Autumn is here, and with it soon the chilly, windy days will follow. That means your summer skin-care routine won’t be enough to keep your skin healthy in the autumn. Although on our calendars it already says autumn, for the first week or two of autumn, the sun can still go in full effect. So, what can you do to protect your skin? It’s simple – you just have to slowly transition your skin-care routine depending on the weather conditions. Here are a few tips on how to do so:
Hold off on the warm showers & baths
Ah, yes finally the summer heat feels like its letting up, the nights are a little cooler, and now you might think that the perfect time to enjoy a hot shower or bath has come. While a hot shower or bath can be a great way to start and end the day, excessive use of hot water just yet won’t be beneficial for your skin.
The warm water may be cleansing the skin, but staying too long in hot water while the weather is still warm can cause your skin to lose all the natural oils it produces for protecting itself. You don’t have to switch to cold showers or baths if you enjoy a warm bath or shower more, however, lower the temperature of the water for a bit, and limit your time under hot water to protect your skin.
Extra Tip: Whenever you finish with a shower or bath, don’t rub your skin! Instead, choose a gentle towel and tap your skin to dry it off.
Exfoliate your skin
Speaking of limiting your time under hot water, the perfect way to do so and upgrade your skin-care routine at the same time is to exfoliate your skin. However, be wise about the products that you use for exfoliating. Try a gentler product to exfoliate your skin with this autumn.
If you wanted to upgrade your facial autumn, skin-care, then we have an idea for you. Try multi-masking! As the weather changes, so will your skin. In those strange days where it’s freezing in the morning, hot during the day, windy in the evenings - that are the trademarks of autumn, your facial skin will get quite the shock.
You might be surprised to notice only some parts of your face have dry skin, and other parts have become really sensitive due to the weather changes. What we recommend for you to do is to listen to your skin and apply a specific mask for a specific part of your face.
If only your T-zone is getting oily skin, while the other parts of your face are dried up, then apply a mask that will control oil secretion on your T-Zone and a gentler, moisturizing mask on the rest of your face. Depending on your needs combine masks for your face, however, make sure they won’t mix.
Change your moisturizer & lotion
As the weather gets colder, your skin will become drier and drier. That means that it’s time to update your moisturizer and lotion. We suggest that you switch to something more hydrating for your skin. However, be mindful of the level of hydration that you will give your skin. Overhydrating won’t do in early autumn. Instead, use a gentle hydrating lotion and moisturizer for the beginning of autumn, and then switch to products that give ultimate hydration to your skin, once colder days set in.
Extra Tip: If you don’t wish to give up your favorite summer moisturizer or lotion just yet, then a facial oil will do the trick. All you have to do is add 3-10 drops of your favorite facial oil to your moisturizer or lotion, depending on the level of hydration that you want to give your skin. You can also add fewer drops now, and add more later, as the weather gets colder to use up your summer moisturizer or lotion completely.
Don’t say goodbye to sun protection yet
Autumn has started, but the sunny days are still here. In the future, there will still be sunny days, even though you might not feel the rays on the chilly days. Which is why we advise you to keep protecting your skin with sun protection products.
Allow your skin to breathe by layering
The most important part for your skin is to allow it to breathe. Although some chilly days might be on their way, the weather will change multiple times during the day. That’s why you should always be prepared for any weather conditions so that your skin won’t suffer by being overexposed or covered completely. Try to always wear clothes with multiple layers, so that you won’t be too cold, or too hot during the day, and still allow your skin to breathe.
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