Autumn skin tips and adjustment is probably the most important part of prepping for the season. This is especially important for those with dry, easily irritated skin that suffers from winter weather, but it applies to everyone else as well.
Your winter skin care regimen should differ greatly from your summer routine, especially if you live in a colder climate. In the summer, most of us are preoccupied with avoiding sun damage, and dealing with sweaty, oily faces. Once fall comes, however, you need to adjust certain parts of your routine and swap out other elements for something else entirely.
For those of you who aren’t totally sure how to adjust their skin care routine for fall, I put together this comprehensive guide.
Read on for these steps you can take now to update your skin care routine so that you’re prepared when chilly fall weather starts to wreak havoc on your skin.
1. Invest In A Rich Night Cream
Investing in a good night cream is one of the most important things you can do for your skin in the colder months. It’s important to keep your skin hydrated to avoid dryness, redness, and flakiness.
Apply it at night after cleansing and before bed to wake up with soft, hydrated skin. Now is the best time to find a night cream that works for you, since you’ll have time to test it and make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin or cause breakouts. Then, you’ll have it on hand for the moment you notice your skin getting dry.
My favorite fall/winter moisturizer by far the ULTRA RICH face cream. It’s made with quality, natural ingredients such as Argan and Pomegranate, seaweed for soothing irritation, and vitamin E firming skin. Yes, this moisturizer is marketed for mature skin but I’m in my 20s and love it: It makes my skin glow and reduces dryness and most of my redness.
2. Switch To A Heavier Daily Moisturizer
I personally like to switch to a slightly heavier moisturizer such as the MATURE SKIN face cream for day once fall arrives. Having a good daily moisturizer is necessary to ensure that your makeup glides on smoothly without any dry, flaky skin getting in the way.
3. Stock Up On Body Lotion And Lip Balm
You may have lapsed on body lotions and lip balm during the summer, but it’s time to stock up again. I try to apply body lotion right after every shower to keep my skin hydrated, and I keep a lip balm at my desk, bedside table, and in my purse.
My favorite Pure body lotion is The WINTER BODY LOTION, which comes in a large 250ml tub.The addictive scent of Lavender and Ylanf ylang is amazing and I use it year-round thanks to its intense (but never greasy) hydrating properties. I also really love my little Pure Lip Balm, so if you’re looking for products to extend summer into fall you can’t go wrong with these two.
4. Switch To Hydrating Cleansers
For a gentle cleanser, I recommend Pure face cleanser, which combines the purifying abilities of floral water with the hydration of an oil cleanser and sweet beet soap. It takes off all of my makeup without leaving my skin dry or irritated.
5. Don’t Neglect Your Hands And Nails
In the summer I usually slap some sunscreen on my hands and that’s it, but once fall comes I like to treat them a little nicer.Pure Winter Edition Hand Lotion is my favorite hand cream because it smells amazing and absorbs quickly for a non-greasy feel while feeding the hands and treat the dryness.
I usually just rub some of my hand cream onto my nails and cuticles as well, but if your cuticles need more help you should find a good cuticle oil before it gets cold. I personally like to keep things simple and use pure organic oils like avocado oil (also great for hair and skin in the winter) on my cuticles. Jojoba, rosehip, and argan oil are all great choices as well.
If all this seems overwhelming, don’t worry. You still have plenty of time to ready your skin care routine for winter. Pick up some hand cream one week, a night cream the next week, and so on. Before you know it, cooler weather will be here and you’ll be able to focus on enjoying fall instead of fretting about your dry skin.