Ready to pull out those cute fall sweaters, grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte and take a drive to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage? Fall is the favorite time of year for many, but as the cooler weather of autumn emerges, you may notice that the colors of the leaves aren’t the only things changing: your skin may be too!
Often as cooler weather arrives and humidity departs, skin starts to become dryer. This can mean the appearance of dry patchy spots that weren’t there before, increased sensitivity and flare-ups of eczema or psoriasis. The evidence of “too much fun in the summer sun” may start to emerge also, and you may see the arrival of dark spots that weren’t there at the start of summer. As if these things weren’t bad enough, cooler weather can also decrease circulation and reduce the skin’s ability to detoxify, resulting in dull, sagging lackluster skin.
But all is not lost! With the right pro-treatment, proper homecare regimens and a healthy diet your skin can maintain it’s lovely summer glow!
How to deal?
- Kicking off the change of seasons with a peel is a great way to remove dead summer skin and lay the foundation for prepping your skin for fall. Peels help exfoliate the dry, dull outer layer of skin and can help reverse damages (like those pesky dark spots) from days spent luxuriating by the pool.
- Consider dosing your skin with more hydrating and nourishing products for a month or so and using a gentler form of exfoliation. The new Santias Gentle Refining Mask is perfect for mildly exfoliating that dead outer layer of skin and for helping lighten discoloration. It’s also a great way to help extend the benefits of that fall peel.
- Add antioxidants into your skincare routine to help reduce the oxidative damage from summer. Sanitas Vita Rich Serum is a nourishing, topical antioxidant, loaded with Vitamins A, C, D, E and K.
- As important as topical nutrition is for the skin, even more important is treating your skin with good nutrition. Don’t’ forget to load up on antioxidants (lots of dark green veggies and sweet potatoes are perfect in the fall) and don’t forget your EFAs to help hydrate from the inside out. One of our favorite sources of EFAs is Udo’s Choice if you like to drink oils and aren’t traveling; otherwise, try Sanitas EFA Complete for your daily dose of healthy fats.