Fall is here and you know what that means, it’s time to say goodbye to your tan and welcome the colder weather in all of its pleasant and not so pleasant glory. Aside from the inescapable flu season, one other major concern for all those who are mindful of their appearance is the onset of skin and facial hair problems, mainly in the form of dryness and brittleness.
Here to make this seasonal transition as smooth as possible and preserve the integrity and beauty of your outward appearance are the crucial tips on improving your skin and hair this fall.
Hydrate for a glowing complexion
The human body is made of more than 60% water, and your skin, being the biggest organ you have, requires copious amounts of pure aqua in order to preserve its elasticity and its radiant glow. Nothing spells trouble for nurtured skin as cold weather does, so make sure your first order of business is to hydrate on a daily basis.
Just because the incessant heatwave has passed doesn’t mean you should stop hydrating, on the contrary, now is the time to step up your water intake game.
Fuel your beard with nutrients
Regular beard care is crucial all year round in maintaining a manly mane worthy of respect and admiration, especially during the colder seasons. If you haven’t already, now is the time to introduce a daily beard care regime comprising of regular combing, washing, and beard oil application in order to fuel your mane with the nutrients it deserves.
When nurturing your hair, be sure to comb gently and dab softly with a towel, avoiding harsh movements that could damage the texture of your hair. When blow-drying, use the cool setting to avoid decreasing the quality of your hair over time.
Nurture your skin
Skin irregularities can become present at any point in the form of breakouts, rashes, or wrinkles so it’s important to try and prevent the onset of any problems or more serious conditions by nurturing your skin with a daily skincare regime. So be sure to moisturise daily and exfoliate once a week.
However, some conditions can’t be dealt with by prevention, as they are simply ingrained in your genetic composition. If you do have any skin problems that are affecting your self-esteem and result in a negative body-image, it’s important to pay a visit to a dermal therapist at a skincare clinic in order to eliminate the problem once and for all. Never allow your external flaws to dictate your happiness.
Make a change
One of the best ways you can rejuvenate your beard and hair is to change their shape. Switching beard styles is not only got for freshening up your image, but it is also great for alleviating some pressure from the follicles and giving them the chance to regain their strength and vibrancy.
So, go for a shorter trim this time, cutting the hair length by a few millimetres or even a couple of centimetres depending on your style. You will notice that your hair has regained its dexterity and glow, and that it’s growing stronger than before.
Eat clean and hit the gym
Finally, one of the best things you can do for the health of your skin and hair is to simply live a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise boasts a myriad of health benefits, and it supports proper sleep cycles, which in turn promote hormone production and thus, help you maintain a youthful, radiant glow.
One of the best parts about exercise is that it goes hand in hand with proper nutrition, and by eating healthy, you will be feeding the proper vitamins and minerals to your skin and hair, making them look and feel better than ever before.
Fall can be pretty merciless towards your complexion, and your hair as well. Be sure to nurture your outward appearance the right way by incorporating these essential tips into your daily routine and you will make this seasonal transition a breeze.
Peter is a men's grooming writer at The Beard Mag magazine from UK. Beside writing he worked as a grooming consultant for many fashion events around UK & AU. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.