Posted by CBD FOR LIFE on Oct-9-2019

While summertime may have been all about lighter serums and moisturizers—and of course, SPF—fall begs for heavier hydrators and milky cleansers. When the weather cools and the humidity drops, you can expect your skin to change from soft and supple to dry and itchy. In addition, skin conditions, such as eczema, have a tendency to flare much more during the autumn season. Here, tips on how to change up your skincare products and grooming habits for fall.

With the cooler weather, you’ll want to look for moisturizers that protect the skin’s barrier function, which means using a moisturizer with glycerin, ceramides or hyaluronic acid. We (naturally) love CBD For Life Face Cream, a phytonutrient-rich formula loaded with moisture-boosting ingredients, like hyaluronic acid. Also think about the cleanser you’re using. Swapping your gel or foaming cleanser with a milky, moisturizing, low-lathering formula, such as CBD For Life Face And Body Cleanser, is one of the smartest skincare choices you can make for fall. Creamy cleansers comfort the skin, whereas high-lather and gel-based formulas can rob your skin of its natural oils (think cashmere verses wool). And regardless of the season, don’t forget your sunscreen. UV rays don’t care what the temperature is and can damage your skin in all four seasons.

Besides using the right skincare products in the fall, there are some small daily changes you can make to ensure your skin is staying hydrated. Follow these dermatologist-recommended tips and your skin will thank you.

  • Swap long, hot showers with shorter ones and lukewarm water. Hot water can dry out skin and even damage the skin’s surface.
  • Too much scented soap is a sure way to dry out skin and strip natural oils from the surface. While in the shower, use unscented, sulfate-free suds.
  • To lock in hydration, apply your lotion right after you get out of the shower, when your skin is still damp. When you apply moisturizer to damp skin, you’re decreasing evaporation of moisture from the skin.
  • Start using a humidifier in your house to add moisture back into the air. A humidifier makes it less likely for the environment (i.e. forced heat) to pull the moisture out of your skin. There are many stylish-looking mini humidifiers on the market that can easily be transported from room to room.

While you should decrease the amount of times you exfoliate during the week (once a week is fine in the fall and winter), you’ll still want to slough off those dead skin cells to help brighten your complexion. To gently remove dull surface skin cells, find a product that contains glycolic acid or lactic acid. If you’re looking to remove those sunspots that popped up over the summer, start incorporating a treatment with retinol, vitamin C, or licorice, which can decrease the appearance of pigmented areas on the skin.

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