As summer changes to fall, you may find yourself wanting to change out your wardrobe to warmer, cozier colors and clothing. It’s also a good time to update your skin and body skincare routines to maintain happy, healthy skin all year long. Here are a few changes you can make to update your daily skincare routine.
Cleanse and exfoliate
Cooler, drier air means your skin produces fewer oils and skin can become dry, itchy and flaky. Choose a gentle cleanser that is less-drying. A good skincare routine is nothing without exfoliation. Sloughing off dead skin cells every so often helps your skincare products penetrate the skin more easily and work harder. Be careful not to over-exfoliate, as too much can irritate or over-stimulate the skin.
Fall air tends to be drier, which can strip the natural moisture from your skin. Swap out your lightweight summer moisturizer for something that’s heavier and with more hydration. Keep hand cream nearby to prevent your hands from becoming dry and cracked. To keep dry skin at bay all over your body, use a hydrating body moisturizer. And don’t forget your lips – be sure to keep a lip balm on hand to moisturize those as well.
Don’t forget your feet and elbows
The thin-skinned elbows and feet are so easily overlooked when it comes to skincare, but they are important. Paying attention to your feet helps you stay ahead of calluses, blisters and dry skin. Use a moisturizing cream on your feet and cover with socks to lock the moisture in. Consider using exfoliating masks on your feet regularly to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells.
Even though the days are getting shorter, it’s still important to use sun protection at all times. Year-round sun exposure is the top cause of aging and increases your risk of skin cancer. Look for daily products that have a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher.
Add a humidifier
Using a home humidifier in the fall and winter months offers numerous benefits. A humidifier will add moisture to your home’s air, and your skin with benefit.
Clean up summer sun damage
You can restore your skin’s texture and tone by correcting dark spots and hyperpigmentation with a variety of different products and treatments. Start with adding vitamin C to your regimen to help even skin pigmentation and boost collagen production. Reveal glowing skin with treatments such as intense pulse light (IPL) PhotoFacials to treat skin problems such as sun spots, age spots and other discoloration.