Just as the weather and leafs change while we transition into the fall months, so should our skin care routine. The weather has a huge influences on the way our skin reacts. In the hot summer months most will be on the more oily side needing gel based cleansers and lighter moisturizers and serums to keep them balanced. However as we head into fall weather can be more dry and cool, influencing the skin in the opposite direction than summer. Also recovering the skin from any damage from the summer’s extreme conditions like over sun exposure.
1. Don’t Forget About Sunscreen
Many people put sunscreen on the back burner during the Autumn and Winter months.or Without the heat of the sun being a constant remainder to re-apply and also spending more time in doors it can slip our minds. The Sun is the number one reason for aging in the skin. Specifically the UVA rays which penetrate past glass and cloudy gloomy days. So always remember to stay protected!
2. More “Emollient” Moisturizers
The cooler weather and lack of moisture in the air can be very drying on skin. Definitely for dry and combination skin it’s time to purchase a heavier moisturizer and not be afraid of products that are not completely “oil-free”. If you tend to be on the oily side or acne prone you may need to change up your moisturizer as well depending on the level of oil produced by your skin this is something that should be consulted with your esthetician before changing.
*Now is also good time to invest in a good hand cream and body cream
3. Recover From Any Sun Damage
After all the Summer out door activities there’s a chance you may have some minor sun damage that can now be fixed with the help of your esthetician. By adding pigment suppressing and antioxidant rich serums into your routine along with exfoliation will make a major difference in sun damaged skin especially when combined with professional treatments.
Even in California where the weather is known for being sunny it’s always a good idea to transition your skin to even the most subtle climate changes.
Like always when concerned about your skin consult with a licensed esthetician.