September is National Skin Care Awareness Month! It’s the perfect time to create a skincare routine that will keep your skin looking and feeling good as we head into fall and winter. Use these tips and suggestions to build a fall skincare routine that best suits your skin’s needs!
Scrub Away Dry, Flaky Skin
Body scrubs are fantastic for rough spots in the summer—like elbows, feet, and hands. But in the fall and winter, an oil-based scrub helps to exfoliate dull, dry skin on the entire body. We love this Fair Traded Coffee Body Scrub from Body Systems. It contains rich, hydrating sweet almond, grape seed, and olive oil, plus soothing shea butter to leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized.
Masques for Hands and Feet
If you spend time outdoors gardening or doing yard work during the cooler fall days, then you know how challenging it is to keep your hands and feet smooth and callous-free. These DIY hand and feet masque recipes are easy to make and can help soothe dry, rough skin.
If DIY recipes aren’t for you, an EcoFin hand or foot treatment will do the trick! EcoFin is a plant-based, petroleum-free healthier alternative to paraffin. A rich blend of palm, soy, jojoba, and organic coconut oils plus shea butter, vitamin E and essential oils moisturize and leave your skin soft and supple. These enhancements can be added to any massage or facial at Washington Green Spa. (Schedule here.)
Change Up Your Body Cleanser
In the summertime, light, fruity, and tropical body cleansers are refreshing. But as the air becomes drier, a more hydrating cleanser can make all the difference—especially if you battle dry skin year-round. Try this Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Body Wash from Shea Moisture. (This brand can be found at Walmart, Walgreen's, and Target, too.)
Drink Plenty of Water
An easy skin care habit that often goes overlooked is drinking enough water each day. Water helps your body flush out toxins and hydrate your cells—from head to toe. Check out this post from Slender Kitchen to learn how to determine how much water you need to be drinking each day.
Moisturize All Day
Moisturizing your skin throughout the day with all-natural lotions and creams will prevent your skin from becoming dry, cracked, and uncomfortable. Throughout the winter, we recommend using products containing stone crop—a succulent with hydrating and skin-brightening properties. This Stone Crop Body Lotion from Eminence smells lovely!
The skin on your face has different needs than the skin on other parts of your body. Adding a hydrating serum or facial oil to your beauty routine is a good idea—especially if the skin on your nose, chin, or forehead quickly becomes dry and flaky. This Facial Recovery Oil from Eminence is made with hydrating and toning herbs to relieve dry, irritated skin.
Eminence has crafted several fantastic facial serums to address a variety of common skin problems. You can view them here, or schedule a facial with one of our estheticians to get expert advice on which one would be best for your skin.
Try Dry Brushing
Dry brushing is a skincare technique used to stimulate your lymphatic system, exfoliate the skin, increase circulation, reduce the appearance of cellulite (when done regularly), and relieve stress. Dry brushing is easy to do at home and makes an excellent self-care routine. Check out this video to learn the proper method for dry brushing.
We also offer dry brushing as an enhancement to any massage at Washington Green Spa. You get to keep the two dry brushes used during your service as our gift to you for in-home use, and you’ll receive $5 off your next dry brushing treatment when you bring your brushes with you. (Schedule online here.)
Don’t Forget Your Lips
Show your lips a little love to prevent the dry air from wreaking havoc on them. Use an all-natural lip balm throughout the day, and once or twice a week treat them to an exfoliating scrub treatment. The skin on your lips can be sensitive, so be sure to use a gentle scrub.
And for ultimate lip care, give your lips the attention that they deserve during your next facial at Washington Green Spa. The Three-Step Lip Treatment is designed to reduce the appearance of fine vertical lines around the lips, exfoliate and plump, leaving your lips silky, smooth, and hydrated. (Schedule online here.)
Fall Skincare Specials
We have several excellent options available for those of you in need of a hydrating, exfoliating skincare service. Our Pumpkin and Vanilla Latte Body Treatment is the perfect way to prepare your skin for colder weather. This decadent pumpkin body treatment inspired by all of the warmth and coziness of autumn. It will leave your skin feeling smooth and hydrated. (Schedule online here.)
Our Stone Crop Restorative Body Treatment is another great option! This service is a big hit with our clients for reducing stress and tension while smoothing and contouring the skin from head to toe. This two-hour service includes a full body scrub, a Stone Crop Restorative body wrap, a mini Stone Crop Facial, a relaxing scalp massage, and a restoring Swedish Massage using the Stone Crop Contouring Cream on pesky, problem areas. (Schedule online here.)
Just like the weather, our skincare needs change with the seasons. Use these suggestions and services to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy from the inside out!
What does your fall skincare routine look like?
Washington Green Spa & Wellness
1713 Madison Ave. Suite 110
Washington, MO 63090