Now that fall is in full swing, it's imperative that we take extra care in transitioning into a fall skincare that will help protect and rejuvenate our skin. Here I have just 5 simple tips/steps on how we can slowly start taking care of our skin for the fall and chilly weather. Since it is a bit chillier, our faces tend to get dry so be aware and let's get started!
If you're doing this already 2-3 times a week (depending on the product)... great! If not, it's time to get started! You want to start scrubbing off all that oil, sweat, and SPF products your face has been having to deal with in the summer. Either way, find some time in your skincare routine to exfoliate, so your skin can be fresh for this new season and so that it can absorb all the serums you should be feeding your skin for the fall. I personally like to use Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant for a daily use because its so gentle (it lasts a long time!) or a great, cheaper alternative is this St. Ives Apricot Scrub found at most drug stores.
2.) ADD VITAMIN C TO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE.
The summer heat and sun could leave us with sun damaged skin marks and uneven skin tone. Vitamin C serums such as this one, can help recover these dark marks (from direct sunlight) and brighten our skin tone as a whole.
3.) MOISTURIZE MORE BUT DON'T START USING EXTRA HEAVY MOISTURIZERS.
I know during the summers we all look for a lightweight moisturizer because we get sweaty and we don't want to get too oily by the end of the day. But now that the weather is colder outside, our faces tend to get dry more quickly. So, start moisturizing more but you don't have to start using heavy creams just yet, unless you have EXTRA dry skin and its crackling and flaking from the wind already! Try adding in lightweight serums or using any gel, essence, moisturizers.
4.) START USING HYDRATING FACE SHEET MASKS BEFORE YOU GO TO BED.
Now is the time to start whipping out some hydrating face sheet masks so you can incorporate more moisture into your skin while you sleep. Face sheet masks are great for hydration because it won't be too overpowering for your skin and opt to find ones that have collagen or extra hydrating elements. TIP: I store mine in the fridge for an extra refreshing pampering time and I try to use on a daily basis during the fall/winter season! Face sheet masks are basically different serums drenched into a sheet so it's a perfect lightweight-medium moisturizer. IMPORTANT: If you have sensitive skin, avoid the ingredient PARABEN, that can be found in skincare products and face sheet masks (labeled in the back of the package). I know some Skinfood masks have these and it can actually irritate your sensitive skin!
5.) START PREPARING FOR THE WINTER AND DO RESEARCH!
Get ready for the brutal winter and start doing some research on some heavyweight creams you may want to try! It's never too early and before you know it, winter will creep up on you. I like to use SKII's Essential Power Cream but there are numerous, equally awesome heavy creams such as this one to purchase. Do research and start prepping.
I know it may seem a bit daunting because I just introduced all these skincare products but it's really not as intimidating as it seems! It's just all about understanding what type of skin you have and knowing the products you are using on your skin. For example, I think it's still perfectly fine to use the lotion you used during the summer for fall but just make sure to then add a serum or use a heavier cream at night so you replenish your skin fully. If I'm using the same lotion I did during the summer for fall I'm just a bit more diligent in my night routine by doing a hydrating face sheet mask or I use a serum after my lotion in the morning. Now, the winter time is a completely different story and you need to hydrate your skin even more. Nevertheless, hope you all are enjoying the fall and make sure to moisturize, hydrate, and replenish!
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