In many parts of the world, fall is viewed as a transitional period of rejuvenation and transformation. As you get older, your skin requires more and more maintenance because it slowly starts to lose its natural moisture and elasticity. The same skincare regimen you applied as a teenager simply doesn’t suffice once you reach your late 20s and early 30s. Every once in a while, it’s important to completely revamp and even overhaul your skin treatment methods and try to figure out what works and doesn’t work for your constantly changing skin. With that in mind, here are some useful autumn beauty tips that you can follow to adjust your skincare routine and help you transition from late summer to fall with ease.
Use a Hydrating Cleanser and Thick Moisturizer
In the cooler months, the air becomes drier which makes it a lot harder for your skin to produce the natural oils it needs to help keep it soft and hydrated. Copious amounts of oil can definitely clog your pores which is why it’s important to practice strong and effective oil control methods in the summertime. However, using a first-rate hydrating cleanser in combination with a thick and creamy moisturizer in the fall can help your skin retain its natural moisture and create a barrier for the outer layer of your skin to reduce the risk of dehydration.
Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly
Every skin type is different and requires varying amounts of exfoliation. If you have an oily skin type, for instance, it might be necessary to exfoliate your skin and lips about two to three times per week. Sensitive skin might require exfoliants with organic ingredients and normal skin might fare well with a once-a-week exfoliating regime. You just have to figure out the right method and frequency that works for your specific skin type. Create a rigid exfoliation routine and stick to it so that you can always keep track of when you need to do it.
Apply Low SPF Sunscreen Regularly
Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t discontinue the use of sunscreen from your beauty and skincare routine in the fall. Just because the sun isn’t shining as strong as it does in the summer, that doesn’t mean your skin no longer requires protection from UV rays. In fact, you should be applying a low to moderate level of SPF protection to your skin everyday, regardless of the weather outside. Even if you spend most of the day indoors working or are layering up for the cooler temperatures, there are always going to be small portions of your skin that’ll be exposed to the sun at some point (your face, hands, etc.). As a general skincare tip, you can use a sunscreen toner that’s SPF 15 to keep your skin from being damaged by the harmful rays of the sun.
Try Different Skincare Products
As mentioned, there’s a wide variety of skin types and tones and they all require and respond to different treatments and ointments in their own unique ways. If you’re unsure about how a certain product or regimen will affect your skin, the best thing to do is to consult a skincare expert and ask them for recommendations. Keep in mind that in some cases, their recommendations might not always be completely accurate for your situation and sometimes, you might have to try a series of different regimens before you find one that works for your skin. You should also clearly define your specific skincare objectives before embarking on any particular routine. Ask yourself what you’re hoping to achieve and what your problem areas are and then take the next step in determining a sensible solution to your problem.
Evaluate and Track Changes in Your Skin
Every once in a while, you should take a very close look at your skin and essentially evaluate the effect of your daily skincare routine on your appearance. If you’ve been using the same treatment method for years and are noticing that over time, it’s becoming increasingly ineffective, then it’s time to change things up pronto. An effective way to smooth fine lines and improve collagen production is to consider the various non-invasive injectables and facial fillers available in the GTA. These procedures stimulate the natural production of collagen, which strengthen and revitalize the skin.
Consider a Facial Plastic Surgery in the GTA
Taking care of your skin will, quite literally, help you put your best face forward in every aspect of life. Feeling good in your own skin can significantly boost your confidence and improve the way you are perceived by others. That’s why Fall is just a good time to revamp your skincare routine, but it’s also a good time to consider facial cosmetic surgery, such as rhinoplasty, facial chin implants, or a brow lift in Toronto. Making even the smallest changes to your appearance can have a big impact on your life and restore your face to a more youthful and glowing state.
At Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery, we take proper skincare very seriously and that’s why we always provide our clients with the utmost appropriate and professional beauty tips following administering fillers and performing facelift surgery in the GTA. Our resident facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Andres Gantous has over 20 years of experience working in this specialized field of plastic surgery and he’s always prepared and willing to consult with patients before and after their treatments to ensure they have a full understanding of the recovery process. If you have any questions about any of our procedures, please feel free to contact us.