While most of the metro area is welcoming the cooler weather with open, flannel-covered arms, our skin may be reacting differently. Oftentimes, cooler weather results in dry, itchy skin. Kick that dryness to the curb – because, of course, your new boots are officially in rotation – with these preventive measures:

Our bodies naturally shed thousands of particles of skin an hour; however, sometimes those particles can build up and result in dry skin patches and blocked pores. To aid in keeping skin looking vibrant and youthful, exfoliate using DERMALOGICA’S THERMAFOLIANT BODY SCRUB. Simply use as directed to allow resurfacing microgranules to polish off dulling skin cells to reveal smoother, fresher skin almost immediately. Packed with extracts of licorice, white tea and chamomile, your skill will be infused with antioxidants while grapefruit peel and tea tree oils purify and refresh. Available from dermalogica for $59. (

Fall into a sumptuous slumber after applying FOUNTAIN OF TRUTH’S DREAM CREAM OVERNIGHT REPAIR MASK. Sodium hyaluronate will replenish moisture while its five-botanical-extract blend helps awaken skin, making it appear smoother and brighter by morning. Talk about beauty sleep. Available from Fountain of Truth for $60. (

And, of course, moisturizing is key! Do so with ELEMIS’ PRO-COLLAGEN ROSE FACIAL OIL – a luxurious facial oil infused with rose extracts. Simply massage three to four drops in an upward motion onto the face and neck in the morning and evening for an instantly luminous look. Plus, with hydrating Padina pavonica (a type of small brown algae, commonly known as peacock’s tail, found in the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans and the Mediterranean Sea) that smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles, it’s safe to say you’ll be coming up roses! Available from Elemis for $79. (

Don’t forget the pout! Apply OLEHENRIKSEN’S LUCKY PUCKER LIP SCRUB for a mess-free lip exfoliation that instantly reveals soft and smooth lips. Plus, the apple-cinnamon scent will make you fall in love. Available from Sephora for $16. (

Alecia is a freelance writer based in the metro area. Fueled by coffee and faith, Alecia is a wifey, boy mom and fur mama to two, enjoying this crazy thing called life one moment at a time.