We’re officially in the fall season! You might be celebrating by bringing out your autumn decor and switching out your wardrobe for the colder months ahead. What else needs a seasonal refresh? Your skin care routine!
As temperatures cool down and humidity drops, we also tend to turn up the heat at home. These changes can steal moisture from the skin, which makes staving off dryness and keeping your glow in the colder months a challenge. Check out these tips to reset your skin routine for better hydration — and fall in love with your skin all over again.
1. Maintain moisture levels
We’ve said it before, but dryness in the air can lead to dry skin. Investing in a small humidifier can make all the difference to keep your skin plump and hydrated despite the weather outside. Smaller models are perfect for your nightstand while larger models can handle more open areas in your home. You can even add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for aromatherapy benefits. Think cinnamon for fall goodness or lavender for unwinding in the evenings.
2. Resist super-hot showers
Taking long, hot showers may sound relaxing in the moment, but the resulting dryness is anything but comfortable. Stick to warm showers, testing the temperature on your forearm, and be sure to moisturize all over immediately after turning off the water. Moisturizing while your skin is still damp is an expert tip to help lock-in moisture after a shower or bath. Prevention is key when it comes to counteracting the effects of dryness.
3. Keep exfoliating
Harsh indoor heat, brisk winds and cooler temperatures can lead to the buildup of dead skin cells. This is what causes that seasonal dullness and unwanted texture. Exfoliating regularly helps prevent this buildup, keeping your skin bright, beautiful and glowing. Sloughing off dead skin cells also helps prime your skin for moisturizer so it can penetrate and hydrate on a deeper level. We love our Gentle Exfoliating SKIN Cleanser with Invigorating Caffeine to keep skin silky smooth and supple all year long. Don’t forget your décolletage!
4. Bring in facial mist
When it’s warm and humid we tend to focus on ways to keep unwanted shine to a minimum. But as days get shorter, it seems like there’s no such thing as too much moisture. Packing a hydrating facial mist in your purse is a great way to keep your makeup fresh, give your moisturizer a boost and keep your skin nice and hydrated throughout the day. If you love a little shine all year long, find a cream based highlighter to bring out those cheekbones. Facial mist doesn’t disrupt makeup, so it’s the perfect finishing touch for the most festive time of year.
5. Baby those lips
Your lips are delicate and need lots of extra love in the fall and winter. Don’t forget them when you exfoliate, but remember to be gentle! A warm washcloth is the perfect way to scrub off dead skin cells without irritating your lips. Keep a good balm with you anywhere you go and reapply often, especially when you’re spending lots of time outside. Keeping your lips soft and healthy now means they’ll look extra kissable when it’s time for all those bold holiday makeup looks. Hint: Matte lip colors can exacerbate dryness, so stick with satin or subtle gloss finishes.
6. Mask up for moisture
Fall is the perfect time to spend a little more time pampering yourself. Make your evening routine extra luxurious by adding a mask after cleansing and before your serum and moisturizer. Choose a formula with hydrating ingredients and rinse with lukewarm, not hot, water. Seal in all the goodness with our SKIN Rejuvenating Facial Moisturizer and SKIN Intensive Hydrating Serum. Repeat your mask of choice twice weekly.
7. Pack in more moisture
As the weather changes, you may want to moisturize more often, and we love our SKIN Rejuvenating Facial Moisturizer with Elastaplex® for its multibenefit action. You can reapply as often as you like to help minimize dark spots, reduce the appearance of fine lines and give the skin a radiant, youthful glow. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) delivers vital moisture and retains water better than any other natural substance while PROLISEL® protects against oxidation and free radical damage caused by UV radiation.
8. Remember your hands
Sometimes it feels like no matter how often you reapply moisturizer, dry patches pop up. This is especially true with our hands because of how often we wash them and how often they’re exposed to the elements. Switch to a natural, moisturizing hand soap and keep a trusted, lightweight hand cream with you for relief throughout the day. At night, choose a creamy, ultra rich formula to hydrate tired skin when you’re recuperating. For even more impact, try sleeping with moisturizing gloves.
Welcoming fall means saying hello to dryer air and cooler weather, which can strip the skin of moisture. Regardless of skin type, this shift calls for a lot of extra hydration. Avoid seasonal flaking, irritation, discomfort and redness with a few key changes and sumptuous, richly hydrating products that protect your glow, even in the indoor heat and harsh forecasts. This season calls for gorgeous skin!
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