It’s time to bid farewell to rooftop drinks, bbqs, pool parties, and all the fun that comes under the sun. That’s right, fall is just around the corner.
The arrival of fall always feels a bit bittersweet for me. To me, it signals the end of frivolous summer shenanigans, and not to mention, it reminds me that we’re officially getting a season closer to the end of the year. (am I thinking way far ahead? Maybe.) Nonetheless, there are also many things I look forward to in the fall season. I am excited to wear layers again, indulge in hot drinks, and enjoy the upcoming holiday spectacles that I’ve missed out on while living in Korea.
As we transition into fall, it’s important that we also take good care of ourselves. While self-care is welcome and encouraged all year around, it’s nice to kick off a new season with extra love for ourselves.
Here are a few ways you can indulge in self-care in preparation for fall.
Drink lots of water
As the season gets colder and drier, it’s important to keep yourself hydrated. Lack of hydration can weaken your immune system, making you more vulnerable to virus/bacterial infection. It’s also a great way to flush away any toxins. In addition, it’s an excellent way to prolong that summer glow - I’m sure we all don’t want that to fade away anytime soon.
Try this: Drink a glass of room temperature water after you get up. Then try to get 8 glasses total throughout the day. Try to make this a daily habit, if you haven’t already. If not, fall is a great time to start. I like to carry around a good-sized reusable bottle with me when I’m out to make sure I have water with me wherever I go.
Eat lots of seasonal fruits/veggies
Eating fruits and veggies is great for you - but even better when eaten during season. These produces are chock full of nutrients that can nourish your body as the body prepares for the seasonal change.
Try this: Hit up your local grocery store or a farmers market. And take advantage of the seasonal goods while they’re cheap!
Wash your hands often
It’s important to wash your hands often to wash away germs and bacteria on our hands. As I mentioned above, your body is more susceptible to sickness as the weather gets colder. So prevention starts with washing your hands thoroughly.
Try this: Make sure to lather your hands thoroughly, and get all the crevices between the fingers to get a clean wash. And because all the handwashing can dry out your hands, try switching to a more forgiving soap that both cleans and moisturizes your skin.
It’s time to bring out the heavier duty moisturizers that had been taking the backseat during the summer months. Moisturizing is going to be even more imperative as the weather gets cooler and drier. Neglecting your skin can lead to irritation flakiness, and will worsen once winter arrives. So fall is the perfect time to amp up on taking care of the skin.
Try this: For your face, try switching to a moisturizing cream with a thicker consistency that can really lock up the moisture and strengthen the skin barrier. For your hand & body, look out for thicker body butters that are smooth but non-greasy (no one wants that!).
Resting well means getting a good 7-8 hours of sleep. A good sleep can boost your immune system, energize you through the day, and give that amazing sought-after glow.
Try this: Before you go to bed, try to walk yourself through a relaxing night routine that can help you fall asleep better. And make sure you’re using a pillow that’s not too low or too high to get the neck support you need for a sound sleep.
Do you have any self-care ideas for the fall?
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