Skin Care Tips for the Fall
By Steven M Weissman MD PLLC
October 03, 2022
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Skin Care  

Your skin needs protection through all seasons of the year. Now that fall is here, and winter is approaching fast, you need to know how to protect your skin through fall and winter. Your dermatologist can help with the expertise, guidance, and skincare treatments you need.

In the colder months, your skin can dry out, from spending time indoors in heated rooms. During fall and into winter, your skin can become:

  • Dry
  • Red
  • Flaky
  • Irritated

When you are out in colder weather, you need to protect your skin from harsh winds and colder temperatures. Remember to:

  • Wear a thicker moisturizing cream on exposed skin.
  • Avoid products with alcohol because they can dry your skin.
  • Cover as much of your skin as possible with face masks, hats, gloves, and other warm clothing.
  • Wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher for everyday protection because sun exposure can be just as damaging to your skin in colder weather.
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher if you are outdoors in the weather for a long period of time.
  • Avoid taking long, hot showers because they can dry your skin.
  • Take shorter showers with lukewarm water.
  • Use gentle soaps and washes to clean your skin and avoid exfoliating during the winter.
  • Wear lip balm to protect your lips when you are outside.
  • Consider installing a humidifier in your home to help moisten the air. It will soothe your skin, and your sinuses, and nasal passages.

Fall and winter months contain less moisture, so the drier climate can dry out your skin. If you suffer from psoriasis or eczema, it can get worse in the fall and winter. You should visit your dermatologist for psoriasis and eczema care.

Fall is the gateway to winter and fall and winter weather can be harmful to your skin. The effects of harsh winds, cold temperatures, and sun exposure can all accumulate and age your skin prematurely. You can develop fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and other early signs of aging, especially if you don’t protect your skin. To find out more about skin care tips for the fall and into winter, call your dermatologist today.

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