(BPT) - With fall in full swing, it’s time to reconsider your skincare regimen. Autumn's cooler temperatures and lower level of humidity can lead to an uptick in dry skin and overall skin health changes. Researchers found that climate factors have the potential to influence skin health, especially skin’s moisture levels and textures, and that consumers should alter their skincare from season to season.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways to smoothly transition your skincare regimen to fall without overhauling your entire beauty product collection.
Here are five simple tips to consider to correct any summer damage and prepare your skin for the upcoming colder months:
Switch up your cleanser: With a decrease in sunlight and heat, our skin produces less oil. With that change, it is important to choose a cleanser that does not completely strip the skin of its natural oils. During the summer months, gel and foaming cleansers are great for a deep cleanse, however these may cause the skin to dry out in the fall. The key is to choose a new cleanser based on your skin type and how it reacts to different weather conditions, such as a sulfate-free or lotion-based alternative.
Don’t skip out on the toner: In addition to switching up your cleanser, it is also best to opt out of using alcohol-based toners. Alcohol-based products can be too drying in the cooler months. Instead, try incorporating a toner made with witch hazel or glycolic acid to help keep oil production to a minimum but also reduce blemishes and blackheads.
Invest in a personalized serum: To help transition your skin, focus on serums that help even skin tones, replenish hydration levels and enhance radiance. The Artistry brand by Amway recently created Artistry Signature Select Personalized Serum, a completely customizable serum solution equipped with the amplifiers needed to address skin concerns found across seasons. This serum uses Power Infused Technology — airtight packaging that becomes pressurized with nitrogen to infuse the concentrated skincare formulas into the base serum, ensuring the ultimate potency and freshness of each unique serum. Like with other skincare products, each customer has unique concerns and should consider what formulation would work best for them during these autumn months.
Purchase a humidifier: Boost the hydration in your living room or bedroom of your home by adding your own moisturizer with the help of a humidifier. Since you’ll probably be spending plenty of time indoors with the heat on, this can help provide much-needed moisture to the air, but also help with your skin health.
Don’t neglect the SPF: Sun damage can occur even in short periods of sun exposure year-round. It is important to continue to protect your skin by applying sunscreen each morning as part of your routine. UV rays can be present even in the coldest months of the year, so continue using an SPF of at least 30 or higher — especially on your hands.
Seasonal weather changes can definitely create change in the skin. If you follow these skin tips and slightly alter your skincare routine, you can keep it looking and feeling its best.