The season of cooler weather, crunchy leaves and pumpkin picking is officially in full-swing, but not all change is welcome this time of year. If you’ve been noticing that your skin has been especially pesky over the last few weeks, you certainly are not alone. Fall is one of the most common seasons for breakouts to occur! In this week’s blog post, we’re going to explain why this happens and how you can keep clear skin all season long.
“Why do breakouts happen this time of year?”
The answer is simple. Breakouts tend to increase during the fall for one reason: the regular oil production in the skin during the summer months is still taking place; however, the cooler and dryer air causes layers of dead skin cells to increase and build up. The result is trapped oil and bacteria underneath the surface layers of the skin. This phenomenon is what causes unexpected breakouts and pimples. Mother Nature can be a real jerk sometimes.
“So, what can I do to prevent this from happening?”
First and foremost, don’t panic! Stress will only make your skin more aggravated. Instead, follow these easy fall skincare tips:
Get a reliable exfoliating cleanser: We swear by Vivant Skincare’s BP 3% Exfoliating Cleanser! It contains tiny micro-beads that flush out impurities, refine pores and accelerate cell renewal for more rapid clearing of acne. Using this cleanser 1 to 3 times daily will help remove excess dead skin cells that could cause acne.
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Wash your pillowcases regularly: For acne-prone skin, bacteria and oil can build up on your pillowcase and be reintroduced to your skin the following night. Wash your bedding and pillowcases with dye and fragrance-free laundry detergent and be sure to always skip any fabric softeners. Feeling tired after a long day? Keep extra pillowcases handy for a quick switch before bed.
Add a toner: Amp up your regimen by including a toner. Toners help reset your skin’s pH level after cleansing and are an important part of a complete skin routine. We love Vivant Skincare’s 3% Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Toner. It clears out surface buildup, promotes exfoliation and goes deeper into pores to remove dirt, oil and makeup products. It’s a gentle addition to Benzoyl Peroxide products!
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Avoid excessively hot showers: It seems counterintuitive, but avoid taking longer, hotter showers than what you’re used to. Hot water can actually dry out your skin! And a dry environment is the perfect condition for acne to develop.
Accelerate skin cell turnover with a facial: At-home care is a great way to stay on top of healthy skin. Sometimes, you need the care of a professional to make sure your face is clean and blemish-free. Schedule time for a Skin MPLS Signature Facial Treatment at least once this fall. This high-performance treatment can refine, renew, brighten, lighten, tighten, smooth, stimulate, calm and hydrate the skin. It also includes a deep ultrasonic cleanse, enzymatic mask, light extractions (if necessary) and choice of a chemical peel, microdermabrasion or dermaplaning as part of your treatment. Lastly, your aesthetician will infuse your skin with either oxygen or intensive moisture and finish with SPF. Breakouts are NO match for us!
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Now that you’re fall ready, follow @SkinMPLS on Instagram for more exclusive tips, tricks and skincare information. Keep an eye on our blog for more updates this fall. Our next post will feature the common skincare mistakes that most people make - see you next time!