As the days grow shorter, the temperature decreases, and the air becomes drier, the skin loses moisture. You may not want to believe it, but your skin care regimen should also change with each season. Here are some simple skin care tips to prepare you for the fall season:
Evaluate Your Skin Type – With the cooler weather, many observe a change in their skin type. Whether previously normal skin becomes dry or oily turns to normal, the skin care products you used all summer may actually make your skin worse in the winter. If you have any doubts about your skin type, our team would be glad to assist you.
Sunscreen – Don’t say goodbye to your sunscreen just because summer is over. Although you’re spending less time at the beach, the sun’s ultraviolet rays still exist elsewhere. Use a moisturizer that doubles as a sunscreen and reapply throughout the day. Make sure that the sunscreen contains an SPF of at least 15. Regardless of the weather, sunscreen is a must.
Update your Routine – In cold weather, use a more moisturizing cleanser. Since exfoliation and certain other skin care techniques may cause sensitivity if done too frequently, it is important to remember when you have done each step. Set aside specific days for each skin care task to keep a routine and avoid irritation. While this should be done year-round, it is especially important in the fall and winter seasons, when dry skin typically occurs.
Moisturize Daily – To avoid dryness, your skin requires constant hydration. Use a moisturizer every day to keep your skin moist and smooth. It is best to apply moisturizer after a shower or bath, once you have dried off. Start moisturizing now to prevent cracked lips and dry skin.
Cosmetic Procedures – Fall is the best time for facial cosmetic procedures such as lasers microneedling, and The Perfect Derma Peel, as your face will be exposed to the sun much less compared to summertime. In addition, with the holidays not too far away, undergoing your procedure now will ensure that you look youthful and refreshed in time to celebrate!
Still need help deciding which products you should use with the weather change? Give us a call at 954-666-3736 and book your appointment with our dermatologist, Dr. Maryann Mikhail, MD, or our CME Faith Marcoe.