It might still technically be Summer for a little while longer, but that Fall feeling has arrived. As the temperature starts to cool, the days get a little shorter, and the kiddos head back to class, it’s a great time to turn the focus on yourself and your skin.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it definitely deserves some TLC. Beyond being a barrier it also helps regular temperature and protects us from the elements. But even the healthiest skin needs a little help.
Fall and Winter are notorious for dryer air. That, combined with turning on the heat indoors, can lead to dry, flaky, itchy skin. The solution? Exfoliate.
Regular exfoliating (with scrubs, chemical exfoliants, and dry brushing) not only helps to remove dead skin but can also help unclog your pores and encourage collagen production, which is the key to plump and glowing skin. Hit up Sephora or The Bay at Willowbrook for your essentials.
Now it’s time to moisturize. As cool weather sets in, look for a moisturizer that’s thick and gentle to lock in moisture without stripping your skin or smothering it in heavy oils. Remember to wash your hands before applying your products to avoid introducing and spreading bacteria around your face and body.
Just because the sun seems to have gone away doesn’t mean you can skip the sunblock. SPF is an essential skincare step, even in the winter. Invest in a purse-size bottle of SPF stick, like this one from Sephora, to keep in your purse for easy applications on the go.
Is there anything worse than chapped lips? Hardly. Protect your pout year-round with lip treatments like a nourishing lip mask or a gentle scrub to help exfoliate those pesky little flakes. And while some lip products may smell good enough to eat, resist the temptation. Licking your lips repeatedly can cause further dryness and irritation. Just let the balm do its job!
When in doubt, treat yourself and trust the experts! Book time for a massage or reflexology in our ToeToSoul Relax Lounge. The benefits of massage are extensive—relaxation, improved sleep, better circulation, to name a few—and there’s nothing like making time for yourself in a quiet and soothing space. Plus, the pros can make additional recommendations about what products to use at home and treatments that will benefit you.
No matter what your Fall fun times entail, with a few simple product swaps you’re sure to look and feel your best all season long.