The fall weather here in Colorado can be cold, windy, and very dry, and this can wreak havoc on your skin. As we transition into the cooler months, it’s important to invest more in your skincare routine, and change the products you use, so you can look and feel your best. Most of us, especially in climates like ours, cannot get away with doing the same thing all year round. We need to change up our self-care, to balance out our skin’s moisture and protect it from the elements!

Here are some tips to take great care of your skin this autumn:

  1. Swap your moisturizer

The lightweight lotions of summertime aren’t going to cut it during the late fall and winter. Now is the time to switch to a thicker version, to lock in your skin’s moisture and create a barrier against the dry, cold air. Just be sure to find a natural brand that doesn’t clog your pores.

  1. Drink more fluids

Hydration is especially important during the fall, as this is the driest time of year. You can usually tell that you’re dehydrated if your skin looks pale, dull, rough, or flaky. Reach for warm, hydrating fluids like herbal tea, coconut water, or almond milk, and moderate your intake of caffeine and alcohol, as these can dehydrate you further!

  1. Get a facial

Sometimes your skin needs a do-over after the summer, so fall is the best time to book your Windsor facial. Look for a qualified aesthetician who can tailor the facial to your skin type, and choose a spa that offers additional services like microdermabrasion and chemical peels, to get your skin ready for winter.

  1. Don’t forget your lips

Just like the skin on your cheeks, your lips are prone to drying out this time of year. If you encounter chapped, flaky, or tight lips, it’s time for some DIY spa time. Use a lip exfoliation scrub to get rid of dry skin, gently pat dry, and put on a thicker lip balm for maximum healing.

  1. Splurge on a massage

How often do you remember to cover your entire body with lotion? Even when your skin is dry in the autumn, it can be hard to stay moisturized. Consider booking a full-body massage to get your circulation going, and keep your skin supple and smooth.

Treat yourself to an autumn spa day to kick off your skincare routine: come to Athena Salon Spa & Wellness! Ask us about our gift certificates, so your friends can join too.