Are you ready for the cool and crisp months of fall? As the seasons change, so does our skincare routine. It’s essential to prepare your skin for the dryness and harshness of winter. Here are some tips to maintain hydrated and healthy skin during the autumn season:
Switch to a Gentle Cleanser
Switch from foaming facial cleansers to a gentle, non-foaming cleanser. The foaming cleansers contain sulfates that strip off natural oils from your skin, which leads to drying. Instead, try a non-foaming cleanser that is pH-balanced and gentle on the skin.
Exfoliating removes dead skin and promotes cell turnover, which leads to brighter and smoother skin. However, don’t overdo it. Exfoliate twice a week with a gentle scrub that has natural exfoliants like sugar or jojoba beads. Be cautious on sensitive areas like the eye area and around the lips.
Invest in a Good Moisturizer
As the air gets cooler and drier, your skin may lose moisture. Invest in a good moisturizer that suits your skin type. Use a heavier moisturizer during the night and a lighter one during the day. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides that aid in locking moisture into your skin.
Don’t Forget Your Lips
Your lips need attention too. As the weather gets colder, they’re more prone to cracking and drying. Use a lip balm that has natural ingredients like shea butter and beeswax. Avoid licking your lips frequently, as saliva leads to drying.
Sunscreen is a year-round essential. As the sun rays get weaker and the weather cooler, it’s easy to forget about sunscreen. But, UV rays are present throughout the year, and they can still cause skin damage. Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, and reapply every two hours if you’re spending time outdoors.
By following these simple tips, you can maintain healthy and hydrated skin throughout the autumn season. Happy fall!
|Use a gentle, non-foaming cleanser||Use foaming cleansers that contain sulfates|
|Exfoliate twice a week||Exfoliate too frequently that may lead to over-exfoliation|
|Invest in a good moisturizer||Use a moisturizer that doesn’t suit your skin type|
|Use a lip balm with natural ingredients||Lick your lips frequently|
|Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher||Forget to use sunscreen|
Note: Consult your dermatologist if you have any skin concerns or allergies.
“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” – Zoe Kravitz