.
Three rich facial moisturizers to try this fall:
Don’t Forget To Exfoliate
It may seem counterintuitive, but exfoliating in the colder weather months can actually aid in preventing flaking patches and the build up dry skin. However, make sure you’re using a gentle exfoliant in the fall and use it once or twice a week at the most. Exfoliating too much can have an adverse effect and actually strip your skin of its natural oils.
Take Care of Your Hands and Feet
Spring and summer can give our feet and hands a beating from running around in cute flip flops (or barefoot) and gardening, our extremities could use some TLC. Even though our feet our usually covered up for most of fall and winter, that doesn’t mean we should forget about them. These months give us the opportunity to finally try out all of those DIY home pampering pedicures we see on Pinterest.
Also,keep any one of these hand creams on your person at all times for ultra soft, supple hands all year long: