It’s almost time to put your summer clothes away and start preparing for chilly autumn days. Your closet won’t be the only thing that needs to change, but your self-care routine will also need to.
Since it’s getting colder, you’re more prone to getting sick, so you need to find ways to boost your immune system. We’ll have less daylight soon, so there will be changes in your mood and sleep pattern.
It seems like a lot of changes can be daunting but don’t worry. Below I’ve provided a few wellness tips to keep your body and mind in top shape for this fall.
Change your skincare regimen
When the temperatures drop, so do the humidity levels, and that could leave you with dry skin. If you need to switch out your current moisturizer for a heavier one. Also, consider formulas that have hydrating formulas.
If you haven’t added these ingredients to your skincare, you should consider adding:
- Vitamin C
- Hyaluronic Acid
The sun may set earlier, but you should still use SPF during the colder months to protect your skin from UV rays. I made it a habit to wear sunscreen every day, so I’ll never forget to put it on.
Add immune-boosting vitamins
Vitamin C will be one of your best friends this fall season. Humans can’t manufacture vitamin c, so we have to replenish it with food or supplements.
Incorporate foods like oranges, cantaloupe, kale, and broccoli into your diet. You could also take vitamin c supplements or our Defend Lozenges that have other immune-boosting adaptogens.
Not only is vitamin C great for your immune system, but you could also add vitamin D, zinc, and curcumin supplements.
Focus on your sleep routine
Experiencing those long summer days has made me stay up a lot longer than I should. Daylight savings time is a couple of months away, and we’ll be spending more time in the dark.
Getting your body on a healthy sleep routine is vital for your immune system. Sleeping allows you to regenerate and fights off infections that you may be susceptible to as the weather changes. If you’re having trouble sleeping, we have some great tips on how to fall asleep faster.
Get some fresh air
You will notice a change in temperature during these next few months. Before the temperatures drop, try to go outside more. You can bundle up on your couch when it’s colder out.
Fall is the perfect time for you to go outside and take a walk. The temperature is relatively moderate and you won’t be dripping in sweat like you would if it were summer.
Some benefits of getting outside to take a walk are improved mental health, increased energy levels, and increased concentration. It can also be a great source of vitamin D through the sun rather than supplements.
Eat seasonal foods
Try buying produce from your local farmer's market rather than the grocery store. Eating fruits and vegetables within the right season reduces the demand for out-of-season produce. They are also fresher and more nutritious when consumed during the season.
If you’re not sure which foods to eat for this season, here’s a list of fall foods to indulge in:
- Brussel Sprouts
- Green Beans
- Winter Squash
If you need assistance finding which foods are available each month, a seasonal food guide is available to help you.
Stay well this Fall!
Disclaimer: The information stated in this article is for educational purposes only. The information stated is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease, condition, or other physical or mental ailment of the human body. The desire to make any changes to one's dietary habits or supplementation should be consulted and discussed with a licensed medical professional.