How to update your skincare regimen for fall

Fall has arrived and with it comes the colder weather, which can take a huge toll on your complexion. That’s why we recommend switching up your morning and nightly routine with a few tips and tricks to ensure your skin stays smooth and moisturized all season long.

Plus, if you’ve recently received a BBL or Ultherapy treatment at Ideal Image, you’ll want to keep your skin in the best condition possible to prolong those satisfying results. Coping with the colder conditions with skin protection and pampering is key this fall.

To ensure your complexion stays radiant and flawless all season long, consider these tips for updating your skincare regimen:

1. Get an exfoliation treatment
Start off the season with a clean slate by getting an exfoliation treatment, as recommended by skincare guru Cara Peloso.

“Start of the season with an exfoliating treatment.”

“Try to start the season with a facial so you get a good exfoliation treatment,” she told Well and Good. “This will help your skin prepare for the upcoming weather and get all that sunscreen buildup off.”

2. Moisturize, as always
Moisturizing is and will always be an important staple in your skincare routine. If you don’t already moisturize regularly, we recommend doing so. If your skin seems drier than usual and you already moisturize in the morning, perhaps you need to lather up a second time during the day.

“Some patients get very dry in the colder weather,” Dr. Gervaise Gerstner, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical School, told The Huffington Post. “Wind chaps the skin, and heat from radiators can really dry it out. During the winter months you can keep your skin healthy by moisturizing regularly.”

3. Try a moisturizing cleanser
If you want to make your expensive moisturizer last, consider investing in a moisturizing cleanser instead of doubling up on the lotion. This is an alternative way to help your skin cope with the colder weather.

Use a moisturizing cleanser to keep your face hydrated.Use a moisturizing cleanser to keep your face hydrated.

4. Don’t stop wearing SPF
Sure, the sun won’t shine nearly as much during the months of November and December, but that doesn’t mean you should stop wearing sunscreen. Skin-aging UV rays can still reach your complexion through the clouds, according to lifestyle blog Well Within Beauty. Continue wearing makeup, lotions and sunscreen with at least SPF 15 to protect your skin, regardless of the time of year.

5. Pay attention to your lips
It’s not just your skin that’s going to dry out – your lips are in danger as well. They’re more likely to become chapped or cracked during the colder months, so keep them hydrated with lip balm. Exfoliating your lips is also a good idea – it removes the dead skin that has no chance of coming back to life, creating the perfect clean slate for a layer of smooth lip balm.

If you’re interested in learning more ways to take care of your skin, or if you need more assistance looking and feeling your best this fall, schedule your free Ideal Image consultation today.