With the drop in temperatures, the fall season is essentially a hotbed for a whole lot of beauty issues. It's so important to take care of your body especially around this time of year. One thing we can all agree on, cold weather equals dry skin. Having said that, very few things can make your skin baby smooth and free of imperfections when the temperatures outside are not collaborating. Have no fear though, there are a few simple tricks to help you at least stand a fighting chance.

1. Stay hydrated.

The first step to healthy skin in general is making sure your body gets plenty of hydration. Drinking lots of water is a good start, but step it up with fluids rich in Vitamin C like unsweetened apple or orange juice, and drink green tea with honey, filled with anti-oxidants and poly-phenols that help restore damaged blood cells and boost immunity. Your skin will really thank you for it.


2. Use essential oils

Using essential oils instead of regular hydrating creams might be one of the best decisions you can make for your skin. Give it a try, you will not believe the difference it makes. Lavender oil may improve the appearance of dry, chapped skin and maintain a healthy glow. Frankincense oil may help smooth the appearance of fine lines. Rose essential oil smells like magic and may also help maintain a healthy, toned skin.

For a complete crash course on the many benefits of essential oils, Montreal is actually hosting a huge expo this weekend. The 2-day Accelerate Your Life expo is free and will teach you everything you need to know.


3. Wash your hands.

Did you know that, on average, we touch our faces between 2,000 and 3,000 times a day? Most skin break outs are actually caused because of bacteria we single-handedly plant on our faces. Since humans are disgusting, and since we touch everything, it should be a no-brainer to get in the habit of washing our hands, and often! A little soap and warm water goes a long way. Hand purifier anyone?


4. Sleep more.

You hear it all the time, but the truth is that our bodies really do need seven to eight hours of sleep in order to properly activate our immune system to attack viruses and heal. While it might cut into your boozing time a little (which is probably a good thing anyway), getting proper rest remains the most reliable source for healthy looking skin. Once you heal your body on the inside, it will start to show on the outside.


5. Use scrubs

Body and face scrubs are crucial in fall. Adding an organic face and/or body scrub to your beauty routine can help you get smoother and healthier skin. Scrubs cleanse, exfoliate and massage your skin leaving you baby smooth and ready for drastic weather changes.

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