First, let’s talk dry and itchy skin
There are a few reasons your skin gets dry and/or itchy in the fall. In the cooler months, the air gets drier outside and inside with the operation of heaters. When skin starts losing moisture, your skin barrier can get disrupted. This can lead to increased sensitivity, dryness, and irritation. The things you’re doing to stay warm inside are likely causing dry and itchy fall skin, too. Unless you use a humidifier, your heating system is probably unknowingly drying your skin even more. Love a hot bath? Hot water can cause damage to your keratin sells which - you guessed it! - can also make your skin feel uncomfortable.

What to do: 

  • If you have your heater at full blast, consider getting a humidifier to add moisture back into the air.
  • If you do take a bath, add a few drops of lavender essential oil (like Suzi’s Organic Lavender Essential Oil) to help soothe your skin. 
  • Skincare routines should rotate with the seasons. Add in a thicker moisturizer in the morning and at night to keep your skin happy. Our skin loses its own hyaluronic acid (along with essential fatty acids) in the fall, so consider adding in a moisturizer like our Night Botanical Face Cream - we use it night AND day during colder months for extra hydration. Pair it with our Lavender Hydrosol & Toner spray under or over makeup any time of day.

Your eyes and lips are probably dehydrated

The areas around your eyes and lips have thinner, more sensitive skin. Less moisture from colder weather adds additional stress to your skin. The cherry on top? Masks are awesome, but they exacerbate dehydrated dry skin. Each of these things decreases your collagen and elasticity. Yikes!

What to do:

  • Don’t forget your shades. Just because it’s not bikini weather doesn’t mean that your eyes (and the skin around them) don’t need protection.
  • Look for products that help promote collagen in your skin. Our Botanical Eye Cream contains natural UV protection and increases natural collagen levels. Our Lavender Lemon Lip Therapy provides long-lasting, deep moisture without feeling waxy. Pop it in your pocket so you never forget. 
  • Make a routine. Whatever way you choose to protect the more delicate areas of your face, try to do it every day, twice a day. 

Summer’s over, but your skin protection is not.

Sun damage can happen any time of year. In addition, things like pollution and other free radicals have a massive impact on our skin health but often aren’t taken into consideration. A good SPF is absolutely vital, but not enough to protect your skin in the long term.

What to do:

  • Add more Vitamin C to your skincare regimen with products like our Botanical Facial Oil. Vitamin C helps protect against pollution and free radicals, protects against sun damage, evens out your skin done, and naturally protects the elasticity of your skin while promoting natural collagen production. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines. Is there anything Vitamin CAN’T do?  

Your sensitive skin might be trying to tell you something

Sensitive skin isn’t just a skin type, it also could be a sign that something else is going on. Regular things like over-exfoliation and face washing can create tiny cracks in the skin barrier that cause dehydration and inflammation. We’re not telling you to stop washing your face, but you may need to switch to a gentler routine.

What to do:

  • Use a gentle cleanser like our Foaming Face Wash to clean your face and maintain the natural oils your skin needs.
  • If you want to exfoliate, try doing it with oil instead of a harsh scrub. Our Facial Oil is a gentle exfoliator and can remove discoloration and uneven skin tone.