5 Fall Skin Care Tips
Summer is almost over, and fall is nearly here. Not only is it time to break out your sweaters, but it’s also time to re-evaluate your skincare routine. No matter what your skin type is, what may have worked well during the hot summer months may not benefit your skin during the cooler, less humid autumn months. Below The South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery shares these five fall skincare tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing as the seasons change.
#1: Reach for the Oil
We realize that you probably spent much of the summer trying to keep oily skin at bay, so it may sound counterintuitive to reach for an oil-based moisturizing product now. However, using an oil-based moisturizer will give your skin the extra moisture it needs now that humidity levels are starting to wane. Facial oils provide mega moisture while still feeling light on your face. Also, facial oils are absorbed into the skin more quickly than heavier, cream-based moisturizers, so you won’t have to wait as long before applying your makeup. It is especially beneficial for people with dry skin, who struggle to find the right skin care products. Use a good face mask weekly to replenish moisture that is lost over time.
#2: Don’t Stop Using Sunscreen
The sun may not feel as strong during fall as it did during summer, but it never stops emitting harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause sun damage, skin cancer, and premature signs of aging, such as hyperpigmentation (dark spots). That is why you should never forget to apply sun protection. To protect your skin, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (with an SPF of at least 15) before you leave the house each day, even if it looks overcast outside.
#3: Keep Your Cuticles in Mind
Dry, rough cuticles are a telltale sign of colder temperatures. This autumn, get into the habit of rubbing cuticle oil onto your cuticles a few times a week. Being meticulous about applying cuticle oil now will help you avoid painful cracked skin later. By winter, your hands will thank you!
#4: Protect Your Lips
It is easy to forget that you have delicate sensitive skin on your lips, too. Avoid flakey, cracked lips by applying a lip balm regularly. You may also want to exfoliate your lips every couple of weeks by lightly brushing them with a soft, dry toothbrush. Taking good care of your lips this fall will make them soft and kissable in time for mistletoe season.
#5: Renew Your Skin
Autumn is a symbol of renewal. If the beating sun wreaked havoc on your skin this summer, perhaps it’s time to renew your skin. At the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer several non-surgical cosmetic treatment options to give you refreshed, revitalized healthy skin.
Laser skin resurfacing treatments are designed to slough off the dead skin cells that can clog up pores and make your skin look dull. We also offer intense pulsed light (IPL) photo facials to improve the look of fine lines and hyperpigmentation. Whatever your skin care needs are, we have an effective treatment option for you whether it is for preventive measures, anti-aging, or rejuvenation.
To schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to find out more about our available skin care treatments, contact the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery by calling (954) 565-7575.