A change in seasons has an impact on your skin, so when the colder weather arrives, it’s time for you to change up your skincare routine. While we don’t all live in areas with drastically different seasons, those who see a significant change in the weather as we go into winter are more susceptible to changes to their skin.
Read our guide to your fall skincare routine, including how to prepare your skin for fall and why it’s important to protect your skin during the colder months.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROTECT SKIN DURING COLD MONTHS?
Our skin likes consistency, so a sudden change in seasons can be a shock to the system, leaving our skin cells working in overdrive to adjust to the new environment. Decreased humidity levels during colder weather can lead to tighter, drier skin, and skin cells will have to work harder to maintain adequate hydration.
During this time, the skin’s protective barrier becomes disrupted, leading to inflammation and irritation. As well as dryness, those with pre-existing conditions such as eczema and rosacea may see an increase in facial redness and breakouts due to a shift in weather.
Any diagnosed skin conditions are best treated with over the counter medication, so if you’re concerned or have any questions, your first port of call should be your dermatologist. However, dry skin can be alleviated simply by changing up your skincare regimen. Your products should be specifically targeted to looking after your face during the winter months, so you’ll want them to be more hydrating than the products you use over summer. Take a look at our fall skincare tips below:
STEP-BY-STEP FALL SKINCARE ROUTINE
1. CLEAN YOUR FACE
Begin by removing any bacteria or dead skin cells from your face using a cleanser and some cotton pads. Harsher, stripping cleansers that are more appropriate for the summer months should be replaced with a more gentle, moisturizing cleanser to accommodate the colder weather. A cleanser will leave your skin revitalized and balanced, while prepping your face for the following products.
2. USE A HYALURONIC ACID SERUM
A serum containing hyaluronic acid is beneficial for transitioning to the colder months, since it helps skin achieve its optimum level of hydration. Try our During the night time, use our MULTI CORREXION® Hydrate & Plump Night Serum Capsules for visibly plumper skin, as well as a 2x boost in your skin’s hydration levels in just two weeks. You can trial these capsules by opting for our mini 10 count capsule product, or choose full size for 30 capsules.
3. KEEP YOUR SKIN HYDRATED WITH A MOISTURIZER
As temperatures drop, so do humidity levels, and the dry air around us does nothing for our skin’s moisture levels. This lack of humidity means that even if you don’t use a moisturizer in the summer months, it’s likely that you will have to use one in the winter, or if you do use one, you’ll need to switch to a heavier one.
While different skin types require different levels of moisture, when the colder weather arrives, you should be switching to a moisturizer that provides you with some extra moisture. Our RETINOL CORREXION® Max Daily Hydration Fragrance Free Crème is one of the best moisturizers for dehydrated skin. Designed to hydrate and smooth dry, crepeyskin , it gives the skin a more youthful appearance while providing you with that much-needed boost of moisture.
4. WEAR SPF EVEN IN COLD MONTHS
To protect your skin, you should be using an SPF all year-round, even during the colder months. You can use an SPF by itself, or you can combine your SPF and moisturizer using a product like our MULTI CORREXION® Hydrate & Plump Moisturizer With SPF 30, which moisturizes and protects your skin from the sun’s harsh rays.
Your fall skincare regimen should be adapted to give your skin the extra moisture that it needs. For more hydrating products, take a look at our collection of products containing hyaluronic acid, or for more skincare tips and advice, take a look at our blog and read all about what serum does for your face.
*Article initially posted on: https://www.rocskincare.com/blogs/roc-blog/a-guide-to-your-fall-skincare-routine