How to Autumn-Proof Your Skin

Plenty of major changes occur and our lives often get busier once school is back in session. We often take on more difficult work projects during this time of year, as well as start preparing for the hectic holiday season. Aside from the days becoming shorter and leaves turning orange and red, our skin also goes through a transition. It’s difficult for the skin to adjust to the colder, drier weather along with the indoor heating that can strip even more moisture away. Not to mention, your complexion will often still be recovering from all of the sun exposure you may have received during the warmer months. “Autumn skin” is associated with dryness, a dull or sallow complexion, sunspots, flaking, irritation, and breakouts of chronic skin conditions such as eczema. Facial peels at our Milwaukee-area office are one method of getting your skin back to normal by helping it to shed the dead cells that clogs pores and stimulate skin cell regeneration. Plus, cellular turnover slows as we age, which is why we need the extra help from products and in-office procedures to assist with the exfoliation.

In addition to cosmetic procedures, there are also small adjustments you can make to your everyday, at-home routine that will help your skin. Although we can’t control the weather, what we can do is make changes to our regimen to give our skin the extra nourishment and protection it needs.

Wear Sunscreen

Even though you’re getting less sun exposure in the fall, sunscreen is still an essential. UV rays can still be damaging your skin, even on hazy or colder days, so try to find a moisturizer that contains SPF or use a sunscreen that’s compatible with your skin type. 

Increase Your Moisturization 

Use heavier creams, hydrating body washes, and serums to keep skin hydrated as the air dries out.

Keep Your Lips Protected 

Your lips have thinner, more delicate skin and are naturally drier compared to the rest of your face, so they need more attention. A weakened immune system during winter due to a lack of vitamin D can make you more susceptible to cold sores. Apply high-quality lip balm containing SPF to protect your lips. 

Find out more about facial peels and other rejuvenating treatments from Parkins Plastic Surgery, helping you to get clearer, healthier skin. Call (262) 269-1050 to get in touch with our team or submit a contact form and set up a consultation if you’re interested in learning more. 

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