Fall is definitely a transitional season. You find yourself putting away summer clothes and bringing out your cozy sweaters and boots. You put the flannel sheets on your bed and add an extra blanket to keep you warm. Your recipes change and you find yourself making soups and chilis and settling in to watch college football. But have you transitioned your skincare for the season?
When it comes to taking care of your skin during the fall months, there are some specific things to think about. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your skin looking healthy this autumn.
- Change Up Your Moisturizer: With the summer heat and humidity, you probably used a light moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. After all, you probably found your skin hydrated by the extra water you were drinking during the humid days. But with colder temperatures and less humid air, you may need to use a heavier moisturizer in order to keep your skin healthy. Look for a cream containing ceramides and be sure to find one appropriate for your face and the rest of your skin.
- Moisturize After You Shower: Dry skin is a common problem that people face with the changing seasons. If you want to maximize the benefits of your moisturizer, then you should use it right after you bathe. In the fall and winter months, when you’re more prone to take a hot shower, dermatologists recommend moisturizing immediately upon coming out of the shower. This will actually help your body to trap some of the water and keep your skin hydrated.
- Continue to Wear Sunscreen: If you think sunscreen is only for summer, you would be wrong. Sunscreen is necessary all year-round in order to protect your skin. Make sure the moisturizer you choose for your face contains sun protection. This will allow you to use just one product to provide full protection.
- Invest in a Humidifier: The air in the fall and winter is much drier than the summer. As such, you may want to invest in a humidifier. A humidifier will help add moisture to the air in your home, and, in turn, add moisture to your skin. There are many options available at various price points, but definitely a good investment.
- Continue to Exfoliate But Change Your Scrub: You love how your exfoliating scrub keeps your skin so fresh, but depending on what you’re using, you could be doing more harm than good during the fall and winter. Look for an oil-based exfoliator to help add moisture back to your skin during autumn.
- Try a Foot Peel: You’ve probably seen those baby-soft foot peels, but you definitely don’t want to do one during the summer months when you’re wearing sandals. But fall is an ideal time to try one! They are great for helping calluses and dry skin that may have developed from wearing sandals all summer. But yes, they do peel layers of skin from your feet – so wait until fall when your feet are covered.
- Take Care of Your Hands: Don’t forget to moisturize your hands. As they are exposed to the cooler temperatures, you may notice that they quickly become dry and scaly.
- Buy a Cuticle Oil: Additionally, buy a cuticle oil for the skin around your nail beds. This will help keep your cuticles soft and pliable.
Don’t let the cooler temperatures of fall create havoc with your skin. Follow these tips to keep your skin healthy, glowing, moisturized!