Fall has arrived. And that means it’s time for change. Leaves are changing, weather is changing, and as such, your wardrobe is changing. But what about your skin care? Have you considered that as you change up your wardrobe to adjust to the season, your skin care regimen might also need an adjustment? The fact of the matter is, to keep your skin in its best possible condition, you will need to make a change. So say “goodbye” to summer and to your summer skin care routine, and say “hello” to fall and these six post-summer skin care tips:
1) Exfoliate. Your skin has been taking a beating all summer from hot, dry weather, especially if you’re highly involved in outdoor activities. Now’s the time to give your skin a fresh, clean slate for fall by exfoliating the built-up dead skin cells that resulted from all the damage.
2) Moisturize. After your skin’s been dried out in the summer sun, fall is a great time to recover and hydrate by giving it back some moisture. Use different moisturizers for your face than your body to tailor to the specific needs the differing areas have.
3) Repair sun damage. Dark spots and hyperpigmentation are common forms of sun damage. Even out your skin tone and lighten dark spots caused by sun damage with a hydroquinone-free skin brightening serum.
4) Treat your feet. Wearing sandals all summer long and going barefoot can leave the skin on your feet dry, rough and hard. Give your feet extra attention by exfoliating thoroughly and applying a rich moisturizer.
5) Re-hydrate your lips. Dry, chapped lips are an inevitable souvenir of summertime activities. While a basic lip balm might give your lips its essential needs, it won’t compare to the hydrating and lip-healing abilities of a powerful lip complex, so keep that in mind if your lips need extra post-summer care.
6) See a dermatologist. Overlooking a serious skin problem wouldn’t be a great way to close out summer. Since your skin gets more sun exposure and for longer periods during the summer, fall is the perfect time to get a check-up to make sure your skin is free of any early signs of skin cancer.
What are some other ways you prepare your skin for fall? Let us know in the comments below.