School’s back in session, the air is brisk, and everything is pumpkin flavored. It must be fall! While many people love this cozy time of year, some dread the dry, flaky and dull skin that accompanies it. It doesn’t have to be this way though! There are several steps you can take to prepare your skin for the cold months ahead and keep it looking fresh and beautiful.
- Hydrate: When fall rolls around, your summer shower gel might not cut it anymore. Switching to a soap-free and hydrating body wash will help to restore moisture that your skin loses in the cold and dry air.
- Moisturize: Like your body wash, you might need to replace your moisturizer with something a little thicker during these cooler months. A thicker, richer lotion applied after a shower can help to better lock in moisture.
- Exfoliate: While it may seem like a bad idea to exfoliate dry skin, doing so can actually be a great way to treat dry and flaky skin. Opt for an oil-based scrub that will deliver hydration and nourishment to your skin while stripping away the old skin cells. This will also help treat dullness and give you smooth, glowing complexion.
- Apply sunscreen: Just because it’s not summer anymore does not mean that the sun is no longer a problem for you skin. Keeping up with a broad spectrum sunscreen daily will help prevent against sun damage and premature aging, even when it is cloudy outside.
Though the air may be dry, your skin doesn’t have to be. Following these fall skin care tips and finding the best products for your skin type can help keep you looking glowing and gorgeous through these cool autumn months. If summer left you with sun spots, lines and wrinkles or other skin damage, contact us for a free consultation to discuss what we can do for you.