Making the transition from summer skincare habits to a new seasonal routine helps your skin look and feel its best throughout the year. Although the basic steps may remain the same, the products your skin needs can change dramatically when cooler, drier weather rolls around.
There are three important things to consider when changing up your skincare routine this fall:
1. You Still Need Sunscreen
UVA rays, the rays that penetrate the surface of the skin and break down collagen, are present all year from the time the sun rises until it sets. Though the temperatures have chilled, the sun and its powerful rays are still present. Protect your skin from photoaging with a broad-spectrum sunscreen like Theraderm Platinum Protection Facial Sunscreen.
2. Pump up the Hydration
Humidity levels drop significantly during the cooler months which means your skin is going to require more hydration. You can achieve this by using a moisturizer both in the morning and at night rather than just before bed. Or you can change to a richer moisturizer if your skin is really dry. At Theraderm, there are three different moisturizers to choose from making it easy to find one or two that fit the needs of your skin. Additionally, we tend to slow in our water consumption when the hot weather disappears. Make sure you are drinking at least 8 -8oz glasses of water per day to keep yourself hydrated from the inside out.
3. Exfoliation is a Must
Exfoliation keeps skin summer-ready, but it’s just as important for radiant skin in the fall. As with other fall-friendly skincare products, your exfoliating products should be kind to dry skin and help it retain its moisture. Lactic acid, the active ingredient responsible for light exfoliation in Theraderm Fruit Acid Exfoliant, helps skin retain moisture making it perfect for cool weather. When looking at spa services, consider a chemical peel as we step into fall. Peels can provide a deeper exfoliation to revive skin that has spent time in the sun, and they can be tailored to every type of skin. To help speed the flaking along after the peel, Theraderm NuPeel Enzyme Peel will remove flakes while nourishing the newly exposed skin.