Keep your skin healthy and fresh with these four tips to dealing with oily skin this fall.
Understand That You Still Have to Moisturize Your Skin
Many women get the idea that since their skin is already oily, adding more moisture is unnecessary. However, that is far from the truth. The harsh fall weather dries out oily skin just as easily as dry or combination skin, leaving you no room to slack. If you’re worried about looking too shiny or feeling like you have too many products on your face, opt for a serum instead of a lotion. One of my favorites is the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Concentrate Purifying Booster. This serum helps tone and control excess oil while adding a layer of moisture.
Realize the More You Stress, the More Oil You May Produce
Stress causes the adrenal glands to over-produce cortisol, which then makes your sebaceous glands produce more oil than necessary. This is the time of year where money can get tight from buying gifts for kids, family and friends, depression can set in from missing loved ones and the cold air makes us hibernate in the house. Do yourself a favor and remember to relax. Your mind, body and skin will thank you for it.
Don’t Forget That Your Hair Affects Your Skin
Most of the time, we change our hair in the fall, feeling ready for a new look. And while this is great, new products, additional oils and moisturizers and certain styles can affect your skin. Be sure to pay attention to how your skin reacts with those new bangs, or the new extensions you’ve added. Chemicals from products can alter your skin for the worse. Be sure to talk with your stylist about skin concerns before you change your style.
Don’t Avoid Products with Oil in Them
These products won’t make your skin oilier; they will actually work to create a balance for your skin. Using an oil-free cleanser or toner can potentially trigger your skin to produce more oil.