Fall skin and hair care tips
In the fall do you notice your skin starts to change? My skin is strange, it’s part oily and part dry and in the fall my oily skin gets dry and my dry skin gets dryer. The key to protecting your skin in the fall is moisture, moisture, moisture! I recently switched from using Vaseline’s cocoa butter lotion to 100% shea butter and its made a world of difference. My skin seems to be less ashy and retain a lot more moisture. A few other good rules of thumb are:
Drink lots of water
To replace the moisture that is lost from the dry air moisturize your skin from within by drinking more water
Oil as a moisturizer or an oil based moisturizer
My skin on my face gets so dry and tight especially around my eyes. I started using grapeseed oil as a moisturizer and it really helped
Dont forget your lips
Lips are skin too! Purchasing some extra chapstick doesnt hurt.
The same thing goes for your hair. Lay off of the excessive heat and blow dryers, it will just exacerbate dry hair. If you can, opt for a protective style like a sew-in, braids or a wig to protect your hair from the dry air. I have been wearing a half wig for the past month to protect my hair. I covered the step by step process on how to cut and style the half wig and protect your hair underneath in my previous post.
Be sure to add some type of leave in or essential oil to your scalp for protection in the harsh fall air. Hot oil treatments during your weekly styling routine also help combat dryness.
I hope these were a few useful tips on how to keep your skin looking its best during the fall.