Isn’t the start of Autumn just the coziest season? The weather’s not quite freezing yet, but it’s not so warm you can get through the evenings without a snuggly sweater or a pair of thick socks.
Thick socks in the evening also means it’s time for a skin reset as humidity drops with the start of a new season!
If summer causes your skin to produce more oil, the drier weather during fall strips your skin of oil and moisture, your natural barrier against the elements. How should your fall skincare routine go? It will depend on the type of skin you have.
Read on to find out about fall skincare tips from the experts!
The usual key to helping your skin make the transition for fall is to step up your moisturizer. Dermatology expert Dr. S. Tyler Hollmig says, “Individuals with oily skin have a lower risk of an acne breakout during fall as the environment seems to help medicate their skin.”
If you have an oily skin type, use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid to keep your skin hydrated.
Autumn is also the time for oily skin types to shift from sunscreen to powder sunscreen, which can be applied and reapplied on top of regular makeup.
Fall is usually eczema time for people with dry skin. You can reduce the impact of the weather on your skin by piling up on moisturizer that’s heavy on petroleum jelly content.
Also try to avoid the use of scrubs and facial brushes during this season, especially for dry skin types.
New Jersey-based dermatologist Rebecca Baxt recommends lightweight lotion-based moisturizers for your T-zone and thicker moisturizer with hyaluronic acid for the cheeks.
If you suffer from psoriasis or eczema, it’s best to pamper your skin with products rich in elastin and collagen during autumn, according to Dermaesthetics Beverly Hills founder Ann Lee. She also recommends applying cold-processed aloe and thicker creams.
If you have exceptionally dry skin that’s prone to eczema, avoid moisturizers with retinoids and alpha hydroxy acid as the ingredients may cause irritation due to their exfoliating properties. But if your skin can take it, you can add retinoid formulas to your regimen, particularly at night.
• Use topical vitamin C for your face. It protects your skin against ultraviolet rays from the sun that your sunscreen can’t cover. It also boosts collagen production for brighter looking skin.
• Use eye creams and lip moisturizers.
• Indulge in vegetables and fruits in season such as squashes, pumpkins, berries, peaches, and pomegranates. They contain plenty of antioxidants that are phenomenal for your skin.
This season I am going to take the extra time in the morning to follow these autumn skin care tips while I am indulging on all my other favorite fall things: caramel apples, hiking, and warm apple cider. What are your favorite cozy indulgences this time of year?