Skin Care tips for Fall

Skin Care tips for Fall

It fall again, and winter is around the corner. As the weather starts to cool and dry out, don't forget about taking special care to your skin! Fall is a great time to repair any sun and exposure damage from the summer, and get yourself ready for the colder months.

1. Drink plenty of water and use moisturizing lotions and creams on your skin!Overexposure to the sun and the changing environments (cool and dry inside and hot and humid outside) can leave your skin ultra-dry. Apply lotion or cream after every bath or shower, and every time you wash your hands.

 2   Some beauty experts recommend a skin peel or other exfoliating treatment in the fall. You can               get rid of dry, dead skin and bring the glowing, healthy skin underneath to the stage! Treat discolorations from sun exposure with a chemical peel or other exfoliating treatment.

 3. Change your routine. Summer skin care routines are focused on controlling oil and helping your skin resist the heat and sun. Fall skin care routines should be designed to help balance your skin.  Your goal is to help your skin achieve a state of calm and comfort. To do this, look for balancing products with a slightly thicker moisturizer than what you were using in the summer. Stay within your skin type on the moisturizer. If your skin is naturally oily, you won’t want a moisturizer with oil. Just find non-oily products that are a little more substantial.

 3. Take care of your hands. When you apply lotion or cream to your hands, don't forget your cuticles and fingernails! If you know you are prone to brittle nails, use a strengthening nail polish to protect them from splits.

4.  Don’t forget your lips. A wax-based balm can help prevent dry lips, but can't do much to soften your lips if they are already dry or cracked. Try a hydrating/moisturizing formula if you already have lip problems. And look for a lip balm with sunscreen to protect your lips from further damage!

5.  Be careful with your acne and oily skin treatments. These products are intended to dry out your skin, but keep in mind that winter weather tends to be drier anyway! Too much drying may leave your skin rough, red, and irritated.

  6. Watch for the onset of seasonal skin problem flare-ups, like psoriasis and eczema. You may want to schedule a visit to the doctor or dermatologist now, as the seasons change.

  7. Always wear sunscreen. Just because it isn't hot anymore doesn't mean you can skip the sun protection! Keep wearing that sunscreen to reduce your risk of skin cancer.