Fall is here and it is time to transition! All the crop tops, shorts, and bikinis are walking in a single file line into the closet while the fall and winter clothes are making an entrance. Autumn is great for turtlenecks, scarves, hats, petticoats, and thigh high boots; however, the icy winds and cold temperatures dry out the skin. Combine the cold winds with dry air from radiators and you have a disaster waiting to happen. Skin loses moisture during the cold seasons which can cause flakiness, irritation, and sensitivity. And you can’t take cute selfies when all you want to do is scratch your face. Changing up your skincare routine is necessary to keep your skin looking healthy, young, and smooth. Here are some essentials for everyday fall beauty.
Add Some Thickness to the Mix
It is time to ditch the light moisturizers and start shopping for heavier creams. Using a thicker moisturizer compensates for the natural moisture the skin loses. According to dermatologists, using a thick cream with ceramides, lipids that help form the skin’s barrier, and retain skin moisture, helps keep your skin hydrated and firm.
Bat the Eyes and Pout the Lips
If you are not already moisturizing your lips and using eye cream, then its time to start. Using eye creams and lip balms make it easier to keep the face looking together. The skin does not do well when the seasons transition. Make it easier by using lip balms and eye creams to make sure the whole face is hydrated. Also, lip balms have dual usage; us the lip balm to moisturize dry spots on your skin.
Put away the exfoliate
Now that the weather is changing, so should your use of exfoliates. You don’t need to use exfoliates as frequent as you would in the summer and spring. After using a scrub, the skin becomes raw and sensitive. Exposed skin in a cold setting in a recipe for disaster. Use a softer exfoliate bi-weekly and don’t forget to put a balm on afterwards.
Sunscreen is Still Necessary
Don’t you dare put away that SPF 50! The sun is still bright in the sky and your skin is still in danger of getting burned. The sun might not feel as smoldering as it does in the summer, however, it can still damage the skin. In addition to using SPF, add vitamin C to your regime. Vitamin C blocks the sun rays that sunscreen does not and helps boost collagen production in the skin.
Buy a Humidifier
Humidifiers are known to boost hydration by adding moisture to the air. The more moisture added to the air, the more it will share with your skin.
And these are the essentials when transitioning to fall skincare. Don’t forget to like, share, and comment on the post. Want more skincare tips? Become a Bougie Babe and subscribe to the blog! I would love to see more interaction from my babes. For any updates, follow my Instagram @Ken.monet! Thank you for reading!