Autumn is almost here and I am so ready. A lot of awesomeness happens during this time of year. The color of leaves are changing, lower humidity and cooler temperatures (depending on where you live of course), the convenience of throwing on a pair of Uggs to run errands and the best fashion of the year will be in full effect! Unfortunately, along with all of this greatness comes drier, dehydrated skin. You can  combat dry skin with the few tips below.

Don’t Skip These Tips

1. Increase Water Intake 
Consuming water can be a struggle in the cooler months.  I’d rather have coffee, hot chocolate and tea. However, due to drier climates and indoor heaters, staying hydrated is a must.  Our body needs it and our skin benefits from it. So drink up!

2. Invest in a Quality Moisturizer
There are a plethora of moisturizers on the market. The ones that work best are those with natural ingredients vs. ones with fillers such as mineral oil and petrolatum.  Lotions and creams should be water based (first ingredient). These types moisturizers tend to be lighter and penetrate the skin beautifully. Another thing to look for in a great moisturizer are quality oils and natural butters such as pure coconut oil, sunflower seed oil and shea butter.

3. Exfoliate
Dry skin can appear dull and make you feel unattractive. Regular, gentle exfoliation greatly benefits the texture and appearance of skin. This practice also boosts the effectiveness of your moisturizer. I personally exfoliate twice a week. If your skin is sensitive, you should do it less. It’s important to choose an exfoliant that is formulated for the way you intend to use it. For example, a body scrub shouldn’t be used on the face. Again, natural ingredients are the best.

There you have it. An added bonus is, with proper care and maintenance, less work will be required during the approach of the warmer months when we wear less clothing. If you would like suggestions for products that will keep skin looking and feeling beautiful, of course I recommend LimeLight by Alcone’s all-natural skin care. Forty Cure Cream, Cream of the Crop and Bamboo Renew are a few of my favorites. If you suffer from skin ailments such as eczema, One Drop Wonder is a perfect choice. Click here for details.