25 October 2016
The transition from summer to fall brings colourful leaves, sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything! As our focus shifts to work, school, and the holiday season, we may also find our skin behaving differently than it was just a month or two ago.Here a few suggestions on how to update your skincare routine to keep your skin glowing well into autumn and beyond.
- CLEANSE. With the change in weather, our skin will likely begin to feel dry or dehydrated as temperatures begin to dip. A simple way to combat this is to switch to a cream-based cleanser. Aside from being gentle on skin, cream cleansers will not leave your skin feeling dry or tight. Cleanse morning and night, and your skin will thank you. Our pick: ZO Offects Hydrating Cleanser.
- MOISTURIZE. During summer heat and humidity we tend to use lighter moisturizers, or omit them altogether. Now is the time to get back into the habit of moisturizing your skin regularly in order to maintain your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Those with dry skin already will want to choose a richer moisturizer to keep the skin comfortable. Our pick:AlumierMD Hydradew Moisturizer. Another alternative is to add a hyaluronic acid serum into your routine. This will quench and re-hydrate the skin instantly. Our pick: NEOCUTIS Hyalis Hydrating Serum.
- REPAIR. Fall is the perfect time to undo damage from excessive sun exposure in the summer. Sun damage creates brown spots, loss of collagen, uneven skin texture, and skin redness. Adding a targeted retinol product to your nighttime routine will increase cellular turnover in the skin and help reverse sun damage. Our pick: AlumierMD Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.5 Want faster results? Along with retinol, a skin treatment such as Clear & Brilliant will bring back skin radiance without downtime.
- SPF. Once summer is over, we tend to be less motivated to wear daily sunscreen. Many people are unaware that harmful UV rays exist all year round, and even just a few minutes a day unprotected can lead to cumulative sun damage and increase the risk of skin cancer. It is recommended that a sunscreen with at least SPF30 be worn EVERY day, no matter the weather. Our pick: EltaMD UV Daily SPF40 (tinted or non-tinted).