Summer is officially at its end. Unless you’re living on the coast, you may soon be waving bye-bye to those warm days and your well-earned tan.
We can all agree that Fall has its holidays and events that we look forward to but there are some things we can live without during this season.
We’re not just talking about the dropping temperatures or everything magically turning into pumpkin spice.
No, it’s the unpredictable weather change that can make the new season dreadful. It causes your skin to malfunction and, without the proper attention, can threaten the health of your skin.
So, how exactly is Fall a potential threat to your skin?
Going from warmer to cooler weather, taking hotter showers due to colder weather, less humidity in the air, and recovering from one hell of a scorching, record-breaking summer can have its effects.
Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, there are practical ways to bypass the skincare obstacles of Fall.
As always, we’re here to help by giving you these great Fall skincare tips to get you ready for the changing tides. **Pumpkin spice rehab not included.**
Let’s start with the obvious.
Dry skin is inevitable in the fall. This actually might not be so bad for oily, acne-prone skin since it gets a break from the excess oil production.
But if you’re seeing it more as a battle with your skin than a truce, then there are a few things you can do.
With dry skin, the number one thing to do is to hydrate. Moisturize your ass off. You can even boost hydration by lathering yourself up right after hopping out of the shower to absorb and seal in the moisture on your skin.
If you’re pampering yourself with face masks in the fall, go with a water-based gel mask. It’s great for hydrating and adding water to oily skin without adding extra oil.
Even though we’re talking about fall here, don't start skimping on the sunblock just yet! The sun’s still blazing and the rays are still beaming. Here’s a good rule of thumb: if the sun’s shining, sunblock is on your skin.
Moving from the face to your feet (yes, your feet count as skin too), we want to keep in mind what our feet will be going through these upcoming months: heavy boots, thick socks, and cold weather. How do you think your feet will look after a few months of this type of treatment?
How can you take better care of your feet this Fall?
Exfoliate at least once a week with a really good foot file. Some might say that wetting your feet first is the best way; in reality, all that does is make your skin rubbery and make it hard for the file to latch onto your skin properly. Exfoliate with dry skin for best results.
This, however, doesn’t mean you shouldn't give your feet some time in a warm foot bath. Soaking your feet in warm water not only soothes your skin after a chilly autumn day, it also helps reduce stress and can make you feel younger. Pampering yourself has a way of doing that, doesn’t it?
Exfoliate your feet, give ‘em a soak, then keep up the hydration with coconut oil or your favorite body lotion.
Pro Tip: Did you know your skin type is not as fixed as you might think?
Think about it... is your skin producing less oil and becoming a little easier to manage? Do you find yourself washing your face more often hoping to hydrate this dry skin that came out of nowhere?
Pay close attention to how your skin is reacting to the weather change. Once you know your skin and how it reacts to changing seasons, you can start preparing for what your skin will need as the seasons change.
Okay, girl, did you get all these fall skincare tips? We hope they give you the motivation to find the best routine that keeps your skin fresh and glowing all throughout the different seasons, from head to toe.
Pin Me! ☝️