By CysterWigs’ Contributor
Fall tends to be the favorite season of many. It somewhat has the most ideal weather where it’s not too hot or cold. It’s not only loved for its cooler temperatures, but it’s also the time of year where people are excited for everything that the season has to offer–from family gatherings to other special celebrations. However, during the excitement of the season, we can’t forget one major thing–our skin. During the fall, your skin may become significantly drier due to the drop in temperature and as such, extra attention must be paid to it. So when the season changes, protect your skin with these four simple steps. And in return, your skin will thank you for loving it.
Water is truly the staff of life! Fall can be the most brutal season for your skin as the atmosphere tends to be drier than normal and this can remove water from your skin along with most of the moisture. Moisture loss can lead to lines and wrinkles. You can replace the moisture that is lost from your skin by applying a hydrating moisturizer to areas such as under the eyes after applying an alcohol-free toner. This will keep your face moisturized and looking as fresh as possible.
Listen to your skin
As silly as this might sound, your skin is the only thing that will be able to tell you what it loves and what is doesn’t. Your skin will react differently to each product when they have been applied in the initial stages. If you notice that after continued use of a product there seems to be no improvement or the state of your skin has worsened, it’s best that you discontinue using that product and find a better alternative. Also, try gradually easing into using new products as opposed to introducing them all at once. Doing too much too soon can wreak havoc on your skin.
Protecting your skin from UV rays is not just a summer thing. Sunscreen should be an essential regardless of the season as your skin is still very prone to being damaged by the sun which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. This is true even on a cloudy day. So don’t be afraid to be all geared up with sunscreen in hand! Be sure to use a sunscreen that contains SPF 15 and above for optimal protection.
Remember your hands and feet
We tend to overlook our hands and feet during fall season. Our feet might be in boots most of the time, but they still require moisture to prevent them from becoming dull and dry. Be sure to apply a moisturizing cream to your feet before putting your socks and shoes on. Also, given that you probably wash your hands a lot during the day, you might want to keep some hand cream nearby so you can apply it right after you wash your hands. This will help you keep them soft and moisturized.
Knowing that seasonal changes are bound to affect your skin, it is important that you make the necessary adjustments to protect and pamper it. So keep these helpful tips in mind to keep your skin soft, smooth and moisturized from season to season.