It’s that time of the year where you have to trade in your sundresses and daisy dukes for knee-high boots and jean jackets. In addition to changing your wardrobe this fall, you’ll also have to change how you take care of your skin. What works in the summer might not work as well during fall. Below are a few how-to autumn skin care tips that should keep your skin looking flawless for the fall months?
What Changes In The Fall?
The temperature and color of leaves aren’t all that change in fall. Your skin undergoes a lot of changes as well, and it’s important to understand these noticeable differences:
Your skin is recovering from sun damage
As the transition from summer to falls happens, you’ll start to notice just how much damage those beach trips did to your skin – from simple discolored spots to full-on sunburn patches. Whatever the case, you’ll be dealing with skin that is a lot more sensitive in fall.
Your skin may get paler than usual
During winter and fall and depending on where you live – it can get very cold. There’s a big difference in temperature even in moderate climates – and your body responds by constricting blood vessels and reducing surface circulation. This has various effects including noticeable paleness and dry, flaky skin.
Your skin loses water a lot faster
The third and final major skin change observed during fall is an increased loss of water. Unlike summer where you lose water due to surrounding heat, Fall causes you to dry up like a raisin on account of the low levels of humidity. The cold, dry drafts also contribute a lot to this. This necessitates changes in skincare routine to ensure your skin looks amazing throughout fall.
Skin Care Must-Dos This Fall
Exfoliate as the season sets in
It goes without saying that no matter how well you take care of yourself, summer takes its toll on your skin. Therefore you’ll have to do some damage control in the fall. One of the best ways to do this is by exfoliating. This gets rid of all the debris and dirt on your skin giving it a fresh and new lease on life.
Moisturize like your life depends on it
Water, water, water; you can never go wrong with it as far as taking care of your skin is concerned. Moisturizing, in particular, helps to ensure that yours remains nice and supple by retaining moisture. This leaves you with healthy and youthful skin.
Never leave home without sunscreen
One mistake that many of us make is assuming that sunscreen is purely a summer thing. It is true that with the unforgiving heat and overenthusiastic sunshine, sunscreen is needed more in summer. However, this does not mean that it isn’t just as important in fall. Using sunscreen during autumn is an essential part of skincare and is one of the most popular fall 2017 trends. This ensures that your skin is still sufficiently protected even though the UV intensity is not as high as in summer.
Take care of your smackers with lip balm
Do not take care of your skin and forget your lips. They too require some tender loving care during fall. One way to do this is by investing in a good lip balm or lip revitalizing oil to help to keep your lips nice and moist keeping away unsightly cracks, sores, and sunburn. This is especially important as the cracks are common in cold seasons like winter and fall due to loss of moisture.
In addition to the four very specific tips highlighted above, there are a few other general skin care tips that will work wonders. One of these is eating healthy. I say show me your skin and I will tell you what you eat. Foods like fruits and veggies are the best way to get and maintain great skin throughout fall. Drinking lots of water on a regular basis is another great way to get your skin in shape. Finally, ensuring that you get up to 8 hours of sleep every day and that you remain happy and stress-free will keep you glowing throughout this magical season.