Shifting Your Skin Care Approach for Fall Weather
Now that summer is over you might not be showing as much skin, but that doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of it. Cooler months present unique challenges for keeping skin moisturized, protected and smooth. Although it has yet to cool down here in the Valley, it is important to be prepared for the fall and winter months. Being prepared will help you avoid dryness, itching and other skin damage associated with dry, cold weather – and you can enjoy the benefits of healthy skin even when the climate is working against you:
- Moisturize. Keeping the moisture level up in your skin is important all year-round, but it’s an absolute necessity when the dry, cool air of fall arrives. When the dryness becomes especially persistent and intense, it’s important to opt for a lotion that’s up to the task of protecting and moisturizing your skin.
- Humidify. You can’t change the weather outside, but you can modify the climate indoors. If you find yourself constantly suffering from dry skin, try sleeping in a room with a humidifier, so skin can take a break from being exposed to dry air.
- Protect yourself from the sun. Even though the weather isn’t warm in most places, the sun can still harm skin during the fall months, so be sure to apply sunscreen before heading outdoors for extended periods. Do your skin two favors at once by using a lotion that also features SPF protect ion. Don’t forget lip balm with skin-protecting agents as well.
- Adjust bathing habits. A piping hot shower may feel like just what you need on a cold day, but skin care experts recommend turning it down a bit in temperature for a more skin-friendly wash. Use gentle soaps and cleaners that allow your skin to retain as much of its natural moisture as possible.
By implementing these few simple tips to keep your skin safe from harsh weather and replace the moisture it will naturally lose, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the year’s cooler months in comfort. For more information about how to care for your skin and the different treatments available, visit www.shapiroplasticsurgery.com.