Using the same products on your skin, hair, beard and body all year round? You might find that as the seasons change, your routine needs to change too. The weather, indoor heating, your winter wardrobe and changes in your lifestyle can all affect how effective your routines are.
Autumn / Fall Skincare For Men
Your skin routine is probably where you’ll want to make the biggest changes. Colder weather and indoor heating can dry your skin out, leaving it feeling tight and flaky. Flaky skin can lead to a buildup of dead cells that can block your pores or make it look dull and tired.
Dry skin can also make signs of ageing, like fine lines and wrinkles, look more obvious so hydration is key in autumn. Keep your cleansing up and keep wearing your SPF too, even if you don’t feel like it’s sunny.
Your skin routine is probably where you’ll want to make the biggest changes. Colder weather and indoor heating can dry your skin out, leaving it feeling tight and flaky.
We at Humanery want to help you make easy changes to benefit your hair, skin, beard and body as the seasons change. Here’s how to update your skincare routine for autumn / fall:
- Exfoliate - try exfoliating more regularly to ditch flaky skin. You might look at using a chemical exfoliator rather than a scrub as these gently lift dead skin away.
- Hydrate Your Skin - a richer moisturiser with more hydrating ingredients (such a hyaluronic acid) or a night cream can add an extra boost of hydration. Face masks are great for adding extra moisture and glow into your skin and face oils help to seal in moisture.
- Lip Balm - chapped lips are more common in autumn and winter, so use lip balm daily to keep your lips in good condition. A gentle lip scrub can work well on flaky lips too.
Autumn / Fall Men's Hair Care
More moisture in the air in autumn can mean your hair doesn’t behave itself, especially if you have curly or flyaway hair. The weather can also make your hair feel dry and harder to style. If you aren’t already using a conditioner or hair mask, autumn is a good place to start using one alongside your shampoo. It’ll make your hair easier to style and look better.
The weather can also make your hair feel dry and harder to style. If you aren’t already using a conditioner or hair mask, autumn / fall is a good place to start using one alongside your shampoo.
Products with more hold in them will help your hair stay in style, as well as protect it from the elements. Look for products that have hold to them, and if they say water or weather proof, even better! And if you’re wearing a hat this autumn / fall, think about hat hair.
Autumn / Fall Beard Care for Men
Like your skin and hair, artificial heating and changes to the weather could leave your beard feeling dried out and not looking at its best. Adding a beard oil into your routine more regularly can help your beard to look healthier and stay styled. A beard balm can also be the secret to handling your beard in autumn as it helps to hydrate both your skin and your beard hair at the same time. Keep your beard clean with a shampoo, just as you would all year round.
Autumn / Fall Body Care for Men
Autumn weather can leave the skin on your body feeling dry and looking dull. Wrapping up in your autumn wardrobe might mean more ingrown hairs or blocked pores on your body. Regularly exfoliating your body can help with both, so get scrubbing in the shower. A body scrub, exfoliating body wash, loofah or body brush will all do the trick.
Make sure you moisturise the skin on your entire body through autumn / fall and winter, especially areas that are generally drier such as your elbows, knees and legs. You might want to try a richer body moisturiser too. Another top tip is to skip the super-hot showers, however tempting, as this can dry your skin out even more.
Make sure you moisturise the skin on your entire body through autumn / fall and winter, especially areas that are generally drier such as your elbows, knees and legs. You might want to try a richer body moisturiser too.
Scents and Fragrances in the Autumn / Fall
We at Humanery think that autumn / fall is the perfect time to change your scent too. Move away from the light, fresh and citrus scents you used in summer and go for warmer, spicier scents in the colder months.