You might be wondering why it is so important to update your skin care routine as the season’s change. The answer, is that our skin is always exposed to our environment, which means it’s much more vulnerable to change than other areas of our body. As the weather cools down, and the air has less moisture in it, this will have an effect on our skin.
Fall brings colder weather and more opportunity for our skin to dry out. With this shift in season, our skin has to adapt, so our skin care routine has to change along with it. Your skin is clever at giving you signs, so watch out for them. Does your skin look dull and tired? Do you feel dry by the afternoon, or do you still have excess oil?
Here are some top tips to keeping your skin soft and smooth this season.
Change Your Cleanser
This is by far the most important thing you can do for your skin. Sweat in the summertime calls for a more clarifying cleanser, while fall and winter require taking a gentler approach. When picking a cleanser, search for something that will leave your skin more moisturized. We recommend Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil, it’s nourishing and extremely gentle, perfect for sensitive and dry skin types.
Change Your Toner
When it comes to choosing a toner, you want to consider something that will balance your skin and give an extra dose of hydration. Whatever toner you choose, we recommend avoiding alcohol-based ones, as they will dry out the skin. Use something that calms and soothes skin after cleansing. We love Dermalogica Multi Active Toner, for refreshing and hydrating.
Invest In A New Moisturizer
In the fall, we prepare for those colder windy days, where we blast heaters, and often drink less water. This will suck that hydration and moisture out of our skin, resulting in a dry, flaky surface.
Skin also naturally produces less oil in the fall and winter months, which means stepping up your moisturization game is key. A deeply penetrating moisturizer will therefore help keep your skin from developing dry patches. Kiehls Ultra Moisturizer will keep your skin hydrated all day long. It is also worth adding a night cream to your daily ritual, to give an extra beauty boost.
This coming season is a really great time to pay attention to your exfoliation routine. During this time of year, our skin tends to create less oil and can be irritated by the environmental factors, such as wind and rain. So notice if your skin is looking a little dull and in need of a good old scrub. Choose Shiva Rose Saffron Facial Scrub, it will leave your face glistening.
Up Your Hydration
We should aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day right? but sometimes we need a little extra hydration help. Clarins Double Serum is a miracle worker and helps to keep your skin happy. Use it just before your moisturizer to plump up the skin.
Don’t forget about your lips- this season is when they are most prone to drying out. Not to worry, we have just the remedy. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm will be your best friend.