The first day of Fall, September 23, is this week. Although the weather in our hometown of Austin is slower to cool down, Fall means the beginning of cooler and drier weather to many parts of the country. With the change in weather often comes a change in the condition of your skin, which can become dull and dehydrated.
In honor of the change of seasons, here are some tips for keeping your skin healthy and hydrated:
1. Moisturize your skin
Moisturize and hydrate your skin with lotions and skin creams that will soothe, hydrate and protect your skin daily. Choose all-natural products that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Whenever possible, apply lotion right after bathing or showering and throughout the day as needed.
2. Maintain healthy eating habits
Now that our swimsuits are being replaced with chunky sweaters and jackets and the days become shorter, we often forget the importance of eating healthy. It is not so much about how you look, but how you feel. Avoid simple carbohydrates and trans-fats when possible (we all need to indulge sometimes), and stick to a diet rich in minerals, vitamins, proteins and essential fatty acids. Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits in lieu of processed foods will help to keep you feeling good.
3. Avoid soaps and lotions containing harsh detergents and chemicals
Make sure that use natural products that do not contain any detergents or chemicals that can dry out the skin.Harsh soaps and lotions can dry out the skin and strip it of important natural oils. Look for products that are free from sulfates and parabens.
We would love to hear what you do to keep your skin fresh and healthy in the Fall and Winter months.