As the season changes from the hot, humid days of summer to the cooler, crisp days of fall, your wardrobe is not the only thing that needs a seasonal update. Your skincare routine needs updating as the season changes.
Autumn is a time of transition and the best fall skincare routines will correct skin damage that occurred from summer and prepare your skin for winter.
Lose the soap. As the days grow shorter, the temperature drops and the air becomes drier, your skin may lose moisture. While fruity, fragrant soaps and gels might feel great after a day at the beach, they can be drying to your skin. For fall, switch to a soap-free hydrating cleanser or a creamy body wash.
Exfoliate damaged skin. Sun, chlorine and saltwater can take a toll on your skin, leaving it dry and flaky. Start the season with a full-body exfoliation using an oil-based scrub.
Switch from lotion to cream. As the air becomes drier, your skin needs a thicker moisturizer. Creams provide a stronger oily barrier, which means they both reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin and provide hydration to this layer of skin at the same time.
Protect your lips. Start moisturizing now to prevent dry, cracked lips this winter. Non-petroleum based lip balms are best for the sensitive lip area.
Invest in hand cream. Hands often become dry and cracked during fall and winter. Start a prevention regimen now to keep your hands soft and supple all winter long.
Save the sunscreen. Most people pack away the sunscreen along with the swimsuits and shorts, but you can get a sunburn and sun damage all year-round. Whenever you plan to spend any time outdoors this fall, be sure to apply an SPF-30, broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Or make sunscreen a daily habit by using a daily facial moisturizer that contains sun protection. Blue Lizard Face is a non-comedogenic skin protectant in a daily moisturizer, enriched with antioxidants like Vitamin E, caffeine and green tea to rejuvenate your skin and reduce the signs of aging. Its gel formulated protection glides on easily and is designed for all skin types.