As your body’s largest organ, your skin requires quality care. Sticking to a daily regimen can guarantee optimal skin health in the dog days of summer. But, as the sun begins to set on this season, it is important to recognize your skin’s changing needs. Transitioning your routine to accommodate for seasonal changes can help you steer clear of parched, wind-worn skin in the coming months.
Here are three things you can do to freshen up your face this fall:
- Lay it on thick (your moisturizer, that is!) – Gusty winds call for layered clothing. However, as you bundle up to ward off the chill, certain fabrics can wick away moisture—drying out lightweight moisturizers sooner than expected. On top of that, the crisp, cool air unique to autumn can deplete moisture, making exposed skin more susceptible to increased drying and flaking. Consider using a thicker, creamier moisturizer to liven up dehydrated cells and maintain soft skin all year long.
- Stick to your sunscreen – Fall days aren’t necessarily known for being bright and sunny, but ultraviolet rays are present year-round. The World Health Organization reports that, even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin. Continue to use sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection and an SPF of 30 or higher. Many quality moisturizers also contain enough SPF for daily protection.
- Don’t forget to exfoliate – Combat roughness and flaking with an exfoliating scrub or peel. These products restore moisture and remove dead skin cells to completely transform wind-worn skin. They also increase your skin’s potential to absorb other products.
With cooler, windy days ahead, developing a weather-proof regimen is the best thing you can do for your skin. Need help choosing the best products for your skin care needs? Click to view our full list of facial and medi-spa services.