Fall Skincare Transitions & Spray Tanning

When you book your spray tan appointment with me, I work with you to ensure the correct color for the season and the event you’re tanning for. In order for your spray tan to look its BEST, your skin has to be in tip-top shape. Transitioning your skincare routine for the fall season is important because the weather and environmental conditions change. Here are some steps to help you adjust your skincare routine for the fall.

Topical Hydration: Cooler and drier air in the fall can lead to dry skin. Consider using a richer, more hydrating moisturizer to help your skin retain moisture. If you have oily skin, you can still opt for a lightweight moisturizer, but don’t skip this step.
Internal Hydration: This deserves its own bullet point. Proper skincare starts from the inside, so don’t forget to drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated!

Nutrition: Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can also contribute to healthy skin. Consider incorporating foods like sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and dark leafy greens into your fall diet. (Soup season, anyone?)

Humidifiers: Using a humidifier in your home can help combat the dry indoor air, keeping your skin hydrated.
Sunscreen: Continue using sunscreen even in the fall. UV rays can still damage your skin, and you should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

Cleansing: Consider using a gentler, hydrating cleanser. Harsh cleansers can strip your skin of essential oils, which can be more damaging in drier weather.

Exfoliation: Reduce the frequency of exfoliation compared to the summer. Exfoliating 1-2 times a week can help remove dead skin cells and promote skin renewal. Consider using a chemical exfoliant with AHAs or BHAs.

Serums and Antioxidants: Continue using serums containing antioxidants like vitamin C to protect your skin from environmental damage.

Eye Cream: If you don’t already use one, consider adding an eye cream to your routine. The delicate skin around your eyes can become drier and more sensitive in the fall.

Lip Care: Cooler weather can lead to chapped lips. Use a good lip balm with moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, or hyaluronic acid to keep your lips soft and moisturized.

Hand and Body Care: Don’t forget to moisturize your hands and body, as they can become dry in the fall. Consider richer body lotions or creams.

Protect Your Skin Barrier: Cooler and drier weather can compromise your skin’s natural barrier. Look for products with ingredients like ceramides and fatty acids to help repair and strengthen your skin barrier.

Limit Hot Showers: While hot showers can be comforting in the cooler weather, they can strip your skin of its natural oils. Opt for lukewarm showers and limit their duration. Pat dry out of the shower and moisturize all over the body RIGHT away.

Adjust to Your Skin Type: Everyone’s skin is different. Pay attention to how your skin reacts and adjust your routine accordingly. If you have specific skin concerns, you may want to consult a dermatologist for personalized recommendations.

Remember that your skincare routine may need to be adjusted further based on your specific skin type and any issues you might be dealing with. It’s a good idea to consult with a dermatologist if you have specific concerns or conditions that require special attention.

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