Of all the seasons, perhaps the most romanticised and hotly anticipated is fall. We expect orange-hued days spent snuggled under a blanket, and we look forward to wearing our favourite sweaters once again! But what may look pretty in a picture often doesn’t bode well for our skin. With a sharp drop in temperature making us switch on the heating, the fall weather can wreak havoc on any skin type. Here are our top 5 essential fall beauty tips to see you and your skin through the change in seasons.
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
To save your skin from becoming dull, lackluster and dehydrated during the fall months, up your exfoliation to twice a week. Exfoliating regularly, helps to remove dead skin cells that can hinder the absorption of any moisturizers or serums.
When selecting a scrub, we recommend choosing one with natural exfoliants such as Sugar, or Apricot seed powder. Our organic Fruit Scrub Exfoliator for the face and neck is microbead-free and blended with deeply nourishing Shea butter to keep skin hydrated, refreshed and radiant all year round.
2. Inject more moisture
Having a super-moisturizing facial product in your arsenal really is one of the most important fall beauty tips to give your skin the edge against the elements. Make sure you avoid any cosmetics that contain drying alcohol (ethanol/alcohol denat), as this synthetic nasty strips your skin of moisture and can cause it to become dry and irritated.
If your skin has lost its glow, try a pampering overnight treatment to nourish, hydrate and boost radiance. Our organic Beauty Boost Skin Restore is a powerful glow-boosting rescue cream that's perfect for sensitive skin. Blended with organic plant actives and luxurious essential oils, simply apply a pea-sized amount to your entire face and neck and leave it to work its magic overnight.
3. Use a nourishing hair mask
Your hair can also suffer when the weather turns colder and the central heating comes on. With a decrease in humidity, your hair can become dry, prone to breakage and split ends. Restore moisture to your hair with a deeply nourishing hair mask.
Apply a generous amount of Intensive Repair Conditioner to clean, damp hair and gently comb through the mid-lengths and ends. Then wrap a towel around your hair and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing off. With organic plant extracts from Aloe Vera and Green Tea, this strengthening treatment gives your hair an intense moisture boost that leaves it healthy, and hydrated.
4. Help out your hands
Probably the most common cold skin quandary is dry, sore hands. This isn’t really surprising as our hands are often exposed to the elements, whether it's searching for keys or tapping away on our phones, we often neglect them when it comes to skin care. Because the skin on your hands doesn't produce as much natural oil as the rest of your body, this area is much more prone to dryness, especially in colder weather.
It’s time to give back to our hardest working body parts! Pamper your hands with a deeply hydrating rescue remedy like our Help at Hand hand cream, enriched with Squalane from olive, Jojoba oil and soothing Marshmallow root, your hands will look and feel better than ever.
5. Don’t forget below the neck
We pay a lot of attention to keeping the skin on our face in top condition, but many of us forget to look after our skin from the neck down. It is easier to ignore dry limbs when they are covered in layers of knitwear, but taking an extra two minutes after a shower to apply an organic body lotion can transform your skin.
Our certified organic Nurture Body Lotion is intensely hydrating without leaving your skin feeling greasy. This lightweight but extremely moisturizing lotion delivers natural vitamins and minerals to nourish dry skin and contains organic Shea butter to lock in moisture and leave your skin feeling beautifully smooth.