How to Update Your Self Care Routine for Fall  

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Fall is the perfect time of year to revamp your self-care routine. The shorter days and cooler weather can leave many of us feeling gloomy and unmotivated. Sometimes it’s the little things that help us brighten up a dreary day, as a new body wash or eyeshadow. But, sometimes, you need a little more than a quick serotonin boost. There are solutions for that too. So treat your body and mind right as we head into the end of the year with these great self-care options. 

Out with the old, In with the New  

In a time where we all spent the last year indoors in minimal to no makeup, simpler looks have come back into style. Women of all ages have been taking on a more relaxed approach to makeup by highlighting their natural features. This fall is all about no-makeup makeup looks with beautifully bronzed skin and neutral eyes. Harsh contouring and heavy eyeliner are out, so let’s end the year by embracing our natural beauty with some simple makeup looks. Your confidence will soar when you let your true beauty shine through. 

Hair and Skin Swaps  

The dry fall air can wreak havoc on your skin and hair, so it’s important to update your beauty regimen to change the seasons. One easy swap you can make to your shower routine is cold process soap. Cold process soap is adored for its silky smoothness, unlike any traditional soap bar you’ll find in the store. During the cold processing, glycerin is produced. Glycerin allows the nutrients in the soap to penetrate the skin deeply, leaving the skin feeling extra moisturized and soft.  

It’s also important to take extra care of your hair during the season change. The warm summer air can cause an increase in oil production, and you may have been washing your hair more than usual. If you’ve noticed that you’ve been reaching for your shampoo daily, you’ll want to try out a high-quality shampoo for oily hair. Over shampooing can dry your hair out further which may not have seemed like a big deal in the summer but can lead to frizz and split ends come fall. 

Once a Month  

All right, ladies, let’s talk feminine hygiene. Rael is a company that provides holistic care for women by women. They have products ranging from organic pads and tampons to heating pads and even pimple patches for hormonal acne. With a variety of options sure to fit your period needs, Rael has you covered. They also prioritize sustainability with zero-waste solutions. Finally, get complete cycle support so you can stop dreading that time of the month. 

Tackle Flu Season  

With spring allergies and pollen season behind us, fall brings us straight into flu season. This is when we start reaching for anything over the counter that can make us and our families feel better. Unfortunately, it can be unsettling to learn that many of the medications we reach for contain additives, unnecessary chemicals, and allergens. 

Genexa, the world’s first clean medicine company, is making it easier to trust what is in the everyday medications that live in our medicine cabinets. Their drugs are safe and lack harmful fillers and artificial flavors. In addition, Genexa is committed to using USDA organic ingredients and is a non-GMO company. 

All the formulas available have had extensive research performed, per FDA guidelines. There are clean medications available in cold and flu relief, pain killers, allergy medications, or sleep aids, and they are also safe for children. When it comes to self-care, it’s not just important what you put on your body, but also what you put in your body. If you fall victim to the seasonal flu or year-round allergies, there are simple and safe options on the market that will help you feel better all day and achieve restful sleep at night.  

Cold Weather Getting You Down?  

Many people experience some form of the winter blues, with some cases being full-blown seasonal depression. The sun starts setting earlier in fall, and the cold weather makes it harder to enjoy outdoor activities and exercise. Of course, you’ve got your at-home workouts and yoga mat ready, but nothing compares to spending time in the sun. If you start to feel down when this time of year comes around, you must stay ahead of your mental health. 

However, there are a variety of reasons why someone can’t utilize standard methods of therapy. The good news is there are so many great online solutions that have thrived in place of in-office visits over the last couple years. For example, mood online therapy makes it easy to get help from a team of top mental professionals. You don’t have to wait months to get into a standard office, and the zoom sessions allow you to feel more comfortable as your visit is done in your own environment. Additionally, your healthcare team will all be in one place instead of seeing your therapist and psychologist in separate offices. 

The most significant hurdle that most people face with mental healthcare is the cost. The beauty of online therapy is that it is far more affordable for the average person. Taking care of your mental health can be difficult as it is. Such easy and concise solutions like online therapy are a fantastic alternative to the hassle of the traditional process. 

Prioritize Healthy Eating  

With summer over and the overindulgence of the holidays on the horizon, the healthy habits we built-in spring are likely hanging by a thread. The fall chaos of kids headed back to school and work ramping up can make it hard to prioritize yourself. 

A good self-care routine doesn’t let health fall to the wayside but also doesn’t cause you any added stress. A simple solution to this issue would be engaging in some healthy meal prep. There are many different ways to meal prep that are fit for different kinds of lifestyles, family sizes, and dietary preferences or restrictions. 

If you have the time, meal prep can be done at the start of the week after you’ve grocery shopped. Maybe you hate the grocery store or just don’t have the time to prep at the start of the week. There are meal delivery services that come with pre-chopped, washed, and portioned-out ingredients so you can quickly whip up a delicious meal. If you want to be as minimally involved with meal prep, you can also order fully prepared, high-quality frozen meals delivered to your door for the week. Any of these options can be customized to serve just you or your whole family. 

Consistency with your diet throughout the year allows you to enjoy treats this holiday season without the guilt entirely. These healthy and straightforward meal prep options make it easy for everyone to fuel their body with good nutrients, no matter how busy life gets. 

You’re worth it  

Treat your body and mind with kindness this fall. Self-care is an integral part of our daily ritual, and it doesn’t always look the same depending on the time of year. With these swaps and updates to your routine, you’ll be ready to end the year on a high note.  

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