As we transition into autumn and the weather changes, the way our skin reacts to the new temperatures changes too. In the cooler months, the air gets drier outside and inside with the operation of heaters. When skin starts losing moisture, the barrier can get disrupted, causing increased sensitivity, dryness, and irritation. 1. For Super-Sensitive Skin, Hydrate With Elastin, Collagen, or Aloe. The best thing you can do is hydrate and coat your skin with essential oils, serums, and creams to aid in the recovery process. 2. Switch to a Thicker Moisturizer. Because of environmental changes, switching to a thicker moisturizer before bed is important. We need to compensate for the change by adding more moisture to the skin and helping to retain it.
More about Cheyanne Mallas PA 3. Use a Lip Moisturizer and Add Eye Creams. If these two things weren't already a part of your skincare regimen, they should be during the cooler months. Just as you should switch to a thicker moisturizer, adding these products moisturizes your lips and the skin around your eyes. Our skin does not like sudden transitions, and by adding lip and eye creams, it helps with this transition. 4. Don’t Use Exfoliants and Retinoids as Frequently. Decrease the use of exfoliants and retinoids—the reason for this, again, has to do with the drier and colder nature of the environment. Humidity and warm temperatures usually buffer the irritating effects of topical retinoids and exfoliants. 5. Continue Using Sunscreen. While UV radiation is greater during the summertime, it's still present throughout all four seasons. Sunscreen should be used at all times because it generally helps decrease the incoming UV radiation. UV radiation accelerates and increases the risk of skin cancer. I recommend sticking to a daily SPF 50 (at least). 6. Add Vitamin C To Your Regimen Vitamin C works double duty in the colder months and helps combat SPF rays that aren't fully blocked by your sunscreen. It also evens skin pigmentation, which helps to boost collagen production resulting in a brighter complexion. My absolute favorite is Revision C+ Correcting Complex 30 %.