In most parts of the United States, the arrival of fall means sweaters and flannel, cookies and pie. Here in Atlanta, Georgia (home of the world-famous Sally B’s Test Kitchen) it means we may drop below 90 degrees! If you know any Georgians, make sure and ask to see their family pictures sweating at the pumpkin patch.
Fall does begin to bring a change in the weather across most of the country, and these changes are a signal to tweak your skincare routine. As the days and nights cool off, the air loses moisture and so does your skin, making it a good time to start adding extra moisture into your skincare routine. Here are some tips to help your skin transition into cooler weather and cozy nights.
Help your skin absorb moisture by removing dead skin cells. Create a routine to exfoliate on a regular basis by using a toner several times a week or even daily depending on your skin and climate. Our Fruit Acid Toner has alpha hydroxy acids that help gently and naturally remove dead skin cells and tone skin. Additionally, use a mud mask weekly or biweekly for a deep exfoliation. Try our B Green Mud Mask, full of organic herbs and green clay. You can customize it by adding your own ingredients like honey or avocado.
Add face moisture
Summer typically requires less moisture-adding products for face and body, but your Fall routine will need additional moisture. Sometimes that means applying products twice instead of once, adding in another product, or switching products. If you are using a serum, you may need to add a moisturizer; if you are using a moisturizer, you may need a heavier moisturizer. Customers love our Citrine Complete Botanical Treatment because it is a serum and moisturizer in one. If you need a little more moisture, you can layer it with a pump or two of Carrot Facial Dream Cream or B Quenched Facial Oil. You can also use our Tinted Moisturizer if you want to keep a little Summer glow.
Add body moisture
Take warm showers but avoid hot showers, which can dehydrate skin. When you are done with showers and baths, don’t dry off completely. Use a lotion to help absorb water that is still on your skin for extra moisturizing. Try EWG VERIFIED™ Eco Body Lotion with healing Tamanu oil.
It’s important to hydrate the skin from the inside out. Your mom has said it, your doctor has said it, your health teacher at school said it, so we’ll say it too: make sure you are drinking enough water everyday. There are many Fall foods that are hydrating, too, such as apples, pears, blackberries, citrus fruit and green leafy vegetables. Several people here start their day with green smoothies; they’re a great way to hydrate with nutritious ingredients.
Use a humidifier
Humidifiers add moisture back into the air in your home. When we start using the heater in our homes, it can dry the air. Using a humidifier will replace this lost moisture and rehydrate your skin, especially at night when our skin is busy repairing itself while we sleep.
Hands get drier in the Fall and need extra care. If hands are being washed a lot and exposed to harsh chemicals and hand sanitizers, it’s important to moisturize. Use products with natural, gentle ingredients like our Healing Hand Butter with Kokum butter. Try to avoid irritating soaps whenever possible. Our Foaming Hand Soap is gentle and effective.
Enjoy the transition into Fall and cooler weather. Be kind to yourself and your skin. And when you’re sipping that pumpkin spice latte with your light fall scarf and jacket on, make sure to check the weather and see if it’s finally cool enough for us Southerners to switch out of our short pants.