Fall Skin Care Tips, Are You Ready For Cooler Weather

Cedar Rapids Dermatologists Offer Fall Skin Care Tips, Are You Ready For Cooler Weather

Fall Skin Care Tips, Are You Ready For Cooler Weather Fall brings shorter days, crisp weather and warm clothes. It’s time to unpack the sweaters and jeans and bring out the jackets and coats. The warm, humid days of summer have been replaced by cooler, drier conditions. Have you adjusted your skin care regiment for the weather change? The dermatologists in Cedar Rapids, Iowa share this list of fall skin care tips that will have you healthy, happy and autumn ready.

Fall Skin Care Tips

Don’t skip the sunscreen

Summer might be over but the need to protect your skin from the sun is a year round necessity. Invest in a daily moisturizer that includes sunscreen; look for one with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.

Update your face and body cleansers 

The facial cleansers and body soaps you used during the summer were fine for oilier skin, but with the drier air of fall, they might leave your skin in need of hydration. Making the switch to a cream based product that’s gentle and hydrating will have you on the path to softer skin for the fall and winter.


Sun, heavy moisturizers, chlorine and outdoor activities can take a toll on your skin, leaving it dull and flakey. Gently exfoliating the skin once a week helps remove dead skin cells and leaves your skin smooth and renewed. Sunscreen is must after exfoliating.

Moisturize often

Drier fall air can zap your skin’s moisture. Keep your skin hydrated with daily moisturizing. The ideal time to apply moisturizer is just after your bath or shower. Save a step and include a product in your skin care regime that plays a dual role, use a daily moisturizer that includes sunscreen.

Be kind to your knees, elbows, hands and feet

Exposure to sun, sand, chlorine and salt water can leave your feet rough and dry, your elbows and knees in a need of some TLC, and your cuticles and knuckles rough and cracked. Update your skin care routine and gently exfoliate these areas and follow with a rich, creamy skin moisturizer. Adding a nightly cuticle cream can help your hands get a jump on colder winter weather.

Love your lips

Summer sun can leave your lips dull and dry. Don’t get caught with chapped, cracked lips that can get worse as the weather gets colder. Gently exfoliate your lips and apply a moisturizing lip balm that’s petroleum free and contains sunscreen with and SPF of 20 or more. Fall is a perfect time to visit your dermatologist, review your skin care routine and schedule your annual skin assessment at one of our locations in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan or Wisconsin.  Healthy skin is your first line of defense against disease and the team at Forefront Dermatology can help you be autumn ready.

About Forefront Dermatology

Forefront Dermatology is the best dermatology practice in the United States with numerous convenient locations. We diagnose and treat skin cancer and all diseases of the skin, hair and nails; such as acne, warts, rashes, rosacea, skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, and mole and cyst removal. With a diverse group of dermatologists, we are able to provide patients timely access to a diverse collection of expertise, such as Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, dermatopathology and pediatric dermatology. In addition to our medical expertise, our experienced dermatologists also offer the latest cosmetic procedures to help revitalize and rejuvenate your skin, such as cosmetic filler treatments with Dysport, Juvederm and Radiesse as well as Botox. We also offer a wide variety of chemical peels that allow us to tailor a treatment that is right for your specific skin condition. Your skin is the largest organ of the body, protecting you from many environmental stresses. Leave it to our team of experts and the best dermatology in your neighborhood to help keep your skin healthy and looking its best. We encourage you to browse our website for information on our locations, dermatologists and treatment options. Did you like this post? Please leave a comment below. Join our online communities on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.