Fall is officially here and we’ve made it through another Florida summer! Kudos to you if you have been diligently taking care of your skin all year as well! We love the fun and the sun of summertime, and proper skin care is one of the most important aspects of a long and lovely summer season. But now that we’re making the turn for fall, it’s time to change up your personal skin care plan as quickly as you change into your fall wardrobe.
Many people just stick to their regular skin care routine throughout the year. While any skin care routine is better than no skincare routine, there are things to consider when you are trying to maintain healthy skin across the seasons of the year. Fall, for instance, is a drier, cooler time of year, and this change in the atmosphere means your skin needs a new tactical plan to remain as healthy as possible.
Hello Smooth wants to make sure you have all the info and tools you need to keep your skin fresh and glowing all year long, so here are a few healthy skin care tips for Fall to keep you on track to meet your personal goals for your skin health. In part one, we’ll discuss skin moisturization and hydration. Part two will cover some important skin protection and health techniques and products.
- Make sure you are using a cleanser that is “clean”. Take a good look at the cleanser you are using. Is it non-drying? Sulfate-free?? When we are already up against the drier, cooler air of Fall, there is no reason to complicate things with sulfates and products that will dry your skin out further. Check out the AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser from Skin Medica. This fantastic cleanser is packed with provitamin B5 and jojoba spheres that are excellent for improving the texture, tone and overall appearance of ALL skin types. It is one of our personal favorite cleansers!
- Battle the drier air with a boost of hydration. We all LOVE our lotions, but for the fall season, we recommend a switch to a cream. A combination of a nice, lightweight but still thick moisturizer and a superior hydrator is key to that festive fall glow you are chasing for your skin. We LOVE Cosmetical Technologies Ultra Benefits Firming & Brightening Moisturizer. This cream is a little thicker than most and is loaded with antioxidant Lipochroman and firming peptides. This moisturizer also protects against damaging UV rays and other nasty pollutants while it is firming and hydrating your precious skin cells, which is why we love it so much! For hydrating your skin, it’s tough to beat Skin Medica’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator. Another product that is beneficial to all skin types, the time-released hyaluronic acid (that’s the HA) provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also enhancing your skin’s ability to replenish its own natural hyaluronic acid supply, which in turn promotes long-term skin health. This is an absolute MUST in our own AM/PM skin routines here at Hello Smooth.
Be sure to check out part two of our Fall skin care blog next time! We’ll be talking protection and continuing care for the skin you’re in. Remember: Be Smooth. Be Cool. Be YOU!