It’s happening – cooler mornings and chillier evenings, darker nights and a back to school vibe all Signal the end of summer. And while we might occasionally see a freak sunny day or two (pick me!), the seasonal change is decidedly upon us.
But what Autumn takes away in daylight and mercury levels, it gives back in excuses to cosy up for a little self love. Read our guide to surviving and embracing the seasonal change…
GET FRIENDLY WITH MAGNESIUM
You’ve likely heard fellow fitness fans wax lyrical about the soothing powers of epsom salt baths on tired muscles… The ahh-inducing effect is thanks to the salt dissolving into magnesium in water. So block out at least 20 minutes in your evening, light those candles, mix up a salt bath and get ready to relax…
But even if you don’t have time to soak it in, the good folks at BetterYou have made a Magnesium Oil Spray so you can have a little spritz any time, any place.
SCRUB AWAY SUMMER
… Literally. Summer sun is a welcome boon but getting the glow often leaves behind dry skin unless you’re the queen of your moisturising regime. If you’re more likely to be lucky if your hair is dry before you leave the house… And by that we mean, more like us… Then now is the perfect time for full-body exfoliation and the start of a routine which sticks. Try Sister & Co.’s coconut-based scrubs and pop into the studios to pick up a tub of coconut oil and coconut lip balm for after.
And on that note…
ADJUST YOUR SKINCARE
The promise of winter brings its own set of dry skin woes. Get ahead of them with a natural face oil like Pai’s Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil. With no nasties, it will protect your skin from the damaging effects of wind and cold while soothing any sensitive skin issues you might already have.
The change in seasons can wreak havoc on more than just your skin and muscles… Darker evenings are known to bring the general mood down (and in some cases prompt Seasonal Affective Disorder) so it’s essential to make time at least once a week to re-focus the mind. We’re fans of Restorative Yoga for when the going gets really tough, but any yoga class will focus on steady breathing which turns the flow into a moving meditation. Check out the variety of yoga classes Frame offers, and we’ll see you soon.