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Fall Skin Care Guide


Our skin becomes more vulnerable to the environment as the temperature falls during the fall season. Some dermatologists recommend foregoing aggressive treatments and less exfoliation or scrubbing of skin (once or every other week) focusing instead on light cleansing as well as moisturizing. If you have been to the beach many times the past few months, you probably have sun spots and need retinoid (Vitamin A) for repair of cells.

Another negative effect of summer is bigger pores. The heat causes sebaceous glands to generate more oil, dirt, and keratin which saturates and expands the pores. Ultraviolet radiation penetrates the dermis, weakens and splits collagen and elastin (proteins), and dilates skin apertures further. To cope with this situation, here is a guide for autumn skin care.

Exfoliate the Skin

Try starting the season with a facial session as a refreshing exfoliation therapy. The turnover of skin cells slows down as people begin to grow older. The build-up can cause the skin to circulate light that leads to dull complexion. An exfoliating cleanser in your regimen produces glowing skin and eliminates dry patches produced by cold weather. It’s not necessary to rub off SPF layers or chlorine remains although frequent exfoliation results in clear complexion.

Use a richer and thicker cleanser. Switch to a cleansing cream for fall and winter. Massage the salve and wipe with soft and warm face towel. The routine facilitates skin penetration which also provides you extra comfort. Look for the right toner. The skin toner resembles a palette cleanser for the face and not an astringent. Opt for hydrating toner after cleansing.

Many skin care specialists suggest products that contain hyaluronic acid which boosts moisture, salicylic acid, and glycerin. These substances make your complexion soft and silky particularly for people who are on the go all day long.

Need for Moisturizers

Moisturizing products become imperative in cold weather. Refrain from using soap bars. Instead, use that gentle cleanser that hydrates and moisturizes the whole body. If the Ultraviolet (UV) index remains high, it’s advisable to smear your moisturizer for more protection. Opt for one with sunscreen and wear this in the morning. SPF 50 sunscreen is ideal for outdoor activities.

Replenish the moisture. Of course, many people like the autumn season but not the chilly climate. Breezy days can cause severe skin damage which has been used to exposure under the sun or sand which leads to dehydration of the skin. It is possible to bring back the skin’s sparkle through hydration moisturizers that match your skin type. Give it a try and you’ll surely expect a lustrous skin in almost no time at all.

Last summer, you may have been using lighter products or even bloody fluids for hydration. However, autumn requires something that has more strength which you can find in oil balms. Oil gives more protection during the cold weather. There’s nothing wrong to increase the amount of moisturizer or oil cream for round the clock moisture.

Hydration Using an Essence

You know what dehydration can do to your skin. It causes tightening and dryness as well as dull complexion. To restore the radiance that you once enjoyed, apply a moisturizer complete with “treatment essence.” This product does not only add moisture but gets rid of darkness or grayness thereby revealing the gleam. Your skin becomes smooth and elastic during the entire season.

Do not forget to use lip balm to prevent chafing because of changes in weather and temperature. Your lips need protection so consider products with higher SPF. By taking care of your lips, you also lessen risks of wrinkles that form near the mouth.

Facial Oils

Use facial oil. The idea may sound a bit of contrary to common practice. Nonetheless, oils can produce very good effects on a person’s skin. There are non-greasy oils capable of hydrating and brightening your skin. Face masks are in but make sure the mask you choose contains ingredients that boost the skin.

Eat the Right Diet

Avoid heavy and oily foods. Stick to a nutritious diet of fresh veggies and fruits instead. Some of effective anti-aging foods include apples, blueberries, lemons, pumpkins, and spinach. These delicious fruits are filled with anti-oxidants that avert premature aging.


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