Every year as the warm winds of summer give way to the cool, wet chill of fall, the time comes to say goodbye to your favorite shorts and summer dresses and hello to those jeans and sweaters that have been sitting in the back of the closet.
The Wilsonville skin care professionals at Valley View Dermatology want you to know that just because pants and sweaters cover your skin doesn’t mean that you can take a break from your daily skin care regimen. Taking the time to properly care for your skin can mean the difference between healthy, vibrant looking skin and dry, red, and flaky skin.
To keep you looking your best throughout the fall season, here are a few helpful tips from the Wilsonville skin care professionals at the Dermatology Clinic.
1.) Reconsider Your Body Cleanser
During the hot days of summer, fruity shower gels can help you stay fragrant and fresh, but just make sure that your current brand won’t dry out your skin once the cool weather begins. You’ll want to start using a shower gel that is soap-free as well as hydrating. In the fall and winter months, consider using a creamy body wash that will help your skin lock moisture the in.
2.) Give an Oil-Based Scrub a Try
Scrubs made from an oil base are great for the fall and winter months because they provide exfoliating benefits with an additional bonus of hydrating oils. And when it comes to selecting the right oil scrub for your skin, you’ll find an endless number of options in which to choose from. Whether you prefer a brand with oil separating at the top or something with a more solid consistency, our team of Wilsonville skin care professionals can help you find the right band for you.
3.) Moisturize Every Day
The one tip we cannot emphasize enough – if you want to keep your skin smooth and healthy looking, you must hydrate it on a daily basis. The best time to apply lotion is right after drying off when stepping out of the shower. This allows you to seal in the moisture that your skin has already absorbed.
4.) Study Your Skin
As the seasons start to change, you may begin to notice your skin changing as well. This is the time of year where those with oily skin may notice their skin becoming a little more normal, or when those with normal skin might suddenly notice their skin has started to turn dry.
Study if and how your skin changes as the weather turns cold to determine whether you need to change up the types of skin care products you’re using. It you aren’t sure whether your skin care needs are changing with the weather, our Wilsonville skin care professionals can help provide you with some advice during your next visit to Valley View Dermatology.
5.) Create a Skin Care Schedule
With facial exfoliators, facial masks, and the other additional skin care steps you take, it can be difficult to remember when you applied your last peel or took the time to apply a facial mask. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about keeping these details straight if you create a skin care schedule.
While it might sound odd, if you know that every Saturday morning you apply a facial mask, and that Tuesdays and Thursdays are when you exfoliate, you’ll no longer need to worry about what happened when. Make your schedule around the days that work best for you and then stick to it.
6.) Don’t Skip the Sunscreen
Just because those warm summer days of laying out are over doesn’t mean you can skip applying sunscreen before leaving the house. Try using a moisturizer with an SPF level of at least 15 and make sure to reapply a facial moisturize throughout the day as required.