By Chelsea Reed
Imagine waking up to colorful trees, deep blue skies and crisp breezy air. You get out of bed and begin your skincare routine while you think about pumpkin pie. Wash your face, tone and moisturize... Before you know it, you’re dressed and out the door. But then something peculiar happens. Your skin feels tight and flaky in only an hour! What’s going on? Well, the answer is simple. Your skin is responding to the new fall weather.
Does this sound like you? Not to worry. It’s a perfectly natural phenomenon. Your living skin responds to the climate changes from humid summer to dry autumn. That means your summer skincare plan needs to change for the new season. Not sure where to start? Try these smart strategies to get your skin ready for apple cider season!
Moisturize with Oil
Oil-based skincare products have more staying power for moisturization. They help lock the water molecules into your skin cells so they don’t dry out in blustery weather. Carter + Jane, for example, has a high quality oil. It keeps your face, lips, eyes and neck hydrated in even the most fickle fall weather.
It’s important to moisturize your hands and feet. They are the outermost parts of your body and have the greatest exposure to the elements. This goes for both men and women! Hand and foot lotions, scrubs and cuticle oil are perfect to treat these hard-working areas. And when it’s cold, remember to wear gloves.
Switch Your Cleanser
Is your skin tight as a drum after you wash your face? That’s a sure sign it’s time to change your cleanser. Opt for a gentle formula that targets moisturization. A hydrating cleanser can nourish and protect your skin in the brisk months ahead.
Don’t Forget Sunscreen!
The temperatures may be cooler, but your skin still has to deal with UV rays from the sun. Some exposure is beneficial to your skin’s health. After 15 minutes, it’s wise to cover up. Apply a layer of thin organic sunscreen underneath your fall moisturizer and foundation. It’s essential to your routine if you spend most of your day outdoors.
Changing Weather, Changing You
Even if it feels like summer right now, you still can plan ahead for the cooler weather when it comes. Stock up now! Keep your skin healthy and glowing... for all those cornstalk mazes, bonfires and hayrides. Happy fall, y’all!