5 Skincare Tips for Fall
Fall has arrived! The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground and the weather is noticeably cooler. While we might be anxious for a change from our hot September and October months, cooler weather means drier skin and drier skin means it’s time to start thinking about taking care of our skin. While it may be easier to cover up with layer: jeans, boots, long sleeve shirts, ignoring your skin during the colder months will only make rejuvenating it in the spring that much more difficult. Set a side time in your morning and evening routine to keep your skin hydrated during the fall and winter months.
Here are Five great ways to do that:
ONE: Exfoliate and Moisturize!! While you might be tempted to take long, hot showers because it’s cold out, we recommend a shorter luke warm shower, use that great exfoliator to remove dry skin, towel dry and moisturize right away. The hot heat of the water will only dry out your skin because the air is cold, therefore, making it more difficult to stay moisturized, so while it’s tempting, we challenge you to turn the temperature down a little. Then be sure to find a great cream to lotion up after your shower! We’ve recommended a few exfoliators and moisturizers below.
TWO: Repair Sun Damage! We tend to spend a lot of time in the sun during the summer, now it’s time repair any damage the sun has caused and treat those brown spots. Even if you haven’t noticed them yet, now is still a good time to make sure you’re treating your face for any potential damage in hopes of not dealing with sun spots in the future. Target has a great mask that’s easy to use in your nightly routine that helps minimize sun damage.
THREE: Protect your Lips! Be sure to keep chapstick in your purse and apply throughout the day. We recommend one with a sunscreen in it as sun plus cold weather and breezes don’t mix well. Be sure to take the time a couple evenings a week to exfoliate your lips too! That will help minimize chapped lips.
FOUR: Keep Using Sunscreen! While the rest of your body will be covered and protected, your face isn’t, so be sure to keep applying sunscreen during the fall and winter months. This can be in the form of a tinted moisturizer with SPF or your favorite face sunscreen.
FIVE: Invest in Hand Cream! Always, always, always keep a good hand cream in your purse or car, or both! Our skin dries out so quickly in the cold weather, be on the offense and apply a good hand lotion throughout the day and it’ll make all the difference.
Below we’re sharing some great products that will help with each of the tips we’ve shared. If you have one you love, please share that with us so we can add it to our must have list!
Masque Bar Brightening Sheet Mask
Reduces dark spots and various pigmentation, irregularities for brighter, more even complexion.
Hydroquinone-free facial sheet is effective on all tones. Leaves skin feeling smoother and looking
Laneige Eye Gel
Eye hydration reaches new heights with Biogen Technology. This innovative technology for intense hydration is now concentrated in a single, hydrating eye wakener. Miniscule particles of Hydro Ionized Mineral Water envelop the gentle eye area with a surge of cooling hydration to prevent dryness and soothe undereye puffiness. In tandem with moisturizing Palm Tree Fruit and nourishing Bilberries, eyes reveal a fresher, more radiant appearance.
Beautycounter Nourishing Eye Cream
Hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes with lightweight eye cream. Rich in aloe and organic coconut oil, the unscented formula is easily absorbed and offers an instant moisture boost. Perfect to prime eye area for concealer. Ideal for all skin types.
Beautycounter Sugar Body Scrub
Polish your skin to a healthy-looking glow with Sugar Body Scrub, made with brown sugar to buff away dull skin, mineral-rich evening primrose, sweet almond, apricot kernel, and sunflower oils to leave skin looking soft and smooth. Antioxidant-rich acai berry supports the appearance of healthy skin, and a mix of pure citrus and oils leave a fresh and invigorating lemongrass scent.
Beautycounter Body Butter
Ultra-moisturizing and super soft, this rich Body Butter absorbs easily without feeling greasy. Shea butter and mongongo oil hydrate and nourish, while organic sunflower oil, aloe, and chamomile soothe skin. Ideal for normal to very dry skin.
Bliss Fabulous Sugar Lip Scrub
Featuring finely granulated sweet sugar, almond and walnut shell, the vanilla+orange-flavored formula gently exfoliates to buff away dry flakes while jojoba seed and olive oils, shea and cocoa butters and vitamins A, C and E nourish and condition.
Bare Republic Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
Bare Republic Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30 Lotion is the ultimate sunscreen formulated for the eco-minded, outdoor enthusiast. Their cruelty-free, mineral active sunscreen collection blends zinc-oxide and titanium dioxide with plant derived antioxidants to nourish and protect you and your family from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. With its lightweight, non-whitening, and non-greasy application, it's perfect for use with or without make up.
Burt's Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream
Made with natural ingredients that help keep your hands feeling soft and smooth. Infused with moisturizing shea butter and quick absorbing, hydrating cocoa butter and sesame oil. Enriched with a blend of the finest extracts and vitamin E to revitalize and nourish your skin. Its 100% natural and free of parabens, phthalates, petrolatum and SLS.