Does Your Natural Skin Care Routine Need A Change?
This time of year always feels like a great time for a fresh start! More so in my opinion than January 1st. I don’t know if it’s the changing of the leaves or the refreshing cool crisp air, but there’s always something about fall that motivates change.
And just as the seasons change, so must our natural skin care routines. You see, each season requires our skin to be nourished in a different way.
P.S. If you’re reading this and it’s not Autumn, check out my My Best Advice for Winter Skincare or My Summer Skin Care Routine.
You’ve likely heard me say it before, but I’ll say it again;
“It’s essential to nourish our skin seasonally.”
If you’ve been on the cusp of switching to a natural skin care routine, autumn might just be the best time for a fresh start!
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How can you take care of your skin naturally?
It starts by looking at your skin as a whole, not just searching for a magic cream! Developing a natural skin care routine incorporates specific aspects required for healthy skin. And it leaves out cheap and often toxic fillers in typical skincare products. By replacing such fillers with ingredients our skin actually benefits from we can make quite a change!
Creating a Natural Skin Care Routine for Fall
You can decide what you put on your skin! So, choose your ingredients wisely and develop your very own regimen for the fall. Bring on your favorite fall scents and flavors into a natural skin care routine you’ll love!
Who’s says going natural can’t be fun?
So if you’re asking yourself, “How can I do my skin care routine at home? or How can I create a natural skin care routine?” Like most things in life, it can be accomplished one step at a time. Use our guide below with natural skincare routine steps and simple skin care recipes you can make at home.
Natural Skin Care Routine Steps:
Are you skipping exfoliation? Oftentimes an overlooked step, exfoliation is one of those skincare routine steps that really makes everything else work better. It is our prep work to priming our skin for moisturizing. You see, exfoliating sloths away dead skin cells allowing our skin to more readily absorb moisture.
By using an exfoliator like Sweet Caramel Pumpkin Scrub you can keep pores clear and stimulate collagen production while improving the glow of your skin.
And don’t forget your lips! With the cool air and plentiful outdoor activities in the fall, your lips can become dry and flaky. Boo! Smooth and plump them up with Cinnamon Lip Plumper or a Pumpkin Spice Latte Lip Scrub for kissable lips under the falling leaves!
But, be careful not to overdo it, once or twice a week is recommended when it to comes exfoliating from head to toe.
When the temperatures begin to cool down and the humidity lifts in the fall our skin can become dry and itchy. Luckily, the lack of moisture in the air can be compensated with a good bath soak.
Whip up a batch of DIY Pumpkin Spice Bath Tea to ease sore muscles and rejuvenate the skin with real pumpkin seed oil, quinoa, Epsom salts, and nutmeg essential oil. A must if you ask me for a bath soak in autumn.
As for the face, be it the weather or your skin type, it’s not uncommon for our skin to warrant a refreshing “drink” during the day. Luckily, I figured out a quick fix that’s easy to make and doesn’t ruin your makeup! Add a hydrating face mist to your daily natural skin care routine this fall. Try my DIY face mist recipe with a chamomile hydrosol, great for all skin types.
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Between all the makeup, skincare, and hair products most of us use and the pumpkin spice junk food we’re drawn to every fall… our skin is bound to need a detox this season!
Nothing pulls impurities from the skin like a face mask! Our simple Pumpkin Face Mask Recipe is so easy to make. And with a few simple ingredients, you can reveal brighter, tighter skin in minutes!!
If acne is a common skin issue for you apply a Detox Face Mask instead. Quickly draw out impurities, banish toxins, clear blackheads, and even shrink pores. I like to think of it as a do-over for dull, congested, blemish-prone skin.
For the body opt for a detoxing bath combining activated charcoals’ unmatched ability to remove toxins from the body with homemade Harvest Moon Soaking Salts.
Unlike detoxing or exfoliating, moisturizing is a step to repeat daily in a fall natural skin care routine. This skin care step helps to balance oil production and prevent dry patches on your body and face. Look no further than my popular recipe for DIY aloe vera face cream! It’s incredible for the skin and won’t leave your face feeling oily in the morning.
Living in the Midwest it’s tough to keep your lips hydrated during all the seasonal changes. I’ve found the best way to keep them moisturized is with natural lip balm. And it’s the easy step of any natural skin care routine! Grab my recipe for Cinnamon Honey DIY Lip Balm and your kiss will taste like autumn.
For everything neck down, slather on homemade Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter an intense moisturizer packed full of nutrients for the skin. It’s quite the fall luxury!
What else should be your daily skin care routine?
Cleansing and toning should always be a part of your daily skin care routine no matter the season. Find my fan favorite aloe vera cleanser here and make your own toner for anti-aging or acne proof.
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Pin these easy fall skin care recipes and steps now to create your own natural skin care routine this season. Tag #lifenreflection on Instagram to share what you’re trying first!
I love the variety of options you recommend. However, I have always struggled with my skin on my face. I’m tired of trying countless different face washes and scrubs. Is there any combo that works well for the face yet doesn’t cause more acne or excema issues?
Brittany, I have struggled with the same in the past. You may have a contact allergy to a common ingredient in skincare products. That was the case for me, which is a big reason why I make my own products. If you haven’t yet, start with our skin type quiz for recommendations for your skin and then take our free clean beauty bootcamp to learn how to make products for you skin too. I highly recommend a combination of aloe vera, jojoba oil, raw honey, lavender and tea tree oil for combination skin. Which from what you’ve told me is most likely your skin type.