The hot, sunny days are coming to an end and crisp, fall breeze is in the not-so-distant future. Not only does this mean you have to switch up your wardrobe, but you will have to switch up your skincare regime. That light moisturizer that you used in the summer might not be enough to hydrate your wind-damaged skin. Or that cleanser you used on your oily, summer skin might dry out your skin now that it is less oily. Don’t know where to start when it comes to your fall skincare routine? Don’t worry. Keep on reading to find out my five go-to tips for fall skincare.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate.
It is easier in the summer months to be continuously drinking water, due to the heat and sun. However, as it becomes colder, it is common for people to decrease their average water intake. Don’t let yourself fall into this trend. If you are dehydrated, your skin will feel dry, breakout more, and look dull. You should be having at least two litres of water a day. If you are struggling to get enough water, try adding fruit or matcha into your water. Also, if you drink through a straw, you end up drinking more water. I don’t know why but it works.
Up Your Moisturizer Game
As the air becomes dryer and colder, your skin will become more dry and dehydrated. To help, switch to a more moisturizing lotion. Another option is to add two to three drops of your favourite oil into your standard summer moisturizer. My go-to oil is The Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Oil.
C Brighter Skin
Not only will your skin become more dry, but it will lose it’s summer glow and start appearing more dull and less youthful. An easy fix is to start adding Vitamin C to your skincare regime. Ole Henriksen has an amazing line of products with Vitamin C, as does Murad.
Keep on Blocking The Sun
You may no longer be spending your days on the beach, but that doesn’t mean your skin will no longer feel the effects of the sun. Keep on applying sunscreen on a daily basis, before your makeup, to help prevent wrinkles, dullness and early signs of aging. When looking for a sunscreen for your face, you want something light, so it doesn’t clog your pores. If you don’t have a face sunscreen (yes, it is different from a regular sunscreen), try Tartegaurd 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 or First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer.
Your Skin is in Shock
You may love your tanned skin and freckles left by the sun. However, these are actually signs of damage that happened beneath the surface. Adding retinol to your skincare routine will help reduce hyperpigmentation and help repair some of the damage. Options for retinol-infused products include Kate Somerville RetAsphere 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream or Murad Resurgence Age-Balancing Night Cream.
What is your favourite fall skincare tip? Let me know in the comments below!
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