Fall is often a super busy time for most mamas and our skincare routines tend to creep further and further down the list of priorities. The cooler weather is not much fun for our skin either. Changing temperatures, lower humidity levels and indoor heat result in dry air, which robs us of moisture all day long.
But, don't worry mama. We've listed below 5 easy ways to keep your skin nourished right throughout the fall!
1. DRINK WATER
We tend to drink less water in the winter because we turn to hot drinks like cocoa and tea, but don’t forget that your skin needs hydration from the inside, out. A little warm water with lemon can be very refreshing and hydrating at the same time.
According to the Mayo clinic, the recommended water intake for women is about 9 cups a day. This is about 2.2L of water in total. If you're constantly on the go, and or too busy to hydrate, grabbing a stylish, and eco-friendly on-the-go water bottle is a great way to remember to drink up.
Your skin is always in need of moisture, but in fall moisturizing right after you wash is a must. Applying a moisturizer to damp skin helps seal that moisture in. Keep a bottle near the bathtub, shower stall, and at every sink and use liberally every time you wash.
Scrub Scrub Scrub! Clean and smooth your skin with an invigorating, mineral rich, gentle exfoliant for the face and body. A good exfoliant will gently remove dull skin and dry out blemishes so your natural beauty can shine through!
4. CHANGE YOUR CLEANSER
Cleansers can be extremely drying to the skin. If you’re used to using options that contain glycolic or salicylic acid, rotate with a more hydrating version that contains moisturizing ingredients.
After cleansing, what your skin needs is a range of ingredients that restore and repair its surface. Skin can never get too much of these important ingredients, which include antioxidants and skin-repairing substances. Apply a hydrating toner and moisturizer to seal in moisture.
Breathe, flow and stretch - Build up a sweat at Toronto Yoga Mamas, as you strengthen your body. Working up a good sweat is the equivalent of getting a mini-facial, when the pores dilate, sweat expels trapped toxins, dirt and oil.
Just be sure to wash your face afterward, and hydrate to replenish the fluids you've lost.