Autumn-Proof Your Skin

As summer yields to fall, temperature changes will require you to alter your organic skin-care regimen. 

“While the autumn weather may encourage outdoor activities, your skin will retain less moisture because of the cooler, drier air,” says Joshua Fox, MD, founder of Advanced Dermatology in New York and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology.

 “The same happens indoors as the heat goes on and up,” he continues. “Key symptoms of ‘autumn skin’ include dryness, fine lines, dull and sallow skin tone, sun and age spots, flaking and irritation, as well as the flare-up of some chronic conditions.”

 There’s no need to completely overhaul your daily routine. Simply make some minor adjustments.

 “Three things that everyone should do to protect their skin in the autumn include drinking lots of water to remain hydrated, applying moisturizer before going outside to give it time to be absorbed and, importantly, continuing to use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.”

 Stores like Whole Foods Market have a wide array of natural and organic skin-care lines.

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  • AlchemillaSkinCare  December 13, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    As a natural, organic skin care manufacturer, I often suggest to our customers that when the climate (and skin) become drier, keep the skin hydrated by spritzing with an organic toner or floral water that has a natural humectant (water binding agent), like vegetable glycerin or honey, added to it. So often we load up on way too much moisturizer to combat a dry skin condition, when often all we simply need to do is replenish and protect the skin’s water, not oil, content. Cheers! Deanna, Alchemilla

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