Prepping Your Body and Skin for Fall

When the seasons change, its a good idea to fine tune your beauty and health routine. Get a radiant complexion this autumn by incorporating these tips into your fall skin care routine.

Drink Water

When fall approaches, the air gets dry. In some areas, blustering winds and dry conditions leave skin flaky. The best and most basic approach is to drink more water. Ideally, you should drink about 3 liters of water per day. This allows your body to re-hydrate cells, boost circulation, and carry nutrients to the skin while carrying debris away. To make drinking water simple, invest in a quality, plastic-free water bottle. Give your body the water it needs to boost your skin hydration.

Eat Seasonable Vegetables

Fall offers some of the tastiest veggies, so why not indulge? What you eat directly affects your skin, and vegetables will help you beat fall’s brisk and dry conditions. Veggies like sweet potatoes pack a powerful punch of vitamins and antioxidants that boost your immune system and rejuvenate skin. Other veggies, especially cruciferous vegetables, are filled with vitamins and minerals vital to skin health. Think about artichokes, arugula, beets, carrots, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, herbs, spinach, squash and so much more! Fall is the best time to stock up on veggies that will refresh your skin, your body and your mood.

Wear Sunscreen

Summer isn’t the only time of year you should wear sunscreen;  wear a product that contains an SPF of at least 30 every day, no matter the season. Choose a day cream that contains SPF 30 under your makeup, and retouch every few hours with a powder that contains SPF.

Moisturize Day and Night

If you don’t already have a routine of using morning and night moisturizer like serum, facial oil, balm or a cream, it’s time to start. Water-based serums (like our HAWAIIAN HYDRATION concentrate) are best for dry skin, and oil-based products help oily skin retain moisture for hydration. Integrate these products into your beauty routine, and you’ll notice your skin become firmer and more vibrant.

Wear a Lip Balm

Don’t forget your lips! The skin on your lips is the thinnest of any other surface area on your body, so it’s important to keep them hydrated and healthy. Just like the rest of your skin, lips can get chapped, cracked and sunburned. Always choose a lip balm with at least SPF 30 and apply every few hours. You can also incorporate a gentle brown sugar scrub into your lip care routine about once a week to slough off dead skin cells and keep your lips smooth.

Moisturize Your Body

Don’t forget the skin on the rest of your body! Unlike your face, the skin on your back, shoulders and torso is thicker and needs deeper moisturizing oils to keep it nourished . The skin on the rest of your body is also in constant friction with clothing and other materials that cause cell build-up and dirt to clog pores. It’s no wonder that some of the worst acne appears on people’s backs and shoulders.

Treat your skin to body scrub, followed by a moisturizing treatment with The VACATION GLOW body oil over damp skin. Even if you don’t have acne on your body, you can awaken your skin with a scrub that takes away old dead cells. Depending on your skin type, you may want to buy or make your own scrub with olive oil, honey, raw sugar, oatmeal, and more. Add a few drops of essential oil like lavender to relax your body and mind. Or, regular dry body brushing produce incredible results in keeping the skin glowing and healthy.

Love the skin you are in. Happy fall!



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