Looking for some great skin care tips as we head into cooler, drier weather? As we head into fall, the air is cooler, leaves are changing, humidity is dropping, and generally, we love the conditions outdoors, but our skin does not! Many women struggle to strike a balance between oil-control in their moisturizers and dry skin. As we move into fall, you can take some steps throughout your day and in your nighttime routine to wake up with better skin. Sound like a good thing? Here are our skin care tips to help you wake up with better skin!

Of course there are a few things you can put into your body or to try to avoid, to help you wake up with better skin. Let’s start with just a few:

  1. Water – You must be hydrated to keep your skin looking its supple best.
  2. Omega 3 fatty acids – Be sure to add sources of omega 3s into your diet, which can be found in supplements and foods including fish, and fortified cereals and juices.
  3. Vitamin C – Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits, watermelon, cantaloupe and mango and in vegetables like bell peppers and broccoli and is essential for boosting collagen in your skin.
  4. Protein – It’s important to have enough protein in your diet to help with collagen production. According to com, “…eating a high-protein diet fortifies your collagen levels and therefore makes your skin thicker and less prone to wrinkles.”1
  5. Avoid alcohol, salt and caffeine – alcohol and caffeine can dehydrate you, causing you to wake up with dull, dry skin. Excess salt in your diet can cause you to retain fluids, causing you to wake up with puffy eyes.

In addition to what we put in our bodies, you can wake up with better skin by taking a few extra steps in your skin care routine. Try these skin care tips to help you achieve that glowing complexion you’ve been dreaming of.

  1. Sleep on a silk or satin pillow – Sleeping on a silk or satinpillowcase can help both your skin and hair. Most silk pillowcases are hypoallergenic, so if you are prone to irritation and contact dermatitis, silk pillowcases can minimize this. Silk can be expensive, so look for satin as a more budget-friendly alternative. Both of these are less abrasive than fabrics like cotton, so they won’t pull hair and skin, helping you to wake up with fewer creases and wrinkles.
  2. Use a cleanser, toner and moisturizer every night – Choose a simple nighttime skin care routine to help you be more consistent. If there are too many steps in your nighttime routine, you’ll be more likely to skip it, causing you to wake up with dull, dry skin.
  3. Don’t sleep on your stomach – If you suffer from puffy eyes in the morning, avoid sleeping on your stomach as this can cause fluids to accumulate around the eyes. If you can, sleep in a semi-elevated position (with the help of extra pillows)

By following some of these simple skin care tips, you’ll not only wake up with better looking skin, but improve your overall health as well.

1 http://www.livestrong.com/article/301103-a-protein-diet-for-healthy-skin-muscle-mass/