As the leaves begin to change and the temperature starts to drop, it’s time to start thinking about adapting your skincare routine to suit the autumn season. The shift in weather can cause changes in your skin, making it imperative to switch up your skincare routine to keep it healthy and glowing. This blog post shares five skincare shifts that you should make this autumn to keep your skin looking its best.

Swap Lightweight Moisturizers for Heavier Creams

During autumn, the air becomes cooler and drier which can cause your skin to lose moisture. Swap your lightweight moisturizers for heavier creams that moisturize and protect your skin from the harsh weather. Opt for creams that are rich in humectants such as hyaluronic acid that attract moisture to your skin and emollients that hydrate and soften it.

Exfoliate Regularly

To keep your skin looking fresh and glowing, exfoliate regularly. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause skin dullness. Use gentle exfoliators that won’t irritate your skin and exfoliate once or twice a week. Be sure to follow up with a hydrating moisturizer to keep your skin moisturized.

Switch to Oil-Based Cleansers

The cooler autumn weather can cause your skin to become dry and sensitive. Switch to oil-based cleansers that help to remove impurities while nourishing and hydrating your skin. Oil-based cleansers dissolve makeup, dirt, and excess oil without stripping your skin dry. Opt for oils like olive oil, argan oil, or coconut oil that suit your skin type and help to restore balance.

Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

Although the summer has come and gone, the sun’s harmful rays are still present in autumn. Protect your skin from sun damage by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily. Sunscreen helps to prevent skin damage and reduces your risk of skin cancer. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before you step outside and reapply it every two hours.

Invest in a Hydrating Face Mask

Autumn is the perfect time to indulge in a hydrating face mask. Hydrating face masks help to moisturize and soothe your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Look for face masks that are infused with ingredients like honey, aloe vera, and avocado oil that help to hydrate and restore your skin’s natural glow.

As the seasons change, so should your skincare routine. To keep your skin looking healthy and glowing during the autumn season, always remember to swap lightweight moisturizers for heavier creams, exfoliate regularly, switch to oil-based cleansers, protect your skin from sun damage, and invest in a hydrating face mask. With these simple skincare shifts, you’ll be able to keep your skin protected, moisturized, and healthy throughout autumn.

And of course, if you are unsure of products that best suit your skin type and you are interested in professional services to aid in your skincare as the season changes, be sure to schedule an All About You Facial at Five Wellbeing. Our professional skin estheticians can provide an amazing experience and sage advice.