As the cooler weather creeps up on us and we start daydreaming about pumpkin spice lattes and cozy evenings around the fire, our skincare routine should change to protect our skin against the harsh and dry air.
While the hotter months are a time to enjoy lighter, matte free lotions that absorb oil and keep our skin sweat free, the cooler months are a time to treat our skin to a little extra TLC. There is a lack of humidity in the air during fall and winter, and this dry air seriously saps moisture out of our skin. For this reason, fall is the perfect time to start to amp up the moisture in your skin.
Keep reading for 4 simple ways to add instant hydration to your parched skin!
1. Exfoliate Before Anything Else
Exfoliation is the key to a glowing skin and it helps to form a perfect base so that your makeup simply glides onto your skin with a beautiful smooth finish.
Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin build-up that can clog the pores contributing to breakouts as well as an uneven makeup application. By exfoliating at least a couple of times a week, you help to keep your skin clear and glowing. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to only exfoliate once a week, or every other week.
For an all natural exfoliation, then try adding one tablespoon of coconut oil to one teaspoon of coconut sugar and massage in gentle circular motions with your fingertips for a minute or two before rinsing with lukewarm water and patting dry.
2. Introduce your skin to Oils
Oils will become your skin's best friend as soon as you experience their hydrating properties. Oils penetrate deeper than a regular lotion where they provide deep nourishment and hydration to your skin cells. And as you may have heard lotions are up to 80% water, so you don’t really get the bang for your buck with them in any case.
Look for ingredients like Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Jojoba Oil for a truly decadent skin treat. Our luxurious USDA Organic Whipped Body Butters contain all three of these luxe ingredients and will leave your skin nourished and supple.
Many of our customers love to use our butters all of their bodies, including their face. All of our butters are gentle enough to be used on the face, all you need to do is choose your scent between Lavender, Grapefruit Lavender, Orange Dream, Fresh Mint and Ylang Ylang. We are also contemplating to introduce Rosemary and an Unscented version of our butter, would you be interested?
3. Don't Forget the Sunscreen
You may think it's okay to skip the sunscreen when the temperatures are low and the sun hides its face behind clouds, but your skin is just as susceptible to sun damage in fall and winter as it is during the summer. Simply because the air is cool, doesn't mean the sun's potency is weakened. In fact, you have the biggest risk of a sunburn when there's snow on the ground, because you are exposed to the sun's rays from above and below as it is reflected off the snow.
Be sure to apply a high SPF, of at least 30 or higher, to all exposed areas of skin every time you are outdoors to protect your skin against the aging effects of UV rays.
4. Set Your Foundation With An Antioxidant Rich Powder
Of course, it’s essential to properly set your foundation, but unfortunately, most conventional brand powders contain synthetic ingredients that you don’t want anywhere near your skin!
Our USDA Organic Certified Face Powders are perfect to set your foundation and ensure your skin stays perfectly balanced and hydrated thanks to all natural ingredients and antioxidants that will leave your skin glowing and feeling wonderfully fresh and healthy.
Try these tips and you’ll enjoy a flawless makeup application all season long!
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