5 Fall Skin Tips

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5 Fall Skin Tips

As the last days of summer wind down and the weather begins to change, so does your skin. Cooler, dryer air means your beauty regiment needs a revamp to keep your skin moisturized and healthy.

But just because it isn’t summer anymore doesn’t mean you have to lose your summer glow. Here are 5 natural beauty tips to keep your skin healthy and vibrant this fall.

1. Moisturize

With the air getting cooler and dryer, your skin starts to feel the effects of the season. Using the right moisturizer can help your skin develop a lipid shield, which in turn helps maintain the natural oil and moisture of your skin.

As fall settles in, switch to a heavier cream or lotion-based moisturizer for your face and skin. When temperatures drop, use your moisturizer twice a day to combat the dryness of autumn.

2. Change up Your Cleanser

If you were using a heavy-duty cleanser during the hot, humid summer months, this product might dry out your skin as the season changes.

For the fall, try a non-drying, sulfate-free gel cleanser in the morning and a lightweight, lotion-based cleanser at night. This duo will help clean deep into pores and remove dirt and makeup without zapping moisture from your skin.

3. Don’t Skip the Sunscreen

5 Fall Skin Tips

Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean you should neglect using sunscreen. The sun’s rays can damage your skin year-round, so you’ll want to protect your skin with a moisturizer that includes SPF.

SPF protection helps ward off wrinkles and sunspots, which in turn helps keep your skin looking healthy youthful. Not to mention protecting you from skin cancer!

4. Exfoliate Dead Skin

Exfoliating dead skin even a few times a week will help your skin retain moisture as the air gets crisper and dryer. Plus, removing dead skin will make your moisturizer even more effective.

Use an exfoliating scrub, exfoliating gloves or a dry brush in the shower to help keep your skin smooth and glowing for those trips to the pumpkin patch.

5. Rev up the Retinol

Retinol, or vitamin A, is a powerful way to help your skin recover from long days sunning by the pool. A non-prescription retinol serum or prescription retinoid can help reduce tan lines, wrinkles, and brown spots caused by sun damage (again a good reminder to always use sunscreen!)

As fall turns to winter, your skin goes into overtime to stay hydrated. Here are 5 skincare tips to save your skin this winter >


  • Joan Lunden

    An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, television host, and motivational speaker, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 40 years. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America making her the longest running female host ever on early morning television. She is an ardent health & senior advocate. Joan is the host the PBS television series, Second Opinion with Joan Lunden. She also hosts the Washington Post Podcast series, Caring for Tomorrow on the future of healthcare. One of the most visible women in America, Lunden has graced the covers of more than 60 magazines and book covers. Her newest book, Why Did I Come into This Room: A Candid Conversation About Aging quickly became a New York Times Best Seller. Learn more at: joanlunden.com

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