After a few months of using lots of sunscreen on humid days, your skin needs a deep cleansing and polishing. Towards the end of the summer, start using a gentle exfoliating cleanser about three times a week. You’ll want to exfoliate the dead skin cells that trap oil and work as a barrier from moisturizers to penetrate into your skin. Dead skin cells can trap excess sweat and sunscreen build- up and leave skin with a lackluster appearance.
Replenish moisture lost from summer activities – swimming in salt and chlorine water, standing in the sun without proper sun protection. You must put moisture back into your skin by applying a moisturizer suitable for your skin type. The weather change from hot to cold can dry your skin, so you must continue to hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of water.
You must continue to use sunscreen! There is not as much sun in the autumn as in the summer, but UV rays are still in effect. These rays cause skin to prematurely age and wrinkle. An SPF of 15 or 30 will do the job of protecting your skin. Don’t forget your eye area. Too much squinting from the sun can speed up crow’s feet. Apply a moisturizer suitable for the delicate eye area twice a day and at night. In the colder months, this thin area of skin needs a little more moisturizer than other areas of your skin.