Fall is just around the corner! For many of us this means cozy sweaters, crunchy leaves, and a whole lot of pumpkin spiced goodies. But it can be easy to forget that as the seasons change, so too should your skincare routine. Seasonal changes like decreasing temperature and humidity can impact the needs of your skin, so it's important to revamp your routine accordingly. This blog is here to introduce you to some of our top tips for transitioning your skincare routine from summer to fall, so your skin can stay glowing no matter the season!
How Can Fall Weather Impact Your Skin?
Depending on where you live, your fall weather may look very different. For some, the transition from summer to fall weather may be unnoticable. But, for others in colder climates, a drop in temperature has the potential to wreak havoc on our skin. Colder temperatures can mean increased skin dryness and dehydration. Those with skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis can experience worsened symptoms as humidity levels decline. Dry weather can also lead to an increase in sebum (an oil naturally produced by skin glands), which can cause breakouts. All of these changes can make our skin moody and unpredictable, but don’t worry, these tips will help you anticipate and meet some of the shifting needs of your skin!
Shifting Your Skincare Routine from Summer to Fall
1. Add a Heavier Moisturizer
As the summer humidity slowly resides, it's time to switch out those light lotions for a thicker, richer moisturizer. Since dry climates bring dry skin, it's key to find a moisturizer, cream, or salve that can go the extra mile when it comes to hydration. Luckily, our Honeybutter body salve has got you covered! Honeybutter is designed to provide intense hydration to dry, irritated skin. With naturally hydrating ingredients like manuka honey, aloe vera, and coconut oil, Honeybutter locks in moisture and keeps skin feeling soft, smoothed, and soothed, even in the driestest of months!
2. Exfoliate Regularly
As the months grow cooler, our normal skin shedding process (aka cellular turnover) can grow slower. What’s more, UV damage from the months of hot summer sun can lead to dead skin cell buildup. Both of these factors can cause our skin to appear duller, drier, and rougher when autumn rolls around. Regular exfoliation can help to remove dead cells from the skin’s surface, allowing newer, younger, healthier cells to take their place. This rejuvenates your skin for a fresher, younger, more vibrant complexion.
While regular exfoliation can do wonders for your skin, it’s important to remember to be gentle and refrain from over-exfoliating, at the risk of irritating or stripping your skin of moisture. Most skincare experts recommend exfoliating no more than twice or three times per week.
3. Don’t Skimp Out on Sunscreen
The summer sun may not be shining quite as bright, but don’t let that deceive you. Dermatologists and skin care professionals, across the board, recommend using SPF products daily. UV rays from the sun can penetrate cloud cover and contribute to skin damage, so don’t neglect your SPF skincare products quite yet. While you may not need to slather on sunscreen underneath your sweater, it helps to find a face/body lotion with SPF for any areas that may be exposed to during the daytime.
4. Avoid Irritating Ingredients
Fall can be an especially tricky time for those with skin sensitivities. Weather conditions like wind and rain can irritate the skin, sometimes even causing redness or inflammation. Products with irritating ingredients, like alcohol, fragrance, or strong acids, only serve to worsen the issue. These harsh ingredients strip the skin of moisture, making it all the more prone to dryness and dehydration. To avoid added dryness or irritation in cooler months, seek out labels that use terms like hypoallergenic, gentle, and alcohol/fragrance free.
5. Hydrate From the Inside Out
That crisp autumn air can be especially drying for the skin, and without the added moisture from the summer humidity, skin can quickly become dull and dehydrated. To avoid skin dehydration this fall, make sure to drink plenty of water. And, for that added hydration boost, check out our hydrating vitamin supplements Lilium. Lilium is the perfect blend of all-natural vitamins and minerals designed to hydrate your skin from the inside out. With Lilium, you can get healthy, hydrated, and glowing skin to last throughout those dry autumn days.
Seasons will come and go, but the health of your skin will always stay important. That’s why it's essential to learn and meet the shifting needs of your skin, so no matter what changes fall may bring, you and your skin are ready to rock it!