Fall skin care is important. The skin is always exposed to the environment, which means it is much more vulnerable to changes in the environment than other organs in our body. The water in the air affects the balance of water (hydration) in the skin.
A humid climate can soften the skin and make it easier to maintain fullness, but a drier climate can dehydrate the skin, making it more likely to show fine lines and wrinkles.
Fall brings colder, drier, harsher more turbulent weather. With the shift in the weather our skins will change as well. The shift in the weather will require a shift in our skin care routine.
7 Best Fall Skin Care Tips
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1. Change your Cleanser
Sweat and summer activities may require a more clarifying cleanser. But in the Fall and Winter you may require a more gentler approach. Look for a gentle, calming, nourishing, moisturising cleanser.
2. Change your Toner
Avoid any Toner that has an alcohol base. The alcohol will have a drying effect on the skin. Use a Toner that is calming and soothing on the skin.
3. Change your Moisturiser
In the Fall we are transitioning into colder weather, windy days, blasting heaters, and less water in the air. All of which sucks the hydration out of our skin. When the skin is dehydrated it will become dry and flaky and the fine lines and wrinkles are more visible.
The skin tends to produce less oil in the Fall and Winter months and therefore you may require a heavier, thicker more emollient moisture cream.
If you have an oily skin type you may want to continue to use a light moisture cream during the day and a slightly richer cream at night.
During the Fall and Winter the eyes could benefit from thick salves and balms.
4. Use a Hyaluronic Acid Product
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is often found in a serum form. It really is an essential for ANY skin type. HA has the remarkable ability to trap and bind water in the skin. One molecule of HA can attract 1,000 molecules of water.
I recommend HA all year round but it a must in the Fall and Winter. You would apply the HA serum after your Toner. You would put a thin film all over your face and neck, followed by your moisture cream. The HA will trap moisture in the skin and draw moisture from your moisture cream to the skin.
5. Incorporate a Hydrating Mask into your weekly skin care routine
Often in the summer, we don’t feel the same need for a hydrating mask. But, in the Fall and Winter the drier air robs our skin of moisture. Using a hydrating mask once a week will help combat the dehydration that is often a problem in the Fall and Winter.
6. Exfoliate at home. Do a series of Glycolic or Lactic Peels at a MediSpa.
Even if you are very careful with sun exposure during the summer it is difficult to avoid the sun completely. Exfoliating will help remove the remnants of the summer suns effects on the skin, such as, dark spots, uneven skin tone. Exfoliating will remove the barriers (buildup of dead skin) that prevents product from penetrating the skin.
The skin will be gently polished, and improve the fine lines, dark spots and uneven texture. Glycolic and Lactic Peels will make your skin sensitive to sunlight and that is a reason the Fall is a great time for a Glycolic Peel. Lactic Peels are very hydrating and that is another reason why they are a great peel in the Fall and Winter.
7. Drink lots of Water
Because of the dehydrating effects of the Fall and winter weather hydrating from the inside is essential. And it really does have a positive, visible effect on our skin.
3 Keys to your FallBest Skin
- Be aware of how your skin changes with the seasons.
- Be aware of how your skin feels and looks during the day.
- Adjust your skin care routine based on these changes.
I hope you found these 7 tips about fall skin care interesting and educational. If you have any questions about skin treatments or if you would like to schedule a consultation, I invite you to contact us at the clinic.