Skin Care Tips for the Fall Season

Fall or autumn may be a bit harsh on your face and skin because of the coming and going of both extreme heat and cold.

Double Cleanse

1Wear a lot of makeup? Wash your face in two steps for the best results. First, remove makeup and sunscreen with a gentle cleanser that’s designed to break down cosmetics. Next, use a formula with soothing, rejuvenating effects. Rub it in with upward motions from neck to forehead.

Mix in Sunscreen

If your favorite day cream doesn’t contain sunscreen, mix it with a lightweight SPF lotion.

Take Pomegranate Supplements

Boost your sunscreen by popping a pomegranate-extract supplement of up to 60 mg. It can enhance skin’s sun-protective properties by 25%.

Cool Down Your Products

If you have acne-prone skin, use an oil-free spray sunscreen. Since it uses a fine mist, you’ll avoid spreading pore-clogging bacteria from your hands. If prone to ruddiness, store products in a cooler when outside in the sun. Cold ingredients will constrict blood vessels and make your face look less flushed.

DIY Dermatology

2Remember this home remedy the next time you get a big pimple. Do several cycles of hot compresses, then apply a glob of 1% hydrocortisone cream, like hydrocortisone anti-itch cream, and let it sit for two hours.

Avoid Extreme Heat

Intense heat can exacerbate redness. To limit the appearance of broken capillaries, skip saunas, steam rooms, and spicy foods.

Bring Along Towelettes

No time for a post-gym shower? Pack a stash of wipes. Oil-Free makeup-remover towelettes cleanse away the dirt that triggers breakouts.