Fall Facial: Getting Your Skin Ready for the Fall
It’s fall y’all! When the crisp fall sweater weather begins, like clockwork we break out our Uggs, unapologetically order Pumpkin Spice Lattes to our heart’s content and psych ourselves up for an extra hour of sleep (we can’t wait!) when daylight savings hits. But the change in weather also means changes for our skin and we need to change how we take care of our skin.
How Does Hot Weather Affect Your Skin
Everyone knows it’s important to religiously wear sunscreen- especially in the summer, but other summer skin care issues usually go unmentioned. Hot weather can lead to a variety of skin issues. The two biggest being oily skin and dehydration. Warm or hot weather signals the skin to secrete more oil. This means that even if your skin is “normal” during other seasons, it can become oily and appear greasy during the summer. That’s not the JLo glow we want. Aside from its unwanted appearance, oily skin can lead to clogged pores and yep, dreaded breakouts. The other side of the summer skin care coin is that summer heat can also cause dehydration by increasing water loss in the skin. This can lead to dry patches or irritation on your face which is a no-no for hot girl summer!
How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Skin
Cold weather has the opposite effect. It may be fall y’all but that means we have different set of temperature-related skin care concerns to tackle- mainly dryness and irritation. Colder temperatures and low humidity can strip the skin barrier and dry out the pores. Because of the cold weather, we are also using heat indoors which accelerates the dehydration process and can leave skin irritated and itchy. Dead skin cells accumulate during the winter and cam clog the pores, leading to acne, no matter what age you are. Lastly, winter weather can also exacerbate eczema and psoriasis symptoms.
How to Take Care of Your Skin When It Gets Cold
Hydration is the holy grail for skin care when it comes to cold weather. First up, switch to a gentle or cream cleanser to protect the skin barrier. Amp up your moisturizer game and switch from a face lotion to a face cream, especially during the day. Add hydrating serums like Hyaluronic Acid to your routine to give your face a bigger boost of moisture both morning and evening. You can also incorporate a hydrating mask 1 to 2 times a week for extra measure.
Now you know the topical solutions for fall and winter skin care, but you need to do the inner work too. Make sure you’re drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. Unfortunately, La Croix doesn’t count. We were bummed too. And try to reduce the amount of heat you use or at least make sure you aren’t blasting the temperature high enough to turn your home or office into a sauna. That also means you should avoid piping hot showers no matter how tempting they are.
How Can Getting a Facial Help Prep Your Skin for Weather Changes
Facials help your skin adapt to changes in weather. During your facial, your skin will get a deep cleanse and exfoliation. This helps products penetrate your skin and absorb more effectively. Your esthetician can also evaluate your skin and customize your facial to target any specific needs your skin has due to the temperature change. Having a professional facial gives your skin a sort of clean slate. It sets your skin up for success that can be maintained by using the right skin care products at home.If you want to book a facial and are in the Los Angeles or West Hollywood area, look no further than Skin Camp! Skin Camp is one of Los Angeles’ most popular facial destinations, and to us, it’s the ultimate face bar. We offer a variety of facials (at a variety of lengths) so you can choose which treatment is best to keep your skin glowing this fall… even if you have resting witch face. Book your appointment and visit us in West Hollywood!