Fall is a favorite season for a lot of people who love to bundle up, light candles, and drink warm pumpkin-flavored drinks. But even though we may love fall, our skin may not. When the dry fall air comes blowing in, our skin has to start working harder. The transition from summer to fall can be hard on our skin. You’ve probably noticed how your skin looks more flakey and red, and winter will only make it worse.
Keep reading to learn about the three main things we do in the fall to keep our skin happy and healthy.
Our skin loves moisture, which is why you may notice how different your skin looks when you’re on vacation in more humid locations versus dry locations. The fall generally means a drier, colder air, which is not our skin’s favorite. Expect drier, flakier skin as a result.
But you don’t have to accept dry, flakey, red skin. Incorporating a gentle exfoliation into your skincare routine now can help buff away dead dry skin that keeps moisture from getting down into lower layers of your skin. When your skin is properly exfoliated, your oil production is also better-regulated, which means healthier skin. And there’s a bonus, because exfoliation can help your moisturizer work better, too.
Yes, moisturizing is important all year round, but it’s especially important when the weather turns cooler and drier. As we get older, our skin has a harder time holding on to the moisture it craves, so we end up with dull, dry skin. Incorporating a thicker moisturizer can help fight the drier air, and keep your skin looking healthy and hydrated.
Fall is a great time to treat the skin conditions you’re not thrilled to see when you look in the mirror. We recommend rejuvenating treatments this time of year because there’s less likelihood that you’ll experience excess sun exposure, which can affect your results.
Chemical peels are an amazing option to help treat hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun spots, and other signs of premature aging. They are also great revitalizers to give you a fresh, youthful look for party season. There are options tailored to many different skin types, so don’t hesitate to try a chemical peel!