Different seasons require different ways of treating your skin. The temperature changes in the fall causes the skin to become drier, not as dry as when winter knocks on the door, but still enough that it should make you pay more attention to it. Autumn is a good season to incorporate new routines for the skin, this way you are best prepared when the cold temperatures suddenly appear.
Scrub away summer
It’s a little sad to realize it, but summer is over and the body needs some help to get rid of old skin cells. Exfoliating your body will also stimulate new healthy skin cells, improve blood circulation and reduce stress. If you exfoliate your body regularly you will also find that you won’t be as dry, since dead skin cells will be removed and your skin will be able to obtain more oxygen. There are several methods to scrub the body, both with product and without. The benefit of choosing a product, without perfume and other chemical additives, is that they usually contain moisturizing almond/olive oil which will bring nourishment and moisture to the skin.
Rinse the body in the shower with hot water, then take a small amount of the product and start with your feet. Work your way up your body in circular motions, take more of the scrub when needed. Rinse off the product and you’re done.
NB: Salt scrub should not be used by persons with eczema/psoriasis as this will sear and cause discomfort.
Although it is incredibly delish with a long and warm shower, especially when it’s colder outside, I would advise you not to overdo the heat as it will strip your skin for its natural oils. Experiment with some colder temperatures – it is good for both your body and mind.
A light moisturizer
I don’t recommend that you lubricate your skin every time you have showered, nor that you apply moisturizer on your entire body when you feel the urge . On the other hand it is a good idea to use a light body cream once in a while, preferrably on the areas that are typically more exposed to dehydration (like elbows, shoulders, lower back, knee bowls,and feet). Remember to use a unperfumed moisturizer, preferably as organic and natural as possible – your skin will appreciate it, not to mention the environment. When the temperature becomes colder you can start using a thicker body cream.