As the seasons change, so should our skincare routine. At the start of every fall season, I get nostalgic about wearing cozy sweaters, going to family gatherings and seeing the red, yellow, orange and copper leaves amid the lush landscape of trees covering Georgia.
With the weather changes, going back and forth, between late-summer heat and cool autumn winds, I like to prep the skin to withstand it all.
Break down Summer build-up
Around this time of year, it always feels so good to exfoliate and wipe away any oil, sweat and sand bunnies that may have invited themselves onto my face and decided to set up camp. They don't get to come with me into this new season!
Here's a recipe for a yummy sugar scrub, I found on Pinterest and whipped up in my kitchen:
Pumpkin Latte Autumn Sugar Scrub
1 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1 TBSP ground coffee
1 TSP ground cinnamon
1/2 TSP ground cloves
1/2 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
Mix together in a bowl, and voila! You've got access to a fresh start in the palm of your hands.
Do it on the Daily
Daily routines should adjust all the same. In the fall, I start to use more and more moisturizers. So, not just moisturizing at night, because the summer heat requires a much lighter face during the daytime. I'm applying a couple layers of moisturizer in the morning too.
Before the cream, comes the clarifier, right? Even our face wash needs a little tweaking. I usually love switching out different wash recipes anyway. We can use different oils and scents that soothe us, as the year goes on. I've put together an easy, clarifying face wash recipe that is sure to clean deep, in preparation for the season ahead.
Autumn Clarifying Face Wash
1 TBSP Lemon juice
2 TBSP Baby Shampoo
1 TBSP Honey
1/2 TSP Apple Cider Vinegar
1 TBSP Aloe Vera gel
6 Drops Tea Tree Oil
6 Drops Cinnamon Oil
9 Drops Black Seed Oil
No matter what time of year it is, hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! I'm someone who struggles with drinking water throughout the day. I like to trick myself by having glasses of water ready to drink, all around the house. When I'm in a room and I notice there's no water around, I'll makea glass and leave it there. I don't ever finish them right away, so by the time I've circled back to that room, there's water available to drink.
However, you have to do it. Hydration is key when keeping your skin at bay, no matter your skin type; no matter the season. What weapon could possibly form against a face with both internal and external armor? I'm excited to welcome these recipes into my routine, and I'm sure you'll love them too. Great skin is always in!