It’s almost fall, y’all! Similar to switching out iced coffee for PSLs (pumpkin spice lattes, in case you forgot) and tanks for chunky sweaters, you’ll want to change up your skin care routine, too. Fall weather brings drier skin, damaged hair, and then some.
What to do now? Thanks to these awesome tips and product recommendations from Rebecca Kazin, MD, FAAD, Associate Director, Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, we’ve got your skin and hair covered!
Switch to a Thicker Moisturizer
As the weather cools, it’s important to change your daily moisturizer to a thicker, more nourishing formula. Switch to a cream containing hyaluronic acid such as Hyalogy, or one that locks in moisture like Epionce Renewal Facial Lotion.
Reduce Hair Washing
Over-washing hair can dry out its natural oils. Wash hair less frequently and add conditioner to the ends. If hair feels oily, opt for a dry shampoo to keep your locks looking clean and voluminous. We like Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo — it has a lovely fresh scent and gives a volume boost, plus it doesn’t leave any residue on our scalp.
Change up Your Soap
Some bar soaps can be more drying to the skin. Switch from bar soap to a hypoallergenic body wash like CeraVe Hydrating Body Wash to restore skin’s protective barrier.
Give Major TLC to Your Feet
The soles of your feet are the thickest skin on your body and they tend to take a lot of abuse from walking, sports, and wearing sandals in the summer. The skin on our feet is naturally dry because it has no oil glands, so it relies on sweat glands for moisture. I recommend an occlusive ointment like Aquaphor Healing Ointment for severely dry feet. Slather it on and wear cotton socks overnight.
xx, The FabFitFun Team