Fall Skin Care Tips

1.  Gentle Cleansing

Now is the time to use a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its vital oil barrier.   Harsh cleansers can add irritation to dry skin making it look older.  Be sure to use only tepid or lukewarm water when washing your face.

Don’t over-cleanse. Washing your skin too much can lead to dryness, especially during the colder months. After washing, gently pat yourself dry. Leave a little water on your skin before applying moisturizer.

2.  Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin is an important step for each season, but especially as your skin becomes drier.  Using a scrub, peel, or mask 1-3 times a week will slough away dead skin while polishing the surface of your skin.  This process also increases cellular turnover and allows your other skin care products to penetrate more easily giving them the opportunity to be more effective.

3.  Daily Sunscreen

Continue to wear sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 every day, rain or shine.  As the seasons change you are still at risk from the damaging sun’s UV rays so protecting it is a vital step for healthier skin.

4.  Moisture

As the months get colder your skin needs more moisture than it did in summer. For the fall, consider switching to a heavier cream. Ingredients to look for include ceramides, cocoa butter and hyaluronic acid.  If your skin remains dry then you may want to apply a thin layer of jojoba, argan, hemp seed, or grape seed oil ​under your moisturizer which will help retain moisture and promote a dewy, supple complexion.

Vitamin C is another good skincare ingredient to look for. “It’s an antioxidant and protects your skin from damage from the environment

5.  ​Healthy Diet

It’s important to keep a watch on what you eat to have radiant, glowing even skin tone. Include lots of vegetables like leafy greens, carrots, beans, peas and tomatoes along with fruits and nuts to optimize nutrition and provide the body with the key ingredients for healthy skin.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Cool, blustery weather is dehydrating to our skin. We can (and should) drink glass after glass of water but because the skin is part of creating a balance in our internal and external worlds, sometimes we need a little extra topical hydration to fight that external battle. Our Serums are created just that! Use them just before your moisturizer to plump up the skin.