Yaaaassssss…FALL!!! My time to shine if we’re being honest with each other. All the colors changing and massive Halloween candy displays found in any given store really just make the inner basic girl inside me come alive. I don’t know about you but whenever the seasons change my skin freaks out like a kid realizing he just lost his mom inside Macy’s. Every…season…this happens to me. And if I’ve learned anything in my prime time it’s that you really gotta listen to skin.
Tip #1…Try switching your face wash out for something cream based that’s moisturizing. We get in habits of using a certain soap or lotion because we like them for that time being but what works for us in summer isn’t always going to work for us in the colder months to follow. We’re all trying to keep the oil and sweat at bay during these scorching summer months so if you’re like me you’re using a gel or foaming cleanser to deep clean day and night and your skin is going to put a halt to that as soon as the trees start to change and the temps drop. See because your skin isn’t so hot and overheated all the time it’s not producing as much oil which causes breakouts, so if you’re still using these potentially drying soaps that are good for Summer your skin will be stripped of moisture once Fall hits. Which causes that awful dryness we all hate in our skin and we just can’t seem to drink enough water! Which brings me to my next tip…
Tip #2…DRINK YOUR WATER!!!! I’ve said this so many times and given multiple reasons why water is the elixir to life that is why I’m not even getting into it again…just drink it…all day…everyday…watch what it does for your skin!
Tip #3…Use a toner right after washing your face to bump up the moisture factor. Look for one that’s alcohol free or you will get the opposite of what you’re trying to do which is moisturize. Anything with alcohol in it is going to strip the moisture from your skin. To keep your skin cells alive and happy and looking their best you gotta think of them as lil fishies…THEY NEED WATER!!! Follow up your toner with your moisturizer to seal in all the stuff in the toner that’s gonna make your skin soft and happy.
Tip #4…Use a heavier moisturizer in the colder months. So if you’re using those lotion sprays or something light like that for your lotion during the summer months bump it up to something oil based or a thicker cream. Skin care is about trial and error so you may have to try different things until you find what works for ya but nobody ever said it was easy to be a girl with good skin.
Tip #5…EXFOLIATE!!!! I cannot stress how important it is to exfoliate on the regular. It helps regenerate new skin cells which brightens and repairs your complexion. It’s so important to exfoliate if you’re prone to breakouts because it gets rid of the dead skin cells that trap oil in your pores. It also reduces skin discoloration or acne scars if you get into a solid routine of exfoliating. When exfoliating your body during the Fall and Winter use an oil based exfoliant.
Good skin is something that takes effort but once you get into good habits you’ll know when the seasons change that you’ll have to make some changes too. Basically drink your water…moisturize your skin and mind your own business✌🏼