Fall is right around the corner which not only means switching up your wardrobe, but your skin care as well. Fall can be a tough time for your skin as the weather shifts from humid, sunny days to cooler, more dry conditions. You'll likely notice changes in your skin from dryness and inflammation to blotchiness and texture. Here we're going to tell you how to shift your skin care from summer to fall and avoid some of the common fall skin care woes.
Fall can be a difficult time for your skin as the weather is not too warm and has not yet reached the briskness of winter. This can present some challenges when it comes to balancing out your skin.
The skin benefits from consistency- that is consistency in care, products, and environmental factors such as weather. Therefore when the weather shifts, it can be very disruptive to our skin's system. When the weather shifts from fall to summer, the skin experiences a drop in temperature and moisture in the air which makes it harder to maintain hydrated skin.
This disruption can cause damage to the outer layers of the skin resulting in inflammation and breakouts. Lifestyle factors such as turning up the heat, taking longer, hotter showers also affects the skin's moisture barrier.
How to Care for the Skin During the Transition from Hot to Cold
When it comes to transitioning your skin care from hot to cold weather, there are a few things you can do to better care for your skin.
For one, colder weather means drier conditions which makes the skin work harder to retain moisture. One thing you can do to prevent your skin from drying out is limiting the amount of time you spend in the shower as well as keeping the temperature as neutral as possible. Hot water strips the skin, resulting in a dry, tight feeling. Try keeping your showers warm, not hot and use moisturizing, cream-based cleansers that remove dirt and impurities without stripping the skin of it's natural oils.
Another tip when it comes to maintaining moisture in the skin is to apply your moisturizer shortly after showering and while your skin is still damp. This is how your skin best absorbs and retains moisture.
When it comes to ingredients for your moisturizers, glycerin, squalane, hyaluronic acid, proteins and ceramides are the ones that stand out. These help to build up and smooth the skin, and retain hydration over time.
For this, we recommend the Define Beauty Reverence Jewel Cream. This creamy moisturizer is perfect for the colder weather and works to hydrate the skin while smoothing texture and decreasing the look of pores.
Serums are also great to use during the fall as they work to lightly hydrate the skin without weighing it down. Remember, fall skin care should focus on maintaining moisture and balance in the skin without clogging the pores.
Last but not least, don't forget to exfoliate! Exfoliation is key during weather transitions. It helps to renew the skin, clear the pores and remove dead skin cells.
Overall, take notice of the changes in your skin as the seasons progress. Don't neglect to switch up your skin care routine especially as the weather gets colder. Moisture and balance should be your focus when it comes to fall skin care and consistency is key!