Alas, summer is coming to an end, and if you care at all about keeping your skin healthy then you know it’s time to switch up your skin care routine. You probably also know that it’s not just about preparing yourself for fall’s cooler climate, either; we agree that glowing, sun-kissed skin is amazing, but repairing and hydrating your skin from sun damage should be your new big priority. Hot, humid summer air is out—and the cool, dry fall air is in, so if you want to get ready, we’ve got the best tips for transitioning your skin care from the summer to the fall.
To help keep your skin nicely hydrated, consider switching to milk and cream-based moisturizers and lotions. But what’s the difference between lotions and creams, anyways? Creams are typically thicker, with a strong oily barrier that’s less likely to reduce water loss and more likely to hydrate the skin.
Now that we’re entering a new season, it’s time to shed the old you—and you can start with your old, dry, sun-damaged skin. You can start with an oil-based scrub that can hydrate your skin and physically rub the old skin away, but if you’re looking for some powerful exfoliation, you can try a light peel. Exfoliation can do wonders for your skin, like:
- Removing damaged outer skin
- Revealing fresher, newer skin
- Allowing the skin to heal to a younger, looking form
One of the first casualties of the dry fall air? Your hands. To protect your hands from flaking and cracking, you should invest in some powerful hand creams—the more moisturizing powers, the better.
Don’t Ditch the SPF
So you won’t see sunny skies as much—that doesn’t mean that UV Rays have gone away. UV Rays are almost just as powerful even in overcast skies, so make sure you keep your sunscreen routine up. If you’re looking for the right sunscreen to wear daily (that won’t make you feel like you’re about to head to the beach all the time), look for a brand that is:
- At least SPF 15
- Light so you won’t feel sticky throughout the day
Quench Your Thirst
Surprise! Although the sun’s (mostly) gone away, the brisk fall winds are actually more likely to dry out your skin. If you’re looking for a moisturizer, look for a thicker, heavy-duty lotion. You should also make sure any cleansers or soaps that you use won’t dry out your skin. Look for cleansers that are soap free or have extra goodies like Vitamin C, shea butter, and moisturizing cream.
Dr. Robert Singer is passionate about helping his patients achieve youthful, glowing rejuvenation—and that all starts with our skin. If you’d like to know more about his skin care treatments, contact the offices of Dr. Singer now.