As we transition from summer to fall, your skin has different needs. It may be apparent from the slightly rougher texture of the skin. The cooler air leads to less moisture, and on windy days, moisture can quite literally be carried away from the surface of the skin. Now is the time to seek out a good emollient cream instead of a light summer lotion to give your skin’s surface more protection from becoming rough and dry.
On the same idea of preventing moisture loss, keep yourself hydrated. While cooler days may seem like you may not need as much water as you do on hot summer days, this is not true. Your body continues to require regular hydration, not only for your skin’s health, but for over body function.
To banish the dry, rough texture of your skin, exfoliate with a good oil-based sugar scrub. Scrubs gently remove old skin cells without stripping skin of its moisture. Try this simple home-made luxurious scrub recipe:
1 part coconut oil
2 parts sugar
few drops of your favorite essential oil
Finally, keep your skin protected from the sun. No matter if the skies have cloud cover or sunshine, your skin still needs protection from aging ultraviolet rays in the fall. Choose a physical sunscreen containing finely-milled titanium oxide for everyday wear in the fall. Physical sunscreens protect your skin from the sun by deflecting or blocking the sun’s rays. Hats do the trick, too!