Summer is winding down…here comes fall!
This is the time of year you change your wardrobe, re-arrange your closet, polish up your favorite boots and, hopefully, switch up your skin care routine.
Just because you’ll be dressed in sweaters and jeans for the next few months doesn’t mean you can take a skin care break. Your skin deserves loving care all year long!
As temperatures drop, the air becomes drier and your skin may lose precious moisture. Fall is the perfect time to exfoliate and moisturize your skin…to counteract the damage chlorine, salt water and sun may have taken on your skin.
As you transition the seasons, here are a few skin care tips:
Switch from harsh soaps to cleansers – Soapy scrubs and gels feel wonderful after a day at the beach, but they can leave your skin dry. Switch to a soap-free hydrating cleanser or a creamy body wash.
Exfoliate to hydrate – Although you may think that exfoliation would make skin drier, exfoliation is actually the best way to treat parched, flaky skin. Introduce a face or body scrub once or twice a week. Oil-based scrubs are especially good because they exfoliate and hydrate.
Switch to creams – Brisk weather can mean biting winds. Lightweight lotions may be fine for summer, but when the weather changes, creams provide a stronger oil barrier. The barrier reduces water loss from the outer layer of skin and provides hydration at the same time.
Don’t forget sunscreen – You may not be spending time at the beach, but that doesn’t mean you can forget sunscreen for the next 6 months. Sunscreen is a daily essential, so don’t set it aside.
Keep your lips kissing soft – Moisturize now to prevent dry, cracked lips this winter. Use a non-petroleum based lip balm for best results.
Remember your hands – Hands can become chapped, dry and cracked during fall and winter. Prevention is the buzz word. Begin moisturizing now to keep your hands soft and supple all winter long.
And don’t forget your feet – Your feet are going to be stuck inside your boots and winter shoes for months to come. Make it a rule to continue taking care of them and exfoliating them on a regular basis, and you’ll have no problem slipping into your sandals when the time comes.
Call for a consultation appointment, today, and transition beautifully into fall! (203) 453-6635