As fall brings drier, cooler air, you may notice changes to your skin. Luckily, making the right adjustments to your routine can help your skin adapt to the weather during fall.
Exfoliating helps remove dead and damaged skin cells. But during the fall, exfoliating too often can make your skin more sensitive to the dry, cool air and leave it dehydrated. That’s why it’s essential to reduce your use of products with exfoliating ingredients like retinoids and glycolic acid until the spring.
Indulge With Face Oils and Moisturizers
Using face oils when it’s hot and sweaty during the summer may seem off-putting, but when temperatures drop, you should reach for oil-based skincare products. Face oils offer concentrated moisture to dry skin, providing much-needed nourishment. For moisturizers, spring for products that are a bit thicker and heavier to replenish your skin.
Use a Body Lotion
We often spend a great deal of time focusing on moisturizing our faces, which is important for skin health and how we look. But during the fall, it’s also crucial to make sure you pay attention to your entire body. Adding a body lotion to your routine can help minimize dryness and itching while creating a barrier of moisture.
Don’t Skimp on Sunscreen
There’s a common misconception that the sun’s UV rays are less intense during fall and winter. This is untrue, and many people spend more time outside without wearing sunscreen because they don’t realize the risks. To help preserve your skin’s health and vibrance, stick to your summer sun protection routine.
Even if you’re diligent about your skincare during fall, you may still experience dryness, irritation, or other issues. Whether you’re trying to tweak your routine or address a specific problem, you should speak with one of the licensed practitioners at The Dermatology Clinic. Schedule an appointment at one of our offices in the Baton Rouge area by calling (225) 769-7546 today.
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