Changes in the weather can and will affect your skin. That’s why, in this post, we’ve compiled a list of fall skin care tips and routines to help you look and feel your best this Fall.
Rapidly changing weather conditions can have a detrimental effect on your skin, both worsening existing conditions and causing new ones. Autumn is often unpredictable in terms of temperature changes, which can be difficult on your skin.
Table of contents
- 1. Try to limit lengthy, hot showers and baths
- 2. Use a moisturizer every day
- 3. Use a gentle soap
- 4. Every day, apply a high-SPF sunscreen
- 5. Use a humidifier
- 6. Exfoliate
- 7. Use a thick hand cream
- 8. Use hydrating lotion on your feet and elbows before you go to bed
- 9. Remember to eat a balanced diet
- 10. Dress for the weather
- FAQ Fall skin care tips
Fall usually starts with mild temperatures, which encourages people to spend time outdoors at festivals and sporting events. However, as Fall progresses, the weather inevitably gets colder. During the Winter months, there is an increase in moisture in the air and on your skin as a result of the colder temperature and more use of central heating inside. As the temperature changes, your wardrobe isn’t the only thing that needs to adapt. Your skin care routine should change too!
With these Fall skin care suggestions, you’ll learn how to fully appreciate the season’s finest weather while still preserving your skin:
1. Try to limit lengthy, hot showers and baths
When the weather gets colder, skin becomes drier, causing it to become red, cracked, and irritated. If you have eczema, the cool weather might make it worse. To prevent this, don’t stay in hot baths or showers for long periods of time because that can dry out your skin and turn it red and cracked. Soak in lukewarm water and moisturize right away to maintain hydration.
2. Use a moisturizer every day
Cooler weather brings less humidity, which in turn can make your skin drier than usual. This is common even if you don’t have dry skin the rest of the year. A more nourishing daily moisturizer can help heal dry skin during fall. Generally, oil-based moisturizers are more effective at helping your skin retain moisture than water-based products.
3. Use a gentle soap
Excess dead skin cells can clog your pores and cause acne to erupt or worsen if you have dry, flaky skin. Heavy-duty moisturizers can often be the cause of acne. Make sure to wash your face twice a day, using a neutral soap that won’t make your skin drier.
4. Every day, apply a high-SPF sunscreen
Skin cancer and premature aging are predominantly caused by damaging UV rays, making sun damage a year-round concern. You might not think you need sunscreen when it’s cooler outside, but the sun is just as damaging in fall as it is in hot seasons. Be sure to protect your skin all year round.
5. Use a humidifier
Not only does the temperature drop outdoors during autumn, but the temperature inside your home and office fluctuates as well. Central heating systems remove moisture from the air both inside and outside, so humidifiers attempt to restore that equilibrium.
When dead skin cells accumulate on dry skin, they can obstruct moisture from getting to your skin, making it even more difficult to keep hydrated. Using an exfoliating mask on your face and hands followed by a moisturizer can help improve the skin’s texture.
7. Use a thick hand cream
Besides the fact that cooler temperatures leave your hands drier, it is also flu season in the fall which means people are washing their hands more. Repeated washing and drying of your hands can make your skin drier throughout the day and lead to calluses and cracks. By using a thick layer of moisturizer, you will build a barrier that keeps your hands hydrated and prevents future dryness.
8. Use hydrating lotion on your feet and elbows before you go to bed
Applying lotion to your feet and elbows daily is just as important as doing so for your hands and face. Because these more delicate regions are more prone to drying, you should apply a thick, deep cream or lotion to these areas of your body and hands for at least eight hours. After applying moisturizer, wear cotton gloves and socks to keep the moisture from escaping.
9. Remember to eat a balanced diet
Fall celebrations like tailgating and Halloween often rely on processed foods that can quickly sabotage your health goals. High-glycemic foods, such as sweets and refined carbohydrates, can cause sugars and hormones to rise, worsening acne and other skin problems. Also, keep drinking water!
10. Dress for the weather
Cooler weather can cause skin to dry out, so make sure to protect yourself with long sleeves, scarves, and gloves. Don’t forget that even though it may not feel as warm outside, the sun’s rays can still be harmful. Covering your skin with clothing is one way to prevent harmful UV rays from causing damage. Many different materials offer substantial protection from the sun, including polyester, nylon, wool, silk, and denim. In addition, darker colors tend to absorb more UV radiation than lighter shades.
FAQ Fall skin care tips
1. What does your skin need in the Fall?
Always keep in mind that your skin has to adjust every time you use a new product or change up your routine. Give your new routine some time to sink in before you give up on it entirely. Make small changes to your product rather than big ones. Start by changing just one of your cleansers and giving it a week or so before testing other parts of the regimen. After you make a change, wait for it to take effect before making another adjustment.
2. Is it necessary to change your skincare routine with the seasons?
Skincare is important. You’ve probably got a regular skincare routine with your favorite products. However, as the season’s progress, you may experience various skin issues. For example, your skin may feel drier as the winter season starts. In the summer, sunlight may irritate sensitive skin and produce dark spots. Should you modify your skincare regimen as the seasons alter? In a nutshell, yes.
3. What happens to your skin in the Fall?
As the days get shorter and the weather begins to become colder, marking the return of Fall, you may begin seeing some less-than-amusing changes in your skin. If you’re experiencing any of the following skin changes, it could be a sign that your skin is dehydrated. – Your skin feels tight or dry. – You have more pimples than usual, and they might appear inflamed. Dermatologists have found that these alarming changes to your skin are most likely due to seasonal shifts.