Skincare Tips for the Fall. With the season changing, that means cooler weather, warm lattes, cozy sweaters, and unfortunately, drier skin. Just like your wardrobe, when you swap out items for seasonal changes, you should be doing the same with your skincare products. The environment has a big impact on how our skin looks and feels. For example, the skin may feel greasy from the excess moisture when it is hot and humid. The skin may feel parched for some hydration whenever the weather is cold and dry. Here at Live Young Wellness Spa, we are here to help you with these fall skin care tips to help make the transition from summer to fall just as smooth as your skin.
It is very important to moisturize during this time of year because as the temperature and humidity levels gradually decrease, so does your skin’s moisture content. This can lead to very dry and uncomfortable, itchy skin. Breakouts can be caused by excess sebum as your skin gets drier. Avoid breakouts and dryness by hydrating your skin from the inside out. Drinking more water, consuming hydrating foods, and using serums and moisturizers can help with dry skin.
Switch out Light Moisturizers for Thick Creams
We typically tend to use lighter moisturizers in the summer because it is the most humid season. When it is humid, the air contains more moisture to keep the skin dewy and glowy. During the fall, it’s time to upgrade to a thick facial cream that offers hydration and acts as a barrier between the skin and the surrounding environment.
Don’t Forget SPF
Just because you’re not at the pool or out in the sun anymore doesn’t mean you should stop wearing your sunscreen. A high-SPF sunscreen should be a part of your skincare routine year-round, not just during the summer.
Avoid Dry Air
While we like to stay inside and away from the cold, artificial indoor heat can have damaging effects on your complexion. Today, most modern homes and businesses rely on central heating systems that will suck the moisture out of the air. We recommend investing in a small humidifier for your room/house to keep the air in your home from becoming too dry.
Exfoliating ingredients like AHAs and BHAs can be harsh on the skin during these times. They can increase sensitivity, irritation, and redness. During the fall, you want to reduce your use of chemical exfoliators and other strong active ingredients. To avoid over-exfoliating, only use a gentle exfoliator 1-2 times per week.
Don’t Forget the Lips
Chapped lips are the first skin-related symptom many people experience when the seasons change. Prevent dry and cracked lips by taking care of them sooner rather than later. Keep a lip balm in your purse or pocket at all times and apply it when needed. This will not only hydrate your lips but also help form a seal on them since many lip balms contain protective ingredients. If you have a lip balm that contains SPF that’s even better since lips need protection too. You can also use lip scrubs to help with dry cracked lips. You can even make your own with just sugar and olive oil!
I know we are talking about skincare and the face but it is also important to moisturize your body during the cooler months as well. The best time to apply body lotion is right after the shower. Even when your skin is still damp, apply a generous amount of body lotion all over your skin. This will help seal in the water on your skin so you won’t suffer from dry hands, elbows, feet, and knees.
Just because it’s getting cooler out doesn’t mean you have to have dull, dry skin- you can still refresh and protect your skin with the above tips! Your skincare routine shouldn’t be a source of stress. The foundation of your skincare routine should be hydration, nourishment, prevention, and protection. If you follow these fall skin care tips, you should be golden.
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