For me, autumn-proofing my skin focuses on the driest parts of my body: feet, elbows and knees. 

There’s no need to buy fancy and expensive products to treat these areas, according to Sarah Callard, author of The Little Green Book of Beauty: 250 Tips for an Eco Lifestyle

“For dry skin, use olive oil, organic if possible,” she writes. “It has excellent moisturizing properties and has been traditionally used as an intensive conditioning and moisturizing treatment for areas prone to dry skin.” 

Callard recommends applying it at bedtime so you can wake up with smoother skin. 

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