Fall Skin Care Tips
1. Gentle Cleansing
Now is the time to use a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its vital oil barrier. Harsh cleansers can add irritation to dry skin making it look older. Be sure to use only tepid or lukewarm water when washing your face.
Exfoliating your skin is an important step for each season, but especially as your skin becomes drier. Using a scrub, peel, or mask 1-3 times a week will slough away dead skin while polishing the surface of your skin. This process also increases cellular turnover and allows your other skin care products to penetrate more easily giving them the opportunity to be more effective.
3. Daily Sunscreen
Continue to wear sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 every day, rain or shine. As the seasons change you are still at risk from the damaging sun’s UV rays so protecting it is a vital step for healthier skin.
As the months get colder your skin needs more moisture than it did in summer. Switch to a richer moisturizer and continue to evaluate your skin’s needs to see if you need more moisture throughout the day. If your skin remains dry then you may want to apply a thin layer of jojoba, argan, hemp seed, or grape seed oil under your moisturizer which will help retain moisture and promote a dewy, supple complexion.
5. Healthy Diet
It’s important to keep a watch on what you eat to have radiant, glowing even skin tone. Include lots of vegetables like leafy greens, carrots, beans, peas and tomatoes along with fruits and nuts to optimize nutrition and provide the body with the key ingredients for healthy skin.
Additionally, retaining hydrated and plump cells will be aided by consuming plenty of water throughout the day.