Are you ready for some fall skin care tips?
You may not be! After all, fall can kind of creep up on us. Here we were enjoying summer and then whoosh, it’s gone!
But fall is here, whether we’re ready or not, which means that your skin is probably going through some changes.
Read on for a few easy tips that will help you manage this seasonal transition with glowing, radiant skin.
Why Fall Skin Care Tips Are Necessary
After a nice long summer, you may be noticing some changes in your skin. Dark spots, hyperpigmentation, travel-induced dehydration, and inflammation are all common side-effects of all that time in the hot sun.
With the change into fall, most areas will be experiencing dropping temperatures, increased winds, and dryer air. The skin on your face and hands, since it’s regularly exposed to the elements, tends to be most affected by these changes. That means that when you begin to change your wardrobe for fall, you should think about changing your skincare too.
Colder, drier air can not only cause your skin to dry out, but it can also increase its sensitivity. As your skin dries, the outer layer can become compromised. Your skin will be less able to protect itself, and you may notice visible irritation, redness, or blotchiness.
Without treatment, that excess dryness can lead to cracking in the skin, particularly on the lips and near your fingernails. These cracks and tears can increase the risk of infections while making fine lines and wrinkles more visible.
No matter what your skin type, you’re likely to notice some of these changes. Here at CV Skinlabs, we have the healing, hydrating, and nourishing essentials to keep your skin glowing, radiant, and healthy.
Fall Skin Care Tips to Keep Skin Looking Its Best
1. Switch to a Gentler Cleanser
Check the cleanser you’re using right now. It may be too aggressive for drier, sensitive skin. In the summertime, we’re most interested in getting rid of dirt and oils. In the fall and winter, though, we have to be more careful of the skin’s moisture content. Set your lotion or gel aside and switch to a creamy or milky cleanser that will remove debris while leaving the skin’s natural oils intact.
By the way, it’s wise to do the same with your hand and body cleansers. Remember that the skin all over your body is affected by seasonal changes.
Fall Skin Care Tips 2. Moisturize Morning and Night, No Matter What!
In the more humid summer months, you may have been able to skip moisturizing your skin now and then. That will no longer work in the fall and winter. Your skin will lose more moisture to the drier air and will require more frequent replenishment.
If two times a day still leave your skin feeling dry and tight, don’t be afraid to step it up. You can add some moisturizer midday, or try our Rescue + Relief Spray for a quick moisturizing spritz. It works equally well under or over makeup.
3. Swap Moisturizers
Just as you may need to change up your cleanser for the season, so too might you need to change your moisturizer. You may find that your summer moisturizer is leaving your skin feeling tight after just a couple of hours. If that’s the case, switch to something thicker and creamier that will give your skin the extra hydration it requires.
Our CV Skinlabs Calming Moisture and Body Repair Lotion are unique in that they work year-round to keep your skin feeling soft and hydrated. This is mainly because they are designed to keep your outer layer healthy and strong. Yes, they deliver moisture that your skin needs, but they also calm inflammation and help heal cracks and injuries in the outer barrier, helping your skin to better hold onto the moisture that it has.
Fall Skin Care Tips 4. Repair Skin Damage
As the summer season recedes into the rear-view mirror, you may notice some skin damage that you accumulated while you were out and about. Your pores may look large and clogged, and you may have dark areas that you didn’t see before. There may be more visible fine lines and wrinkles too.
This is the time to repair that damage. Start with exfoliation. Use a gentle product that doesn’t have scratchy ingredients in it, as they can create microtears in your skin that will cause more problems. Instead, choose something with natural fruit acids that will slough away that outer layer without causing inflammation.
This will help minimize the appearance of pores while purging any dirt, oil, and bacteria that may be lingering on your skin. Regular exfoliation will continue to improve the look and feel of your skin.
If you’re suffering from hyperpigmentation, you may want to try a retinol product. It helps speed skin cell turnover and stimulate collagen production while helping reduce the effects of sun damage. A vitamin C serum may also do the trick as over time, it encourages a brighter complexion.
If you have wounds that need tending to, consider using our Restorative Skin Balm. It’s particularly helpful for chapped, dry lips. Apply as often as needed to promote repair of dry, cracked, and traumatized skin.
5. Look in your own eyes.
Summer weather takes a toll on the skin around our eyes. You may notice more sagging and bagging, along with additional fine lines and puffiness.
We’ve recommended using our calming moisture around the eyes in the past. It’s gentle enough for this tender area and can help with fine lines, dark spots, puffiness and even irritation. You can use it day and night and especially great for sensitive skin.
For more stubborn issues, you may want to look for an eye product with retinol and vitamin C, as these can help fade any damage your skin may have suffered over the summer.
If you’re struggling with dark circles, look for products that contain caffeine or vitamin K, which can help to lighten those circles. If you have puffy eyes every morning, try a jade roller and keep it in the refrigerator.
How do you maintain radiant skin as the seasons change?