Three Tips to Transition Your Skin into Fall
As the leaves change color and we start seeing more pumpkin-spiced foods all around us, make sure to take a moment and consider how your skincare routine should transition properly into Fall as well. Here are three simple tips you can follow, from Megin C. Scully, M.D., of the American Board of Dermatology:
- Avoid the junk-food: Avoid process/refined foods that are high in carbohydrates. As the holidays approach, so do all the sugary and deep fried goodies that come with them. Make sure you try your best to not overindulge in these, as they will contribute to acne breakouts and other skin inflammations.
- Switch to a dry weather cream: As the weather gets colder, it also gets drier. The same lotion that kept you moisturized during the summer, is not going to do the job during the Fall and Winter months. Dr. Scully recommends switching to a cream if you are currently using lotion. Creams offer that extra hydration we need during these months. Stay hydrated! We tend to drink less water during the colder seasons, so make sure you are aware of getting your recommended daily water intake.
- Manage your stress: This is always easier said than done, but keeping it on top of mind may help you have more control. Stress triggers a hormonal release that results in excessive oil production, so it can lead to acne breakouts. It can also lead to other skin inflammations like eczema and rosacea. Try taking up yoga or meditation classes if you can, most gym memberships include some type of yoga/meditation class in their schedule.
These are three simple things you can keep on top of mind as we transition into Fall. We can try to be conscious of what we buy when we go to the grocery store. Reading nutrition fact labels goes a long way when you’re watching carbs. Stay hydrated, and bundle up!