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Common Fall Skin Problems And How To Solve Them

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Just as we change our wardrobes for fall, we should also take stock of our skincare and switch things up to suit the new season.


Want great skin this fall? Check out our guide to common skin pitfalls and how to avoid them.

1. Too Many Flavoured Fall Drinks, Not Enough Water

As we mentioned in our previous blogs, tea is great for your health, and who can forego the energy boost offered by a delicious cup of coffee? However, too many caffeinated beverages can deplete your skin of moisture. Additionally, too much sugar can deplete the elastin from your skin, and slow the production of new collagen--bad news for those who love flavoured fall drinks that combine coffee with ingredients like whipped cream and pumpkin or gingerbread flavours.

Our Tip:

  • When it comes to warm beverages, stick to tea and coffee with minimal sweeteners, and treat sugary ones as a special treat.
  • If you can’t stay away from sweetened fall drinks, opt for unsweetened apple cider, which packs more nutrition than most sugary confections.
  • Finally, if you’re consuming a lot of caffeinated beverages, ensure that you drink enough water.
  • To add the appearance of plumpness and hydration to ageing features, tissue fillers can be a solution.

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2. Layering Up

Fall is layering season! The beginning of cooler weather means that many of us are ready to don our chicest sweaters and cosiest scarves. Fabrics such as wool can be both cosy and luxe, but they can also be responsible for contact dermatitis (skin irritation). 

Additionally, excess heat from fall layers can contribute to red, bumpy spots called keratosis pilaris, which occur when the body makes too much keratin, which then gets trapped in the skin.

Our Tip: Wear undershirts or layers to avoid irritation from heavy fabrics. Select more breathable outer layers, and shy away from wearing wool directly against your skin if you find this exacerbates your condition. 

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3. Dry Skin From Heat

As summer’s warmth ebbs and fall’s chill rolls, in, many of us switch from the AC to turning up the thermostat. However, this can cause havoc for your skin. Indoor heat can be especially difficult for individuals with rosacea, as flare-ups often happen when moving from cold environments to warm ones and vice versa.

Our Tip: Ensure that your skin is moisturized, and consider adding a humidifier if your house is extremely dry. Sunscreen can help fight rosacea.

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4. Seborrheic Dermatitis (Dandruff)

Fall’s cold, dry weather can exacerbate dandruff, which can appear on the scalp as well as the eyebrows and face.

Our Tip: Ask your doctor, hairstylist, and skincare specialist which products can help you combat dandruff.

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5. Sun Damage

We all know to slather on the sunscreen during the hot months, but did you know that UV rays are just as strong even when the weather is cool or the sky is overcast?

Tip: Add a lightweight sunscreen under your favourite fall makeup looks, and don’t forget an SPF lip balm! (Bonus: it will fight off chapped lips).

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What are your fall skin concerns? Schedule a skin care appointment online or call 250-868-9290!


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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.


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