As fall approaches it may be time to switch up your skin care routine. Temperatures are beginning to drop and your skin may be losing the moisture it needs and although summer may be coming to an end, your skin remembers the sun, chlorine and saltwater from all the long vacations. Time to do some damage control and prepare for the winter!
Lose the soap! That may sound a little strange, but soaps often leave your skin dry. Soap may remove vitamin D from your skin before it is absorbed by the body. Also, soap may remove your skins natural protective barrier. Try switching to a soap-free hydrating cleanser this fall.
To hydrate your summer skin that feels dry and flaky try a full-body exfoliation session. Oil-based scrubs work the best because they exfoliate and hydrate. There are even some you can make at home and you will know exactly what is in them.
Try switching from lotion to cream for a thicker moisturizer. Your skin will have a stronger oily barrier from the cream. This will reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin and provide hydration to this layer of skin at the same time
Are you scared of chapped lips this winter? Us too! Start moisturizing your lips now with non-petroleum based lip balm for the best results.
Next time you’re out look for a good hand cream. Hands often become dry as it gets colder. If you start to moisturize your hands now they may never be dry or cracked all winter long. Take a hand cream with you to work and leave one at your desk. This will give you around the clock protection
Our last suggestion is to not forget the sunscreen. Although you may not be heading to the beach, sunscreen should be in your daily routine. Feel free to use the bottle you bought this summer. The Food & Drug administration (FDA) actually requires that all sunscreens be stable and at their original strength for at least three years.
Start your fall with beautiful skin and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!