September 12, 2012
With summer coming to an end it’s time to reassess your skin care routine. Fall is here and as the temperature drops you’re sure to notice your skin getting dry and experiencing other problems. That’s because your skin’s needs differ based on temperature and season. Keep your skin at its best with these helpful tips
Skin can appear dry and dull after a summer spent soaking in rays. Exfoliating will remove the dull outer layer of skin that may be plugged by daily sunscreen use. But go easy on the scrubbing. Being too aggressive can damage the skin. Stick to exfoliating once or twice a week to keep that healthy glow.
Try an oil-based scrub. They give the benefit of exfoliation with the bonus of hydrating oils.
Sunscreen isn’t just for summer. It’s important to wear year round. Be sure to work this product back into your fall routine. Look for anything that has Vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins can help prevent further damage from the sun once summer ends.
If you’re skin feels extra dry use a moisturizer all over your face at night. If your face feels oily just apply it to the dry areas of your face.
Also look for soaps that don’t dry out your skin. Just make sure that soap you loved in the summer isn’t going to dry out your skin when winter comes. Find something creamy and hydrating to keep that moisture in your skin.
Get Your Skin Checked Out
Skin cancer is the deadliest, and with over 50,000 new cases of melanoma, it’s important to get your skin checked out. Moles can change and become abnormal quickly. So it’s best to be safe. If you spent a lot of time in the sun this summer, be sure to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist who can thoroughly examine your skin for abnormalities and suspicious moles before it gets serious.
With so many new products and a different routine it can be hard to remember when you last exfoliated or the last time took the time to apply a face-mask. Setting a skin routine will help you keep track of the care you put in to your face. If you know that Sundays are saved for facial masks, and Tuesdays and Fridays are for exfoliation, you’ll no longer have to think about it. Make a schedule and stick with it, your skin will have constant benefits and you’ll see it in your face.
For more tips on how to keep your skin healthy, check out our previous post on How to Get Healthy Skin.