“DERMATOLOGISTS APPROVED SKINCARE TIPS FOR FALL 2023”
Guest Blog Post By Noor UI Ain, Biochemist and Molecular Biologist
Fall has arrived! The transition of seasons demands our change, especially our skin. When we hear about fall, we just imagine the dryness of our skin, our lips, coldness, less oil production, and a loss of elasticity. But less do we think about the reason for our skin changes. We all apply some sort of skincare tip, which we do every fall, but you might wonder why sometimes they don't work. This is the purpose of our blog: to inform you of the types of products you should avoid and what tips might help you in this year's 2023 fall. Let's hop on and get some amazing dermatologist-approved skincare tips that can make you and your skin glowy and super healthy.
We know moisturization is a common thing, but do you know that this is the crucial factor that determines your skin condition? And most of the time, we do apply lots of creams and lotions to keep ourselves just moisturized, but little did we know that we're just increasing the skin's oil production capability. If you're using a kind of moisturizer that lets your skin dry after some time, this is the time you need some upgrading.
- Use a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid; this is a powerful hydrating agent.
“Hyaluronic acid solutions form an occlusive layer and absorb moisture, thereby hydrating the skin.”
- Buy a moisturizer that contains glycerin for the best results.
“You may not be moisturizing often enough, or you may be using the wrong type of moisturizer for your skin type.”
Do you know that the transition from warmer to fall (colder) season can result in the accumulation of dead skin cells and can clog the pores of your skin? It can result in a dull complexion, which makes this season best for exfoliation.
Exfoliation serves as a reset button for your skin. It helps to slough away dead skin cells, allowing healthier, newer cells underneath to surface.
But one thing to remember is to opt for an exfoliator that's specifically designed for the fall season. Ingredients like fruit enzymes, oatmeal, or finely milled rice powder can be the best choice.
In the fall, aim to exfoliate your skin once a week and depending on your skin’s reactions, consult a skincare professional to maintain a balanced frequency.
“Exfoliating won’t be enough to diminish dryness on its own ; you’ll need to moisturize too.”
KEEP NOURISHES WITH NATURAL OILS:
Oil production gets minimized in the fall and winter, and your skin craves extra moisture and protection. This is where natural oils come into play. There is a misconception that oils just play a beneficial role for dry skin; that's not true! Applying oils can be the best skincare solution for all skin types.
WHY YOU SHOULD USE NATURAL OILS?
You seek antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins in skincare products that can work best for your skin. What if we tell you that these active ingredients are present in natural form as natural oils?
They will rejuvenate your skin by strengthening the skin barrier, locking in moisturizer, and providing a protective layer against harmful environmental conditions.
The key to nourishing your skin with natural oils lies in choosing the right one for your specific needs. Some of the best oils for fall are:
- Jojoba oil
- Argan oil
- Rosehip seed oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Avocado oil
Don't worry, if you're the individual having oily skin. Look for lightweight options like Grapeseed or Argan oil. They're packed with nutrients that help regulate sebum production, giving your skin a healthy, balanced glow without excess shine.
ADJUST YOUR CLEANSER:
During the fall, its essential to switch to a cleanser that provides a thorough cleanse while maintaining the skin's natural moisture balance.
Select a cleanser with hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides to balance the moisture levels of the skin as well as maintain protection.
If you've got sensitive skin, try to use a fragrance-free, gentle cleanser specifically designed for sensitive skin types.
In the cooler and drier months, don't over-cleanse. Cleansing one or two times a day would be sufficient. If you're noticing some dryness in your skin, just exfoliate once a day.
SUNSCREEN IS NON-NEGOTIABLE:
Don't let the cool temperatures fool you. Even in the fall, you're exposed to UV rays! A broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen can provide you with the best protection against UV rays. Dermatologists recommend the use of SPF, whether you're indoors or outdoors.
SUNSCREEN IS A MUST IN EVERY SEASON!
“Any sun exposure can cause skin damage, and wearing daily SPF year-round is essential. This is easily achieved by wearing a daily moisturizer with SPF, makeup with SPF, and lip balm/gloss with SPF.”
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER:
We're talking about skin's dryness in the whole blog, and you got a better understanding of how you can prevent it with the use of skincare products. If you don't use any skincare products, that’s totally fine. But it’s fine, just in case you're consuming plenty of water.
KEEP HYDRATNG YOUR INNERSELF!
Skincare products hydrate your outer skin, but water can internally hydrate your skin, leading to healthy, vibrant skin.
Watermelons, cucumbers, and strawberries are all high in water content and low in sugar quantity.
USUALLY, 4 TO 6 CUPS WATER CONSUMPTION IS A RULE FOR HEALTHY SKIN ACHIEVMENT.
Your rough skin demands your attention. It can get a lot better just by implementing some skin rules to be followed. Simply by hydrating, moisturizing, and cleansing your outer skin surface, you can protect yourself from skin diseases. There is a need for personalized skincare in your skincare regimen.
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