Your skin is the largest and most exposed organ in your body. It’s a living system in a constant state of death and rebirth. As old cells slough off, they’re replaced by new ones. But there’s much you can be doing this fall to keep your skin looking its best.
As the seasons change, so does your skin. But skin changes aren’t only seasonal. Your skin responds to environmental conditions as they shift every day. Leaving your home, it’s presented with a new environment. Entering your workspace, another still.
So, your challenge is to help your skin meet its challenges to keep it glowing through the changing weather conditions and ready to greet the cold months of winter at its very best.
Here, we offer you this fall beauty routine for a healthy glow.
Take Your Time
Now that the season of outdoor living and the freedom to let it all hang out has ended, it’s time to take stock of how our skin has responded and to prepare it for the long, cold winter.
You’re indoors more. You’re connecting less with friends, as you prepare to nest in your warm, cozy home. That gives you a unique opportunity to assess your skin condition and adjust your beauty routine to accommodate the new, seasonal normal.
You may be drinking less water and turning to comfort foods. Both these realities can have a serious effect on your skin.
During fall, we’re tempted to linger in a hot shower or bath, but high water temperatures can have an impact on the health of your skin.
Choose a slightly cooler temperature and the minute you’re out of the water, apply moisturizer to maintain the positive effect of moisture from your shower or bath.
Now that we’re moving into fall wardrobes, it’s important to remember that clothing close to your face can retain oils and other undesirable elements which can cause breakouts. That’s why it’s important to protect your skin by washing the heavy garments which may come in contact with your face and neck after each wash. Think about turtle and cowl necks and scarves, especially.
The Sun Is Still There
Just because it’s cloudy, it doesn’t mean to say the sun and its damaging UV rays aren’t still there. That’s why it’s important to maintain the summer habit of applying a 30 SPF moisturizer or sunscreen every day, at the end of your normal cleansing, exfoliation and treatment regime.
Water, Water, Water
Remember – if you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. So, don’t let it happen. Keep up your water intake to help your skin keep glowing from the inside out. There is no facet of a beauty routine more important that this simple habit.
Interior heating systems can do a number on your skin, so now that you’ll be spending all that time indoors, confront the drying aspects of this fall/winter reality by upping skincare habits like moisture masks and deep moisturizing, as you bathe.
Need support? Contact us and let’s talk about fall skin care.