As summer kisses us goodbye, we say hello to the cooler weather, we welcome the crisp morning air as it hits our lungs. We smell the dew that lays gently on the greenery. It is one of my favorite seasons. Such changes in the weather has a huge effect on our skin. And as it gets cooler, we crank up the heat causing our skin to become more dry and itchy.
It’s the time to soak the skin in luscious oils and mask
Here are a few tips to help transition into the cooler months.
Exfoliation plays a key role in creating soft, radiant skin. One of the things that I enjoy doing for my routine is dry brushing. It is an effective way to exfoliate while promoting circulation and stimulating the lymphatic system. It helps bring blood flow to the skin, thus helping the skin absorb the precious oils. Make sure to dry brush firm but gently, it is easier to do it right before a bath or shower to rinse off dead skin cells.
Cleansing: During the cooler months I cleanse my skin with Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You can use any type of oil that suits you. Oil is very gentle on the skin, and it does not dry out the skin like other cleansers. One thing that I have noticed was that every time I used tap water my skin would dry out. I have since stop using tap water to rinse my skin and started using just Olive Oil to cleanse my skin. It has a nice glow to it and leaves it feeling soft. The key is to use only enough to clean the face and not leaving it too oily
Hydrosols: The only water that I have been using on my skin is hydrosols, I have been using Rose Water, Orange Blossom and Tulsi. I use them as toner to remove the excess Olive Oil. It is a gentle toner and it is very nourishing to the skin as well. Not only is it very good for the skin, but it offers aromatherapy at the same time. I also like to add some hydrosol water to my bath, and you can also use it as a rinse for hair. It is a multi purpose essential for me.
Moisture: The thing that I love most about using oils on the skin, is that they sinks in so beautifully. It is absorbed by thirsty skin and leaves it feeling soft and very nourish. There are an array of oils to choose from, all with their own healing properties. During the cooler weather, I choose thicker oils and balms made with oils. Butters are also a nice alternative to balms as they are made from the nuts and create a fatty, highly nourishing treat for the skin. There are mango, jojoba, shea butter, cocoa butters
The important thing is to stick with a routine that makes you feel beautiful. You have to make your skin care routine sacred, and enjoy every step with products you love using.
Stick with it and you will reap the benefits of having gorgeous skin, for you beautiful soul.