Maybe summer’s activities left their mark on your skin, but the beauty of this time of year is that before diving into the heavy moisturizers and balms that winter requires, you still have less-than-ice-cold days left to get things in order: repairing and rebooting. Let everyone fall for your great skin with these skincare tips designed for the Autumn season.
Do not over-cleanse your skin, as this procedure strips your skin of its natural moisture barrier. Instead, you can do a little exfoliation to get rid of dirt without removing the natural oil.
That said, don’t do exfoliation in excess. Skin experts warn that over-exfoliation can expose skin, weaken skin-barrier function and, in some cases, trigger inflammation. If the barrier function is damaged, the skin becomes vulnerable to infection from microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungus, and leads to sensitivity and irritation. To be sure, use natural and organic exfoliants that contain simple ingredients to gently lift dead skin cells and impurities from your face.
Layer your products
Like your body needs layers of clothing to combat the cold, your face also requires the same thing. But instead of choosing a dollop of the heaviest moisturizing creams possible, it's more beneficial to apply different layers of products to provide multiple barriers. For instance, ointments are more hydrating than creams and creams are usually more hydrating than lotions. So depending on the area and dryness, this can help guide which products to look for.
Pay special attention to your lips
You’ll need something richer to protect your lips in the fall. Select an emollient lip balm loaded in natural healing and protective ingredients such as shea butter, beeswax, and seed oils to seal in moisture.
Your skincare kit this Fall
It goes without saying that your skin has different needs when it goes through a colder season. That’s why it’s absolutely essential to make an update on the products you use this fall.