The season characterized by changing leaves and pumpkin spice everything is upon us! As your cosmetics are safe from the dead of summer and you welcome sweater weather with a cozy greeting, it’s time to start thinking about the dropping temperatures and weather changes associated with fall. If the weather sparks a change in your wardrobe, it’s probably time to update your skincare routine, too. Is your skincare climate smart? Here's our top 7 tips for a fall friendly complexion:
Consider your skin’s needs
Get in the habit of paying attention to your skin’s behaviors and recognizing how those behaviors differ when the seasons change. As we say goodbye to long, warm summer nights, we’re also saying hello to the changes in skin brought upon us by the new season. This is a time of change, and that includes your skincare routine. By now, it should be common knowledge that the skincare products you use in summer may not be fall friendly. Once you consider your skin’s needs in the climate you’re in, you can create your own climate smart ritual customized to your surroundings.
Start with a toner
When you think skincare, your mind might jump automatically to the moisturizer — but don’t forget the steps in-between, especially when the seasons change! If you’re a multi-tasker, you’ll love using a toner, specifically the Hydrating Balancer. It’s an effective step that gently removes irritants from the surface while warming the skin up for incoming skincare. It’s essential to update your skincare routine when the seasons change, and this includes the first step—balancing the skin’s pH level and improving product effectiveness post-summer.
Upgrade your moisturizerDoes your moisturizer account for the mildly warm days yet chilly evenings mixed with bursts of wind and rain? Chances are your moisturizer hasn’t caught up to the times like climate smart skincare. External aging is more pressing than ever and must be taking into account in your skincare ritual. The Temperate Day Cream is a fall must-have. Continue to use SPF
Even if it’s not blistering hot outside, the sun is still shining down on you. Whether it’s a cloudy day in fall or a cloudless one, you still need to protect your skin with SPF. Remember that sunscreen is a step, not an ingredient, so apply SPF after your skincare ritual for maximum protection against UV radiation and free radicals.
Hydrate inside and out
Hydrate your body on the inside, so you can have happy, healthy-looking skin on the outside. It’s probably been drilled into your brain: drinking more water has endless benefits. But what if water is the elixir of climate-proof youth? Your skin depends on hydration from the water content in food and drink as well moisture-packed skincare. Hydrating during seasonal shifts is essential for balanced skin.
Out with the old, and in with the new: exfoliation summed up. We’re talking about skin, and that includes dead skin cells. Start your fall season with a refreshed complexion by making your own DIY exfoliating scrub to remove any pesky summer leftovers on your surface. You should get in the habit of exfoliating regularly to combat stubborn dry patches that are notorious in fall.
Don’t forget your neck
Ever notice how skincare directions suggest applying product to face and neck? Start your fall season with a new skincare habit—applying your skincare to your neck and décolletage. This delicate area complements the complexion, so you want it to look as youthful and radiant as your face! To make fall your best season yet and end this year with a treat, the climate smart skincare has you and your skin covered. Your skin’s needs during the fall season are drastically different than those in summer. Give your complexion a fall friendly refresher with a climate smart skincare ritual that suits you and your surroundings.