How to transition from a Summer to Fall Body Care routine

Your closest isn't the only thing you should turn over in time for fall.

We're breaking down everything you need to know about your bathroom cabinet- and what products you should swap out in time for fall. 

With summer coming to an end it's time to switch out linen dresses for cardigans and your iced coffee for a PSL. But what about your bathroom? You should actually be on the same schedule with your skincare products. In the summer you are likely outside more and your skin feels more sticky and oily so you opt for lighter body lotions and face moisturizers. With fall comes all of the dryness that the colder months bring. Before you think about tossing your SPF (which should always be a staple no matter the time of year) read below on our tips for the months ahead.

Switch up the way you moisturize

Our bodies produce excess oil in the summer from the humidity in the air. Most likely you have been using something extremely light and applying a conservative amount. With the dryer months coming opt for richer formulas like a body butter. We like to apply a generous amount of body lotion at night to reveal soft skin in the morning. If you have a little extra time in the evening, add 2-3 tablespoons of raw coconut oil to your bath.

The sun is out all year long, you SPF should be too!

Protecting your skin against damage shouldn't be on a season basis- it should be an all year round commitment. Damage will cumulatively build up resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. If you think you are only protecting your skin from the UV rays of the sun when applying SPF- think again! Pigment cells can be stimulated not only by the sun's bright UV rays, but even by lower does of ambient and infrared light, emitted by your overhead lamps or computer screens. In the summer we like to opt for oil-free SPF as we are already producing a lot of oil from humidity. If you really want to switch up your product for winter- opt for an SPF that also contains moisturizing properties for the body.

Exfoliate for an even toned complexion

As much as we would like our summer tans to fade evenly, the majority of the time that just isn't the case. Exfoliation is key when trying to keep skin pigment even. It is also known that frequent exfoliation helps improve skin texture, moisture absorption and aid in delaying the aging process. Opt for a good full-body exfoliation 2-3 times a week in the dryer months. We like adding in our Watermelon or Charcoal Exfoliating cubes a few times a week for a full-body glow!

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