Skin Care October 15, 2016

Fall Moisturizing Tips

woman in fall leaves

The weather is starting to change, and that means so is your skin and its needs.  The climate tends to get drier in the fall months, and our skin is exposed to much different elements than it is in the summer time.  You know moisturizing your skin is crucial to healthy skin, and since the weather is drier odds are your skin is going to need some extra moisturizing happening to keep it in check.  We’re sharing some of our favorite fall moisturizing tips to help you keep your skin moisturized and healthy all fall season long.

Avoid Drying Your Skin More
Ok, so we’ve established that the weather and climate tend to be on the drier side during the fall months.  This means you’re going to want to avoid doing anything that can cause your skin to potentially be even more dry.  Basically, avoid taking super-hot showers and consider switching cleaning products to something more gentle or using gloves when you clean.  These everyday activities can cause your skin to become even more dry and vulnerable, which is the last thing you need when you’re already trying to avoid extreme dryness from occurring.

Woman applying sunscreen

Protect Your Skin
You’ve probably gotten in the habit from the summer to apply SPF products, and you should definitely continue that habit!  However, as the temperatures decrease and the weather changes in a different way than what you’ve been used to in the summer it’s suggested that you protect your skin.  Not sure what we mean?  Well bundling up plays a huge role in protecting your skin the fall months.  Since you may still be spending time outside, it’s important that you’re catering to the changes like higher winds and lower temperatures.  Layering your clothes, throwing on gloves and scarves can be a huge help with this.

Don’t Forget to Exfoliate
If you’re not feeling quite as moisturized as you’d like this fall, you may want to consider either incorporating exfoliating into your skin care routine or switching it up.  Exfoliating is a major player when it comes to healthy skin care habits, because it eliminates dead skin cells and increases cell production.  This is really helpful for keeping your skin moisturized and healthy.  If you’re already exfoliating but feel like something is still off it may be time to switch your exfoliating product to something different.

Woman applying moisturizer

Layer Your Moisturizer Over a Serum
When it comes to our skin care products, the order in which we apply them is just as crucial as what we’re actually applying. That’s right, it’s not enough to just use great skin care products – you also need to use them properly. To really lock in the moisture, apply a lightweight serum BEFORE your moisturizer. Experts suggest to apply your skin care products from lightest or thinnest to thickest, which likely means that your moisturizer is going to be the last product you put on in terms of your daily routine. Applying a lightweight moisturizer (or a rich cold cream) over your serum leaves your skin feeling softer and more moisturized, and this is particularly beneficial when dealing with lower temperatures and cold weather locations.

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