It's finally fall! It took a while for the weather to cool down, but it's officially here.
The heat is on in my place, which is zapping all the moisture out of the air... and my skin. Dry skin, dry lips, dry everything. Everyone in the city has been feeling it...
What worked for your body and skin during the warmer months won't work for you during the fall/winter.
Your body will be craving nutrients from different foods, you'll need to hydrate a LOT more, and your skin will need extra special attention... in other words, your whole routine will require shifting.
The winter months are the worst months for everyone's skin, so here are my six tips to help get you started, along with my favorite moisturizing mask. It's seriously amazing.
1) Sleep with a humidifier. Your body repairs and renews itself while you're sleeping, so if it's super dry and hot in your bedroom, you're probably suffering from further dehydration. The added moisture from a humidifier will allow your skin to heal itself.
2) Eat more healthy fats! I drink smoothies a lot and more than half the time, I throw in half an avocado (which makes them extra creamy). Those extra fats will come in handy when your skin is feeling dry and parched.
3) MOISTURIZE. When moisturizing your body (coconut oil being my go-to), always apply it when your body is damp to lock in moisture.
4) Avoid hot showers. As amazing as it feels when it's freezing out, hot water throws your skin off balance, which leads to dehydrated skin. Who wants sad skin? Lukewarm water is best.
5) Sunscreen - YES, in the winter, too. Sun damage happens during the cold months, as well - sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles are no fun.... so protect it.
6) EXFOLIATE - Get rid of that dry skin that looks dull and lifeless. It happens to all of us during this time of year. Twice a week is all you need (unless you have sensitive skin, then once a week).
This mask will get you out of your skincare rut. It'll hydrate and reset your skin.
WHY IT'S SO INCREDIBLE:
- Avocado - is loaded with Vitamin E, healthy fats and antioxidants. They all help to keep the skin hydrated and smooth. And it alss fights free radical damage.
- Manuka honey/raw honey - helps brighten he skin! It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties with tons of antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, as well as phytonutrients for the skin. As a natural humectant, it locks in moisture, keeping your skin super soft.
- Yogurt - help refine pores and exfoliate the skin.
Also, try my coffee body scrub - it's my go-to.
Enjoy! Try it out and let me know how you like it in the comment below :)