There’s been a lot of drastic changes taking place within the past year. Learning to accommodate each change can be challenging. These past summer months have been what feels the hottest of all times. Now, with Autumn coming in, let’s talk skin care.
Autumn brings in cooler temperatures, nice breezy winds and a drop in humidity. What does that mean for your skin? It means that your skin is going to feel dry and tight. Which is why it is best to make sure that you are implementing the right skin care. The same way that you switch up your makeup routine during the seasons is the same way that you should switch-up your skin care routine.
It can be challenging trying to keep up with all the lifestyles changes throughout the seasons, but you would be surprised at how the little changes here and there can make a big difference. When trying to adjust to the different products, allow 4-6 weeks before noticing any changes. Here are some of Autumn’s revamped skin care regimen that you should try out.
During the summer, you had a skin care routine of cleansing your skin at least twice a day. With the hot temperatures causing you to sweat a lot, this was a must. Now, with the cooler temperatures taking place, it is best to use your cleanser once a day to avoid drying out the skin. Be sure to use warm water, not cold. It is recommended that you try a cream-based cleanser, followed by a gentle toner so that you don’t strip away the natural oils from your skin.
Use Thicker Moisturizer
The sole purpose of moisturizing is to reduce the chance of developing dry and oily skin. Having dry and oily skin can cause welcome in acne. During the colder weeks the water in your skin tends to evaporate more rapidly causing your skin to feel dry and tight. It’s an uncomfortable feeling to have, and at times can be a little tense. It is best to go heavier on the moisturizing cream, for sensitive skin, hydrate with elastin, collagen or aloe.
Hold Back on Exfoliating
Due to the skin becoming dryer during autumn season it is more vulnerable to damage. You may experience redness, itchy, or painful cracks within the skin. Exfoliating is not always encouraged during this time, depending on the type of exfoliator that is being used. Most products contain moisturizing beads which can be too rough on the skin. It is suggested that you continue to exfoliate because it helps replenish the skin, but just remember to take it easy.
Following this type of skin care can improve the skin and prepare it for the changes to come. Along with this regimen feel free to add a toner, or to treat yourself to a luxurious facemask. You can even choose to stick to more natural based product. Autumn shouldn’t feel as if you can’t pamper yourself, but you must make sure that you are using the right combination of products.