As you begin improving your self-care this fall season, don’t forget about your beauty routine, including how you take care of your skin and hair. It is good to switch up your routine every time a new season begins, as this allows you to work with the changes in weather and environment. Here are some ways to customize your beauty routine for the fall season.
Don’t Forget to Hydrate
The first thing you should do in the fall when you want healthy skin and hair is to hydrate. Keep drinking the same amount of water as you would during the hotter months. It is common to drink a lot of water in the summer when the temperatures are high and you spend a lot of time outdoors. However, it is just as important to continue hydrating during the fall and winter seasons. Try to remind yourself to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, though you might need more depending on the day.
Use Face Masks
Masks are definitely your friend in the fall season. During the fall, the temperature and climate shift can be hard on your skin. Depending on where you live, this might mean cooler temperatures, a lot of rain and humidity, or just dry air that is freaking havoc on your skin. Try some fall-inspired masks like ones with pumpkin, pomegranate, or cranberry. These are going to smell just like fall and really get you into the spirit of the holiday, while working great for self-care as you are doing something good for yourself.
Adjust Your Skincare Routine
When it comes to your skin, your routine should not be the same year-round. Every time the season changes, consider some adjustments that need to be done. You might have used more deep cleaning cleansers during the summer to take care of your skin, but in the fall, the climate shifts, and you need something even more hydrating. Look for a cleanser that is lightweight, good for your skin type, and is gentle. You always want something non-drying, and preferably without sulfates. Gel cleansers are usually more hydrating than foaming cleansers.
Take Your Hair Down
Did you spend a lot of days over the summer with your hair up in a ponytail or bun? This is common as it’s hot and sweaty, so the last thing you want to do is feel hair on your neck and shoulders. However, you don’t want to do this year-round, or you could start experiencing hair breakage and a bad headache. This is the perfect opportunity to take your hair down and add in some more leave-in conditioner for shine and softness.