You can almost feel the transition. The air is getting crisper, things are cooling down and the leaves are beginning to drop. Hello fall. And as the seasons change, so should your skincare routine. Not sure where to start, but can also see your skin changing right along with the weather? Don’t worry, we’re here to help...just follow these steps to easily transition your skincare routine from summer to fall.
Stay hydrated: Add additional moisture
Just because the weather is cooling down, doesn’t mean you should moisturize or hydrate any less than you were all summer long. When things get colder, dryness and dehydration can increase and cause dullness, flaking and irritation. The goal here? Balanced skin. They key is to use products that boosts hydration and moisturize your skin all at once. And don’t forget to hydrate from the inside out. Water and fall produce such as apples can go a long way in adding collagen, eliminating fine lines and increasing moisture in the skin.
Vitamin C: Keep it up
If you were loving your vitamin C serum all summer long because of the radiance and defense it provided your skin, you’ll be glad to hear it is equally crucial during the colder months. Vitamin C supports the skin’s natural barrier which is designed to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. This is a critical component to maintaining skin health during the fall, as colder weather tends to drain our skin of nourishment. A strong skin barrier means your skin will maintain proper moisture and hydration levels while functioning at its maximum potential – offering radiant, youthful skin.
Focus on the eyes: Include something new
While you may love the cool, crisp air, the skin around your eyes definitely doesn’t. Fine lines, dark circles and puffiness are suddenly more noticeable thanks to the cold, dry air. This is why adding in a moisturizing eye cream is an important addition to your fall skincare routine. Knowing how to apply eye product is also important. Increase the efficacy of your eye product by using a small amount and lightly tap along the eye area once or twice a day.
Practice Safe Sun: A year-round habit
Just so there is no confusion on how we feel about sunscreen––it absolutely is a skincare staple 365 days a year. Remember those UV Rays are present all four seasons, so never leave your skin unprotected. Sun exposure goes beyond just sitting outside––you’re exposed driving to work, sitting in a coffee shop and even when it’s cloudy.
A new way to cleanse: Switch things up
Transitioning from summer to fall is a perfect time to try a new approach to washing your face. Try a cleansing duo that will be extremely effective in cleaning out those summer sweat and sunscreen clogged pores. This two step process works together to dissolve trapped sebum with a nutrient-rich cleansing oil, then becomes water soluble to thoroughly cleanse and gently exfoliate with an herbal toner. Using a cleansing duo also prepares your skin for maximum absorption of serums, creams and masks––delivering active ingredients where they are most effective. And when considering cleansers, don’t forget the body too. Summer sun and outdoor activities can leave your arms, legs and back a dry, flaky, uneven mess. Adding a nourishing body wash applied with gentle exfoliating gloves will help dissolve dead skin cells, buff away dullness and reveal new, brighter skin just in time for fall. Then follow up with a nutrient-rich body lotion.