Tips & Advice

Get Your Skin Ready For Fall

Welcome to Fall. The sun has slowly started to disappear, making the evenings rapidly creep up on our days. It’s also getting much colder- brrrr.

Along with these environmental changes, one other thing is for sure: your skin will start changing. And soon.

Warm indoor heating, cool outdoor weather, there are lots of small changes in the seasonal transition. Whilst the fall season isn’t the coldest of seasons, it certainly a warm-up for us for the upcoming Winter, and a newer approach to skincare can be needed.

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From deeper make-up shades to cleansing gadgets, lets take a look at our recommended fall skin routine to ensure we’re all left glowing…

The Basics

During the warmer months, we tend to wear lighter products such as BB creams and hydrating lip balms. These products are perfect during the summer when the skin needs to breathe, and the only protection we really ought to worry about is SPF. The intense indoor heating we experience from September is guilty for reducing the moisture levels in our skin, leading to dehydration. Stepping outside into cooler weather can also play havoc, causing cracking and chapped skin. A few key points to remember:

  •  It’s around your lips and eyes which have the most sensitive skin, therefore it’s beneficial to give these areas protection straight away. For the face, try using a mineral foundation that contains moisturizing ingredients; the minerals won’t block your skin but the ingredients will help lock in essential moisture. The Dermablend Cover Crème Full Coverage Foundation is a great option, as it nourishes the skin and (importantly) contains SPF 30 too, Even when cloudy, the sun can penetrate through causing damage to the skin.
  • As for the eyes, try the NEOSTRATA Eye Cream – PHA 4, which will gently yet effectively reduces dryness and the appearance of fine lines in the delicate area around the eyes.

Fall Colors

When fall arrives, it’s the perfect time to introduce a richer color palette of purples, deep browns and reds to echo the changing season.

Moisturize

As the air during Fall becomes drier, it’s a given that our skin becomes drier too. As previously mentioned, switching between the warm indoor heat and cold, windy weather only makes your skin more ‘parched’, in which thicker, richer moisturizer need to be used to keep your skin flake-free and hydrated.

  • Apply a rich moisturizer twice a day, but bear in mind that if you have very dry skin, moisturizing alone might not be enough. Instead, think about adding a serum to your skincare routine. Serums contain smaller molecules than moisturizers, allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin, working lower into the dermis. They come packed with active vitamins and minerals to target specific skin problems (like aging and dryness) leaving the skin more youthful and hydrated.
  • One of our favorites is the BIOEFFECT EGF Day Serum, which delivers multiple anti-aging benefits, restores the skin’s moisture balance and provides a smooth finish, an ideal base for makeup.

Exfoliate

The lack of moisture around us during Fall/Winter makes our skin cells die quicker. This is why exfoliating is a real key step for our skincare routines. Once the dead skin cells are removed, your hydrating products, such as moisturizers and masks, can penetrate into the skin without being stopped by a build-up of dead skin cells.

  • For dryer skin, you can exfoliate up to 3-4 times a week depending on the strength of your exfoliant.
  • Electrical exfoliators, like the PMD Clean Brushes are great because you can use them alongside your favorite face wash, helping to lift dirt from the skin and provide an effective cleanse.


Schané Flowers

Schané Flowers

Beauty Editor

A beauty enthusiast by heart and a plant lover, I'm always looking for the latest and greatest in skincare and beauty, especially clean and organic! I think everyone's entitled to high quality skincare at any budget, and I'm always on the lookout for what's new in the industry be it tips, tricks, or products!


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