Autumn brings cooler weather and lower humidity, which can make skin drier, as we spend more time indoors warming, so making small changes to your skincare regimen as we transition between seasons is the smart thing to do.
It is important to change your routine and use different products to keep your skin nourished and healthy, all year round.metro ukHow to transition your skincare routine from summer to fall and winter:
Choose a thicker moisturizer:
During the summer months, most of us won’t need to use heavy moisturizers or rich formula products, instead opting for lighter, gel-like products that work best in hotter weather, and when the weather starts to cool off and the air is drier, it’s important to switch to formulas. Heavy-duty lotions and creams prevent moisture loss from the skin.
Use a thicker moisturizer
Change your cleaning routine
Dry and sensitive skin types are naturally less resistant to cold temperatures than other skin types and therefore need special care during the fall and winter months.
For these skin types, using the same cleanser you used in the summer can cause irritation and flaking when the weather is cooler. Instead, opt for gentle, sulfate-free, pH-balanced cleansers that are the perfect choice to combat the dryness and sensitivity associated with winter..
cleaning the face
Use a body lotion
Skin care is not only about what appears on your face, and this is more true in the fall, and it is important to think about your skin care routine for your whole body, so it is preferable to use a body lotion to provide protection on all your skin, to prevent dryness.
Try gentle exfoliation
A little exfoliation can go a long way, adding some light exfoliation to your skincare regimen can make all the difference..
Exfoliation is a tricky topic because it is very easy to overdo it, which can lead to problematic skin resulting in further moisture loss and inflammation..
You’ll know if you’re getting too rough if your skin is constantly inflamed, irritated and itchy, and if this happens, cut back on exfoliation and do it no more than once a week until your skin feels comfortable.