The leaves are changing color and starting to drop from the trees, days are growing shorter, and there’s a familiar crispness in the air. Fall is here, and with it comes rich lattes, cozy sweaters, soft flannels, and warm boots. Just as our wardrobe adjusts with the season, our skincare routines need to be adjusted as well. The cooler, drier air throughout the fall and winter months means higher moisture needs for your skin. Adding regular hydrating facials and these skin care tips to your routine will keep your skin radiant and glowing this fall and winter.
Our skin loses a lot of moisture in the air when the humidity is low. The lighter-weight formulas you used in the summer months can’t supply enough moisture to make up for the loss. So you’ll need to not only change up the way that you do things but swap out many of your skincare products as well.
When the air is humid and your skin more oily in the summer a strong and foamy cleanser feels wonderful, but when the air turns dryer in the fall you need to switch to a hydrating cleanser such as Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Cleanser that gently cleans without drying your skin and contains emollients that protect your skin’s lipid barrier to maintain moisture levels to combat the drier air. When you meet with your skincare specialist, they’ll analyze your skin to give you the perfect homecare regimen for your skin type.
Ease Up On Exfoliation
If your skin is looking a little dull and drab you might think that you need to scrub away some layers to get your fresh dewy complexion back, but dullness is sometimes simply due to dryness that could be remedied with a moisturizer. Aggressive exfoliation in this case will only make matters worse. When your skin does need exfoliation in the colder months reach for Dermalogica Hydro Masque Exfoliant which gently scrubs away buildup with bamboo while deeply hydrating and nourishing your skin with snow mushroom and cucumber extracts.
Reach for a Richer Moisturizer
When fall weather arrives it’s time to ditch your lightweight summer lotion and reach for a more intense moisturizer. Farmhouse Fresh Three Milk Ageless Moisturizer gives you the richness of botanical milks and skin-nourishing peptides to deeply moisturize, firm, and purify your skin.
Keep Using SPF
Though the days are shorter and the sun’s rays may not be quite as strong, UV exposure in fall and winter are still damaging to your skin. Any exposed skin should have sunscreen applied before heading outdoors no matter the season. In fact, snow acts much like the sand at the beach. It reflects UV rays back up at you so that you’re getting hit from above and below. So don’t skip the sunscreen. Apply Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF30 every single day to protect your delicate facial skin.
Get a Humidifier
The heat inside your home is warm and cozy when chilly breezes are blowing outside, but your heating system sucks moisture from the air leaving it even drier than it was to start with. You can counteract this effect by investing in a good humidifier. Raising the humidity levels even slightly in your home will help keep your skin from getting as dry. While you’re at it, consider getting a small one for your office too.
Areas That Need Special Attention
When it turns colder you need to pay special attention to your heels and lips. The thickest part of your skin is on your heels, and the most sensitive and vulnerable is your lips. As such these areas need more moisture to stay soft and supple. So keep Farmhouse Fresh Honey Heel Glaze and Whoopie Hydrating Lip Balm on hand to give these areas the TLC they need.
Hydrate From Within
You also need to ensure that you’re getting the recommended amount of water each day. If you’re dehydrated on the inside it will show on the outside in the form of dry skin. Making sure you’re taking in enough water should be a top priority in your fall and winter skincare routine.
Schedule Facials Regularly
Facials are a professional skin care service that your skin needs year-round. Having facials regularly will strip away the buildup that gives your skin that dull appearance and interferes with the absorption of your moisturizer. The nourishing creams and serums deeply hydrate your skin and boost cell renewal to keep your skin soft and supple despite the weather.
Schedule an appointment today at Village Salon & Spa and allow our expert estheticians to pamper your skin and get it ready for the colder weather ahead with a hydrating facial. Our skin care experts can analyze your skin and give you the perfect home skincare regimen for your skin’s unique needs. Your skin will thank you for it! Call us at 302-644-4247 to schedule your appointment today, or use our convenient online booking tool. You can find us in The Villages of Five Points center at 17314 North Village Main Blvd., in Lewes, DE.