As we enter the fall season, we’re changing more than just our wardrobe.
With temperatures dropping and the air becoming drier, we feel the difference in our skin almost immediately. And as dermatologists, there is no one more qualified than YOU to guide your patients on the importance of adapting their skincare routine to suit the fall weather.
Here are five quick fall skincare tips you can share with your patients to help prepare them for the coming months and better care for their skin.
- Cleansing is a vital step to remove excess dirt and oil but should not strip the skin of its moisture, so it’s important to choose an appropriate cleanser suitable to the specific skin type. It is also recommended to swap out foam and gel cleansers to creams once fall approaches as these have more hydrating properties.
- Exfoliating is a great way to remove dead skin cells and make way for new ones. That being said, those with drier skin, are prone to irritation or other skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis may do this less frequently.
- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Although moisturizing should be done year-round, the cooler months call for a richer formula to lock in maximum moisture. Moisturizers with hyaluronic acid are a great option.
- Keep using sunscreen. Summer or fall, the sun still emits harmful UV rays and the best protection remains sunscreen.
- See a dermatologist for a check-up. After months of overexposure to the sun, it’s always a good idea to check in with a dermatologist. Plus, fall is one of the best times to consider cosmetic procedures as warmer temperatures may lead to further redness and inflammation.
For some extra tips on better caring for the skin during the cooler months, check out this post about preventing fall and winter skin sensitivity.
What are your favorite fall skincare tips?
We would love to know what products you recommend to your patients as part of this routine.