Depending on your location, fall means changing leaves, comfy sweaters, neighborhood bonfires, football games and pumpkin-spice-flavored fill-in-the-blank.
But as you embrace those brisk walks through the woods kicking up the fallen leaves or hours in the stadium cheering on your team, it’s important to think about how the changing season is affecting your skin and what you need to do to protect it.
As the weather turns cold, humidity levels drop. That means drier air that will sap your skin of needed moisture. The cooler weather also means people are turning on their furnaces, dropping the humidity inside, too.
On top of that, switching between the chilly outdoors to heated interiors can cause capillaries in your skin to rapidly contract and expand. The result? Broken veins and unpleasant redness.
What can you do? Here are some tips:
For starters, use a cleanser that contains glycerin, such as Essentials by Artistry™ Gel Cleanser. This reduces surface oils without being over-drying and tones while you wash.
It’s also time to switch out your lighter, summer moisturizer for one that’s a bit more powerful. The Artistry Hydra-V™ Replenishing Moisture Cream is a go-to for those who want deep moisture as well as an improved complexion.
Moisturize your home
Turning on the heat is inevitable as temperatures start to drop, so help out your skin by getting a humidifier. It will add moisture to the air that your skin needs, preventing the drying effects of indoor heating.
Keep drinking water
You may not be sweating it out in summer’s hot sun, but drinking fluids is still a great way help your skin, along with eating healthy and getting exercise.
A long, hot shower or bath may seem extra appealing after enjoying the brisk autumn weather, but it’s not the best idea for your skin. Hot water can dissolve your skin’s protective barrier and dry it out.
Wash with lukewarm water instead to retain more of the natural oils that help protect your skin, and make your shower short and sweet. Choose your soap wisely, too. G&H Nourish Body Wash is a gentle cleanser that ideal for dry skin and dry climates. (Plus, it has pumpkin seed oil – perfect for fall!)
With these few adjustments to your routine, you can enjoy the beautiful autumn weather while still maintaining healthy looking skin.
Do you have any other tips for protecting your skin? Leave a comment and let us know!