When the seasons change, it can impact your skin. Here’s what happens to it as the weather cools down for fall.
After experiencing a *very* hot summer, fall is finally here. With the changing of the leaves also comes a drop in temperatures. While this might be welcome after months of heat, it can have a negative effect on your complexion. This is what happens to your skin when the seasons change and the weather cools down.
Seasonal skin woes
Each season brings with it its own set of challenges. And no, we’re not talking about having to rake up leaves in the yard! In summer, many people experience more breakouts because of excess sweat. People may also find their skin to be more oily than normal. With the drop in temperatures that accompany the fall and winter months, sweat and oil become less of a concern. Instead, many people experience increased dryness, irritation, and discomfort – telltale signs of a disrupted skin barrier.
In warmer months, there is often more moisture in the air thanks to humidity. This means that remains more soft and hydrated. When the weather cools down, there is often less moisture in the air which can lead to skin becoming dehydrated and dry. This is why lip balm is a fall and winter staple as this delicate skin is more prone to dryness.
It’s not just the outdoor air that can wreak havoc on your complexion in fall. The indoor environments during this season can also be damaging. Indoor heating can also be very drying. For this reason, it’s recommended that you invest in a humidifier to put moisture back into the air, which can act as a natural moisturizing agent for your skin.
Exposure to smoke from otherwise cozy fireplaces can also be irritating for those with sensitive skin types. As such, it’s important to wash your face thoroughly afterward and to use a nourishing moisturizer to keep your complexion healthy and happy all season long.