The scorching weather is cooling off and you may be planning to give your wardrobe an overhaul. Any plans to upgrade your beauty shelf?
Brace yourself; 🍂 Fall is here! 🍂
The dry, windy, and humid air that comes with the autumn season affects your skin in ways you can hardly imagine.
The seasonal shift can mar your blemish-free skin. A drop in temperature coupled with the heat from warmer baths; and indoor heating systems can upset your skin's barrier.
Your skin can become fragile, dry, inflamed, itchy, and flaky. Fall brings with it skin problems such as rashes, psoriasis and eczema. During this season, you should consider making a transition in your skincare regimen.
There is no rule of thumb to stick to for your skin maintenance when the temperature dips. Naturally, if your skin is dry, you’ll need to make a shift faster than those with oily skin.
If you want to keep your complexion sparkly, radiant, and healthy during fall, you should adopt these tips and tricks.
1. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
We are never going to stop preaching the gospel about hydration, especially in the fall season. The lightweight moisturizer you depended on during the sunny, summery days will not do enough now.
You have to invest in a thick, creamy lotion with ingredients such as emollients, occlusive, and humectants. You do not only need to “attract” moisture to your skin; you need to "trap" it. A recommended moisture-rich product that is perfect for this time is our Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream. The highly-absorbent product contains shea butter, rosehip oil, green tea extract oil, and avocado oil. For body, try out the Touchy Feely Body Lotion - a formula with moisturizing oils.
2. Go for milder acne-fighters.
The more humid the weather, the more susceptible your skin is to breakouts. And it can be dicey to manage. Ditch acne treatments that are made of potent ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Go for milder acne-focused solutions. To combat acne, make the Spot Dabber For Acne Prone Skin, a staple in your skincare plan. The product has effective and gentle ingredients such as tea tree essential oil and witch hazel.
3. Invest in a moisture-friendly serum.
Want to quench your skin's thirst during low-temperature months? Throw in a hydration-boosting serum. Our favourite serum for the colder days is the Nordic Boost Hydrating Serum, a potent blend with hyaluronic acid, Iceland moss, polypody fern, and peat moss. These ingredients are guaranteed to give you plumper and well-nourished skin.
4. Allow your skin to breathe.
You might be tempted to exfoliate all that dry, flaky skin as the weather drops. We have all been there before. Who doesn’t crave the faintest hint of glow exfoliation brings? But please, do not be tempted.
Steer clear of potent actives such as alpha hydroxyl acids, retinoid, and other abrasive scrubs that can irritate your skin. The irritation will lead to inflammation. Also, intense exfoliation can trigger the vicious dehydration cycle, which can make your complexion look blotchy.
If you must slough off dead, flaky skin from your body, go for a mild, lightweight exfoliant such as the Petal Purity Exfoliating Cleanser. This exfoliating cleanser with jojoba beads is safe for use when the weather is dry.
Conclusively, there is no one-size-fits-all routine with skincare in fall, but there are a couple of things to note. If a "miracle-working" product stings your skin, makes you go red or pink, or burns you – do not fall for it (pun intended 😁).
You can make a problem-free, seasonal skincare transition all year round without stressing yourself- or your skin.