We Need You to Get Your Skin Together for Fall, OK?

Beauty & Style | 09/21/2015 | 11:50 AM EDT

Get Your Skin Together for Fall, Okay?

You’d think that the cooler months would ensure fresh skin that looks matte and perfect, naturally. But, you should think again.

All of the summer build-up, from sun exposure to extreme heat to excess sweat and oil production can really start to show up on your face once the cooler months hit. That’s why we’re suggesting a few easy ways to “fall prep” your skin, so you don’t get back on your grind feeling refreshed but looking worn out. 

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Prevent the post-summer breakouts, gently:

The production of your skin’s oil along with the combination of fall’s cooler air can create layers of dead skin cells. From that, you can trap oil and acne causing bacteria under the skin, and there you have it…pimples and breakouts.

One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to schedule an appointment to get a deep cleansing and exfoliating facial. That way you’ll start to unclog your pores and reveal a newer layer of fresh skin. If getting a facial is out of your budget, start investing in cleansers or masks that have the active ingredient salicylic acid. One option we love is the Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Purifying Gel Cleanser ($10). Another great product is the Neutrogena Oil-Free Cream Cleanser Salicylic Acid Treatment ($6).

Exfoliate like your life depends on it:

You don’t have to do this everyday. But, this is something that you should be incorporating in your skin care regimen at least twice a week. You’ll start to see a difference in the texture and brightness of your skin within weeks of continuous usage. Be sure to use a gentle scrub, like the Botanics Purifying Face Scrub ($7).

Start really soothing your dry skin:

Most estheticians recommend essential oils like lavender and chamomile to help gently soothe sunburnt or ultra-dry skin. The easiest way to use them is to mix them with water and apply to your face, allowing the mixture to penetrate your pores.

Don’t be afraid of starting the fall skincare preparations now, so that come fall, you’ll look refreshed, and not worn down from the sizzling summer season. 

(Photo: Blend Images - JGI/Jamie Grill)

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