Guide on How To Transition your Skin Care Routine from Summer to Fall
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It’s about that time of the year when the weather begins to change from humid warm air, to more chill and dry air, and as the temperature and climate changes around us- we too adapt to it. Whether we decide to change the way we dress, change the color of our hair, or even switch up our eating habits, there is also one major thing we need to consider to change with the seasons as well, our skin care routine. Skin care routines usually consist of a cleanser, a toner, a moisturizer, serums, and of course SPF. However, due to the change in the climate it is essential to understand that we also need to change up our skin care routines in order to keep up with our skin’s needs throughout the year. In this blog, we will be providing you with a guide on how to transition your skin care routine from summer to fall.
Find out your skin type
Before deciding to switch up your skin care routine it is key to know what your skin type is. There are many ways to tell whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, as this is an important step to knowing what products your skin can and cannot tolerate. However, there are variations of skin sensitivity and other factors that may also change the way your skin looks and feels as well as behaves. That is why we recommend taking a skin analysis with a dermatologist, esthetician, or professional. Progen Probe offers a variety of skin analysis devices that can analyze the skin's pore, moisture and sebum levels, acne, sensitivity, and so much more that allows you to better understand your skin type. To learn more about the importance of a skin analysis or to learn more about our devices visit: https://progenprobe.com/pages/about-us
Switch up your moisturizer
Now depending on your skin type and your skin’s needs, during the summer months you may use a hydrating moisturizer, a lightweight moisturizer, or an oil-free moisturizer, etc. Regardless of what one normally uses as a moisturizer, during the fall it is important to use a moisturizer that packs more hydration. The reason for this is that, due to the dry air that typically comes with colder weather, the skin tends to become dry and can even become irritated which can lead to further issues down the line, for this reason it is important to make sure to keep the skin as hydrated as possible. Speaking of which, this leads us to our next tip on our guide.
Invest in a humidifier
As we discussed how the air outside becomes dryer in colder temperatures, the air inside also becomes dryer as well. Most places during the fall tend to turn their heaters on in order to combat the cool weather outside. However, the indoor heat can dry out the skin just as much as the cool dry weather can, which is why we recommend investing in a humidifier for your home, office, or bedroom in order to replenish the lost hydration your skin needs. Humidifiers work by diffusing water vapor or steam into the air to increase moisture levels, essentially helping keep your skin hydrated and plump throughout heated indoor areas.
Exfoliate and mask
Summertime has a way of exposing us to harmful UV rays that can cause our skin to experience a variety of conditions such as discoloration, wrinkles, and even irritation. Let’s also not forget the excess oil production by sweat that can clog our pores and cause breakouts. This is why we also recommend to exfoliate your skin to help get rid of the dry, dull outer layer of skin and decrease some of the damage, discoloration, and clogged pores that occurred during the summer months and start with a fresh face for fall. Whether you decide to use a chemical peel or physical exfoliating mask, make sure that you are not leaving them longer than needed, and remember to use them with caution so that you continue to be gentle and patient with your skin.
Don't forget SPF
Whether it is hot or cold outside, SPF is a skincare must! You should always keep your skin protected from the sun’s rays, with a sunscreen best suited for your skin type and of at least coverage of SPF 15. The good thing is that during the fall you don’t have to reapply as much as you would in the summer, depending on whether or not you will do more or less outside activities. Another point to note, is that since you might be less exposed during the fall due to layering of clothing, you would only have to apply sunscreen on the areas that you expose, such as your face and hands.
Last but certainly one of the most important tips on this guide, is to be gentle with your skin. Getting to know your skin and what type of skin you have goes hand in hand with what products you can use that won't be harsh on your skin or that are best suited for your skin type. Exposing your skin to harsh products, or too many products or steps can lead to irritation or skin damage, which is why we always recommend getting a skin analysis. Take this blog as a to set up your dermatologist appointment for a precise skincare routine that is best recommended for your skin throughout the year. To learn more tips and tricks about hair, skin, and your scalp health visit our blog page here: https://progenprobe.com/blogs/blog
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