7 Skin Care Tips for Fall

The summer heat subsided and your skin inhales the crisp, fall air again. As the leaves change this season, so should your skin care routine. Practice these tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing this fall.

Tip #1: Consider your cleansing routine
You cleansed twice a day just to survive the sweltering August heat. But the cooler weather signifies an opportunity to reevaluate your cleanser. If your skin feels tight and dry after cleansing, you should ditch your current cleanser. Discovering your skin type is the best way to confirm you are using the correct cleanser.

Tip #2: Switch up your moisturizer
Brisk temperatures and harsh wind zap your face of moisture. To keep your face nice and plump, opt for a new, thicker moisturizer in the fall. Even better, apply your creamy moisturizer when your skin is still wet to lock in moisture. Don’t neglect the body, either!

Tip #3: Get creative with hydration
For those with exceptionally dry skin, a thick day and night cream will not cut it. Consider mixing facial oil into your moisturizer, such as jojoba or rosehip oil. For ultra-hydrated skin, use a humidifier while you sleep to optimize an autumn glow.

Tip #4: Exfoliate with caution
Exfoliation is essential to remove dead skin when the weather shifts. Aim to exfoliate at least twice a week, depending on your skin sensitivity. Simultaneously, listen to your body and be weary of chapped skin from this weather. Do not overdo exfoliation!

Tip #5: Keep up with sun care
Just because your lazy days at the beach are over, you should not get lazy with sunscreen in the fall. You are still exposed to harmful UVA rays from a short commute to work in a car or a quick walk outside. Keep up with your sunscreen routine this fall.

Tip #6: Alter your diet
Fall season yields highly anticipated and delicious seasonal food. Effective skin care includes holistic care of the body. Indulge in pumpkin and apple dishes for healthy skin that starts from within.

Tip #7: Take care of yourself
No cleanser, moisturizer or retinol can fix debilitating stress. Autumn signifies change, such as a new school year or perhaps even a new job. Make sure you are taking time to wind down and enjoy the season. Your skin will thank you.

Skin care is fluid and changes with the weather. Buy products that work for you and solidify your new routine. Listen to your skin and make seasonal changes where you see fit. Happy fall!

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