Yes, Summer is Over. Time for a Skin Check!

September 22, 2022

Even though the summer is over, UV rays still pose a threat to our skin during the cooler months. In fact, the danger of UV rays increases in the fall and winter months when sunlight is less intense, and people are less likely to spend time outside. With so many changes from humidity to dry skin, it’s easy for our skin to become unbalanced. Here are some tips on how you can keep your skin glowing throughout the cooler months with a full-on skin check!

Get a Skin Check

Your skin check will help you identify any early signs of aging, but it can also determine if you have a skin condition like eczema, psoriasis, or any other skin inflammation. If not caught early, these conditions can become more serious and harder to treat. So, it’s important to visit a dermatologist every year for a full skin check to ensure your skin is healthy and glowing. Your skin check will examine your entire body for signs of aging, sun damage, and skin conditions. It’s important to remember that aging is normal, but sun damage and certain skin conditions are not! So, if you notice any changes, don’t wait months or years to get them checked out. A skin condition like melasma, for example, can be treated with prescription topical creams.

Don’t Shave, Exfoliate!

It’s normal to experience changes in your skin and hair throughout the year. Our bodies see cyclical changes in seasons, weather, and even hormone levels. These changes can be a real challenge for your skincare routine. But luckily, there are a few simple changes you can make to keep your skin glowing, even in the cooler months. For example, when temperatures drop, your skin becomes drier, which can cause irritation and breakouts. To prevent this, you can swap out your daily face wash for a gentle exfoliating cleanser or scrub. Exfoliating is great for removing dead skin cells, which can clog pores and lead to breakouts. A gentle scrub can be used once or twice a week. Make sure to moisturize afterward to keep your skin hydrated and prevent irritation.

Don’t Forget About the Rest of Your Body

The face is important, but so are the rest of your body parts. Additionally, you can use products like face wash on your body, but you may want to seek out specific products for your chest, back, and legs. Your hands and forearms may suffer from the dry winter air, so try to apply a lotion or hand cream before bed each night. And while your legs may not be exposed to the same dry winter air, they’re also exposed to a lot of sunlight. So, be sure to apply sunscreen to your legs and wear pants when it’s a bit chilly outside. When it comes to your bikini area, you have the option of using a razor or a waxing kit to remove hair. If you choose to use a razor, it’s important to buy a new one every few weeks to avoid bacteria and breakouts on your bikini line. Using a disposable razor or a razor with a replaceable head is a good way to get a clean shave.

Bottom Line

As the weather changes from hot summer to cold fall, it’s important to change your skincare routine as well. This will help protect your skin from the dryness and irritation of cooler temperatures. Try to avoid shaving, especially during the fall and winter months, to prevent ingrown hairs and bumps on your legs and bikini line. It’s also important to remember to get a full skin check at least once a year to identify any skin conditions early.

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