It's time to swap your lightweight summer beauty staples for a few richer moisturizers for the Fall glow-up.
It's here, it's finally here - Fall season is in full swing! Which means it's time to talk about fall beauty favorites. This season brings cooler weather and a drop in humidity, which makes for dry, tale air causing drier skin. That said, this is the perfect time to reassess your go-to skin-care routine. Just like you update your wardrobe, it's time to change up your skincare routine too.
Go thicker (with a moisturizer)
Say goodbye to the lightweight, oil-free moisturizer you've been slathering on all summer. It's time to bulk up with oil-rich actives. We recommend a heavy cream/moisturizer/serum packed with ceramides, which are the "essential and healthy fatty acids that occur naturally in the skin but need to be replenished during the colder months". These ceramides are especially crucial because they serve as a support system for your skin barrier. When the skin lacks ceramides, the barrier becomes compromised, resulting in dry irritated skin.
Adding an extra layer of hydration to your routine is another great way to prevent skin dehydration. As you layer clothes in the colder seasons, you should layer on hydration and moisture too.
Post-summer skin is nearly almost dehydrated, no matter what skin type you may have. Therefore, we recommend stacking up on Hyaluronic Acid, as it is one of nature's most effective hydrators and attracts up to 1000 X its weight in water. According to our favorite esthetician, your best bet is to opt for most hydrating and moisturizing versions of your staple skincare gems - toners, creams, lotions, and even cleansers. Also, try incorporating hydrating masks weekly or multiple times a week while transitioning into seasonal dryness associated with fall time.
Switch Over to Occlusives
Using formulas that include astringents, such as witch hazel and salicylic acid, may not be your best friend after all, particularly in the fall/winter season. Despite the satisfying feeling they may temporarily gift those with oily or acne-prone, these types of harsh, stripping formulas can actually be one of the biggest mistakes. Although your skin ay appear squeaky clean, but astringents can actually results in an excessive, over-production of sebum being produced, which may lead to other issues like dry patches and irritation.
We recommend switching over to barrier-protecting occlusive formulas along with high-quality hydrating ingredients. In the transitional seasons from summer to fall, its important to focus on formulas with glycerin, shea butter, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, ceramides, jojoba oil, and more. Here are some of our favorites: