Just like you switch up your wardrobe to work for the changing seasons, it's important to do the same with your skincare regimen. While summer skincare is all about sun protection, fall brings its own challenges - repairing any summer skin damage and preparing your skin for the cooler temps.
The change in seasons can be a shock to the health of the epidermis. As the air becomes drier, so does our skin, leaving it feeling tight, flaky, even red and over sensitized. Simple changes in our skincare regime can return it to a state of balance and even combat the damage it endured over the summer months.Moisturize Change up your moisturizer- swap out a lighter moisturizer for one slightly heavier and creamier. If you have oily skin, you may have skipped moisturizer all together during the summer. Those with more mature skin may have opted for a lighter formula as heavy creams lead to sweating or makeup slipping, but as the air cools and become drier, you may need a more intense dose of moisture. Moisturizer recommendation- Person & Covey Facial Moisturizer Topix Ultra Lite Moisture Dew Cream Exfoliate Oil-based scrubs are great in fall because they exfoliate and hydrate your skin. While everyone should be exfoliating year round, many people do not think about it until they are experiencing flaky rough patches or are trying to conceal their hyperpigmentation and freckles caused by damaging UV rays. Cleansing devices, leave on treatments and exfoliating mask are all effective in removing dead skin buildup while also combating dull or discoloration in the skin. Exfoliation recommendations- FOREO Luna Peter Thomas Roth Strawberry Exfoliating Scrub Avivi Invigorate Body Scrub Protect Don't skin the SPF! UVA and UVB rays are present year-round, not just during the warm summer months. We are affected by UV damage no matter the temperature or how bright the sun seems. Whether it is sitting by an office window, driving in the car or participating in outdoor fall activities you are being exposed to damaging UV rays. The majority of UVA rays penetrate through cloud cover. Sun protection recommendations- Murad Correcting Moisturizer SPF 15 La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Anti-aging Primer Hand Care Hands often become dry and cracked during fall and winter so stay ahead with a moisturizing hand cream. Hand cream recommendations- Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream DCL Peptide Plus Hand Cream There is no need to commit to one product or skin care routine year round. Your skin’s health can be improved when you change your skincare with the changing seasons.