With the change of every season comes the need to switch up your skincare routine. The outdoors’s environmental elements can dramatically change your skin’s condition, causing issues like dryness, redness, irritation, and breakouts. Although fall is one of the most beautiful seasons, the cooler temperatures and crisp wind can do a number on your face.
Transitioning from your summer to fall skincare routine isn’t easy. Fortunately, you can make the adjustment easy by making minor changes to your daily habits and beauty regimen. Check out these tips below.
Continue Drinking Water
It’s not uncommon for a person’s water intake to drop once the weather is cool. The quench often brought on by the sun’s heat and humidity no longer causes you to thirst for hydration. However, failure to drink enough water causes hydration, which results in dry, itchy skin that easily cracks when the wind blows.
Maintain your water intake. You should drink at least eight glasses or half your weight in ounces of water every day. If you live an active lifestyle, you may need to increase the water you drink to remain hydrated.
Change Your Moisturizer
During the spring and summer, you may have switched to light moisturizers for your skin to avoid clogged pores and breakouts. However, the fall air can dry out your skin. Therefore, it’s time to switch to a heavier lotion or cream to stay moisturized longer. Steer clear of harsh chemicals or scented products if you have sensitive skin.
Don’t let the drop in temperature throw you off guard. The sun’s rays can still harm your skin. During the fall, most people tend to engage in outdoor activities, from trips to the park and pumpkin patches to parades and family gatherings. Since you’re still exposed to the sun for hours, you must continue applying sunscreen to avoid redness and sunburn.
For those with sensitive skin, using a face mask for redness can help treat your skin after a long day in the fall weather.
Avoid Hot Water
When you’ve been outside in cold weather, there’s nothing like a hot bath or shower to regulate your body temperature. Although it feels great, hot water is terrible for your skin. The heat causes inflammation and slows oil production leading to dryness, irritation, and itching skin. While it may be tempting, it’s best to stick to warm water instead.
Buy A Humidifier
As the weather gets colder, it’s not uncommon to spend more time indoors. Although you enjoy the warmth from your heating system, the artificial heat often sucks the moisture out of the air causing dry and flaky skin. Help keep the air and your skin moist by purchasing a humidifier. They come in various sizes to accommodate your home or office.
Be Mindful With Cosmetics
The beauty and makeup market have some of the fall’s most trendy options. Many women take the minimalist approach when it comes to summer makeup trends to prevent clogged pores and breakouts. However, the cooler weather encourages them to beat their faces with the latest color palettes on the market.
Although there’s nothing wrong with applying makeup, what you put on your face significantly impacts your skin. Many beauty products are made with harsh chemicals and additives that can wreak havoc on your face. As you shop for your fall makeup palette, stick to brands that use all-natural ingredients and implement sustainable and cruelty-free practices.
Consult A Dermatologist
A change of seasons is the perfect time to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist. These skin experts can evaluate your skin and provide preventative care or treatment to help you maintain flawless skin all season long. More than prescribing medications, your dermatologist can advise you on diet, nutrition, fitness, and other wellness practices to improve your skin.
The change in season requires more than a wardrobe change; it also means switching up your skincare routine. Use the above tips as summer turns to fall to maintain healthy, youthful, flawless-looking skin this season.