As the days grow shorter, the temperatures drop, and the air becomes drier, your skin may lose precious moisture. Autumn is a time of transition, and the best autumn skin care routines will correct any summer damage that has occurred and prepare your skin for winter. Sun, chlorine, and saltwater may have taken a toll on your skin throughout the summer, so fall is a time to exfoliate and moisturize.
Part of what gives autumn air its distinctive cool crispness is drier air. Cool, dry air supplies your skin with less ambient hydration, and on breezy days, it can even carry away moisture from the surface of your skin. For dry or combination skin, changing weather means it’s time to change your moisturizer. A more emollient cream instead of a light summer lotion gives your skin’s surface more protection from becoming rough and parched. Even oily complexions sometimes benefit from a richer moisturizer, especially if you take your exercise routine outside to enjoy the weather.
As summer’s skin-baring styles give way to sleeves and pants, your skin needs extra help. Did you know that throughout the day, fabric wicks away the natural moisture your skin produces to keep itself healthy? Switch from a bracing shower gel to a moisture-rich cream-based cleansing lotion or foaming wash. If your skin’s particularly dry, look for sulfate-free body washes that cleanse thoroughly without drying. Follow up with a body lotion formulated to address your skin type’s specific needs, such as a hydrating oil-free formula for oily skin or a richer body butter for dry skin.
As always it’s important to develop and maintain a skincare regime. Although the steps may remain the same, the products your skin needs can change dramatically in autumn.
Remember: Ditch the soap. Fragrant soapy scrubs might feel (and smell) wonderful but they leave your skin dry. When fall arrives, its more important than ever to make sure to switch to a soap-free hydrating cleanser. It’s time to put away the gels and bring out the creamy body wash.
Consider this the right time to introduce some new elements into your skin care routine. This is an opportune time to add to the often neglected and overlooked neck and décolleté area to your regime. Cleansing and using very gentle care are imperative. The skin on the décolletage area lacks the elasticity and resilience that the rest of the skin on your body and face has, so it needs to be treated as such. It’s best to use a gentle facial cleanser to wash the area and pat dry. And be sure to use a specified product like Duplicell P199 Neck & Décolleté Firming Therapy as part of the final step.
Autumn months are often busier ones, and it’s easy to let stress build – stress that can show in your skin. While you are adjusting to your new schedule, don’t forget to adjust your skin care routine at the same time. Before you know it, holiday season will be here; be ready for it with your best fall skincare routine yet.
Remember it’s important to have a complete regimen for skin health. This should include a cleaning and moisturizing step with proven products like Duplicell P199, Duplicell F199 and Duplicell Facial Tonic Balancing Toner. Also keep in mind that getting enough rest and drinking plenty of water are also essential to healthy skin and a healthy life.