Beauties- The seasons have officially changed, and your skin may have known it before you did! Summer brings its own skin issues and concerns, but the upcoming cooler weather can wreak havoc on your delicate skin. Don't freak out! Your Organic Mad Scientist is here to give you the deets on what you need to survive "the change"!
1. Reassess Your Body Cleanser
In the summer, fruity shower gels are a popular treat, but just be sure that your current favorite isn't going to dry out your skin when the dry cold weather comes in. You'll want to find a shower gel that is soap-free as well as hydrating. In the fall and winter, I like to put away the gels and bring out a creamy body wash.
The Butter Bar's R$ch All-Over Wash (click here to purchase) has many great mild scents, but be on the lookout for our upcoming fantastic nutty or fall scents like pumpkin or sugar cookie!!!
2. Try an Oil-Based Scrub
I think oily based scrubs are perfect for fall and winter because you are getting the exfoliating benefits with the added bonus of hydrating oils. And when it comes to oily scrubs, the choices are endless! You can find scrubs that have a lot of oil swimming on top all the way to scrubs that are more of a solid consistency.
Another recommendation is our famous, Brown Sugar and Honey Scrub (click here to purchase) almost always gets the highest rating from users.
3. Moisturize Every Single Day
I can't stress this enough; if you want to keep dry skin at bay, you must hydrate your skin on a daily basis. The best time to apply your lotion is right after you've dried off after your shower or bath. Seal in the moisture that's already been absorbed into your skin.
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4. Analyze Your Skin
When the seasons change, you may notice your skin type changes as well. This is the time where some with oily skin might notice their skin turns a bit normal, or those with normal skin might consider their skin is suddenly dry.
Watch your skin as the weather turns cold to see if you need to change up your skin care products and switch them accordingly. If you aren't sure whether your skin needs a new regime, try talking to a consultant at a cosmetics counter. Many times they can ask you simple questions to see what skin care type you fall in.
5. Organize Your Skin Care Routine
With facial masks, facial exfoliators and other extra skin care steps, it can be hard to remember when you applied your last peel or took the time for your last mask. This is a problem or irritation that you won't ever have to worry about if you take the time to make a skincare routine.
I know it sounds funny, but if you know that every Sunday morning you'll apply a facial mask, and Tuesdays and Fridays are saved for exfoliating, you'll no longer have to think about it. Make your schedule for the days that work best for you and stick with it. Your skin will have the constant benefits, and you'll see it on your face.
Our Flawless Facial Systems (click here to purchase) all come with a weekly schedule in the box for easy recall of what day you're on in your routine!
6. Don't Forget Sunscreen
Just because you may not be laying on the beach doesn't mean you can forget the sunscreen for the next 6 months. Sunscreen is a daily essential, so don't set it aside.
Use a moisturizer with SPF 15 at the minimum and reapply with a facial sunscreen throughout the day as needed. One of the best facial sunscreens around is our Melan-In Serum: with SPF (click here to purchase). Its light as can be mineral base makes it soak in fast with a matte finish. If I could, I would buy truck-loads of this!
7. Remember Your Feet
Repeat after me, "I will not let my feet go without proper care this fall and winter." Say it, and mean it. Your feet are going to be stuck inside your boots and heels for months to come, and if you continue taking care of them and exfoliating them on a regular basis, you'll have no problem popping back on your sandals when the time comes.
Plus, having nice feet just make you feel good, so grab a foot scrub and keep it in your shower. My all-time favorite is Warmmm Vanilla Sugar Scrub. (Click here to purchase) Scrub your feet 1-2 times a week, and you'll enjoy soft feet that won't snag your sheets- not cute.
Adding these tips to your skincare routine will have your skin in perfect shape for the fall and winter season! Got a question you want to be answered on our blog? Drop us a line on Instagram