As the days grow shorter, the temperatures drop, and the air becomes drier, your skin loses valueable moisture. Fall is a time of transition, and the best autumn skin care routines will help reverse summer damage and prepare your skin for winter.
Follow these fall skin care tips for fabulous, healthy skin:
Ditch the soap. You might love a indulging in a fragrant soapy body wash especially after a day at the beach. However, they ultimately leave your skin dry. When fall arrives, it's even more important to switch to an all natural, fragrance-free, lush hydrating cleanser.
Exfoliate. The summer sun and chlorine may have left your skin feeling dry and flaky. Start the new season off with a full-body exfoliation session. Oil-based scrubs will do wonders for your skin in the fall and help prepare your barrier for the upcoming cold season.
Indulge in creams. With colder weather, the air becomes drier, your skin needs a thicker moisturizer. Creams provide a stronger barrier, which means they both reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin and provide hydration to this layer of skin at the same time. Be generous and moisturize your entire body, not just your face and hands.
Protect your lips. Start moisturizing now to prevent dry, cracked lips this winter. Use a non-petroleum based lip balm for best results.
An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. Incorporate these tips into your daily regimen for soft, supple skin all winter long.