Summer Fall Skin
Now that it’s finally getting cooler and the days will get darker sooner, I’ll admit, I don’t take care of my skin as much. Summertime is time for shorts, skirts, and summer dresses. With fall comes boot weather, leggings, and sweaters (yay!). Here are a few tips to keep that silky summery glow while you sip your pumpkin spice latte.
Dry brushing –
If you haven’t tried this yet, I URGE you to do it. Dry brushing not only gives you softer skin, but it is also a form of detoxing. It stimulates the lymphatic system (one of the biggest organs in the body) and removes dead skin cells, helping the body to regenerate new ones. After one week of adding this to your beauty regime, you will see a huge difference in the texture of your skin. If you have chicken skin, that’s little goose pimply type bumps (some people have it behind their thighs, or behind their arms) this will completely get rid of it.
What you will need is a wooden, natural bristle brush (they’re sold at Ulta, Sephora, TJ Maxx). I do it right before I take a shower and it takes me about five minutes. You start from the soles of your feet. I do about five strokes on each body part, always brushing towards your heart. Then I do each ankle, leg, thigh, belly, chest area, arms, butt, then back, again, always upwards, towards the heart.
After a few days, your skin will be silky smooth! And without ingesting or eliminating anything from your diet, you give your body an added form of detox every day!
Some people buy expensive ones while others DIY it. The point is to exfoliate! It’s not something that needs to be done every day. Once a week is good enough to keep skin looking and feeling smooth. An easy at home version is honey and sugar, or coconut oil and coffee grains to also help with cellulite!
If you look on Pinterest and Instagram you will see a million different uses for coconut oil. It is helpful for everything from moisturizing your hair to being a better alternative to unhealthier options of cooking oil. But, my favorite use is for skin.
I actually no longer buy lotion. I only use coconut oil to moisturize. It is an all-natural product, inexpensive, and it smells like vacation. Use it for your cuticles, your feet, or even to remove eye make- up!
This stuff is just magical. If you have a pimple, all you have to do is put it on overnight and it will either be gone, or it will bring it will be ready to go! The manuka plant has antibiotic-al properties and when used topically can heal any kinds of bumps, sores, or zits. Use it as a mask and it will make you glow! You can mix the honey with ground flaxseeds (the same one you put in smoothies) and jojoba oil (they sell this at homeopathic health food stores and Whole Foods)!
If all else fails, try this! It’s always relaxing to take a warm bath after a long day. Why not take one that pulls double duty and gets your skin feeling good.
Try two to four cups of organic milk. You can also use a half cup of powdered milk, raw organic honey, Epsom salts, or your favorite essential oil (mine is almond).
(This last one I learned from a fellow mama and blogger @modernorganiclife! Follow her page! Great info!)
Let me know if you try any of these and you love them! Please comment below!