Now that the summer is over and the fall season is in full swing, it is important to know what we should be doing differently with our skin care regimen. As the weather gets colder and there is more wind, the skin tends to get more dry. So it is very important to moisturize twice daily. If your skin is still too dry, then use a heavier moisurizer or moisturize more often. Applying moisturizer to wet skin will trap the water in the skin and work better and longer. Adding products containing hyaluronic acid such as th A E Skin Hydrating Serum will help as well because it will draw more water into the skin. It is also very important to remember to drink enough water so that it can be brought to the skin. In addition to moisturizing, it is also very important to apply sunscreen every day. One of the most common misconceptions is that we do not need sunscreen when it s cold outside. Sunscreen protects us against the sun's rays, not the heat. And in the winter there is still sunlight, so we need sunscreen. As the days are getting shorter with daylight savings time, we will not need sunscreen for as long a period during the day, but we still need it to protect ourselves. It is also important to use sunscreen when it's overcast or raining because the light penetrates through and gets to your skin. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a good diet, plenty of water, enough sleep, and regular exercise combined with appropriate moisturization and sun protection and the keys to having healthy skin in the fall months. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.