5 Fall Season Skin Problems That You Should Look Out For

5 Fall Season Skin Problems That You Should Look Out For

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Bajaj Finserv Health
September 5th, 2022
8 mins read

Synopsis

The colder, drier air makes the skin retain less moisture leading to fall skin problems. The common skin diseases in autumn caused by a lack of moisture like skin dryness, dull and sallow skin tone, sun spots, skin peeling, irritation. Here are a few things in this blog that everyone should to know the fall season skin problems and protect their skin. 

Key Takeaways

  • There are several fall skin problems people suffer from during fall
  • These fall skin problems can easily be prevented or remedied with the help of simple measures
  • The article contains tips to take care of your skin this fall

When you think of the fall season, the first thing that immediately comes to mind is the changing colors of the leaves, which make the surroundings even more attractive. However, it is not just the leaves that change color in the fall. Your skin also changes color. That is because the colder, drier air makes the skin retain less moisture leading to fall skin problems. Skin dryness, dull and sallow skin tone, sun spots, peeling, irritation, and the flare-up of some chronic illnesses are all caused by a lack of moisture. But none of this should keep you from enjoying the best season of the year, should it?

Fortunately, skin diseases in autumn induced by the fall season may be avoided and treated by implementing simple skin care measures. The skin requires more nourishment and protection throughout the fall season. As a result, whether it's fall, winter, or summer, three things everyone should do to protect their skin include  

  • Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated 
  • Applying moisturizer before going outside 
  • Wearing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15

Aside from that, specific care suggestions may make your fall more pleasurable for you and your skin. But first, let's look at the most frequent fall skin problems.

Common fall season skin problems 

If we are not prepared for changes in weather and temperature, they may wreak havoc on our skin without our even knowing. The most well-judged thing we can do to assist our skin transition easily into the fall season is to ensure that our skincare regimen transitions, giving our skin everything it requires to withstand cooler, dryer weather conditions. Here are five fall skin problems that commonly occur in the fall and what you can do about them:

Dryness 

When the weather becomes chilly, the skin can become dry and flaky. And turning on a room heater in your workplace or bedroom just exacerbates the situation.

Eczema 

Those suffering from this fall skin problem know that chilly temperature can aggravate it. Yellow or white color scaly patches that flake off are a classic symptom of this condition, and the afflicted regions may be red, itchy, greasy, or oily. Furthermore, individuals with eczema may experience hair loss on their skin in the rash region.

Fall Skin Problems

Dermatitis seborrheic 

Dandruff is a common term for this ailment. Dead skin flakes can cling to your scalp, cheeks, and even your brows, which is unsightly, to say the least.

Rosacea 

Another fall skin problem triggered by the transition to fall is rosacea, which tends to flare up when temperatures change from warm to cool, which can happen throughout the fall. This chronic skin condition fades and relapses in cycles. Spicy meals, too much sunshine, stress, alcoholic beverages, and the gut bacterium Helicobacter pylori can all cause relapses. Face flushing and redness, red and raised pimples, skin dryness, and skin sensitivity are all common symptoms of rosacea.

Keratosis Pilaris 

This condition might cause raised skin patches on your arms; they shouldn't hurt, but they look unappealing. This problem frequently worsens when you start wearing more layers of clothing, as the weather gets chilly. This fall skin problem is often smaller than 2 cm in diameter or approximately the size of a pencil eraser. It causes a thick, scaly, or crusty skin patch. Keratosis is most commonly found in sun-exposed areas of the body (hands, arms, face, scalp, and neck). It is commonly pink, although it can also have a brown, tan, or grey base.

Additional read: Keratosis Pilaris: 4 Top Things to Know About the Condition

This fall, take care of your skin 

While many look forward to a cool, refreshing fall after a long, scorching summer, it's vital to remember that your skin requires extra care as the season changes. Changing your beauty and skincare routines regularly, depending on the weather, and staying in constant contact with your dermatologist may help you maintain perfect skin all year. For the time being, here are some recommendations to make this autumn better for you and your skin.

Fall Season Skin Problems

Face 

Even if the sun sets earlier, it is still critical to use sunscreen in the fall. And regardless of skin type, moisturizing is more vital than ever. Even oily skin needs a moisturizer as fall can bring on flare-ups in them too.

Body 

One of the most important things we can do to improve the quality and feel of our skin is to apply moisturizer while the body is somewhat damp after washing. Apply body oil or lotion to the entire body, particularly to rough regions such as the elbows, knees, and feet. Moisturizers containing alpha hydroxy acids aid help exfoliate the skin's outermost layer [1]. Since sweating is a natural means of eliminating pollutants, exercise is also an excellent way to moisturize your skin.

Some people may develop a flare-up of illnesses such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis in the fall. Psoriasis is a chronic immune system illness that manifests on the skin as thick, red, scaly patches. Several over-the-counter and prescription psoriasis therapies are available for these fall skin diseases.

Atopic dermatitis, often known as eczema, causes itching, which can cause swelling, redness, "weeping" of clear fluid, crusting, cracking, and scaling of the skin. A dermatologist should treat eczema to ensure an accurate diagnosis and suitable therapy, including medication and lifestyle modifications. They may be able to identify a specific allergy to help alleviate eczema.

Scalp 

Fall can bring on flare-ups of seborrhea or dandruff. These chronic inflammatory skin diseases in autumn are widespread and affect many people but are more frequent in males than females. It can be treated with specific shampoos, improved stress management strategies, proper eating, and topical steroids. A dermatologist can administer further treatments if seborrhea does not improve or worsens.

Arms 

Sun damage can cause hyperpigmented patches on one of the most exposed body parts, such as the face, arms, and shoulders. These flat, usually grey, brown, or black blemishes are often known as age spots or liver spots. These are usually harmless and do not require treatment. However, because they might be mistaken for malignant growths, any new markings should be examined by a doctor for skin tag removal. Age spots can occasionally be reduced with skin bleaching [2] or entirely removed using laser treatment for aesthetic reasons. However, avoiding direct contact with the sun's UV rays as much as possible and always wearing sunscreen to avoid age spots may be the simplest strategy to avoid them.

Keratosis pilaris, which causes rough patches and tiny, acne-like lumps on the arms and thighs, is another common fall skin problem that can flare up. Indeed, keratosis pilaris may improve over the summer, only to worsen when the weather changes. This illness is not life-threatening, but it is tough to cure. Prescription drugs and self-care practices like keeping your skin moist can help enhance your skin's look. Keratosis pilaris can develop at any age; however, it is more frequent in children but often improves on its own.

Nails 

Yes, you read it right, nails. Our fingernails and toenails are made up of skin cells. The portion we call the nail is generally alluded to as the "nail plate." The nail plate is formed mainly of keratin, a rigid material. In the fall, it is usual for nails to begin breaking or peeling. The solution is to avoid intense washes and apply moisturizer more frequently.

Feet 

Dry, cracked heels caused by wearing open-backed shoes throughout the summer are common types of fall skin diseases of the foot towards the conclusion of the season. Cracked heel issues can range from minor, with dry or flaky skin, to severe and painful, with hard skin and deep cracks that bleed and make walking difficult. Cracked heels can be cared for by sloughing away dead skin with a foot scrub and pumice stone and hydrating with petroleum jelly, a highly concentrated emollient base, or a healing, natural oil, such as urea or alpha hydroxy acid, olive or sesame. In resistant situations, online doctor consultation and prescription creams may be necessary. Scrubbing is not recommended if one has certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis.

Additional Read: Boost Your Skin Health with Ubtan! Here's Why it Works

When should you consult a dermatologist?  

All problems that irritate, clog, or harm your skin, as well as skin cancer, are considered fall season skin problems. You might be born with a skin issue or develop one. Many skin illnesses result in itching, dry skin, or rashes. Good skincare, medications, and minor lifestyle modifications can help you manage these symptoms. Treatment, on the other hand, can lessen symptoms and even hold them at bay for months. Many skin disorders never totally disappear. Furthermore, do not take the change in skin color, pigmentation, or patches lightly. The majority of skin malignancies are treatable if caught and treated early.

While these fall skin problems might be annoying, they are typically not dangerous. Most vanish after a few days to a few weeks. If a rash or other skin condition persists or worsens, contact us. Or call us if you have any questions regarding any of these issues or the choices accessible to you to improve your skincare routine. Bajaj Finserv Health is dedicated to assisting our clients in looking and feeling their best.

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