Fall Skincare TipsBeauty
When seasons change, it can have a dramatic effect on your skin. Extreme shifts in weather, both hot and cold, can irritate your skin, making existing skin conditions worse and causing new ones to surface. Fall weather, though much less harsh than winter in many parts of the country, is often dynamic and unpredictable.
Generally, fall begins with pleasant temperatures, bringing people outside for festivals and sporting events, and then ushers in colder weather. This colder weather, combined with the increased use of central heating inside, draws moisture from the air and from your skin. These temperature changes don’t just require a new wardrobe; they also require some new daily skin care practices.
“As temperatures change with the seasons, so should our skincare products and everyday habits,” says Dr. Kathryn “Celeste” Durham, a board-certified dermatologist with U.S. Dermatology Partners Fort Worth South Hulen. “Steps you take during the fall to protect and moisturize your skin will help prepare skin for the harsher winter months.”
At Planet Beach spray & spa, we think skincare is a priority! We want to help you learn how to enjoy some of the year’s best weather while protecting your skin with these fall skin care tips:
Avoid long, hot showers and soaks in the tub.
As cooler temperatures roll in, skin typically becomes drier, causing it to become red, cracked, and itchy. Skin conditions such as eczema can also intensify in cooler, dry weather. Avoid long periods of time in hot baths and showers, which can dry out your skin and cause more redness and cracking. Bathe in lukewarm water instead and moisturize immediately afterward to help seal in moisture. Try Planet Beach’s private label skin care product, Hydrate for the body. Hydrate is a lightweight botanically enriched moisturizer that absorbs essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients into the skin. It helps to pull moisture to the surface while nourishing dry and dehydrated skin leaving you feeling smooth and revitalized!
Use a moisturizer daily.
Fall weather is generally less humid than the summer, which can strip the natural moisture from your skin. The result can be dry, flaky skin during these months, even if you don’t suffer from dry skin during the rest of the year. Using a daily moisturizer that is more nourishing than what you use during summer months can help hydrate and soothe dry skin. Oil-based moisturizers are generally better at helping your skin retain moisture than water-based products. While using Planet Beach Hydrate Daily Moisturizer on the body try adding our Body contour Oil for extra moisture! For the face, we recommend our Apple Stem Cell Moisturizer. This creamy moisturizer with soft scents of pear, apple, and warm vanilla nourishes skin while the apple stem cells go to work to create the ultimate treat for aging skin. It will also decrease fine lines and wrinkles, prevent and repair aging skin, as well as replenish collagen and elastin!
Use a mild soap.
Dry, flaky skin can ultimately lead to an excess of dead skin cells that can clog your pores and cause acne to develop or worsen. Sometimes, the use of thicker, more intense moisturizers and lotions can also contribute to acne. Make sure to wash your face twice a day with a mild soap that won’t further dry your skin. Planet Beach offers two amazing holistic facial cleansers to choose from. Both Planet Beach Cleanse & Green Tea Cleanser are pH balanced to clean and invigorate your face and remove dirt and filmy residue. They are formulated to penetrate the pores to deeply cleanse and protect the skin from bacteria and fungus. A natural astringent helps tighten the skin and pores without drying while promoting a healthy nourished appearance.
As dead skin cells build up on dry skin, they can form a barrier that makes it even more difficult to moisturize your skin. Regularly exfoliating your face and body, followed immediately with a moisturizer, can help skin look and feel smoother. Try our Body Buff for the body & Apricot Grape Seed exfoliator for the face. Body Buff is a rich and natural body wash containing apricot seed flower and walnut shell powder to gently slough away dead skin cells and leave skin smooth and glowing. The Apricot Grape Seed Exfoliator is also 100% all natural and anti-aging. It is blended with ground grape seeds and calming apricot seed oil – rebuilding collagen.
Remember to eat healthy.
Some of fall’s most enjoyable traditions can lead to some very unhealthy eating habits. Tailgating, trick-or-treating and other holiday celebrations can lead to a sharp increase in processed foods such as bread, casseroles, hot dogs, chips, and sugary treats. Foods that are high in refined carbs and those with a high glycemic index can cause sugars and hormones to spike, which can make acne and other skin conditions worse. Also, remember to drink plenty of water!
Visit a Planet Beach near you and take home these must have skincare products just in time for Fall! CLICK HERE to find a local Planet Beach spa!
Written By: Paige Stuart, Planet Beach Brand Manager & Franchisee