your skincare routine FOR fall
SUMMER IS SYNONYMOUS WITH BEACH DAYS, SUN-KISSED SKIN (HOPEFULLY SANS THE BURN), NATURALLY LIGHTENED HAIR, AND, OF COURSE, A PARED-DOWN SKIN CARE ROUTINE CONSISTING OF LIGHTWEIGHT PRODUCTS. BUT AS THE TEMPERATURES START TO DIP, IT’S TIME TO SWAP OUT YOUR SUMMER STAPLES FOR RICHER OPTIONS. COME FALL, IT’S NOT JUST YOUR WARDROBE THAT NEEDS UPDATING—YOUR SKIN CARE REQUIRES A MINI MAKEOVER, TOO.
USE A THICK MOISTURIZER
When the air is dry during the cooler months, you may notice that your skin feels drier, too. In that case, say goodbye to the lightweight moisturizer you’ve been slathering on all summer. It’s time to bulk up with a heftier hydrator. We recommend a heavy cream made with ceramides, which are the essential and healthy fatty acids that occur naturally in the skin but need to be replenished during the colder months. And remember to apply it morning and night. The best time to apply a hydrating cream or balm is immediately after washing, when your skin is still damp and able to lock in the most moisture.
AMP UP THE MOISTURE WITH A FACE SERUM
Once you turn on the central heating, your daily moisturizer may not be enough to combat very dry skin. Come fall, you may find that an serum is exactly what your skin is craving. Serums contain smaller molecules than moisturizers, so their moisture-boosting properties can penetrate deeper into the skin. Choose one with active vitamins and minerals to tackle aging, dullness and dryness. After you’ve cleansed your skin, apply some serum, and watch your face regain a healthy-looking glow. Introducing serums between cleansing and moisturizing is extremely beneficial because they contain active ingredients like collagen, antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins that replenish hydration and plump up your skin.
ADD AN OVERNIGHT MASK TO YOUR ROUTINE
Another way to help hydrate (and pamper!) your skin this fall is by upgrading your nighttime beauty routine. Dryness, redness and sensitivity can irritate your skin as the season changes, especially if it’s been exposed to sun, chlorine and salt during the summer. Give your skin some extra care with a creamy facemask containing moisturizing oils to help hydrate it as the temperature drops. Before bed, reach for an overnight face mask. Overnight face masks are different than traditional face masks in that you leave them on your skin. Immediately, skin feels hydrated and looks more radiant. Every evening, apply it prior to sleep on cleansed skin. Use alone or as the last step after your serum. Smooth it over your face, neck, and jawline until absorbed and leave on overnight to see results.
Overnight sleeping mask
RESIST EXCESSIVE HOT SHOWERS
We get it. There’s nothing more comforting than starting (or ending) the day with a long, hot shower. But while it may feel good in the moment, those long and super-hot showers aren’t doing your skin (or your hair, for that matter) any favors. The scalding water is harsh on your skin and despite what you may think, the water is not adding any moisture to your skin, but instead, repelling necessary natural oils. Swap that, try this: give your skin a break and limit your hot-shower time, using gentle moisture-rich cleansing products. Remember to pat-dry with your towel afterward – harsh rubbing with the towel can really irritate your skin.
INVEST IN A HUMIDIFIER
Central heating is sadly a necessity in autumn. While it keeps us toasty and warm, it could be causing chaos for our skin. The dry heat of home and workplace central heating can wreak havoc on skin barrier function. So a humidifier is a great way of adding moisture to the air.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FROM WITHIN AND LISTEN TO YOUR SKIN
In addition to changing your skincare rituals to better address your skin’s needs, don’t forget to drink plenty of water and eat a well-balanced diet all year round. Early fall requires focusing on repairing your skin from the damaging effects of summer sun and heat. Regardless of the season, the skin (like the body) is constantly adapting to internal and external changes. It’s important to be attentive to your skin, so you can recognize when it’s not getting what it needs. Tightness, dryness, increased breakout activity, and sensitivity are all signs that your current skincare routine isn’t working and a change is in order. You always want to work with Mother Nature and never against her. So, when skin problems arise, make sure you’re using products that are formulated to address your specific needs! You can always schedule a consultation with a trusted skincare professional for guidance.
THAT’S IT! NOW, YOU’RE READY FOR FALL. IF YOU KNOW YOU HAVE EXTREMELY OILY OR DRAMATICALLY DRY SKIN, CHOOSE YOUR MUST-HAVES WITH CARE, AS NOT EVERY PRODUCT SUITS EVERYONE'S UNIQUE SKIN TYPES. FOR THE MOST PART, THOUGH, THE ABOVE CRASH-COURSE IN AUTUMNAL SKINCARE SHOULD HAVE YOU LIVING YOUR BEST, MOST HYDRATED, RADIANT LIFE.
COMFORT+ FACE CREAM
YOUR HEFTIER HYDRATOR FOR COLDER WEATHER CONDITIONS
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT
COMFORT+ is an optimal moisturizing and restorative formula which provides hydration, comfort and long-term skin barrier protection. It instantly relieves dry and even the most sensitive skin, revitalizes and prevents visible signs of aging
WHAT DOES IT DO
Hydrates and deeply calms dry, sensitive and stressed skin, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and visibly increasing the firmness of the skin. Skin restorative and hydrating ingredients work together to restore the skin's natural balance, providing immediate comfort and relief to even the most sensitive and stressed skin.