Skin care is important whatever the season. However, changing seasons is especially hard for your skin, that’s why you need to take care of it and provide protective barriers. The air becomes drier and cooler and your skin can become flaky and dry as we leave summer and go into fall (also called autumn) which is characterized by cold and wind.
These environmental factors added to the constant temperature changes between inside and outside, contribute negative effects to your skin’s health. To better take care of your skin this fall season, here are some healthy skin care tips that you could follow.
Keep it clean
Clean your face with warm water and mild soap or facial wash in the morning. This is to remove all the excess sebum in your face which can cause dirt deposits to accumulate during the day. But, do not remove all the oil as they have a protective function for your skin by acting as a natural barrier against external conditions and factors.
Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. Nutritionists and doctors recommend that you should drink at least eight glasses of water every day to maintain overall health and healthy skin.
Moisturize and protect
Keep your skin moisturized. The rough and dry skin left over by summer should be pampered and kept moisturized to get it ready for the coming winter months. The cold and harsh wind brought by fall will definitely cause your skin to dry and become scaly if you don’t take care of it. You should also use a sun screen lotion when going out to protect your skin. Even if summer has ended, it doesn’t mean that the sun stopped shining altogether. The sun emits the same harmful UV rays that cause so much skin damage.
Fall is a great time to peel and exfoliate. Skin radiance is achieved by banishing dullness caused by dead skin cells. And you know that summer left its mark on your skin through dry and flaky skin. Remove dry or dead skin cells by exfoliating. New skin equals young looking skin. However, caution must be exercised when using exfoliating products. When used incorrectly or excessively, these products can cause more harm than good and worse may even cause permanent skin damage. Always check the labels and determine suitability of the product to your skin type.
Always remember the saying that you are what you eat. This has never been as true as with skin care. Eat food that are healthy because the nutrients from these healthy food groups will help prepare and protect your skin against external damaging factors. Choose fruits and vegetables and avoid fatty foods especially deep fried meals from fast food chains.
Use Argan oil
Argan oil helps make the skin more flexible and cope with the negative effects of climate by continuing to keep the skin fully hydrated. The oil is enriched with squalene and several other significant fatty acids known for their powerful hydrating properties. The fatty acids help lock in moisture to keep your skin smooth and moisturized. Argan oil also contains natural tocopherols that give the oil excellent anti-free radical and anti-stress capabilities and natural self-protection against oxidation which gives this oil great sun-protection property.
The temperature may be dropping but it is no reason for you to lag behind in your skin care regimen as well. Caring properly for your skin will help you maintain healthy-looking skin that is soft and smooth. Follow these tips on how to take care of your skin this fall to prevent your skin from looking dull and dry.