Summer has come and gone, and autumn is upon us. While South Florida may not see the colorful foliage changes of New England or the stiff, chilly breezes of the Midwest, we still make adjustments to the turning of the calendar, including tweaking our skin care regime.
As you gear up for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the other joys of fall, make sure that you also gear up with these three items that should be in your fall skincare toolbox:
Dry and chapped lips aren’t only unattractive, they can be downright painful. As humidity levels drop and the air gets drier, your lips can get dried out as well. Keeping your lips moisturized can prevent and minimize the damage cause by the elements. Lip balms, salves, and sticks full of emoluments and things like shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba, and vitamin E are great for fall. Moisturizers with sun protection are even better.
Like your lips, your hands and fingers can become dry, flaky, and chapped, especially if you wash them with harsh soaps. Given how much we use our hands throughout the day, you’ll want to keep yours soft, supple, and ready for anything. A good moisturizing hand cream, applied regularly, can make that happen. Many hand creams contain a combination of occlusive like petrolatum that can prevent moisture from leaving your skin, as well as humectants which can help your skin retain water.
Soap Scrub for Exfoliation
Regular exfoliation helps rid the skin surface of flakes, bumps and dullness caused by dead cells. Soap scrubs designed to exfoliate are plentiful on store shelves and can deep clean your skin, unclog pores, and get rid of dirt and makeup residue. For a more thorough exfoliation, consider a Miami microdermabrasion treatment. Microdermabrasion rejuvenates the skin by gently scrubbing the outer layer, leaving patients with a refreshed and radiant appearance.
No matter what the season, Dr. Mariano Busso can help you keep your skin hydrated and healthy. For more information on fall skin care or to book your next cosmetic dermatology appointment in Miami, contact us at 305-857-0144.