I don’t know about you but I think I actually prefer running on a cold crisp Autumn day than on a sunny Summer day. The cool air in my lungs and on my skin, the crisp leaves under foot, the cosy leggings and hoodies I can wear really make it all that more enjoyable.
However running in Autumn and Winter has it’s downfalls and for me that’s skincare and safety.
As much as I love the feeling of cool frosty air on my skin; it’s definitely refreshing! The cold bite of autumn and winter plays havoc with skin; chapped lips, cracked hands, sore noses and a dull complexion are just some of the delights!
This Autumn my savoir is definitely Green-Baume 100% Organic Shea Butter*. I slather it on my lips before a run and massage it onto hands afterwards. It helps protect, soften and nourish my dry skin and keeps it from cracking. I also enjoy the fact that Green-Baume Shea Butter is sourced from women’s Fair Trade Co-operative in select regions of West Africa – so you know that the product is a good one!
Simple Night Cream is also helping ensure my complexion keeps glowing as the nights get darker. Again, a naturally product it helps keep my skin soft and protected from the harsh winter.
One thing I would ensure is a law if I was Prime Minster would be that when it’s dark everyone should wear some kind of reflective clothing to ensure motorists can see them. I often drive along and not notice someone walking on the pavement because they’re wearing a long black jacket, yet I always notice runners and cyclists because 90% of them do wear something reflective. I have this rather fetching neon yellow jacket that I always wear when running in an evening and pair it with a reflective armband to ensure that everyone can see me. I would advise all other to do the same – even if its brightly colour clothing instead of black leggings, black trainers and a black hoodie – at least you’ll stand out more and be safer.