Five Ways to Moisturize Naturally this Fall

You should always be mindful of what you put on your face.

Even though most of us aren’t ready to say goodbye, summer is coming to an end. This means that the kids are going back to school, the pumpkin spice lattes are storming social media, and as the weather changes, our skin is drying out.

Season changes almost always bring about dry skin, and chances are you have a regimen already that works for your skin type. Whether or not that’s true, its always important to consider healthy, all-natural options in terms of skincare.

Believe it or not, there are of a ton of different ways to moisturize naturally, and most of the ingredients I mention here can be found in your kitchen.

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So if you are suffering from dry skin, or just looking to change up your skincare regimen for the coming seasons, read on.

Coconut oil– I once went an entire month using nothing but coconut oil to moisturize. It can be used for almost everything from natural lip gloss to cleaning your teeth. The oil has antibacterial properties as well. Just make sure to go light with it, because putting on too much can clog your pores.

Aloe– Aloe is rich in vitamins A, C, E, and B12, which can help your skin repair damage done by free radicals, as well as reduce inflammation. It absorbs super easily into the skin as well.

Avocado– Applying avocado to your skin has been shown to be anti-aging, and combat oxidation of the skin. Avocado oil has also been shown to increase collagen production. As if guac weren’t reason enough to love avocados.

Honey– Raw, organic honey has antimicrobial properties, and works as an anti-inflammatory. If you are going to try honey for moisturizing, buy manuka honey. The health benefits are out of this world!

Shea butter– Shea butter is great as an anti-inflammatory, and also contains triglycerides, which help you skin retain moisture. You can honestly put shea butter on almost anything, so feel free to apply it to your arms, legs, and wherever else you feel a little dry.

Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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