It is officially sweater weather, well at least in certain places, with the cooler weather comes drier skin. There is less humidity in the air. It is time to switch things up and transition your skincare routine from Summer to Fall. We love Fall, we get to wear cute Fall outfits, enjoy our favorite warm drinks. Pumpkin spice lattes for those who like them, matcha for me. Our skin on the other hand may not like the cold so much.
So let’s talk skincare, during the warmer months we tend to spend more time outdoors, therefore more risks of sun damage. So it is important to treat the dark spots you may have gotten during summer from too much sun exposure. Focus on ingredients that treat hyperpigmentation and dark spots:
- Vitamin C
- Tranexamic Acid
- Azelaic Acid
- Kojic Acid
- Alpha Arbutin
SHOP DARK SPOT TREATMENTS
The cold, the heaters, and other environmental stressors can all disrupt your skin barrier and make your skin more sensitive. Key ingredients to look for when transitioning your skincare routine from summer to Fall should be ingredients that help strengthen your skin barrier, calming soothing ingredients:
- Madecassoside aka Cica or centella asiatica
- Hyaluronic acid
SHOP BARRIER REPAIR PRODUCTS
Please, please do not overexfoliate, don’t get me wrong exfoliation is very important to achieve clear skin, but it is very easy to overdo it. Exfoliating too much can damage your skin barrier, which can lead to loss of hydration and inflammation. Opt for gentler exfoliants, I am giving you some options below.
SHOP GENTLE EXFOLIANTS
Hydration, hydration, hydration! Keeping your skin hydrated is very important, in Fall it helps a lot to add an extra layer of hydration. You can do so with toners, serums etc. If you haven’t introduced hyaluronic acid in your routine, now may be a good time.
SHOP HYDRATING PRODUCTS
Switch to a thicker moisturizer, as an oily girl I love my lightweight gel moisturizers, but during colder months I use thicker ones. Heavier creams with ceramides or peptides are perfect for this time of the year. They will support your skin barrier. Thicker moisturizers lock in moisture, there is less humidity during colder months, you need to make sure you lock in that moisture.
SHOP THICKER MOISTURIZERS
Although I have oily skin, I love using oils, they help lock in moisture, below are my favorite facial oils.
SHOP FACIAL OILS
I hope you found this helpful, let mee know in the comments which products are staples in your Fall/winter routine.