Bring on the chilly weather, the brisk wind and the dry air. Fall is right around the corner and it’s about to take your skin on a trip of a lifetime. Unfortunately, it’s not the type of trip you were dreaming of. Instead of a sunny glow, sun-kissed skin and warm skin tones, the fall weather can leave your skin dry, full, and visibly irritated. The good news is that there’s a way to prevent that from happening this fall season and it starts right within your fall skincare regime.
Say Goodbye to Harmful Chemicals
Skincare products infused with harmful chemicals is never a good idea, regardless of the season. Add in the fact that there are a ton of healthy, natural alternatives and there’s no reason to dose your skin in layers of damage. So, the first step to protecting your skin from the fall weather (or any weather for that matter) is to eliminate the harmful skincare chemicals from your skincare regime. There are many that make the list but as a rule of thumb, you’ll want to avoid parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, and synthetic antioxidants such as BHA and BHT.
Use a Daily Moisturizer Every Morning and Night
The fall weather and dry skin go hand-in-hand but they don’t have to! Simply add a rich moisturizer into your daily skincare regime and commit to putting it on every morning and night and you’ll see a significant difference.
Though, the key is to ensure your daily skin moisturizer is as natural as possible. A lot of harmful skincare ingredients break your skin’s natural moisture barrier, causing a spike in visible dryness, cracking and flaking.
Treat Your Skin to A Deep Clean
As the summer season comes to an end, so does that healthy summer glow. What’s worse is that your skin trades in the healthy summer glow for the dull, dry alternative of fall. Therefore, it’s crucial to treat your skin to a deep clean on a weekly basis (a regular facial cleansing throughout the week). Plus, it gives you a reason to take a trip to the spa or indulge in a self-care regime at home.
So, grab your exfoliator and some facial masks, and shed those dry, dull layers to reveal the healthy, youthful glow hiding underneath.
Don’t Forgo the SPF
One of the first things many of us do as soon as the sun disappears is to forgo the sunscreen and SPF cosmetics. However, the sun’s UV rays are strong enough to penetrate right through those thick autumn clouds and without any SPF added onto your skin, it’s soaking up all the harmful elements that come throughout the season. So, don’t skimp out on the sunscreen and SPF skincare products. It may not be hot outside but your skin still needs that extra layer of protection.
Drink Lots of Water
A common skincare symptom of the fall season is dry skin. And what’s the best way to treat dehydration? You guessed it –H20. Be sure to drink plenty of clear fluids on a regular basis to avoid the dryness of the season.
An excellent way to make sure you drink enough water each day is to keep a water bottle (a reusable, BPA-free one of course) with you at all times. Calculate how many times you need to fill it up to equal 2 liters and then make it your daily goal to do just that.
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