Skincare in Autumn

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Skin that was covered in sweat all summer often quickly dries out, loses elasticity, or becomes rough in the fall.

These days, even people who don't have major skin problems are worried about skin problems during the change of seasons. We'll tell you how to take care of your skin.

Why do skin problems occur in fall?

Our skin is affected by environmental changes such as climate and seasons. Especially during seasonal changes, temperature and humidity change significantly, and if the skin cannot adapt to them, it becomes temporarily sensitive. Therefore, if you keep using cosmetics you normally use it can cause the skin condition more worse.

Basically, in the summer, the temperature is high and the secretion of sebum and sweat increases, making the skin oily, but in the fall, the air is dry and the secretion of sebum decreases, causing the skin to become rough. Due to lower temperature and humidity than in summer, sweat secretion decreases, which not only reduces the amount of moisture contained in the stratum corneum of the skin's surface, but also causes the skin to easily become tired due to the severe daily temperature range characteristic of fall weather. Therefore, in the fall season, symptoms related to skin dryness such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and skin itchiness appear.

How should you manage skin troubles?

1. Hydration

It is important to keep your skin moist during the fall season when your skin becomes dry. In order to moisturize and revitalize the skin, it is of course important to supply sufficient moisture to the skin.

Daily life tips for hydration!

To stay hydrated, it is recommended to drink at least 8 cups of water per day. Drinking water is good for your health as it moisturizes your skin and helps circulate and excrete waste products in your body. Also, it is helpful to use a moisturizing cream or moisturizer that suits your skin type. Using products that can adjust the balance of moisture and oil depending on your skin type will help hydrate and improve skin elasticity. Especially if you use a moisturizing facemask in the evening, the moisturizer will be able to fully penetrate the skin.

One way to protect your sensitive and dry skin during the dry fall season is to increase the humidity in your home. It may be helpful to turn on a humidifier or place wet towels to prevent the room from drying out.

2. Exfoliation management

In fall, due to the dry atmosphere, moisture in the stratum corneum of the skin increases rapidly and the skin becomes dry. When the skin dries, the moisture content of the stratum corneum decreases, preventing the natural exfoliation of the stratum corneum, causing a thick layer of dead skin cells to accumulate on the skin and causing skin itchiness.

Dry skin is prone to dead skin cells due to lack of moisture in the skin, so when dead skin cells appear, it is best to apply a thick layer of moisturizing cream first, and exfoliation should be used occasionally, about once every two weeks.

Oily skin has the characteristic of accumulating dead skin cells thicker than dry skin, so it is recommended to exfoliate 1-2 times a week. It is said that it is recommended to maintain it regularly by exfoliating in a different style each week.

Normal skin should exfoliate 1-2 times a week, similar to oily skin, but after exfoliating, be sure to replenish moisture with a moisturizer or moisture facemask.

In particular, for those with sensitive skin, exfoliating in the evening rather than in the morning causes less irritation to the skin.

* If you are experiencing a lot of dead skin cells in an extremely dry environment, it is best to moisturize your skin well. By consistently moisturizing, you can prevent dead skin cells from forming! If you make it a habit to place moisturizer in various places around your daily routine, such as in the bathroom, in your room, next to the sofa, or in the office at work, and apply it whenever you think of it, it can be very helpful in managing dead skin cells.

3. Hypoallergenic face wash

Skin that is tired from the hot sunlight in summer becomes more sensitive to fall weather. If you wash your face aggressively at a time like this, your skin will get even worse. So, it is recommended to use a hypoallergenic face wash. Hypoallergenic face wash is literally a face wash that reduces irritation, and it is important to completely remove impurities from the skin while minimizing irritation.

4. Bring sunscreen

Using sunscreen is essential even in fall. Even though daylight hours are shorter than in summer, the intensity of ultraviolet rays in fall is enough to cause pigment diseases such as blemishes on the skin. In the fall season, when outdoor activities increase due to the cool weather, if you are careless and neglect to apply sunscreen, you may see more dark spots on your face, so you need to be careful. Don't forget to apply sunscreen before going out.

Sunscreen, which we commonly call sunscreen, is divided into inorganic sunscreens (inorganic sunscreens) and organic sunscreens (organic sunscreens) depending on the blocking method.

Inorganic sunscreen protects the skin by physically forming a protective film on the skin surface and reflecting ultraviolet rays like a mirror. Because it does not clog pores, it can be used on children's skin or sensitive skin without irritation. However, it is somewhat dry, so it feels thick when applied, and a whitish phenomenon (white face) may appear.

On the other hand, organic tea is made up of chemical ingredients that absorb ultraviolet rays and then synthesize chemicals to convert and extinguish the ultraviolet rays into harmless heat energy to protect the skin. There are many products that have little white cast and are rich in moisture, so they apply smoothly but cause skin problems.