When skin starts losing moisture, the barrier can get disrupted, causing increased sensitivity, dryness, and irritation. This is serious frustration for a lot of people.
So it's not just trendy to change up your skincare routine for fall—it's essential for maintaining healthy, happy skin year round. Here are a few skincare tweaks you can make to fortify against the cooler temps and drier air, according to the experts.
1. For Super-Sensitive Skin, Stay Moisturized
Does your skin start to feel dry and tight in the fall and winter? The best thing you can do is hydrate and coat your skin with essential oils, serums, and creams. You may not be moisturizing often enough, or you may be using the wrong type of moisturizer for your skin type.
If your skin tends to dry out easily, then you want to upgrade to more hydrating skincare products like our Glow Skin Face Serum and Rich Skin Face Serum. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin for the best results, be sure to moisturize your whole body for healthy-looking skin from head to toe. Both serums are rich in hyaluronic acid to lock in that moisture.
While it’s very important to keep your skin hydrated, it’s also possible to use too much moisturizer. Bombarding your face with heavy creams and lotions can cause your skin to feel oily and your pores to become clogged. If that sounds like you, consider switching to a moisturizing spray or mist for lighter coverage. Our Superfood Rosewater Essence is the perfect alternative for your regimen. The fine rosewater mist has a skin optimizing essence that hydrates, plumps, and preps skin for serums, treatments, and moisturizers that follow. Best for dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Restorative herbs work together with biome-friendly extracts to bring skin back to a state of balance.
2. Switch to a Thicker Moisturizer
Because of environmental changes in temperature and humidity, switching to a thicker moisturizer before bed is important, We need to compensate for the change by adding more moisture to the skin and helping to retain it.
Our favorite moisturizer is the Repair Hemp & Retinol Face Cream because it's hydrating, non-irritating, and non-clogging to the skin. It's as pure as you can get with a moisturizer. This Repair Hemp & Retinol Face Cream delivers a powerful blend of vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and essential oils that hydrate skin, shrink pores and reverse the signs of aging.
3. Avoid Hot Water
When the weather outside is chilly, there’s nothing better than coming home and soaking in a hot tub or taking a steamy shower. But while these activities are relaxing, they’re not necessarily great for your skin.
The hotter the water, the more it will dry you out. How can water be drying? Much like a sunburn, hot water causes the skin to become inflamed and disrupts the natural production of oils. To prevent this and protect your skin, we recommend a bit less extreme heat when bathing.
When you get out of the bath or shower, try to pat your skin dry with a towel instead of rubbing it. This will prevent excessive exfoliation and helps your skin retain moisture.
4. Continue Using Sunscreen
While UV radiation is greater during the summertime, it's still present throughout all four seasons. Sunscreen should be used at all times because it generally helps decrease the incoming UV radiation, which accelerates and increases the risk of skin cancer. We recommend sticking to a daily SPF 30.
5. Drink Plenty of Water
Don’t forget to keep drinking water, too! While there are many different opinions on exactly how much water you should drink each day, four to six cups is a good general rule.
If you have trouble remembering to drink water, you can still stay hydrated by incorporating hydrating foods into your diet. Cucumbers, lettuce, watermelon, and strawberries are all high in water content and low in sugar. You can also make some Calm Beauty French Lavender Tea for helping you sleep at night and calm your anxious day! Also its step zero in your beauty ritual - this unique formulation of skin-focused herbs will work with your inner systems to regain equilibrium bringing your skin back to its radiant base; making it the perfect place to build your topical routine from. Sip habitually and try this blend as mind calmer, and a facial steam, to support breakouts, redness, dryness, excess oil, and tired-looking skin.
6. Beware of Dry Air
While it’s a good idea to keep your skin out of the cold, artificial indoor heat can have similarly damaging effects on your complexion.
Most modern homes and office buildings rely on central heating systems that suck moisture out of the air. Skincare experts recommend investing in a small bedroom humidifier to keep the air in your home from becoming too dry.
7. Add a Humidifier Into the Mix
Dermatologists suggest investing in a humidifier during the fall and winter to boost hydration at home. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, and your skin constantly interfaces with the air, so the more moisture in the air, the more moisture it'll share with your skin.
Hopefully these simple tips helped you get an idea of how to maintain healthy and beautiful skin in the coming colder months. For an overview of the products we discussed that can help you with this, take a look at our collection page to navigate to all the great products.