Halloween might be scary, but your fall skincare routine doesn’t have to be

Fall skincare tips for taking the scare out of skincare

It’s October and fall is in full swing, temperatures have dropped and you just might see a few ghosts and goblins wandering around your neighborhood. These Halloween creatures might be scary, but your fall skincare routine doesn’t have to be. The staff at Forefront Dermatology offers these tips for choosing products that help support healthy autumn skin.

Try a cream-based moisturizer

As temperatures drop and the air becomes drier, your skin needs more hydration. Switching from light summer lotions to cream-based products can help hold moisture in the skin. Applying moisturizer in the morning and again at night helps keep your skin hydrated around the clock.

Don’t forget your elbows, knees and heels

Our elbows, knees and heels have fewer oil-producing sebaceous glands than other parts of the body, making them more prone to autumn dryness. Paying extra attention to these areas and frequently applying products rich in natural oils, especially before bed, can help prevent dry, scaly and cracked skin.

Invest in a good hand lotion

Your hands and feet have a lot in common; fewer sebaceous glands lead to dry skin. Frequent hand washing and the use of antimicrobial lotions can compound the problem, resulting in cracked knuckles and chapped hands. Moisturize often with a product that offers sun protection, firms the skin and fights dark spots. Keep hand lotion in your car, purse and around the house for easy application. Apply before bed for an extra moisturizing boost.

Protect your lips

Many things cause chapped lips: the changing weather, sun exposure, frequently licking your lips and maybe even the products you’re using to keep them soft. The Forefront Dermatology team recommends using sunscreen on your lips, exfoliating them regularly with a mild oil based product, and using a non-petroleum-based lip balm.

Remember sunscreen 365 days a year

Summer might be over, but the need for sun protection is just as important during the fall months. Apply sunscreen as part of your daily routine, using a product with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. The regular use of sunscreen can help prevent premature aging of the skin and reduce your risk of skin cancer. Skincare doesn’t have to be scary; the dermatology experts in Seymour, Indiana are here to help. Would you like support in managing your skincare routine? Want help selecting the best products for your skincare needs? Contact us today for an appointment, 855-535-7175. Click here to request an appointment online or find a dermatologist near you to schedule an appointment.

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.