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Preparing Your Skin for the Fall Season

By Brandi Goodman 

The cold weather that starts to set in during the autumn months can wreak havoc on your skin. You need to do what you can to prepare your skin for the fall season. It will help to prevent dryness and stop that cracked, ashy look that sometimes occurs.

Moisturize and Exfoliate

Two of the most important things you can do for your skin in the cold weather is to moisturize and exfoliate. This practice should especially be considered for your feet. This is the area of your body that tends to become the most damaged in the cold weather. Calluses develop easily. The bottom of your feet appear cracked and can blister. You may notice peeling skin. Applying a daily moisturizer to your feet and then exfoliating regularly as well can help prevent these problems.

Continue With Sun Protection

Too many people stop using sunblock once summer concludes. The truth is, you should be continuing with sun protection all year through. Make sure you're keeping covered when you're outdoors. If you'll still be wearing short sleeves, then a sunscreen should be applied to your arms. Make sure you put it on your face as well. Wear sunglasses still and use a hat to block as much of the sun's harmful rays from you as possible.

Use a Light Lotion

You don't want to apply a greasy lotion to your body. Instead, use a light, non-greasy option that goes on smoothly and dries well. This will add moisture to your skin and keep it protected. You should find a lotion that's very hydrating and smells great since the scent can last on you all day. A fall option, such as Chai tea, pumpkin spice, or vanilla, would make perfect scent choices for the season.

Don't Forget Your Lips

Most people don't think about their lips unless they're applying lipstick to them or they need ChapStick after they've been damaged. You should be protecting this sensitive skin area just like the rest of the skin on your body. Be sure you're applying a daily lip balm that protects your skin's lips from getting dried out, cracked, and peeled. Doing so can help prevent the pain that often occurs in this area.

Adjusting your skin routine for the autumn is a necessary part of maintaining your health. Allowing your skin to become dried out, flaky, itchy, and red will only lead to further problems. Prepare your skin for the fall season now to prevent this.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Avon, Ind.

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