4 Skin Care Tips for Autumn

imagesWell, autumn is officially here, and in much of the country that means cool, dry air. While we happen to like the change in weather, it can be really harsh on the skin. Here are some skin care tips to keep your skin looking awesome all year:

1. Stay hydrated.
Staying hydrated is important not just for the health of your body, but your skin, too. The drier air in the fall means you’ll be losing more moisture through your breathing and through your skin.

2. Up your moisturizing.
Whatever you do to moisturize during the summer, you’ll need to increase it during the fall and winter. This doesn’t necesarrily mean more work though. If you use a lotion during the summer, try switching to Shea Body Butter. It packs a bigger punch than a body lotion and you won’t have to put it on as often. It also has the added benefit of beeswax which helps prevent moisture loss in the dry fall air and even lasts through hand washing!

3. Hit the sauna
If you have access to a suana (many health clubs have saunas), use it! Saunas have many health benefits, not the least of which is improving the condition of the skin. Saunas dilate your capillaries, which brings increased blood flow to your skin. It opens up pores which helps release toxins and contaminates that accumulate in the skin. Sometimes the heat of a suana can be overwhelming in the summer, but stepping outside into the cool fall air after a session in the suana is a feeling we think you’re going to love.

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