How to Update Your Skincare Routine for Fall

 In Lincoln Park

It’s hard to believe that fall is only a few weeks away. As excited as we are to break out our comfy sweaters and drink pumpkin spice lattes, autumn’s cool, dry weather can really take a toll on our skin. Updating your skincare routine for fall is also essential to heal summer damage and prepare your skin for winter.

 

Follow this routine to achieve healthy, glowing skin:

 

Step 1: Exfoliate

Turn that rough summer tan into soft, smooth skin by exfoliating your skin at least once a week. Use an exfoliant for all skin types to hydrate your skin and remove dead skin cells.

 

Step 2: Soap-free Cleanser

Steer clear of fragrant soaps and go for a soap-free cleanser. Scented soaps have unnecessary chemicals that can cause more harm than good, drying out your skin and even causing allergic reactions.

 

Step 3: Moisturizer for Your Skin Type

Cool air = dry skin. Be generous when applying lotion — especially on areas that are prone to dryness (elbows, knees and hands). If you tend to have oily skin, look for a light, oil-free formula. People with dry skin should opt for a richer body butter. For best results, apply your moisturizer right after you get of the shower, so that your skin locks in the moisture. Don’t forget to use lip balm to prevent flaky lips.

 

Step 4: SPF Forever

Not only should you be wearing sunscreen during the summer, you should apply it year round. UV rays are just as strong and dangerous, regardless of what your thermostat says. Apply sunscreen in the morning to help protect your skin throughout the day.
It’s important to keep up with an effective skincare routine for fall to maintain soft skin throughout the cold months ahead. To find a skincare routine that works for you, feel free to contact us.

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