Pumpkin Spice everything has made its way back onto social media feeds, which means fall is officially in full swing. Even with all the excitement of sweater weather, cooler temperatures and lower humidity means dry skin is also in store. It's the perfect time to start transitioning your summer skincare routine to ensure hydrated, dewy skin all the way to the New Year.
Here are five steps to seamlessly transition your skincare from summer to fall.
Switch your Exfoliation
Physical exfoliators are quick and easy ways to keep skin smooth in the warmer summer months. However, during cooler months, those same scrubs can cause microscopic tears in drier skin leading to uneven texture, flaky patches, and redness. Mix up your regular exfoliation routine by switching to a chemical AHA or BHA formulation instead. Start with a once a week application treatment to target fine lines, uneven skin texture, and sun damage. We love Blue Mercury’s PowerGlow Peel packed with Vitamin K and chamomile, and because it keeps inflammation and redness at bay.
Add in a Face Mist
We are firm believers that toners are essential to restoring skin’s pH after cleansing, removing dead skin cells, and helping prep skin to absorb all the benefits of serums and moisturizers. A year-round staple is our Pure White Rosewater Spray. The sole ingredient is rosewater which calms the skin, instantly increases hydration, and adds a nourishing dose of antioxidants and skin fortifying vitamins A, B3, C, D, and E.
Upgrade your Moisturizer
We’re all in love with luscious, whipped moisturizers for summer, however Fall calls for heavy hitters. Luckily new formulations don’t necessarily mean thick greasy creams. Try using a moisturizer made with ceramides, fatty acids that develop naturally in the skin, and maintain the protective barrier. Ceramide moisturizes help keep skin plump and moisturized. A fun tip is to add a few drops of our Luxury Face Oil in with your favorite moisturizer. We are loving Goopgenes All-in-One Nourishing Face Cream and our Natural Body Oil to maximize the skin-nourishing benefits of anti-aging oils like rosehip, sweet almond, and jojoba.
Treat and Restore
Not all hero skincare products are used daily. Masks are a great way to deliver concentrated ingredients and address skin concerns. The right face mask can minimize pores, even skin tone, and restore moisture levels, among other benefits. Our holy grail product pick is Tammy Fender’s Restorative Radiance Mask. Once a week wear this mask for 10 minutes, a few hours, or overnight to reap the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of Baobab and Lotus extracts.
Sunscreen is an afterthought for most of us, but it’s arguably one of the most important steps in any skincare routine. All that hard work of restoring moisture, and treating skin concerns will fail without shielding skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure. While there are fewer UV rays in the fall, they can still wreak havoc on our skin, amplifying the signs of aging including skin discoloration. Hynt Sun Prep is our go-to because it is truly natural, which is incredibly hard to find in today’s market. It's invisible and perfect for all skin types, includes aloe to increase skin hydration, and dries clear to create a perfectly primed canvas for gorgeous fall makeup.