8 Essential Fall Skincare Tips
Choose a soothing cleanser.
Cleansing can be one of the most stripping and drying steps of a 3-step skincare routine. While this can help to control oil in the summer, it’s often too harsh for your skin once the weather starts to cool down. As we enter fall, switch to a more soothing cream or milk cleanser that won’t be as harsh on your skin.
Add in a hydrating serum.
Depending on your skin type, using a quality moisturizer like our Ultra Hydrating Serum may not be necessary during the summer months. However, as we move into fall, you might want to consider adding one into your daytime and/or nighttime routine. These serums help to attract water into your skin to keep it feeling plump, hydrated, and youthful.
Reassess your exfoliation routine.
Most people increase the frequency of their exfoliation in the summer to get rid of dead skin cells and control oil. But once the weather starts getting cold, you might want to reduce the frequency of exfoliation in order to prevent drying out your face. Exfoliation is a necessary part of any skincare routine, but it’s also quite potent; you want to hit the sweet spot of doing it often enough to get a smooth complexion, but not so frequent that you strip your skin barrier.
Switch to a thicker moisturizer.
If you’ve been using lightweight lotion for summer, fall is the time to think about switching to a thicker anti-aging cream for winter. Moisturizers help to seal in your skincare products and maintain a healthy oil balance so that your skin doesn’t become too dry or too greasy. When used in conjunction with a hydrated serum, a thicker moisturizer can stop dry skin before it even has a chance to get started.
Use an eye cream.
While dedicated eye care products and creams aren’t a required part of our 3-step skincare routine, we highly recommend them for anyone struggling with dry or crepey under-eye skin. The skin around your eyes is very delicate and often becomes dry and dehydrated before the rest of your face. Eye creams are also specifically formulated so that powerful ingredients like retinol and vitamin C can be applied to the eye area without issue.
Experiment with facial oil.
If even a thick cream isn’t cutting it for your dry skin, then you might want to experiment with a facial oil as we get further into fall. Facial oils like our Omega Hydrating Oil form an occlusive barrier on the surface of your skin, which helps to stop moisture loss. This can be applied as a layer over your moisturizer, or you can mix a couple drops into your moisturizer before applying it.
Keep using SPF.
During fall, the days get shorter, you spend less time outside, and the sun doesn’t seem as bright. So this means that you don’t have to wear sunscreen anymore, right? Wrong! You should still wear sunscreen every day to protect your face from UV rays that get through windows. Wearing sunscreen every day is one of the most effective things that you can do to prevent signs of premature aging such as wrinkles and dark spots.
Don’t forget about your lips.
While lip care is often considered an add-on, it should be an essential part of your fall skincare routine as the weather gets colder. Lips are exposed to the elements as well as foods and beverages, which means they often get chapped quickly. Apply a lip balm not just at night when you sleep, but throughout the day to help form a protective barrier on your lips.
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