Autumn may very well be the most romantic time of the year, but with autumn come temperature changes, cold, and humidity which means you need to pay some extra attention to beauty treatments. If you want the summer-autumn transaction to go as painlessly as possible, follow these easy beauty tips and you’ll look better than ever.
Swap your morning coffee for tea
Or at least do it once in a while! Right now your skin will be impacted by the temperature changes and will need all the moisture there is. Caffeine in coffee does the opposite, that’s why it’s best to drink more herbal teas and stay away from sugary drinks that will make your skin look aged.
Go for natural lip care
Chill weather does nothing good to your lips as well, that’s why it’s really important to moisturize them in a natural way. First of all, stay away from licking them as your saliva is simply not designed to keep your lips hydrated. Petroleum jelly is one way to protect your lips, but some of its ingredients aren’t good for you and there are plenty of added chemicals to create flavour. Instead, go for natural lip balms or even spend some time to make one yourself. You’ll feel the difference immediately!
Eat for a glowing look
Eating seasonal foods is one of the best ways to get all the necessary nutrients and vitamins you’ll need this autumn. Go for pumpkin and pumpkin seeds, sweet potato, carrot, pears, apples, and beetroot that are rich in fibre, antioxidants, Vitamins A and C. Eat nuts, seeds, and oily avocados to get fatty acids that will keep your skin glowing.
Keep yourself hydrated
The stress of temperature drop will definitely make your skin weary. Right now is the time when you need to keep yourself hydrated as your skin repairs itself during the night and loses lots of moisture at that time. Use hydrating balms and natural oily masks to supply your skin with all the nutrients it needs. Autumn is the time when you can nurture you skin and hair back to life after the hot season using natural oils (like coconut and Jojoba).
Don’t forget to exfoliate
Make it a rule to exfoliate at least two times a week to keep your skin healthy and get rid of all the dead cells. And that means not only your face, but your whole body, too! It’s important to take care of all your skin, keep it moisturized and nourished. For your face you can use cleansing masks made with honey and oats – you can easily prepare them yourself!
Your hands need care too
Your face and hands are the most prone to damage caused by temperature drop and windy weather. They are always exposed to the elements and require some extra care all year round. Usually there isn’t enough natural oil to keep your hands looking their best – this leads to hands getting dry all the time. Make sure you pamper your hands with remedies rich in natural oils like Jojoba, olive oil, and coconut oil.
Don’t forget about the feet
Just because your feet are stuck in shoes all the time doesn’t mean they don’t need care! On the contrary, you should take some extra steps to ensure they look and feel good if you want to effortlessly get into your sandals when summer comes. Exfoliate your feet on a regular basis like you would any other part of your body, use scrubs and moisturizing creams as well.
Invest in some new polish
Warm summer days are over, so it’s time to change your pastel pinks and bright colours for deeper burgundies, browns, and plums. Nowadays you can even find vegan nail polish that’s made with organic ingredients that are completely harmless.
Use silk pillow case
We’ve talked a lot about taking care of our skin, but hair needs you attention, too. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase will help your locks avoid damage and breakage, and you’ll get less static electricity that is a nightmare for any hairdo.
Put some coconut oil on your hair
Coconut oil is an ideal remedy for about anything and your hair can benefit from it, too! Your locks will also get dry in the chilly autumn months, that’s why you need to add some extra moisture and protection. Put on some coconut oil on the ends of your hair for nourishment, but be careful to avoid the roots. Otherwise your hair will look greasy!