As the weather changes, so too does the way your skin feels. Below are the top five Fall skin concerns and how to remedy them. The more information you have heading into this new season, the better you can ensure you have soft, radiant skin.
Summer skin damage
Hopefully you were diligent with sunscreen during the summer, but even the best of intentions might not have been enough to prevent Summer skin damage. And while Fall brings less intense UV rays, you can still be dealing with the effects of the Summer.
As a tan starts to fade, you may notice more brown spots on your skin than before. This is a direct reaction to sun exposure. Hopefully, the exposure was minimal, and the new brown spots will fade. If, however, any spots look large, raised, or abnormally shaped, be sure to bring them up with your doctor.
Unfortunately, dry skin is one of many Fall skin concerns as well as a Winter one. Depending on where you live, Fall can bring quite cold temperatures, and this can greatly affect your skin. If you are outside a lot, or experience a rapid decrease in temperature, be sure to keep your skin nourished and protected. Invest in a heavy-duty moisturized and apply regularly. Don’t wait for dry skin to appear. Rather, add a preventative layer of lotion to your skin to keep it from drying out or cracking.
Fall is sweater weather but be aware of what materials those beloved sweaters are made out of. Even though wool is a natural fiber, it can affect many skin types. Be sure to read the label before you purchase a new sweater to ensure it’s a fabric that will be friendly for your skin. If you can’t live without your favorite wool sweater, find a soft cotton undershirt to wear for a barrier between it and your skin.
One of the most common Fall skin concerns is dry, cracked lips. This happens as a result of a lack of moisture in the air. As well, when someone develops a cold, they often need to breathe through their mouth instead of their nose. The constant dry air that is massed over one’s lips results in dry skin.
Thankfully, there is an easy remedy for this. Simply use a quality lip balm. There are many natural products that use aloe and honey to keep your lips moisturized. Be sure to apply daily. And before going outside. Be preventative and give your lips a defense from the cold, windy air.
Just as your skin need to be properly moisturized, so too does your scalp. The dry air in Fall can lead to many scalp issues including Seborrheic Dermatitis. It often looks like dandruff and can appear on your scalp and eyebrows. Don’t scratch as it as this can lead to scalp irritation issues. Instead, look for a specialized shampoo to calm it down.