Fall is actually my favorite season:the best clothes the best colors, and the best weather, but sometimes the dry air and cool temperatures can really dry out your skin. Here are three ways for us to combat the fall dry-out.
1. Use thick moisturizers at night. Doing this will allow your skin to soak up as much moisture as possible with out interruption from things like the sun, sweat, smoke, and any of the other elements that may cause harm to our skin. Pay special attention to parts of your skin that feel extra dry, or that are already peeling. Skin PhD replenishing night cream is made with shea butter and marula oil, and is great for our skin no matter the season.
2. Exfoliate, 2-3 times a week. For some, this number could even be reduced to 1-2 times a week. excessive exfoliating could cause your skin to peel from lack of moisture; on the flip side, not exfoliating enough could cause breakouts and make it hard to hydrate healthy skin. Start with twice a week and see how your skin reacts. If you feel too dry, then lower your exfoliating to once a week. If you feel oily, or if your skin starts to look scaly, the up to thee times a week. Skin PhD has a lot of great exfoliators for our skin; my favorite is the papaya exfoliator.
3. Don’t use hard soaps on your skin, especially your face. Hard soaps, filled with perfume and sulfurs are always harsh on skin, but they become even more detrimental once the seasons change and cool weather starts to take its toll. Use moisturizing soaps instead. You will see a drastic difference in the tightness of your skin after cleansing. My favorite is the foaming facial wash with marula oil; I have extremely sensitive skin, and this cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean and hydrated with no irritation.