Summer is coming to an end, and it is time to say goodbye to our lightweight skincare routine.
Ah, the beauty of crisp days is almost here, and with it comes the possibility of wearing lovely sweaters, or spending an evening curled up on the couch reading a great book. However, on the not-so-bright-side of the new season that is upon us, colder temperatures mean also drier air and skin! It is time to change a few things on your skincare routine if you want to avoid the itchiness of autumnal skin.
What should you change?
Summer is all about oil-free, lightweight moisturizers (and we love them), but they don’t work for fall. Instead, during fall you should opt for thicker moisturizers. Experts recommend a heavy cream made with ceramides, which are natural fatty acids produced by the skin, but they need to be replenished during the colder months.
Fall is also the time to cut back on exfoliating with ingredients like retinoids or glycolic acid and opting for treatments with glycolic pads instead.
What should you add?
During colder months, you should add body lotion to your skincare routine. As humidity in the air decreases, your skin tends to become drier and, therefore, itchier. To avoid this, experts recommend loading up on hydration from head to toe. A moisturizer body lotion will improve your hydration on your inner and outer skin layers.
Ava Shamban, a Beverly Hills-based dermatologist and founder of Skin Five, also recommends restoring hydration from the inside out. She actually recommends a product called Aethern that can “increase skin hydration and radiance.”