Fall Skincare Tips to Help You Weather The Coldayurveda
Fall Skincare Tips to Help You Weather The Cold
You might notice that as soon as the temperature drops, your skin is a little drier. Well, you’re not alone. Seasonal dryness is very common in the fall and winter months.
The colder weather usually means less moisture in the air, which means less moisture for your skin. Combined with windy days and central heating, fall weather can lead to dry and irritated skin.
Thankfully, there are some straightforward adjustments you can make, starting with your moisturizer.
Try a More Nourishing Moisturizer
When you think of dry skin, you probably automatically think of your moisturizer. If your regular moisturizer leaves your skin feeling dry in the fall, it’s time to try a more hydrating moisturizer.
A thicker, deeply moisturizing product will help add extra hydration to your skin and help your skin maintain it. Vitamin E and nourishing oils, such as jojoba and macadamia seed, are ingredients to look for when it comes to intense moisturization.
Moisturize Your Lips & Eyes
Even if you don’t normally use lip balm or an eye cream, the fall is the time to do it. The skin on your lips and around your eyes is extra sensitive, making it more susceptible to changes in weather.
When choosing a lip balm, it’s important to look for ingredients that will protect and nourish your lips. Ingredients like beeswax will form a protective barrier, which locks in moisture and shields your lips from wind and cold.
Also, look for nourishing plant oils such as softening shea nut butter and coconut oil. The Organic Shea contains beeswax, coconut oil, shea nut butter, and rosehip oil to shield and moisturize your lips when the cold weather hits.
For your eyes, it’s also important to look for ingredients that protect and nourish. The delicate eye area really benefits from deeply moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and macadamia oil, which attract water to the skin. To help with dark circles, look for caffeine and reflective pigments to brighten.
Avoid Excessive Exfoliation
When you see dry, flaky skin, your first thought might be to exfoliate it away. However, excessive exfoliants can strip your skin’s moisture barrier, and cold weather makes the situation even worse.
Avoid scrubbing your face with washcloths or other exfoliators. Also, watch out for ingredients like retinoids, glycolic acid, lactic acid, and BHAs. These are chemical exfoliants that can have a similar drying effect.
If you find yourself needing some exfoliation, use a gentle exfoliator no more than once a week. When choosing an exfoliator, look for nourishing ingredients like aloe vera that will also soothe the skin.
The Rehydrating Rose Facial contains both aloe vera and milk thistle to replenish your skin as it exfoliates. It also uses rosehip seed powder to gently remove dead skin cells and is microbead-free, so you can get a smoother complexion without harmful microplastics.
Add an Oil to Your Routine
Facial oils are great for protecting and nourishing your skin. They work for every skin type too, including oily skin, because it’s important to keep all skin types well-moisturized.
When your skin is dry, it sends signals to your body to produce more oil. So if you don’t moisturize oily skin, you can accidentally cause your skin to produce more oil, making your skin even oilier.
Oils can even help with acne prevention and treatment, fine lines, wrinkles, and sensitive skin. There’s a face oil for every skin type:
- For dry skin, try the sweet almond oil
. It’s made of a blend of omega and pure plant oils to deeply nourish skin, helping to restore moisture levels.
- For normal skin, try the Rehydrating Rose Facial Oil. It has a combination of damask rose and organic oils to give normal skin types a moisture boost.
- For all skin types, including oily, try the Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Oil. It contains frankincense and organic botanical oils to moisturize, tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines.