In a perfect world, fall would have been the best season. No shivers, no allergies, no sun burns, and a perfect weather condition. New seasons for our favorite TV shows, football, sweater weather, and hot apple ciders. But no. We don’t live in an ideal world. And thus, the coming of fall also means dry, flaky skin.
Colder weather has a great effect on your skin. What with its lack of humid air, flaky skin everywhere around your body is just too near to possible–even if you’ll be wrapping yourself up on your most stylish jackets and every fall trends this year.
And you have to know that what you need for summer will not be ultimately the same for autumn. A different climate means there are different priorities and concerns. That’s why it is so important to update your skincare routine as you transition from summer to fall. Here are some helpful tips.
1. Try a creamier cleanser
Creamier cleanser are more moisturizing than gel-based ones. And you’ll definitely need this since it tends to be less humid during autumn than it is in summer. Cream cleanser will wash away those dirt and leave your face feeling clean and hydrated.
2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
I cannot stretch this enough: moisturizing is key. The wind during the colder weather chaps your skin and when the temperature outside is colder than inside your house, a.k.a you’re using heat radiators, it tends to dry out your skin even more. If you don’t use day moisturizers during summer, grab and use one this fall. The greatest time to do this is right after you shower so that you will lock in the dampness that’s already on your skin.
As I said earlier, with cold weather comes dry, flaky skin. Read that again: flakes. Here, exfoliating your skin at least once a week can help slough away those dead cells and flakes on the topmost layer of your skin. But you want to do it gently so a natural sea sponge and a gentle facial cleanser will usually do the trick.
4. Never forget sunscreen
You might be thinking that you should throw away those sunscreens since it’s not summer anymore and the weather is colder. My say is get those sunscreens back and continue buying one when you’re out. The weather may be colder but the sun is still there above all of us–365 days a year. Therefore, you have to apply sunscreen 365 days a year, too.
5. Avoid alcohol-based toners
They may leave a cooling effect. But it is because of those cooling sensation that alcohol could easily dry out your skin. And there are tons of toners out there that are alcohol-based. You can identify this by seeing any alcohol in the first line of the ingredients. If that’s so, then don’t buy it for this season. You want hydrating and gentle toners that could add up to moisturizing your skin. Like I said, moisturize.
6. Remember your lips
Here’s another part of your body that you need to moisturize too. It’s a horrible thing to have such perfectly hydrated skin while your pair of puckers are flat out chappy. You need to give your lips some TLC of their own, especially when they have a thinner protective layer than anywhere else on your skin. Get rid of chappy lips and keep them smooth and flake-free for fall.
7. Invest in a good hand cream
Your hands are the parts of your body that frequently goes in and out of water. This makes them highly prone to drying out more than anywhere else on your skin. Indulge yourself in a good hand cream. Also, you want to find one that’s handy enough to bring anywhere you go–pun unintended.
8. Get a facial
There are things that professionals knows better than you do. That goes with your skincare, too. So every once in a while, find the time to give yourself a day to just relax and be taken care of in a spa or a clinic. Getting a facial will leave your skin grateful to you and pay you back tenfold by being healthier-looking.
9. Have a doctor’s appointment
You also want to customize or personalize your skincare routine to something that will be great for your skin. And the best way to know what’s best for your skin is to seek advice from people who knows what they are talking about when it comes to skin care: dermatologists. A visit to the dermatologist will help you out in ultimately transitioning your skincare routine for the new season.