The temperature has started to drop, and we are ready to embrace beautiful foliage and crisp air after a long, humid summer. Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the relatively mild weather and prepare for the chilly turmoil that is about to come. Our skin requires a different skincare routine for each season.
Most people think switching to heavier creams and moisturizers will do the job. However, it isn’t as straightforward. Autumn is the time to repair and reboot your skin’s damage that occurred during the hot summer months. This article will share the top 7 steps of the ultimate fall skincare routine. Without further ado, let’s get started (this isn’t in a particular order).
1. Boost Vitamin C Use
Summer sun leaves our skin quite damaged. While most of us apply sunscreen before starting our day, we rarely reapply it throughout the day. This leads to uneven hyperpigmentation, dry patches, skin sensitivity, and uneven skin texture. Adding Vitamin C serum into your skincare routine will immensely help stressed skin. It will also help with collagen production, preventing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and environmental damage.
2. Don’t Skip SPF
Most people stop using sunscreen as they step into the cooler months. Do not make this mistake and keep on with the habit. Don’t forget to reapply it throughout the day. If you are worried about ruining your makeup, you can also choose a spray-on version. You can also choose a moisturizer that contains SPF and skip applying sunscreen separately. Do whatever floats your boat but do not skip this step.
3. Indulge in Facials
People think that you don’t need facials; it is just an extra step. However, it isn’t the case. Here is why fall facials are essential. The skin goes through a cycle of shedding and renewal every 28 days. The process can get aggravated by seasonal changes, and a facial can significantly help.
Besides giving your skin a deep cleanse, it is a comprehensive reboot. We recommend getting a facial done by a dermatologist instead of a random salon around the corner. The dermatologist will honestly assess your skin and customize the facial to your needs. It will give you the best results.
4. Exfoliate Regularly
When you let go of the old, you make space for the new. In the case of your skin, old means months of sweat, old and SPF, and new means soft and smooth skin. If you are already not exfoliating regularly, it is time to start doing so. You can either choose a physical scrub or a chemical exfoliant. We recommend opting for a chemical scrub for your face and a physical exfoliant for your body. Do not choose anything with big exfoliating beads, as it can damage your skin.
5. Moisturize More Often
We are not talking about getting started on heavy moisturizers just yet. You can stick with something lightweight or whatever suits your skin; do it more often. You can use heavier creams or sleep through face masks at night. The hydrating serum also works during the fall season.
6. Incorporate an Eye Cream
Your skin around the eyes is very delicate. It means that changing seasons will impact it the most. If you currently don’t use an eye cream, get one. Always apply it immediately after washing your face, and then use the moisturizer on top. Using it twice daily will keep you protected and the fine lines and wrinkles at bay.
7. Take Extra Care of Your Lips
We all know which part of the face is easily affected by the chilly breeze: our lips. We all hate those flaky lips, and there is a way to prevent this from happening in the first place. Get your hands on gentle exfoliating lip scrub, a lip balm, and a lip mask. Exfoliate your lips twice a week. Apply the lip mask every night and use the lip balm multiple times a day.
Fall Skincare Essentials to Consider
While it is essential to follow a diligent skincare routine daily, there are other things to consider. For instance, paying attention to your diet is very important. Without proper nutrients and hydration, no amount of skincare will do wonders for your skin. Hence, keep your body hydrated even when the temperatures drop significantly. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, protein, and fats.
Omitting fats entirely from your diet can damage your skin. Know your skin thoroughly. You probably know your skin better than anyone else. You know the problems you face during cooler months and can indeed prepare for these problems in advance. Choose products per your skin type and concerns if you are confused about which products or treatments suit your skin. It is always a great idea to visit a dermatologist.
Fall Skincare Takeaways
Fall skincare routine must differ from your summer or even winter skincare routine. Think of this time as a transitional period for your skin. The goal is to reverse the skin damage of summer and slowly bump up your skin’s moisture. Keep it simple yet effective. Your skin will look impeccable even if you stick to the seven points mentioned in the article.
We hope you found this piece informative and helpful. If you have any more questions, leave them in the comments section below, and we will get back to you. Plus, if you want to share any skincare tips of your own, feel free to put your thoughts in so, we can all benefit from them.