As the seasons change, you’re probably busy switching out your summer wardrobe for heavier, warmer clothes, cooking and baking warm comfort foods and maybe adding a blanket or two to your bed at night. The change in weather spurs a number of lifestyle alterations, and it is important to remember skincare as one of them.
Fall and winter brings colder, drier air than the spring and summer months did, which almost immediately affects your skin. Your skin may feel dry or tight, or it may be more oily than usual to compensate for lost moisture. The drastic change in weather may also leave your skin vulnerable to damage and more prone to wrinkles, since dry skin creases more easily than hydrated skin. Here are some updates you should make to your skincare regimen this fall to ensure you’re comfortable and beautiful all year long.
Fix up your face
After all the fun in the sun you had over the summer, you may be noticing dark spots on your face – these are signs of sun damage. Even if they are totally harmless health-wise, they can make your skin look older. In the fall, add a lightening cream like Luminique Facial Brightener. Products like this will prevent them from darkening more.
You might also notice your pores are larger after the summer months. That’s because when you sweat, your skin produces more oil, which mixes with dirt and keratin to fill your pores, eventually stretching them out. You can tighten things up with a pore minimizing serum.
Switch up your cleanser
Gel cleansers are great for the spring and summer to get a good, deep clean to oily skin. However, fall brings drier air, and the combination of dry, cold air and a deep-cleaning face wash can be harsh and detrimental to your skin’s health. Instead, switch to a cream-based cleanser like Hydroxatone’s Gentle Milky Cleanser. This will be more moisturizing and won’t strip the skin of natural oils it will need during this season!
Re-think wrinkle prevention
You know hydration is key to preventing wrinkles on your skin, which means in the fall and winter, when your skin is more dry, it may be more prone to wrinkles. But before you amp up your anti-aging serums, start by exfoliating.
When dead skin cells pile up on the surface of your skin, they can create creases that don’t necessarily have to be there. Fall is the time to incorporate microdermabrasion into your skincare regimen. You can get this procedure done at a spa, but you can also do it at home with a product like Revitalizing Microdermabrasion. This product polishes away drab skin on the surface, thus smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Once your skin is exfoliated, your anti-wrinkle products will work better.