While fall is a time to take in nature’s beauty as leaves change colors with dropping temperatures, it’s also a time to notice changes in your skin.
If your skin acts up as the weather starts changing, it might mean something needs to change in your skincare routine, too.
As the weather gets colder, humidity levels drop—which means drier air that saps your skin of needed moisture. The cooler weather also means cranking on the furnace, which lowers 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 gentle, moisturizing cleanser at night. A cream or oil cleanser won’t strip your skin of much-needed oils and will leave it feeling plumped and hydrated.
It’s also time to switch out your lighter, summer moisturizer for one that packs more of a punch. The Artistry Hydra-V™ Replenishing Moisture Cream is a go-to for those who want deep moisture as well as an improved complexion.
Help your skin help itself
Now is a great time for intensive skincare treatments or pampering yourself with an intensely hydrating mask so your skin can keep itself looking healthy. A treatment like the Artistry™ Intensive Skincare 14-night restore program reveals smoother, more hydrated skin in 14 days and boosts your skin’s ability to repair itself so it’ll look healthy no what the season throws at it.
Your hands are no exception when it comes to needing some fall TLC. You need to protect against cracked knuckles and dry cuticles.
Keep hand cream on hand (pardon the pun) and apply frequently, especially after washing. A light but moisturizing formula like G&H Nourish+™ Hand Cream will keep your hands happy without feeling greasy.
Just because you’re not spending the day lounging on the beach doesn’t mean you should put away the sunscreen. UV rays can still cause damage, even on an overcast fall day. It’s important to apply SPF every day, no matter the season.
Use a daily moisturizer with SPF, like Artistry Ideal Radiance™ UV Protect SPF 50+, and reapply if you’re in the sun for more than a few hours.
Hydrate 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.
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!)
Keep drinking water
You may not be sweating it out in summer’s hot sun, but drinking plenty of fluids is still a great way help your skin, along with eating healthy and getting exercise.
With these few adjustments to your routine, you can enjoy the beautiful autumn weather while still maintaining healthy looking skin.