Here are some ways that fall weather may affect your skin:
- Cooler temperatures make the skin more prone to dryness and dehydration.
- Weather conditions like wind and rain exacerbate sensitive and reactive skin - causing more irritation, redness, and inflammation.
- The myth that you don’t need sunscreen in cooler months may increase the risk of sunburn and other harmful effects of UV ray exposure.
- Low humidity levels can exacerbate skin conditions like eczema
- Dry weather means skin will produce more sebum, leading to more breakouts.
Not to worry though! We have a few skincare tips for you to implement this fall to prevent any damage to your skin!
5 Skincare Tips for Fall
Hydrate from the Inside Out
Fall weather can be unpredictable. Is it going to rain, be sunny or windy? One thing is for sure - your skin needs as much moisture as it can get! As the temperature and humidity levels decrease, so does your skin’s moisture content. This can lead to dryness, redness, and breakouts! You can avoid this all by hydrating your skin from the inside out. This means drinking more water, consuming foods that are hydrating, investing in a humidifier, and using hydrating serums and moisturizers.
As dead skin cells build up on dry skin, they can form a barrier that makes it even more difficult to moisturize your skin. Regularly using an exfoliating mask on your face and hands, followed immediately with a moisturizer, can help your skin look and feel smoother.
Swap Light Moisturisers for Thick Creams
During the summer, less moisturiser is more! This is because it’s the most humid season, so the air has more moisture to keep skin dewy and glowing. As the fall months approach, it’s time to upgrade to a thick facial cream that offers hydration but also acts as a barrier between your skin and the surrounding environment.
Love your Lips, too!
One of the first skin-related symptoms people experience when the season’s change is chapped lips. Prevent dry, cracked lips by taking care of your lips sooner rather than later. Always keep a lip balm in your purse or pocket and apply throughout the day. Not only will this hydrate your lips, but many lip balms contain protective ingredients that form a seal on the lips.
Wear High-SPF Sunscreen Daily
Sun damage is a year-round concern, not just in the Summer months. Damaging UV rays are the predominant cause of skin cancer and premature ageing. Even when it doesn’t feel hot outside, the sun is still just as intense as it is during the summer. Always wear sunscreen — even if it’s cooler outside!
And there you have it! Remember, it takes a lot of trial and error to find products that make your skin feel healthy and nourished, so it is important to be patient and invest the time and energy to find out what works for you. Natural ingredients are the best option for beginners as you would be putting no chemicals or foreign substances on your face.
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