When summer turns into fall, you'll need to change more than your wardrobe & make-up. In order to maintain beautiful, healthy skin, your skincare routine will need to transition as well. Using the same products throughout the seasons won't yield the same results. Summer heat & humidity causes your skin to produce more oils, while fall's cooler, drier weather can strip skin of oil & moisture. If you start making the transition between the two seasons, your skin will never realize the season has ever changed.
Cooler temperatures call for more frequent exfoliation routine as skin becomes can become flakey & dry. Exfoliation helps to resurface the skin, energizes a dull lifeless complexion while hydrating dry flakey skin. Exfoliation prepares skin for deeper penetration of your winter serums, creams & butters.
Dry, cool weather means your skin needs more moisture than it did during the summer. Summer heat causes you to perspire, leading to oil and clogged pores along with the need for a lightweight moisturizer. For Fall, you may need to swap out your moisturizer for a lush version that is suitable for your skin type. Make sure to apply moisturizer at least twice per day. Take note of the condition of your skin during the transition period; you might need to moisturize up to three times per day while your skin adjusts to the seasonal changes.
Making a Smooth Transition
You can't just change your skin routine overnight. Try starting with your new skincare regimen in the morning and sticking with your summer routine for a few weeks. Your skin will thank you for transitioning over time and not making any harsh or sudden changes to it.
For moisturizer, start by applying your lightweight serum twice a day when temperatures start to cool. As soon as you start to notice your skin feeling tighter, switch to a thicker moisturizer. This is your skins way of letting you know when its time to change your skincare routine.
The key is to study any changes in your complexion and work to correct any changes. The shift from summer to fall may be subtle but, your skin will be the first to notice. Keep an eye out for dryness or sensitivity and move into your winter skincare products at the first sign of change. Then go outside and enjoy the incredible foliage and seasonal beauty for fall!
Until next time - A la prochenne
**Articles from Balance Redesigned/Balance Bath Company are not intended & should not be considered medical or legal advice. If you have any questions about your health please consult a medical professional.