With changes in the weather come changes in your skin. I know I’m not the only one who starts to feel the dryness levels in my skin pick up as soon as sweater weather starts to creep in. Changing your skincare seasonally can be expensive and a bit confusing knowing exactly what’s right for you, so we compiled some simple tips to get you started so your skin is glowing no matter what it looks like outside.
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Goodbye Foaming Cleaners, Hello Hydration
For most people, temperature drops result in the drying of the skin. Most foaming cleansers are conditioned to remove excess oils in the skin, breaking down your protective barrier layer. When rinsing off, opt for a mild hydrating cleanser with cold to mildly warm water. Remember you also don’t need to overdo it with the cleansing. In fact, some people only wash their face once a day in colder months, depending on how their skin reacts to the changes.
Our Favorite Option: La Roche Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Facial Cleanser
Cut Back on Exfoliating
During the warmer months, we were told to exfoliate our skin roughly 2-3 times a week to remove dead skin cells. Gentle exfoliants rather than chemical-based ones are much more kind to your skin in the Fall. Let’s boost that hydration, not limit it! Exfoliating 1-2 times per week in colder weather is plenty.
Moisturize Like It’s No One’s Business
When Fall starts, a thicker moisturizer is essential in getting rid of that flakey summer skin. Cream-based moisturizers are an excellent choice for normal to dry skin types. Those with more oily skin can still experience dehydration due to high sebum levels and lower water content. If that’s, you go with more of a lightweight or mattifying moisturizer. We include one of our favorites below.
Best For Normal to Dry Skin: Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream Plumping & Hydrating Moisturizer
Best For Oily Skin: Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream
Rethink that Hot Shower
Hot showers are all I ever want when the weather is acting up, but unfortunately, it can have repercussions on that hydrated skin you’re trying to maintain. Personally, I think it would be impossible never to take a hot shower, so I’m not saying they’re prohibited, but I would try to be more conscious and make them a little shorter than usual. The heat will only increase skin irritation. Besides, cold showers have so many benefits it may be worth a try!
The Sun Isn’t Going Anywhere, So Neither Is Your Sunscreen
Just because the temperatures drop doesn’t mean the sun goes into hibernation mode. She is very much there, out and proud even when the summer ends. No need to buy a new sunscreen specifically for Fall, but don’t forget to keep it in your routine all year round.
My Personal Favorite Sunscreen If You’re On The Market: Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Sun Gel SPF 50
Don’t Forget Moisturizing Spray
Although certainly not required, one of my favorite ways to keep the moisturizer locked in my skin when I leave my big jar of moisturizer at home is packing a moisturizing spray in my bag. Just a simple spritz will do whenever you’re out and about feeling dry. One of my favorites is the Caudalie Grape Water Moisturizing Face Mist.
What are your favorite ways to change up your skincare for the fall? Leave your comments below!