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Fall Skincare Tips

By Sara Antonuccio
As much as we love the fall season, there’s one thing it gives us that we’re not so thrilled with: dry skin. Wind and cold weather can wreak havoc on our skin, which is why we need to rethink our skincare routine come fall. Consider these tips to keep your skin in its best shape all season long.
Step Up Your Moisturizer Game
The number one fall skincare tip is to use a thicker moisturizer to combat the drier weather. A thicker moisturizer will keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Try one with ceramides, which are essential to support your body’s skin barrier. A lack of ceramides can cause your already dried out skin to become irritated, so lather them on for full recovery.
Don’t Leave Out Sunscreen
Too many of us only remember to bring out the sunscreen when warmer weather hits, but it’s just as important now as it was at the start of summer! Even when the sun isn’t out in full, UV rays are still hitting your sensitive skin, so don’t rely on the weather to tell you if you should be wearing sunscreen or not. You might be covering up more in the fall, but your face should still have a layer of protection on before you leave the house.
Befriend Body Creams
While you’re upping your moisturizing game for your face, don’t leave out the rest of your body! Use a moisturizing body cream on your elbows, knees, and heels, all of which can become severely dried out. Just like with the face moisturizer, choosing a body cream or lotion with ceramides can help restore your skin’s natural barrier. 
Invest in a Humidifier
One reason why your skin might be feeling drier is because of the lack of moisture in the air. To remedy this, at least in your home, invest in a good humidifier. Once you start kicking the heat on, the dryness can become even worse, so keep a humidifier in the areas you most frequent, such as the bedroom, living room, and home office.
Tone Down Exfoliation
It might seem like a great idea to exfoliate more in the colder months to get rid of all the accumulated dry skin, but too much of a good thing isn’t always so good. Too much exfoliation can cause tiny cracks to form in your skin and let out essential moisture, worsening your dryness issues. Avoid ingredients that are too strong, and if you feel the need to exfoliate, keep it to once a week. 
It doesn’t take much effort to keep your skin in good shape all year long. With a little more moisturizer, extra hydration, and TLC, your fall and winter skin will be better than ever.