Around this time of year, people are always asking me, “Why does my skin get dry in the fall?” But dry air isn’t the only thing autumn brings!
After a lazy summer of vacationing and spending time with the kids, back-to-school chaos may wreak more havoc on your skin than you realize. Plenty of us are so busy running around and adjusting to our new schedules that we neglect our skin.
As autumn is here and winter approaches, there are so many changes that can happen with your skin including acne, dryness, and stress. Here are my top 3 tips on weather-proofing your skin in fall.
1. Transition to an Autumn Skin Care Routine and Stick to It!
Knowing what to add to your fall skin care routine can save your skin and your wallet in the long run. As the seasons change, our skin care needs to change, too.
If the stressful transition from a beach bum summer to a fast-paced fall semester isn’t enough to break you out, skimping out on your routine will.
A lot of us skip parts of our skincare regimen to save time while we adjust to our new schedules. While this may shave off a few minutes while getting ready in the morning, you’re not going to be happy with your skin.
2. Keep Eating Clean & Using Clean Skincare
Noticing a pattern? Fall is an easy time to fall back into bad habits that can really reverse all the progress made on the skin.
Don’t let fall be the reason you go backward in your skin care routine. Don’t stop making your own meals at home. Keep researching the ingredients in your beauty products. Don’t let a change in your routine be the reason why your skin is missing its usual glow.
3. Fall Dry Facial Skin Remedies
Again, dry skin during fall months is a big concern because the autumn air is notoriously dry. It seems simple enough to moisturize, but here’s the thing: If you want to avoid chapped skin, it takes more than just applying moisturizer before you leave the house.
For example, exfoliating a few times a week is essential. Exfoliating gets rid of dead skin that prevents moisture from seeping into the skin effectively. Make sure you exfoliate 2-3 times a week to get the most out of your body lotions and creams.
And if you’re washing your face with a bar of soap, you might as well be skipping your moisturizer. Bars of soap tend to disrupt our skin’s natural pH balance, not to mention strip your skin of all of its natural oils. That’s a recipe for skin as dry as autumn leaves.
You need to use a moisturizing cleanser, like micellar water, a non-alcohol toner, or a cleansing cream. They’re also great for removing makeup!
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