A change in season typically means a change in the way the skin behaves.
Take the transition from summer to fall, for instance. Conditions like dryness, pigmentation, and a general lackluster complexion are all common during this time. Breakouts are too. Although it might seem counterintuitive, breakouts can actually increase during the fall season. This is for two reasons. The first is that oil flow is still increased from summer. The second is that the cool fall air creates a layer of dead skin buildup. The combination of these things traps oil and bacteria beneath the skin’s surface, causing pesky breakouts to appear.
1. Switch Up Your Cleanser
Changing your cleanser is always my first recommendation when it comes to creating an effective fall skincare routine. You see, in the summer, certain gel/foaming cleansers are great for using both morning and night. But for those colder months I recommend a creamy hydrating cleanser. Use along side our Luxurious Reusable Facial Slo he’s, using circular motions to help lift away those dead skin cells.
2. Boost Hydration Through the Use of a Toner
So many people overlook the use of toner. They think toners are simply not necessary, believing they don’t provide any real benefits to the skin, when, in reality, they provide so many benefits to the skin.
3. Start Using a Heavier Moisturizer
A lightweight moisturizer is enough for most skin types throughout the summer. However, when the weather begins to change, and temperatures drop, consider using something a little heavier to prevent moisture loss.
Even people who have breakout-prone skin need to ensure their skin is adequately moisturized.
4. Continue to Protect Your Skin With SPF
The next fall skincare tip may come as a surprise, but fall is a season during which a tremendous amount of UV damage is incurred. We often think that when the temperatures are dropping, the sun isn’t as harmful, but this is false. While UVB rays (the ones responsible for suntans and sunburns) are not as strong, UVA rays (the ones responsible for skin cancer and premature skin aging) are just as strong as they are in the summer months.
5. Switch Up the Type of Face Mask You Use
Water-based gel masks hydrate the skin, which means they’re best for oily, breakout-prone skin types that are in need of water. Also, because of their naturally cool temperature, they’re ideal for soothing sensitivity and redness.
When it comes to a fall skincare routine, consider switching to a cream mask if you experience dryness. Be sure to use our Facial Sponge to remove, super soft and gentle and won’t leave the skin red or irritated.
6. Listen to Your Skin
Regardless of the season, the skin (like the body) is constantly adapting to internal and external changes. It’s important to be attentive to your skin, so you can recognize when it’s not getting what it needs. Tightness, dryness, increased breakout activity, and sensitivity are all signs that your current skincare routine isn’t working and a change is in order. You always want to work with Mother Nature and never against her.