Autumn Tips for Skin Care

autumn

Autumn may signal the change of weather but it also signals another change we must do, a change in our skin care routine. The air is turning dry and sun no longer as harsh as it was. Follow these simple tips to ensure your skin is ready to face the weather coming round the corner.

Moisturize

If your skin starts to feel dry or de-hydrated, try using creamier moisturizers.  A richer night cream with Kokum or mango butter can help give your skin a soft texture. Depending on your skin type, go for a facial serum containing jojoba oil or sweet almond oil to rejuvenate the skin in these months

Exfoliate

Its important to exfoliate regularly to remove the dead skin cells and keep the skin healthy and fresh. Don’t use chemical laden exfoliants which also strip the skin of moisture. You can use home based scrubs like besan or ubtan or you can go for a scrub mask.

Watch the water temperature

While a nice long bath with warm water will look increasingly enticing, but it can strip away oil from your skin leaving it parched and dry. Apply a good bath oil like Coconut Oil or Til Oil to help keep the skin soft and supple.

Choose the right soap

Choose a soap which does not strip away all the oil from the skin. If your skin feels stretched or dry after bath, consider moving to a hand made soap which helps the skin retain moisture and oil balance.

Most conventional ‘soaps’ on the market are not really soap but are either made with detergents or blends of detergents and real soap.  Most small hand crafters make real soap.  Many (but not all) large companies remove glycerin from soaps (since they can make more money selling it as a raw ingredient).  Small hand crafters do not remove glycerin from their soaps.

Drink plenty of water

Just because the days are cooler does not mean you can let up on your water intake. Be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water to help keep your skin hydrated.

Enjoy the adrak chai  and coffee latte in the new weather.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s