Autumn is fully in bloom! The trees are changing colors, the nights are cool and comfortable, and the dangers of the hot summer sun are behind us. Well, at least two of those statements are correct. Although the summer is over and the strongest rays are behind us, this is no time to start neglecting your skin. Check out the following tips and tricks for keeping your skin healthy and safe this fall.
- Hydrate – Hydrating is always an important part of keeping your skin healthy. Too little hydration and your skin will dry out and crack. Worse yet, dry skin can also lead to wrinkles, spots, and other unsightly blemishes.
- Proper coverage – Although the worst of the summer rays are gone, the sun can still do damage to your skin. Make sure that you are using sunscreen whenever you go outside. Since the weather is cooler, you may not feel any damage until it is too late, especially when there is a cool breeze blowing.
- Moisturize – Make sure that you moisturize your skin on a regular basis. Your skin is much more prone to drying out, both indoors and outdoors. Cool air outside and heat inside can damage your skin. This is the time of year when I start carrying a small bottle or stick of moisturizer. I tend to use hand sanitizer too, and when coupled with the dryness of the season, this can lead to cracks and bleeding.
- Exfoliate! – Even for our guy friends out there, exfoliating is how you get rid of dead skin cells. These cells can clog your pores, leading to breakouts and unsightly blemishes. Make sure that you exfoliate with a loofah or something similar at least every couple of days. If you have oily skin, you may want to exfoliate more often as your pores can become clogged with oil, too.
These simple little tricks can help keep your skin looking healthy and radiant throughout the fall and year round as well. Remember, skin is constantly exposed to all sorts of things that can damage it and make it appear older and unhealthier. Taking a few simple precautions now can make a world of difference later on.