Fall is here and winter is fast approaching, which means the air is cooler and the air is dryer. This means fires in the fireplace, boots over leggings, scarves, and everything pumpkin. It also means dry skin, skin irritation, and it means that women need to make some basic changes to their beauty routine to ensure they look as gorgeous as ever for their holiday photos. The change in weather means skin needs a different kind of treatment. Find out what you need to change in your beauty routine with the seasons.
Fall is not the time for harsh cleansers designed to fight moisture. Your skin is zapped of much of its natural moisture when the air is cooler, which means you need a very gentle cleanser that won’t dry out your skin even more than the cool air.
If you use toner on your skin, you need to make sure you switch to one that does not contain alcohol during the cooler weather. It is notoriously irritating to skin, and that statement is never truer than it is when the temperature drops and skin is naturally drier.
You probably avoid these like the plague during the summer when your skin feels perpetually oily. However, when the weather is cool, you need to use one at least once a month to add moisture back into your skin.
Just because you aren’t lying in the sun working on your tan does not mean you get to skip the sunscreen. You need sunscreen anytime you are outside, in the car, sitting by a window, or just heading out to check the mail. This time of year it’s a good idea to use a moisturizer with built-in sunscreen to protect and moisturize your skin in the cool air.