Brave the chilly autumn weather with these skin care tips.
We know that making the transition from easy breezy summer days by the sea to sweater weather can be hard. And it looks like your skin agrees with that – this drastic weather can come as a huge blow to your skin, which means it will start acting up a little bit. Looks like along with a change of wardrobe, you should do well to find a fall skin care routine that suits you as well.
Just because the summer sun is gone doesn’t mean that your skin still can’t dry out.. A LOT. In fact, the cool air tends to dry out our skin just as much, and since it’s not warm out, your oil glands aren’t producing as much oil as they do during the summer, making proper fall skin care very important. If you want your skin to stay soft and supple, your best bet would be to grab yourself a heavy duty hydrating lotion.
Did you know that your skin regenerates the most while you’re sleeping? Sounds like another good reason to make sure you get those 8 hours a night! You can give yourself an extra moisture boost by using an overnight mask as part of your fall skin care routine so that when you wake up you look flawless, with minimum downtime.
Believe it or not, your fall skin care routine doesn’t have to exclusively center around skin products. In fact, a simple household addition could be enough to help you end your struggle with dry skin. We’re talking about a humidifier (or “dry air lifesavers”, as we like to call them). This can help by infusing the air in your home with some extra moisture, which in turn will help keep your skin from drying out.
Fall skin care can get tricky because of the crisp air; you really need to be careful about what you’re putting on your face. Think twice before using your usual acne treatment, especially if you notice that your skin is getting too dry or irritated. This is because typical anti-acne cleansers contain ingredients that dry out your skin even further, like glycolic or salicylic acid. Instead, look for a gentler anti-acne alternative such as the EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser.
Your lips need a little TLC just like everything else, and if you want to avoid those chapped lips that seem to go hand in hand with the colder weather, you should definitely stock up ion some great lip balm. Go for anything that has a bit of a thicker consistency, so you can be sure your lips are protected from the harsh autumn weather.
Remember, your skin care motto this fall should be “there’s no such thing as too much moisturizing”. Now you’re officially ready to take on these autumn months with amazing skin that looks as good as cinnamon spice latte tastes!
Renata isn’t your typical Capricorn, but that’s only because her moon and rising signs influence her personality as well.