We’ve previously talked about the ways that you can take care of your skin when fall comes around. In that entry, we touched on the changes you should make for your personal regimen. But what about the changes your skin undergoes in the changing weather? Marie Claire has created a pretty helpful list about the changes you may experience. Armed with this knowledge, you are better equipped to tackle skin issues at the source.
Yes, we’ve talked about this before. Cooler weather tends to signal the dry-skin season. Most of us have already experienced it, but have we ever given thought to why it happens? The drop in temperature outside and the increase of heating inside means we’re encountering low humidity wherever we go. That lack of moisture in the atmosphere predictably dries out your skin, and transferring that moisture to the dry air. Therefore, it is imperative that we keep our skin hydrated during this time.
This is something you really can’t change. Instead, you need to learn to work with it. Cooler weather means your skin’s behavior will become more fickle and sensitive to what you expect to be routine treatments. According to dermatologist Ava Shamblan, it’s best to essentially let your skin do it’s thing. This, however, does not mean you should ignore it completely. Instead, just dial back the frequency or intensity of your skin care routine. A great example given here is to exfoliate once a week, as opposed to twice every other week.
The Long Arm of Summer
Just because the dog days of summer have ended does not mean the sun’s impact has gone with them. On the contrary, the sun impacts our skin in more ways than one, and the effects can be felt long after summer’s end. Marie Claire tells us that sun damage is most often seen in the form of “sunspots and other visible forms of aging”. However, larger pores are often an unwanted byproducts of summer. The heat stimulates glands which produce oil, and their subsequent enlargement opens the way for dirt. So, during the fall, make sure you’re getting in their and cleaning it out!